Second Call for Papers and Posters
AI-2011: Cambridge, UK, December 13th-15th 2011
Organised by BCS SGAI: The British Computer Society Specialist Group
on Artificial Intelligence (an ECCAI Member Society)
The leading series of UK-based international conferences on
Artificial Intelligence and one of the longest running AI conference
series in Europe.
CALL FOR CONTRIBUTIONS
AI-2011 is the thirty-first SGAI International Conference on
Innovative Techniques and Applications of Artificial Intelligence.
The scope of the conference comprises the whole range of AI
technologies and application areas. AI-2011 reviews recent technical
advances in AI technologies and shows how these advances have been
applied to solve business problems. Key features are:
- Papers will be published in book form by Springer.
- The Technical Stream presents the best of recent developments in
covering a wide range of technical areas.
- The Application Stream is the largest annual showcase in Europe of
real applications using AI technology.
- The best papers will be reprinted in a special issue of the
international journal 'Knowledge Based Systems'.
- The Poster Session is a forum for disseminating new developments
latest work in progress, especially suited to MSc and PhD students.
- Prizes for Best Paper in each stream and Best Poster.
- The programme also includes tutorials and workshops to provide
greater depth in selected topics. (These are free to delegates of the
main conference, but separate registration is also available.)
- The Machine Intelligence (MI) competition exhibits working systems
that are a significant step towards machine intelligence.
- UKCBR-11, the 16th UK CBR Workshop, will be co-located with AI-
- FAIRS-2011, the fifth annual forum for AI research students will
immediately precede the AI-2011 conference at Peterhouse College on
December 12th, 2011. The aim of FAIRS is to support student members
the AI community providing advice and feedback on their research
plans and work. This event is free of charge for research students
no conference registration is required.
- In addition to the formal sessions, the conference programme
includes a welcome reception and a Gala Dinner.
AI-2011 offers a valuable opportunity to keep up to date with
developments in AI and to share experiences in the practical issues
developing AI systems.
- Paper/Poster Submission: Tuesday 31st May 2011
- Notification of Acceptance: Monday 18th July 2011
- Camera Ready Paper: Tuesday 30th August 2011
Contributions are invited in the form of papers of up to fourteen A4
pages presenting original work in AI. Contributions may be submitted
to either of two streams for oral presentation, or a parallel poster
session (six pages maximum).
Areas of interest include (but are not restricted to): knowledge
engineering; semantic web; constraint satisfaction; intelligent
agents; machine learning; model based reasoning; verification and
validation of AI systems; natural language understanding; speech-
enabled systems; case based reasoning; neural networks; genetic
algorithms; data mining and knowledge discovery in databases;
knowledge representation, inference and reasoning; robotics and
pervasive computing; qualitative and temporal reasoning; knowledge
management; AI languages and environments; robotics and pervasive
Case studies are welcomed describing the application of AI to real-
world problems. Papers in recent years have covered all application
domains, including commerce, manufacturing and government, and every
major AI technique. In addition to case studies and specific
applications of AI, we would welcome papers that discuss issues such
as managing the transfer from research to production of AI-based
products. Papers are selected to highlight critical areas of success
(and failure) and to present the benefits and lessons of value to
other developers. Submitted papers should make these points clear.
Guidance notes for Application Stream authors are available from the
The Poster Session is intended for the presentation of work which
meets the high standards of the conference, but which is more topical
and preliminary than the work presented in the main two streams. It
an excellent forum for disseminating new developments and latest work
in progress, especially suited to MSc and PhD students. Poster papers
will be included as short papers (maximum 6 pages) in the proceedings
volumes. Papers submitted to the Technical and Application streams
will automatically be considered as posters if they fall short of the
standard for oral presentation in full form.
Publication of Papers
Papers accepted for presentation at the conference will be published
in book form by Springer.
- The books will be prepared from camera-ready copy supplied by the
authors of accepted papers.
- Formatting specifications for the proceedings have been provided by
the publisher and are available from the conference website.
- Authors will retain copyright in all papers published in the two
volumes of proceedings.
- The best six refereed papers in each stream will be reprinted as a
special issue of the international journal Knowledge Based Systems.
Submission of Papers
Papers must be prepared in either Microsoft Word or Latex. Initial
versions of papers should be submitted in PDF format only and
to the conference website by the deadline given above at the latest.
There are revised Word macro and Latex style files compared with
- At least one author of each accepted paper must register for and
attend the conference to present it in person, for the paper to be
- Presenting authors will be asked to register for the conference at
the discounted speakers' rate when they return the final camera-ready
printed versions of their papers.
Tutorials & workshops
The Conference Committee invites proposals for tutorials and
workshops to be presented on the first day of the conference. These
should be directed in the first instance to the Tutorial/Workshop
There are cash prizes for the best paper submitted in each stream and
a trophy plus a cash prize for the best poster, awarded on the basis
of delegate voting. There is also a prize for the best refereed paper
written by a student.
Machine Intelligence Competition
A permanent trophy awarded for one year plus a cash prize will be
awarded to the winner of the annual machine intelligence competition.
This prize will be awarded to the working system that is considered
be the most significant step forward towards Machine Intelligence on
display at the competition.
All further information including details of the conference
committee, program committees, paper format and uploading
instructions is given on the conference website.
ALL CORRESPONDENCE SHOULD BE SENT BY EMAIL TO THE CONFERENCE
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