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AISB event Bulletin Item

CFP: NeSy09, 5th Workshop on Neural-Symbolic Learning and Reasoning

http://www.neural-symbolic.org/NeSy09/

Fifth International Workshop on Neural-Symbolic Learning and Reasoning

Workshop at IJCAI-09, Pasadena, California, July 2009

http://www.neural-symbolic.org/NeSy09/

Call for Papers
---------------

Artificial Intelligence researchers continue to face huge challenges in
their quest to develop truly intelligent systems. The recent
developments in the field of neural-symbolic computation bring an
opportunity to integrate well-founded symbolic artificial intelligence
with robust neural computing machinery to help tackle some of these
challenges.

Neural-symbolic systems combine the statistical nature of learning and
the logical nature of reasoning.

The Workshop on Neural-Symbolic Learning and Reasoning is intended to
create an atmosphere of exchange of ideas, providing a forum for the
presentation and discussion of the key topics related to neural-symbolic
integration. Topics of interest include:

   * The representation of symbolic knowledge by connectionist systems;
   * Learning in neural-symbolic systems;
   * Extraction of symbolic knowledge from trained neural networks;
   * Reasoning in neural-symbolic systems;
   * Biological inspiration for neural-symbolic integration;
   * Neural networks and probabilities;
   * Neural networks and relational learning;
   * Applications in robotics, semantic web, engineering,
bioinformatics, etc.


Submission
----------

Researchers and practitioners are invited to submit original papers that
have not been submitted for review or published elsewhere. Submitted
papers must be written in English and should not exceed 6 pages in the
case of research and experience papers, and 2 pages in the case of
position papers (including figures, bibliography and appendices) in
IJCAI-09 format as described in the IJCAI-09 submission guidelines. All
submitted papers will be judged based on their quality, relevance,
originality, significance, and soundness. Papers must be submitted
directly via easychair in PDF format under
http://www.easychair.org/conferences/?conf=nesy09.


Presentation
------------

Selected papers will have to be presented during the workshop. The
workshop will include extra time for audience discussion of the
presentation allowing the group to have a better understanding of the
issues, challenges, and ideas being presented.


Publication
-----------

Accepted papers will be published electronically in the CEUR workshop
proceedings (bearing an ISSN number). Authors of the best papers will be invited to submit a revised and extended version of their papers to a special issue of a journal.


Important Dates
---------------

Deadline for abstract submission: April 7, 2009
Deadline for paper submission: April 10, 2009
Notification of acceptance: May 8, 2009
Camera-ready paper due: May 15,
Workshop date: July 11th, 12th or 13th, 2009
IJCAI-09 main conference dates: July 11th to 17th, 2009


Admission
---------

The workshop is open to all members of the AI community, but the number
of attendees may be limited. In case of exceeded capacity preference
will be given to participants with papers selected for presentation.


Workshop Organisers
-------------------

Artur d'Avila Garcez (City University London, UK)
Pascal Hitzler (University Karlsruhe, Germany)


Programme Committee (to be completed)
-------------------

Sebastian Bader, University of Rostock, Germany
Howard Blair, Syracuse University, New York, U.S.A.
Claudia d'Amato, University of Bari, Italy
Marco Gori, University of Siena, Italy
Barbara Hammer, TU Clausthal, Germany
Ioannis Hatzilygeroudis, University of Patras, Greece
Steffen Hlldobler, TU Dresden, Germany
Henrik Jacobsson, Google Zurich, Switzerland
Kristian Kersting, Fraunhofer IAIS, Sankt Augustin, Germany
Ekaterina Komendantskaya, Sophia Antipolis, France
Kai-Uwe Khnberger, University of Osnabrck, Germany
Luis Lamb, Federal University of Rio Grande do Sul, Brazil
James L. McClelland, Stanford University, California, U.S.A.
Anthony K. Seda, University College Cork, Ireland
Ron Sun, Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute, New York, U.S.A.
Frank van der Velde, Leiden University, The Netherlands
Gerson Zaverucha, Federal University of Rio de Janeiro, Brazil


Additional Information
----------------------

General questions concerning the workshop should be addressed to
nesy@soi.city.ac.uk.