Call for Tutorials

Deadline for proposals: 31 March 2017 (extended)
Please submit proposals to:

We invite tutorial proposals for the 19th European Agent Systems Summer School (EASSS-2017), which will be held at the University of Gdańsk, Poland. 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.


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 19th European Agent Systems Summer School will be held at the University of Gdansk, Poland, from the 7th to the 11th of August 2017.

As was the case with the earlier editions, EASSS-2017 will offer a rich programme of both introductory and advanced courses on a broad range of topics in the area of Autonomous Agents and Multiagent 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 2017 is organised under the auspices of EURAMAS, the European Association for Multiagent Systems (

We invite proposals from members of the research community who are willing to offer tutorials at EASSS-2017.

We are interested in tutorial proposals in all areas of current research in Autonomous Agents and Multiagent 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 350 EUR per tutorial that would partially cover their travel and accommodation costs.


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-2017 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-2017 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.


Deadline for tutorial proposals:         31 March 2017 (extended)
Notification of acceptance:                    7 April 2017
Teaching materials due:                          3 July 2017
Summer school:                                    7-11 August 2017


Umberto Grandi, University of Toulouse, France
Wojtek Jamroga, Polish Academy of Sciences, Poland
Brian Logan, University of Nottingham, UK


For all matters concerning EASSS-2017 and this call, please contact


EASSS has been organised annually in different European locations since 1999.

The locations and websites of the most recent editions of EASSS are listed below:

* EASSS-2016 in Catania:
* EASSS-2015 in Barcelona:
* EASSS-2014 in Chania:
* EASSS-2013 in London:
* EASSS-2012 in Valencia:
* EASSS-2011 in Girona:
* EASSS-2010 in Saint-Etienne:
* EASSS-2009 in Torino:
* EASSS-2008 in Lisbon:

EASSS’07/Durham, UK; EASSS’06/Annecy, France; EASSS’05/Utrecht, Netherlands; EASSS’04/Liverpool, UK; EASSS’03/Bologna, Italy; EASSS’02/Barcelona, Spain; EASSS’01/Prague, Czech Republic; EASSS’00/Saarbrucken, Germany; EASSS’99/Utrecht, Netherlands