RLDM 2022 Workshops

The 5th Multidisciplinary Conference on Reinforcement Learning and Decision Making (RLDM 2022) will be held at Brown University, Providence, USA, from June 8-11, 2022. Workshops were added to the RLDM2019 program and will also feature in RLDM2022. Workshops will be held on Saturday June 11, 2022, right after the main conference. We invite (groups of) researchers interested in chairing one of these workshops to submit workshop proposals. The goal of the workshops is particularly to encourage interdisciplinary discussion as well as providing an informal forum for researchers to discuss important research questions and challenges. Controversial issues, open problems, and comparisons of competing approaches are encouraged as workshop topics. We also invite both standard and innovative/non-standard formats, such as invited oral presentations, panel discussions, data modeling challenges, hackathons, debates, and workshops aimed at improving communication between researchers from different fields rather than presenting novel research. Workshop organizers have several responsibilities, including coordinating workshop participation and content as well as providing the program for the workshop in a timely manner.

Submission Instructions
To submit a workshop proposal, please e-mail your submission to Mike Browning (michael.browning@psych.ox.ac.uk) by 23:59 UTC on Tuesday, March 1st, 2022. Notifications will be provided by March 15, 2022.

Proposals should clearly specify the following:
* Workshop title and acronym if available
* A brief description of the workshop focus, emphasizing why this workshop would appeal to the diverse RLDM audience. If proposing a workshop on a similar topic to one held in RLDM2019, please briefly explain what developments justify revisiting the topic
* A short description of the format of planned activities (talks, panels, invited speakers, activities, etc.)
* A list of which invited speakers have confirmed their willingness to participate
* A list of organizers with email addresses and web page URLs if available

RLDM will not be able to provide travel funding for workshop speakers. In other venues, some workshops have sought and received funding from external sources to bring in outside speakers and RLDM is open to that model. Organizers should list all funding sources in the proposal. Please feel free to contact us if you have any questions.

Workshop proposals will be evaluated and selected by the RLDM Workshop Chairs. Evaluation will be based on the following metrics:
1. Relevance to the RLDM community
2. Interdisciplinary scope of the proposal
3. Current interest in the topic within the community
4. Potential for new research directions and interactions to emerge
5. Diversity and equity in the proposed presenters/speakers/organisers

Katja Hofmann and Mike Browning
RLDM 2022 Workshop Chairs