Call for Tutorials / Llamado a Tutoriales


Call for Tutorial Proposals

The IEEE Conference on Automation / XXIII Congress of the Chilean Association of Automatic Control (IEEE ICA-ACCA 2018) is one of the most important and most traditional conferences in automation and its related fields in Chile. IEEE ICA-ACCA 2018 will bring together researchers and practitioners from the area of automation in order to update and analyze the advances and trends in the technologies that are currently being developed on in the different control systems and their applications. IEEE ICA-ACCA 2018 will include a number of technical sessions, keynote presentations, industry participation, and tutorials.

A limited number of tutorials will provide to conference participants the opportunity to learn from experienced researchers and professionals about state-of-the-art topics and practical skills.

A tutorial should ideally attract a wide audience but it can also be focused in a particular kind of audience. It should provide a general overview about the chosen topic and, also, it should cover its major contributions in depth.

Tutorials proposals of potential interest for the participants are encouraged to be presented during IEEE ICA-ACCA 2018. Some subjects to be addresed are:

– Modeling tools and methodologies in any of the subjects of the conference.
– Simulation tools.
– Hardware or software for implementing solutions for automation, electronics, electrical engineering, communications, and other related sujects.
– Projects, papers preparation, research skills, etc. (including a global overview, different kinds, tips, procedures, tools, etc.).
– State-of-the-art in some very advanced or very novel subject.

Other proposals can be accepted.

Tutorials will be scheduled in any of the conference dates. They will be offered to all the conference attendees during registration to reserve a place, without additional charges. Additional participants could be included to cover non-reserved places.

A tutorial takes 2 hours including questions. 4 hours tutorials proposals are also allowed for highly relevant or cutting-edge topics. Proposals out of the Conference main venue (for example, to use an extern facility or laboratory) are also welcome.

Materials for the tutorial must be emailed at least 7 days before the presentation date.

Speakers will be invited to prepare a paper version of their tutorial to be published as a Book Chapter of a book that we will edit and publish with the Editorial Ediciones Universidad del Bío-Bío ( This book will have ISSN and other identificators and usual, and will be available under the form of an open book available online. The main speakers will receive one printed version of the book by post mail once the book is published. The preparation and edition procedures will start after the conference dates, and are expected to be finished for publishing the final text in 2019. Please, note that all permissions (if required) for publishing the tutorial under the form of a book chapter must be granted by the authors (speakers).

Tutorials will not be submitted to IEEEXplore as a part of the Conference Proceedings.

It is expected that all the instructors of a tutorial attend the conference. A free registration (with equivalent benefits to a General Audience rate according to will be granted to the principal speaker of each tutorial (transferable if requested). This free tutorial registration can not be associated to any conference paper replacing a Presenting Author rate. An author paying the Presenting Author rate can associate an accepted tutorial as one of the two conference papers that he is allowed to associate to its registration. Consider that, each accepted tutorial must be associated to a free registration rate (no papers associable) or to a Presenting Author rate.

No monetary stipends will be awarded by the conference and tutorial presenters will be responsible for covering all their travel, accomodation and other expenses.

Tutorial Submission Procedure:

Tutorial proposals should be submitted in one PDF file (maximum 5 pages, single column, minimum 11 pt font size) and must include the following sections:

Duration (indicate 2 or 4 hours, including questions).
Name of each tutorial speaker, identifying the main speaker first (this speaker will be the responsible for the tutorial and main contact with the conference organizers).
Contact Information of the speakers, including institutional affiliation(s), and email address.
Abstract, describing the main focus and topics to be addressed.
Intended Audience, a description of the primary and secondary audiences interested in the tutorial topic, explaining (shortly) how these audiences can benefit from the tutorial.
Logistics, describing any requirements for the tutorial room, and any requirements for participants (e.g. prerequisite knowledge). Also, indicate if you expect to use a room in the main venue of the conference or you want to propose a tutorial in an external place.
A short CV for each tutorial speaker, emphasizing the experience or accomplishments related to the subject of the tutorial.
Language of the tutorial. Tutorials proposals can be given in English, Spanish or Portuguese languages.

Proposal applications should be submitted as a single PDF file via Email to

Important dates:
– Tutorials Proposals: August 1st, 2018 (FIRM DEADLINE).
– Notification of Selection: August 15th, 2018.

Acceptance criteria

Tutorial proposals will be assessed based on their relevance to the conference topics, their estimated benefit for prospective participants and their fit within the tutorials program as a whole. Selection factors include: relevance, timeliness, importance, audience appeal, and speaker qualification and experience. Selection is also based on a balance between different topics, expected attendance, and background of the intended audiences. Thus, not all tutorials of technical merit might be accommodated.