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AISB event Bulletin Item

CFP: EPIA'2009 - Portuguese Conference on Artificial Intelligence



EPIA'2009 - Portuguese Conference on Artificial Intelligence

The worldwide Artificial Intelligence (AI) community is invited to submit
papers to the 14th Portuguese Conference on Artificial Intelligence. As in
previous years, this international conference is hosted with the patronage
of the Portuguese Association for Artificial Intelligence (APPIA). The
purpose of the conference is to promote research in all areas of AI.

The coming conference will be structured as a set of thematic tracks. These
are intended to provide an informal environment that fosters the active
cross-fertilization of ideas between researchers within specific sub-areas
of AI, including theoretical/foundational, integrative, application-oriented
and newly emerging areas. The program includes the following thematic

AITUM - Artificial Intelligence in Transportation and Urban Mobility
ALEA - Artificial Life and Evolutionary Algorithms
CMBSB - Computational Methods in Bioinformatics and Systems Biology
COLA - Computational Logic with Applications
EAC - Emotional and Affective Computing
GAI - General Artificial Intelligence
IROBOT - Intelligent Robotics
KDBI - Knowledge Discovery and Business Intelligence
MASTA - Multi-Agent Systems: Theory and Applications
SSM - Social Simulation and Modelling
TEMA - Text Mining and Applications
WNI - Web and Network Intelligence

All submissions will be refereed and selected for presentation at the
conference on the basis of quality and relevance to the issues each track is
addressing. A selection of high quality full papers presented in the
different tracks will appear in a book published by Springer, in the LNAI
series. All remaining papers presented at the conference will be published
in a conference proceedings book. The official language of the conference
is English.

A Doctoral Symposium on Artificial Intelligence will be co-located with the

Formatting instructions
Submitted papers can be full-length papers or short papers, if allowed in
the target track. Full papers can have a maximum length of 12 pages. Short
papers can have a maximum length of 4 pages. All papers should be prepared
according to the formatting instructions of Springer LNAI series. Authors
should omit their names from the submitted papers, and should take
reasonable care to avoid indirectly disclosing their identity.

Electronic submission
All papers should be submitted in PDF format through the conference
management website at:

Important dates
*   Deadline for paper submission: April 15, 2009
*   Notification of paper acceptance: May 31, 2009
*   Deadline for final versions: July 15, 2009
*   Conference dates: October 12-15, 2009

General Chairs
* Lus Seabra Lopes, UA, Portugal
* Nuno Lau, UA, Portugal
* Pedro Mariano, UA, Portugal
Program Chair
* Lus Rocha, Indiana University, USA

Advisory Committee
Amlcar Cardoso (UC, Portugal)
Arlindo Oliveira (IST, Portugal)
Carlos Ramos (IPP, Portugal)
Ernesto Costa (UC, Portugal)
Eugnio Oliveira (UP, Portugal)
Gabriel Pereira Lopes (UNL, Portugal)
Gal Dias (UBI, Portugal)
Hlder Coelho (UL, Portugal)
Jos Carlos Maia Neves (UM, Portugal)
Jos Carlos Prncipe (USF, USA)
Lus Camarinha-Matos (UNL, Portugal
Lus Correia (UL, Portugal)
Lus Moniz Pereira (UNL, Portugal)
Manuel Filipe Santos (UM, Portugal)
Manuela Veloso (CMU, USA)
Pavel Brazdil (UP, Portugal)
Pedro Barahona (UNL, Portugal)
Pedro Rangel Henriques (UM, Portugal)
Salvador Abreu (UE, Portugal)

Aveiro is located in the north of Portugal and is part of the Tourist Region
of Rota da Luz. It is known by its water channels, moliceiro boats,
saltpans, Art Nouveau architecture, gastronomy, etc. In this region we can
find in the shoreline the villages of Ovar, Murtosa, lhavo and Vagos, the
mountainous landscape of Vale de Cambra and gueda, shore of the Douro river
in Castelo de Paiva, or vineyards in Bairrada. It is a diversified region.