Call for Tutorials

ACM CHIL 2019 will feature a select number of tutorials on topics related to health, inference, and learning.  We will consider any topic, provided that the proposal makes a strong argument that the tutorial is important for the ACM CHIL community. Tutorials should be of interest to a substantial portion of the community and should represent a sufficiently mature area of research or practice.

Note that an ACM CHIL tutorial should not focus exclusively on the results or tools of the presenters or their organizations. Instead, a tutorial should provide a balanced overview of an area of research.

Each accepted tutorial will be approximately two hours long. We anticipate that there will be four to six tutorials, with sets of two or three running parallel.

Proposals should be no more than four pages in 12 point font submitted in PDF format. Each proposal should be clearly structured to provide the following information:

  • Title
  • Abstract (up to 250 words)
  • Description and outline: What material will the tutorial cover and in what depth? Please provide a detailed outline.
  • Goals: What are the objectives of the tutorial? What is the benefit to attendees? Why is this tutorial important to include at ACM CHIL?
  • Target audience: What is the target audience? What background should attendees have?
  • Presenters: Who are the presenters? Please provide names, affiliations, email addresses, and short bios for each presenter. Bios should cover the presenters’ expertise related to the topic of the tutorial. If there are multiple presenters, please describe how the time will be divided between them. All presenters listed in the proposal are expected to attend.
  • A list of the most important references that will be covered.
  • Previous tutorials: Has the tutorial (or a similar/highly related tutorial) been presented at another venue previously? If so, please list the dates and venues, and describe the similarities and differences between the previous tutorials and the proposed tutorial. If available, please include URLs for slides and video recordings.
  • Links to video recordings of the presenters’ previous talks (optional, but extremely helpful)

The Tutorial Chairs welcome any questions at our email addresses: iychen@mit.edu and andrew_beam@hms.harvard.edu. Tutorials will be considered on a rolling basis, so we encourage applicants to submit as early as possible.