Call for Tutorials

Deadline for proposals: 10 March 2018
Please submit proposals to:

We invite tutorial proposals for the 20th European Agent Systems Summer School (EASSS 2018), which will be held at the department of Data-Science and Knowledge Engineering of Maastricht University in the Netherlands from June 18th till 22nd, 2018.

EASSS tutorials are typically 3.5 hours long, divided into two sessions of 1.45 hours each. For the detailed call for tutorials, please see below.

About the EASSS 2018

Since 1999, the annual European Agent Systems Summer School (EASSS) has provided a highly successful forum for knowledge exchange between researchers in the field of autonomous agents and multi-agent systems.

The 20th European Agent Systems Summer School will be held at the the department of Data-Science and Knowledge Engineering of Maastricht University in the Netherlands from June 18 till 22, 2018.

As was the case with the earlier editions, EASSS 2018 will offer a rich program of both introductory and advanced courses on a broad range of topics in the area of Autonomous Agents and Multi-Agent Systems. The courses will be taught by leading researchers in the field, and are aimed at advanced Masters students, PhD students, and other young researchers.

EASSS 2018 is organized under the auspices of EURAMAS, the European Association for Multi-Agent Systems.

We invite proposals from members of the research community who are willing to offer tutorials at EASSS-2018

We are interested in tutorial proposals in all areas of current research in Autonomous Agents and Multi-Agent Systems. As a very rough guideline, any topic that might be covered at the AAMAS conference or in the JAAMAS journal would be suitable for EASSS.

We aim for a mix of tutorials on fundamental and well-established topics, as well as overviews of new and emerging areas of research.

Tutorials should cover an appropriate selection of approaches and not specifically focus on the tutors’ own contributions. Besides providing a coherent overview of a specific research topic, we specifically encourage tutorial proposals to articulate a clear link to applications and pragmatic consideration of the fundamental topics presented.

We encourage both well-established senior researchers and younger colleagues to submit proposals. Each tutorial is usually given by one or two people. Exceptions are of course possible; for proposals by more than two tutors, please justify this choice in the proposal and explain how you intend to ensure the coherence of the tutorial.

To support the tutors, we can commit to the provision of up to
400 EUR per tutorial to cover the travel and accommodation costs.

Submission Instructions

A tutorial proposal should take the form of a single PDF document covering the points listed below. The maximal length of the proposal is 2 pages.

Please submit the proposal by email to mentioning [TUTORIAL] in the subject line.

The following points should be addressed in the tutorial proposal, preferably in the order stated below:

  1. Title of the proposed tutorial.
  2. Tutor(s): name, affiliation, full contact details, and a link to the personal homepage of each tutor.
  3. Abstract: a short paragraph describing the tutorial (100-300 words), suitable for publication at the EASSS-2018 website.
  4. Topics covered: detailed list of topics covered in the tutorial in terms of a list, preferably in the order in which the tutorial will cover them.
  5. Type: a clear indication of whether the tutorial takes a theoretical or applications-oriented perspective on the topics covered. We encourage tutorial proposals that balance the two perspectives.
  6. Level: please indicate the target audience and level of the course. If there are prerequisites, describe what knowledge will be assumed by the tutorial.
  7. Teaching materials: Please indicate what kind of teaching materials you intend to provide. Note that we will require materials by the date below, so that they can be distributed to EASSS attendees in advance.
  8. Duration: Tutorials are typically 3.5 hours long. If you have good reasons for wanting to deviate from this standard, please explain this in your proposal.
  9. Equipment: Please list any special equipment (beyond data projector and blackboard/whiteboard) that you might need.
  10. Short biographical sketch for each tutor (around 100 words per tutor), suitable for publication at the EASSS-2018 website.
  11. Experience of tutor(s): please provide details on relevant teaching experience of the tutor(s).
  12. Additional information on the proposed tutorial. Include as much detail as you see fit.

Important Dates

Deadline for tutorial proposals:             10 March 2018
Notification of acceptance:                   17 March 2018
Teaching material:                                3 June 2018
Summer school:                                  June 18th till 22nd,  2018

Scientific Committee

Jurgen Dix, Clausthal University of Technology, Germany
Nico Roos, Maastricht University, The Netherlands
Paolo Turrini, University of Warwick, UK


For all matters concerning EASSS 2018 and this call, please contact: