[DL] CFPs: AIMSA 2018

Kiril Simov kivs at bultreebank.org
Tue Apr 3 15:46:04 CEST 2018


CALL FOR PAPERS

AIMSA 2018

The 18th International Conference on Artificial Intelligence: Methodology, 
Systems, Applications
- AI and Deep Learning -

Golden Sands resort, Varna, Bulgaria, 12-14th September, 2018

www.aimsaconference.org

Initiated in 1984, the biennial Artificial Intelligence: Methodology, 
Systems, Applications (AIMSA) conference is a premier forum for exchanging 
information and research results on AI theory and principles along with 
applications of intelligent system technology. The conference traditionally 
brings together academic and industrial researchers from all areas of AI to 
share their ideas and experiences and learn about the research in 
contemporary AI. As its name indicates, the conference is dedicated to 
Artificial Intelligence in its entirety. However, for AIMSA 2018, we would 
like to put an emphasis on Deep Learning (DL) as it has been used 
successfully in many applications, and is considered one of the most 
cutting-edge machine learning and AI techniques at the moment. Of course, 
the focus on DL does not preclude submission of papers on other interesting 
topics and approaches in AI.

The 18th edition of AIMSA will be held in the beautiful Varna area, 
Bulgaria. With excellent opportunities for outdoor activities, water sports 
and gastronomy, Varna promises to be a wonderful venue for a memorable 
conference.

TOPICS

The conference welcomes submissions of original, high quality papers in all 
areas of Artificial Intelligence, including (but not limited to) traditional 
topics such as search, machine learning, planning, knowledge representation, 
reasoning, natural language processing, robotics and perception, multiagent 
systems, etc.

We especially welcome papers on end-to-end learning; multi-task learning; 
cross- and multi-modal learning; combinations of DL and knowledge-based 
approaches; transparency, explainability, stability and provability of DL; 
DL meta-learning in AI etc., as well as papers that bring useful 
computational technologies from other areas of computer science into AI.

All submissions will be subject to academic peer review by at least two 
members of the program committee. Selection criteria include accuracy and 
originality of ideas, clarity and significance of results, and quality of 
presentation.

For each accepted paper, at least one author is required to attend the 
conference to present the paper.

The best paper of the conference will receive the Best Paper Award during 
the conference.

IMPORTANT DATES

Submission deadline:                          May 20, 2018
Notification of acceptance:                  June 17, 2018
Deadline for camera-ready:                    July 1, 2018
Conference:                          September 12-14, 2018

PROCEEDINGS

AIMSA 2018 Proceedings will be by Springer in their Lecture Notes in 
Artificial Intelligence subline of the Lecture Notes in Computer Science 
series.

Extended versions of AIMSA 2018 selected papers will be published by MDPI, 
Switzerland, in a special issue of “Information” (ISSN 2078-2489) – an Open 
Access Journal of Information Science (http://www.mdpi.com/journal/information).

PROGRAMME COMMITTEE

Josef van Genabith         The German Research Center for Artificial Intelligence (DFKI)
                           (PC Chair)
                           
Gennady Agre               Institute of Information and Communication Technologies - BAS
Galia Angelova             Institute of Information and Communication Technologies - BAS
Roman Bartak               Charles University in Prague
Christoph Beierle          FernUniversität in Hagen
Tarek R. Besold            City University of London
Maria Bielikova            Slovak University of Technology in Bratislava
Loris Bozzato              CIT-IRST, Fondazione Bruno Kessler
Ricardo Calix              Purdue University Northwest
Diego Calvanese            Free University of Bozen-Bolzano
Soon Ae Chun               City University of New York
Sarah Jane Delany          Dublin Institute of Technology
Christo Dichev             Winston-Salem State University
Darina Dicheva             Winston-Salem State University
Danail Dochev              Institute of Information and Communication Technologies - BAS
Benedict Du Boulay         University of Sussex
Artur Garcez               City University of London
Geert-Jan Houben           Delft University of Technology
Kristian Kersting          TU Darmstadt
Matthias Knorr             Universidade NOVA de Lisboa
Petia Koprinkova-Hristova  Institute of Information and Communication Technologies - BAS
Adila A. Krisnadhi         Wright State University
Yue Ma                     University Paris Sud
Frederick Maier            Florida Institute for Human and Machine Cognition
Amedeo Napoli              CNRS, Nancy
Horia Pop                  UBB Cluj
Allan Ramsay               The University of Manchester
Ioannis Refanidis          University of Macedonia
Ute Schmid                 University of Bamberg
Sergey Sosnovsky           Utrecht University
Stefan Trausan-Matu        University Politehnica of Bucharest
Dan Tufis                  Research Institute for Artificial Intelligence, Romanian Academy
Petko Valtchev             Universite du Quebec a Montreal
Tulay Yildirim             Yildiz Technical University
Dominik Slezak             University of Warsaw

KEYNOTE SPEAKERS

Feiyu Xu                   AI Lab, Lenovo Research, Lenovo Group, China
John D. Kelleher           Dublin Institute of Technology, Ireland
Milica Gasic               University of Cambridge, UK

ASSOCIATED EVENTS

Workshop on Artificial Intelligence in Bioinformatics – 11th of September, 
2018

http://www.aimsaconference.org/workshop.php

LANGUAGE

The official language of the conference is English.

LOCATION

Golden Sands is a modern resort with traditions, and history going back 50 
years. A unique blend of lovely nature park, warm sea, and fine golden sand! 
Golden Sands is the winner of a "Blue Flag" - a prestigious international 
award for environmentally clean resorts

REGISTRATION

The AIMSA'2018 Registration fees includes attendance to AIMSA'2018 technical 
sessions, a copy of the AIMSA'2018 proceedings, Welcome reception, working 
lunches, coffee-breaks and the Conference dinner.

Registration fees              Before August 1st     After August 1st
Regular fee AIMSA              400€                  450€
Student/PhD Student* AIMSA     300€                  350€
Regular fee WORKSHOP**         150€                  200€
Regular fee AIMSA & WORKSHOP** 500€                  550€
Student/PhD Student*
            AIMSA & WORKSHOP** 400€                  450€

* Early registration fee should be paid not later than August 1st, 2018.
* Authors of accepted papers should pay the registration fee not later than 1st of July 2018.
** Students/PhD Students are required to enclose a copy of a certificate.

LOCAL ORGANIZING COMMITTEE CHAIR

Gennady Agre

Institute of Information and Communication Technologies
Bulgarian Academy of Sciences
Acad. G. Bonchev 2, 1113 Sofia, Bulgaria
E-mail: agre at iinf.bas.bg
Phone: +359 28700118
Fax: +359 28707273

ORGANISERS

Bulgarian Artificial Intelligence Association

Institute of Information and Communication Technologies at the Bulgarian 
Academy of Sciences (IICT – BAS)


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