CALL FOR TUTORIAL PROPOSALS

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Proposals are solicited for tutorials to be organized in conjunction with the 2013 IEEE Conference on Automatic Face and Gesture Recognition (FG 2013), which will be held in Shanghai, China from April 22 to April 26, 2013. The tutorials should complement and enhance the scientific program of FG 2013 by providing authoritative and comprehensive overviews of growing themes that are of sufficient relevance with respect to the state-of-the-art and the conference topics.

Accepted tutorials will be held on either April 22 or April 26, 2013, in the same venue as the FG 2013 main conference, the Majesty Plaza Hotel in Shanghai, China. The tutorials may span 3 to 6 hours (including breaks). The main conference will provide rooms, equipment, and coffee breaks for the tutorials.

A tutorial proposal should include:

• Title
• Proposer's name, affiliation, address, email, and short bio-sketch
• Names of any additional lecturers and short bio-sketches
• Course description in syllabus-like form including learning objectives
• Brief explanation of the usefulness of the course for the community and an evaluation plan
• Relevant publications of the proposer(s) with respect to the topic
• Desired tutorial length (half day/full day) & estimated attendance
• Special equipment requirements, if any
• Indication of whether PDF slides will be available for inclusion in a conference CD-ROM
• Intention of setting up a tutorial web page that will include slides

Tutorial proposals must be sent to the workshops and tutorials chairs, Anton Nijholt (anijholt@cs.utwente.nl) and Ioannis A Kakadiaris (IKakadia@Central.UH.EDU), with email subject "FG 2013 Tutorial Proposal: [title of your tutorial]" before December 1, 2012. Decisions will be communicated to the proposers by December 10, 2012.

Review process

Tutorial proposals will be evaluated on the basis of their estimated benefit for the community and their fit within the tutorials program as a whole. Factors to be considered include: relevance, timeliness, importance, and audience appeal; suitability for presentation in a half or full day format; past experience and qualifications of the instructors. Selection will also be based on the overall distribution of topics, expected attendance, and specialties of the intended audiences.