44th German Conference on Artificial Intelligence, September 27 – Oct 1, 2021: Berlin, Germany

Call for Workshops and Tutorials

KI2021 takes place in Berlin, Germany, September 27 – October 1, 2021. KI2021 is the 44th edition of the German conference on Artificial Intelligence (abbreviated KI for “Künstliche Intelligenz”) organized in cooperation with the Fachbereich Künstliche Intelligenz der Gesellschaft für Informatik (GI-SIG AI). KI is one of the major European AI conferences and traditionally brings together academic and industrial researchers from all areas of AI, providing an ideal place for exchanging news and research results on theory and applications. The technical program of KI2021 comprises paper presentations as well as tutorials and workshops.

We invite proposals for workshops and tutorials to be held during the conference week. Topics include all subareas of artificial intelligence with focus on foundations as well as applications.

Submission of Proposals

Proposals of workshops/tutorials should be PDF documents of up to three pages and written in English.

Submission will be through the EasyChair conference management system.

Proposals should provide the following information:

  • Title (and possibly acronym) of the event
  • Description of its topic and goal. This description should discuss the relevance of the suggested topic and its interest to the general AI community and the KI2021 audience.
  • Names and affiliations (including e-mail and web address) of the organizer(s). Please indicate the primary contact person for KI2021.
  • A description of the organizer’s background w.r.t. the event’s topic. In case of tutorial proposals, please also provide previous teaching/tutorial experience and/or own papers published in the field covered by the tutorial.
  • A notice on the expected length of the event (e.g. half-day or full-day, or amount of 90-min blocks) and a preliminary agenda.
  • For tutorials only: Please also provide a description of the targeted audience and the expected prerequisite knowledge.
  • For workshops only: Please also provide a brief description of the workshop format regarding the composition of events such as paper presentation, invited talks, panels, demonstrations, and/or general discussion. Furthermore, please give the expected number of participants, your plans for attracting enough participants for the workshop, and also a tentative list of PC members.

Workshop/Tutorial organizers will be responsible for:

  • Producing a call for abstracts/papers/demos/etc. (if applicable, depending on your workshop format). Organizers are responsible for additional publicity such as distributing the call to relevant newsgroups and mailing lists, and especially to potential audiences from outside the core KI conference community.
  • Set-up and maintaining an event web page (to be online no later than April 14, 2021) with updated information and possibly supplemental material about the tutorial/workshop. For tutorials, this includes information about reading material, a short bio of the lecturer(s), and, if possible, also links to the lecture slides.
  • Provide a short description of the workshop programme for the KI journal (to be sent by email until May 10, 2021, to the Workshop and Tutorial Chair of KI2021, see below).
  • For workshops with planned proceedings: The workshop organizers coordinate the collection, production, and distribution of the proceedings for the workshops.

The KI2021 conference organizers will provide rooms for the workshops and the tutorials as well as handle topics regarding the local organization.

Important Dates

  • March 01, 2021: Workshop/tutorial proposal deadline
  • April 01, 2021: Notification of acceptance
  • April 14, 2021: Workshop 1st call for papers ready
  • April 14, 2021: Workshop/tutorial web page ready
  • May 10, 2021: Submit workshop information edited for the community news of the KI journal
  • Sept. 21–25, 2021: Workshops/tutorials at KI2021