SAC 2012 is offering one full-day and three half-day tutorials on Monday March 26, 2012 to all registered attendees. Tutorials are free of charge. However, there is a optional US$20 cover fee for attendess who wish to attned the Tutorilas Social Luncheon. Attendees are welcome to attend morning and afternoon tutorials of their choice. Handouts will be available online right before the conference. Registered attendees need to bring their own copies of the handouts (printed or electronic) to the tutorial sessions. No printed handouts are provided during the tutorials. Attendees planning to to attend the Social Luncheon can add the "Tutorials Luncheon Package" to their conference registration. For questions or inquiries about SAC 2012 Tutorials, please contact the Tutorials Chair:

Dr. Dan Tulpan
Research Officer - Institute for Information Technology
National Research Council of Canada
email: dan.tulpan@nrc-cnrc.gc.ca

Offered Tutorials:

 
Room A
Room B
Room C
9:00am

T3: Metaheuristic Algorithms: Theory and Applications

AM Coffee Break: 10:30 - 11:00am

T2: Evaluation of Recommender Systems

AM Coffee Break: 10:30 - 11:00am

T1: Requirements Meet Interaction Design

AM Coffee Break: 10:30 - 11:00am

12:30pm
Social Luncheon for attendees who selected the "Luncheon Package" with their registrations. The luncheon event will be held at the Congress Center.
2:30pm

T3: Metaheuristic Algorithms: Theory and Applications (continues...)

PM Coffee Break: 4:00 - 4:30pm

T5: Web Crawling

PM Coffee Break: 4:00 - 4:30pm

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Tutorials Details:

Monday March 26, 2012 - 9:00AM - 12:30PM (Coffee Break: 10:30 - 11:00am)

T1 (Half-day): Requirements Meet Interaction Design

Handout: T1-Handout
(copyrighted materials. The copyright belongs to the tutorial presenter unless otherwise stated)

Dr. Hermann Kaindl joined the Vienna University of Technology in early 2003 as a full professor. In the same year, he was elected as a member of the University Senate , where he served until 2010. Prior to moving to academia, he was a senior consultant with the division of program and systems engineering at Siemens AG Austria. There he has gained more than 24 years of industrial experience in software development. His current research interests include software and systems engineering focusing on requirements engineering and architecting, and human-computer interaction as it relates to interaction design and automated generation of user interfaces. He has published 5 books and more than 130 refereed papers in journals, books and conference proceedings. He is a Senior Member of the IEEE, a Distinguished Scientist member of the ACM, Fellow of the IARIA and a member of the INCOSE, and is on the executive board of the Austrian Society for Artificial Intelligence.

Dr. Hermann Kaindl, Professor
Vienna University of Technology, ICT
Gusshausstr. 27-29
A-1040 Vienna, Austria
kaindl @ ict.tuwien.ac.at
http://www.ict.tuwien.ac.at/kaindl



T2 (Half-Day): Evaluation of Recommender Systems

Handout: T2-Handout
(copyrighted materials. The copyright belongs to the tutorial presenter unless otherwise stated)

Dietmar Jannach is a professor in Computer Science at TU Dortmund, Germany, and chair of the eServices Research Group. His main research interests lie in the application of Artificial Intelligence and Knowledge-based Systems technology to real-world problems in particular in eBusiness environments. He has authored numerous papers on intelligent sales support systems such as recommender systems or product configurators. Dietmar Jannach was also one of the co-founders of ConfigWorks GmbH, a company focusing on next-generation interactive recommendation and advisory systems. Dietmar Jannach is the program co-chair of the 5th ACM Conference on Recommender Systems to be held in Chicago, USA, in 2011.

Dietmar Jannach
Technische Universitat Dortmund
Baroper Str. 301
44227 Dortmund, Germany
dietmar.jannach@tu]dortmund.de

Markus Zanker is an associate professor at the Department for Applied Informatics at the Alpen-Adri-Universitat Klagenfurt, Austria, and he is a co-founder and director of ConfigWorks GmbH, a provider of interactive selling solutions. He received his MS and doctorate degree in Computer Science and MBA in business administration from Klagenfurt University. His research interests lie in the area of knowledge-based systems, in particular in the fields of interactive sales applications such as product configuration and recommendation. He has co-organized the workshops on recommender systems in conjunction with the ECAI conferences in 2006 and 2008. Markus Zanker is an associate editor of the International Journal on Human-Computer Studies and program co-chair of the 4th ACM Conference on Recommender Systems held in Barcelona, Spain, in 2010.

Markus Zanker
Alpen-Adria--Universitat Klagenfurt
Universitatsstrasse 65-67
9020 Klagenfurt, Austria
markus.zanker@uni-klu.ac.at


T3 (Full-Day): Metaheuristic Algorithms: Theory and Applications

Handout:
Introduction to metaheuristics
Applications to DNA codes design

Application to sequential ordering problems
(copyrighted materials. The copyright belongs to the tutorial presenters unless otherwise stated)


Luca Maria Gambardella is director at IDSIA, a research institute affiliated to SUPSI (University of Applied Science of Southern Switzerland, DTI Department of Technology and Innovation) and to USI (University of Lugano). He is Professor at SUPSI and Adjunct Professor at the Informatics Faculty at USI. He teaches the Algorithms course at DTI-SUPSI, he teaches the Artificial Intelligence module in the Information and Knowledge Management course at the Informatics Faculty at USI and he taught Application of Discrete Optimization at the Department of Electronics and Informatics of Politecnico di Milano. He is Chief Scientific Officer of AntOptima, the spin-off company of IDSIA and Technology Consultant for Ticino Transfer. His major research interests and publications are in the area of optimization, simulation, swarm robotics, multi-agent learning, applied to academic and real-world problems. He has invented and developed several Ant Colony Optimization algorithms able to compute best-known solutions for many benchmark instances: Sequential ordering problems (SOP), Vehicle routing problems (VRP), Travelling salesman problems (TSP), Quadratic assignment problems (QAP). He leads several research and applied projects, funded among other by the Swiss National Science Foundation, the European Commission, the Swiss Technology and Innovation Commission, the Swiss Hasler Foundation and private companies on topics such as: On-line Fleet Management, Resource Allocation and Scheduling in Flexible Manufacturing Systems, Simulation and Optimization for intermodal transport, Theory and practice of Metaheuristics, Ad-Hoc Networks, Swarm Intelligence and Cooperative Robotics. See http://www.idsia.ch/~luca/.

Luca Maria Gambardella
Director at IDSIA
University of Applied Science of Southern Switzerland
Switzerland
http://www.idsia.ch/~luca/

Roberto Montemanni is a senior research at IDSIA, a research institute affiliated to SUPSI (University of Applied Science of Southern Switzerland, DTI Department of Technology and Innovation) and to USI (University of Lugano). He teaches the "Algorithms and Data Structures" and "Optimization" courses at DTI-SUPSI , he teaches the "Heuristic" course at the Informatics Faculty at USI. His major research interests and publications are in the area of optimization, applied to both academic and real-world problems arising in transportations, bioinformatics, telecommunications, etc. See http://www.idsia.ch/~roberto/.

Roberto Montemanni
Senior research at IDSIA
University of Applied Science of Southern Switzerland

Switzerland
http://www.idsia.ch/~roberto


Monday March 26, 2012 - 2:30PM - 6:00PM (Coffee Break: 4:00pm - 4:30pm)

T5 (Half-day): Web Crawling

Handout: T5-Handout
(copyrighted materials. The copyright belongs to the tutorial presenter unless otherwise stated)

Denis Shestakov is a postdoctoral researcher in the Department of Media Technology at the Aalto University (Konemiehentie 2, Espoo, Finland). His research interests span Web data management and massive data processing , with a focus on scalable Web agents. Shestakov received his PhD in Computer Science (topic: improving coverage of web crawlers) from the University of Turku, Finland. He published over 15 peer-reviewed publications, most of 15 peer-reviewed publications, most of which on different aspects of web crawling. Contact him at denis.shestakov@aalto.fi. His homepage is available at http://www.tml.tkk.fi/~denis/index.html.

Denis Shestakov
Postdoctoral Researcher
Department of Media Technology
Aalto University, Konemiehentie 2
Espoo, Finland
denis.shestakov@aalto.fi



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