The Twentieth European Conference on Artificial Intelligence -- Last CFP

Abbreviated Title: 
ECAI 2012
Call for Papers
Submission Deadline: 
6 Mar 2012
Event Dates: 
27 Aug 2012 - 31 Aug 2012
City: 
Montpellier
Country: 
France

Last call for papers!

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## ECAI-2012 ## Call for Papers ## ECAI-2012 ##
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The Twentieth European Conference on Artificial Intelligence

27-31 August 2012

Montpellier, France

http://www2.lirmm.fr/ecai2012/

Deadline for submission of papers: 6 March 2012

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## INTRODUCTION ##
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ECAI is the biennial European Conference on Artificial Intelligence
organized by the European Coordinating Committee for Artificial
Intelligence (ECCAI); it is the premier forum for presenting
Artificial Intelligence results in Europe. The twentieth conference in
this series, ECAI 2012, will take place in Montpellier (France) August
27-31.

ECAI 2012 will gather researchers and practitioners of Artificial
Intelligence from all over the world; they will present the latest
results and identify new trends and challenges in all subfields of
Artificial Intelligence as well as demonstrate innovative applications
and uses of advanced Artificial Intelligence technology. In addition
to the main technical track, ECAI 2012 will feature keynote and
invited talks, invited tutorials, an elaborate workshop program, a
system demonstration track, a Turing centenary celebration, in which
we will celebrate the 100th anniversary of the birth of Alan Turing
and his influence on Artificial Intelligence, and a special session on
Highlights of European AI, to celebrate the 20th ECAI conference and
25 years of AI Communications. ECAI 2012 will also feature the 6th
STAIRS (STarting AI Researcher Symposium) and the 6th PAIS (Conference
on Prestigious Applications of Intelligent Systems) as sub-conferences.

ECAI-2012 will be held in the beautiful city of Montpellier, France.
With excellent opportunities for sightseeing and gastronomy,
Montpellier promises to be a wonderful venue for a memorable
conference.

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## SUBMISSIONS ##
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ECAI 2012 welcomes submissions of technical papers to the main track.
Submitted papers should present original, high-quality and previously
unpublished results on Artificial Intelligence.
Submissions are welcome from all areas of AI; the following list of
topics is indicative only.

* Agents & Multiagent Systems
* Case-Based Reasoning
* Cognitive Modeling & Interaction
* Constraints & Search
* Knowledge Representation & Reasoning
* Machine Learning & Data Mining
* Model-Based Reasoning
* Natural Language Processing
* Perception & Sensing
* Planning & Scheduling
* Robotics
* Uncertainty in AI
* Applications of AI

ECAI 2012 especially encourages submissions that cross discipline
boundaries within Artificial Intelligence, and between Artificial
Intelligence and other disciplines.

Both long (6-page) and short (2-page) papers can be submitted.
Whereas long papers should report on substantial research results,
short papers are intended for highly promising but possibly more
preliminary work. Short papers will be presented in poster form.
Rejected long papers will not be considered for the short paper track.

ECAI 2012 also welcomes submissions of proposals for workshops,
descriptions of system-demonstrations, papers on prestigious
applications of AI for PAIS, and contributions of starting researchers
in AI for STAIRS; cf. the separate calls for these tracks.

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## IMPORTANT DATES ECAI Technical Program ##
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Paper submission deadline:
Tuesday, 6 March 2012

Author response period between(indicative):
18-23 April 2012

Notification of acceptance/rejection:
Monday, 21 May 2012

Camera-ready paper due:
Sunday, 3 June 2012

Conference:
27-31 August 2012

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## PAPER FORMATTING & SUBMISSION INFORMATION ##
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Long papers must not exceed SIX (6) and short papers must not exceed
TWO (2) pages in camera-ready format for ECAI. Over-length submissions
will be rejected without review. Papers for ECAI should be submitted
using the ECAI formatting style; details of the style are available
at:

http://people.cs.kuleuven.be/~luc.deraedt/ecai2012-style.zip

This file unpacks to a directory "ecai2012", and contains LaTeX and
other style files. The file "ecai2012.tex" is an example paper in
LaTeX format using the appropriate styles, and can be used as a
template for ECAI submissions. A Microsoft Word template is also
available.

Reviewing for ECAI 2012 will be blind: reviewers will not be presented
with the identity of paper authors. To allow for blind review, author
names in a submitted paper or poster should be replaced by the unique
tracking number assigned by the conference website at the submission
of an electronic abstract. Authors should avoid writing anything that
makes their identity obvious in the text.

Submissions should be original, and in particular should not
previously have been formally published. (Any publication venue with
an ISBN or ISSN number counts as a formal publication; this includes
LNCS/LNAI volumes, for example.) Submissions should not be submitted
elsewhere during the ECAI 2012 review phase.

The proceedings of the ECAI conference, together with those of the PAIS
symposium will be published and distributed by IOS Press as an online
open access book. (The proceedings of some past ECAI conferences are
freely available on the IOS website). The authors will be responsible
for producing camera-ready copies of papers, conforming to the ECAI
formatting guidelines for inclusion in the proceedings. At least one
author of each accepted long or short paper is required to attend the
conference to present the contribution.

Submission and review of papers for ECAI-2012 will be managed via the
ConfMaster system. Confmaster may be live for ECAI submissions before
31 January. Prior to this date, the site will be used for configuration
and testing. All data uploaded or registered before this date will be
deleted and will not be considered for the conference. Do NOT register
or upload papers before 31 January 2012!

All submissions will be subject to peer review by the ECAI 2012
Programme Committee, and evaluated on the basis of: relevance;
significance of contribution; technical quality; scholarship; and
quality of presentation.

The authors of the best papers of ECAI 2012 will be invited to submit
an extended version of their paper to the Artificial Intelligence
Journal.

The primary authors of submitted papers will be offered the
opportunity to respond to the reviews for their papers before the
final decision on acceptance or otherwise is made. The author feedback
phase is currently planned between 18-23 April 2012.

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## ORGANISATION ##
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Conference Chair : Didier Dubois

ECAI Program Chair : Luc De Raedt

Organizing Committee Chair: Christian Bessiere

ECCAI Chair: Gerhard Brewka

Workshop Chairs: Jérôme Lang and Michèle Sebag

System-Demonstration Chairs: Patrick Doherty and Fredrik Heintz

STAIRS Program Chair: Kristian Kersting and Marc Toussaint

PAIS Program Chairs: Paolo Frasconi and Peter Lucas

Turing Centenary Celebration Chair: Michael Wooldridge

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## LOCAL ORGANIZING COMMITTEE ##
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LIRMM supervisor: Christophe Dhenaut

Logistics: Elisabeth Greverie, Justine Landais, Eric Bourreau

Treasurer: Michel Leclere, Laetitia Megual

Technical support: Remi Coletta

Web site: Michel Liquiere

Sponsoring: Remi Coletta

Publicity: Marie-Laure Mugnier, Madalina Croitoru

Other members: Stefano Cerri, Abdel Gouaich, Joel Quinqueton

AFIA contacts: Patrick Albert, Yves Demazeau, Thomas Guyet,
Eunika Mercier-Laurent, Jean-Denis Muller

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## AREA CHAIRS ##
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Area chairs currently confirmed include:

Michael Beetz [Germany]
Ronen Brafman [Israel]
Fabio Cozman [Brazil]
James Cussens [UK]
Thomas Eiter [Austria]
Johannes Fuernkranz [Germany]
Hector Geffner [Spain]
Marco Gori [Italy]
Udo Hahn [Germany]
Malte Helmert [Switzerland]
Manfred Jaeger [Denmark]
Sarit Kraus [Israel]
Andreas Krause [Switzerland]
Jerome Lang [France]
Pierre Marquis [France]
John-Jules Meyer [The Netherlands]
Bernhard Nebel [Germany]
Ann Nowé [Belgium]
Barry O'Sullivan [Ireland]
Francesca Rossi [Italy]
Michele Sebag [France]
Carles Sierra [Spain]
Steffen Staab [Germany]
Peter Struss [Germany]
Michael Thielscher [Australia]
Hannu Toivonen [Finland]
Antal van den Bosch [The Netherlands]
Pascal Van Hentenryck [US]
Michael Wooldridge [UK]
Frank Wolter [UK]

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## KEYNOTE SPEAKERS ##
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The ECAI-2012 programme will include plenary talks from
internationally leading researchers in AI and cognate
disciplines. Keynote speakers so far confirmed include:

* Wofram Burgard [Freiburg, Germany]
* Adnan Darwiche [UCLA, US]
* Tom Mitchell [CMU, US]

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