Call for Tutorials Proposals

IE’18 Conference – Call for Tutorial Proposals

14th International Conference on Intelligent Environments (IE'18) 25-28 of June 2018, Rome - Italy


Intelligent Environments (IEs) are physical spaces in which IT and other pervasive computing technology are woven and used to achieve specific goals for the user, the environment or both. IEs have the ultimate objective of enriching user experience, better manage, and increase user awareness of that environment. The 14th International Conference on Intelligent Environments (IE’18) will be held in Rome, Italy. The beginning of the conference will be preceded by a series of workshops and tutorials on topics related to the main conference. The tutorials program will be co-located, and run in parallel, with the workshops programme.

As a part of the latest in the highly successful series of International Conferences on Intelligent Environments, we plan to host a number of tutorials on important topics relating to Intelligent Environments, to be given by well-known experts in the field, at the 2018 conference in Rome, Italy. The aims of these tutorials are to introduce these topics of interest to PhD students and other “early career researchers”, plus other people who are beginning to develop interests in those areas. These tutorial sessions should also provide people with similar interests an opportunity to learn and discuss their interests, experiences and views with like-minded researchers in an informal setting, to make valuable connections and enjoy the event!

We are currently inviting proposals for tutorial topics, speakers and volunteers. If you have any suggestions as to what you would like included, who would make good speakers, or you would like to volunteer to organise a tutorial yourself, or have any questions about the planned tutorials, then please email the tutorials colloquium chair (contact details below).

All tutorials should be on topics appropriate to the general theme of Intelligent Environments (for further details on the range of appropriate, see ) and should be accessible to people with a good general scientific and technical background, but not necessarily having any previous specialist knowledge of that topic.

The main presenter for all such tutorials MUSTbe an expert in the field, and should either hold an appropriate doctorate or be of comparable standing (e.g., having been a leader of some relevant industrial projects in the field).

Rules for Acceptance of Proposed Tutorials

The decision on which proposed tutorials get accepted will be carried-out through a two-stage process. Initially, some of the tutorials proposed will be short-listed based on the quality of the proposal and relevance of the topics covered. These short-listed tutorials will later be confirmed at the Final Selection Stage (see “Important Dates”) if they have successfully attracted a sufficient number of submissions and registrations. The tutorials can last for 1.5 hours or (in exceptional cases) more.

Financial Support

Some degree of financial support will be given to the tutorial organizers. That will be related to the success of the tutorial.

Each tutorial proposal should contain the following information:

  • Tutorial title
  • a description of the specific scientific/technical scope of the tutorial
  • a list of topics of interest, including practical sessions (if appropriate)
  • the reasons why the tutorial should be held within IE'18
  • details of all the proposed speakers and their relevant experience
  • identification of the primary contact person, the list of members of Workshop
  • the proposed structure and outline content of the tutorial
  • planned forms of publicity for the tutorial


Summary notes and other materials submitted by the Tutorial presenters by the deadline below will be included in the Workshops and Tutorials Proceedings, which will be published as a volume of the Ambient Intelligence and Smart Environments Series by IOS Press, and made electronically available through ACM Digital Library (to be confirmed).

Further Information and Queries

Please address queries and requests for further information about the IE’18 Tutorials Colloquium to its chairs:

Oliver Amft (University Passau, Germany)
Yoshito Tobe (Aoyama Gakuin University, Japan)