Call for tutorial proposals

The PRIMA2019 Program Committee invites proposals for the Tutorial Program, to be held on 28th and 29th October 2019, immediately prior to the main conference.

PRIMA2019 Tutorials should serve one, or more of the following objectives:

  • Introduce novices to major topics of research in the PRIMA community;
  • Provide instruction in established practices and methodologies;
  • Survey a mature area of PRIMA research or practice;
  • Motivate and explain topic of emerging importance to the PRIMA community;
  • Survey an area of research especially relevant for people from industry.

The PRIMA organisation will not hand on any material to attendees, but we expect tutorialists to upload their material (e.g., slides, software, etc.) online before the event.

Proposal Submission Requirements

Tutorials are intended to provide an overview of the field. They should present reasonably well-established information in a balanced way. Tutorials should not be used to advocate a single avenue of research, nor should they promote a product. Each tutorial is expected to last 2 hours.

Note that tutorials will take place in standard classrooms, and not in labs.

Proposals should be no more than three pages long and should be sent as a PDF file to: Cristina Baroglio ( and Francesco Olivieri (

Tutorial proposals should contain the following information:

  • The name and email address of the corresponding presenter;
  • Title and brief description of the tutorial;
  • Detailed outline of the tutorial;
  • Characterisation of the potential target audience for the tutorial, including prerequisite knowledge;
  • A motivation of why the tutorial topic would be of interest to the PRIMA audience;
  • A brief résumé of the presenter(s), which should include:
    • Name;
    • Postal address;
    • Phone and fax numbers;
    • Email address;
    • Background in the tutorial area;
    • Any available example of work in the area, evidence of teaching experience (including references that address the proposer's presentation skills as applicable), and evidence of scholarship in the area.

The evaluation of the proposal will take into account the level of general interest for PRIMA attendees, the quality of the proposal, and the expertise and skills of the presenters. The selection of the tutorials will be based upon a number of factors, including: The scientific/technical interest of the topics, the quality of the proposal, the need to avoid strictly overlapping tutorials, and the unavoidable need to limit the overall number of selected tutorials.

Important Dates

  • 15th June 2019: Deadline for tutorial proposals EXPIRED
  • 30th June 2019: Notification of acceptance
  • 15th October 2019: Deadline for uploading slides/tutorial notes on the tutors' personal web sites