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AISB event Bulletin Item

CFP: ECAI-2010

http://ecai2010.appia.pt/

Call for Papers: ECAI-2010

The Nineteenth European Conference on Artificial Intelligence

16-20 August 2010 ## Lisbon, Portugal

http://ecai2010.appia.pt/

Deadline for submission of abstracts:   15 February 2010
Deadline for submission of full papers: 22 February 2010

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## INTRODUCTION                                                     ##
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The ECAI-2010 Programme Committee invites the submission of papers and
posters for the technical programme of the nineteenth biennial
European Conference on Artificial Intelligence.

Artificial Intelligence (AI) is a central topic in contemporary
computer science and informatics.  The fruits of fifty years of AI
research have benefited application domains as disparate as industrial
systems control and medicine.  The milestone events in AI research are
increasingly regarded as milestones in human scientific and
technological development: from the first chess playing program to
defeat a reigning world champion under standard chess tournament
rules, to the first robot to autonomously traverse 150 miles of rough
terrain. Techniques, results, and concepts developed under the banner
of AI research have proved to be of fundamental importance in areas
such as economics, philosophy, linguistics, psychology, and logical
analysis. And of course, AI remains a topic of perennial fascination
in popular culture.

Initiated in 1974, the biennial European Conference on Artificial
Intelligence (ECAI) is Europe's premier archival venue for presenting
scientific results in AI.  Organised by the European Coordinating
Committee for AI (ECCAI), the ECAI conference provides an opportunity
for researchers to present and hear about the very best research in
contemporary AI. As well as a full programme of technical papers,
ECAI-2010 will include the Prestigious Applications of Intelligent
Systems conference (PAIS), the Starting AI Researcher Symposium
(STAIRS), and an extensive programme of workshops, tutorials, and
invited speakers. (Separate calls are issued for PAIS, STAIRS, and
workshops.)

ECAI-2010 will be held in the beautiful and historic city of Lisbon,
Portugal. With excellent opportunities for sightseeing and gastronomy,
Lisbon promises to be a wonderful venue for a memorable conference.

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## TOPICS OF INTEREST                                               ##
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High-quality  original  submissions  are  welcome from  all  areas  of
contemporary 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
* Model-Based Reasoning
* Natural Language Processing
* Perception & Sensing
* Planning & Scheduling
* Robotics
* Uncertainty in AI
* Applications of AI

An extensive list of subtopics is available at the conference website.

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## IMPORTANT DATES                                                  ##
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Deadline for electronic abstracts:	
	Monday,	15 February 2010

Paper submission deadline:	
	Monday,	22 February 2010

Author response period:
	15-16 April 2010

Notification of acceptance/rejection:	
	Friday, 30 April 2010

Conference:
	16-20 August 2010

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

http://www.csc.liv.ac.uk/~mjw/ecai2010.zip

This file unpacks to a directory "ecai2010", and contains LaTeX and
other style files. The file "ecai2010.tex" is an example paper in
LaTeX format using the appropriate styles, and can be used as a
template for ECAI and PAIS submissions.

Each accepted paper will be allocated SIX (6) pages in the
proceedings. ECAI 2010 also accepts posters. Each poster will have TWO
(2) pages allocated in the proceedings. Posters must follow the same
formatting guidelines as full papers. Authors may indicate whether
they want a submitted full paper to be considered as well as a
submitted poster in case of non-acceptance of the full paper.

Reviewing for ECAI 2010 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 2010 review phase.

The proceedings of the ECAI conference, together with those of its
associated symposia, PAIS and STAIRS, will be published and
distributed by IOS Press as a book and as a CD-ROM. The authors will
be responsible for producing camera-ready copies of papers, conforming
to the ECAI 2010 formatting guidelines for inclusion in the
proceedings. At least one author of each accepted paper or poster is
required to attend the conference to present the contribution.

Submission and review of papers for ECAI-2010 will be managed via the
ConfMaster system:

	http://ecai2010.confmaster.net/ -- for the ECAI main conference
	http://pais2010.confmaster.net/ -- for the PAIS conference

ConfMaster will go live for ECAI and PAIS abstracts and submissions on
Friday 15 January 2010. Prior to this date, the sites 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 15 January 2010!

Submission for ECAI/PAIS-2010 is a two stage process:

* The abstracts of all papers for submission should be registered with
the relevant ECAI or PAIS web server no later than Monday 15
February 2010.

* Papers should then be uploaded in PDF format no later than Monday 22
	February 2010.

All submissions will be subject to peer review by the ECAI 2010
Programme Committee, and evaluated on the basis of: relevance;
significance of contribution; technical quality; scholarship; and
quality of presentation.

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 will last two days, between 15-16 April 2010.

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## ORGANISATION	                                                    ##
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Conference chair:

	Helder Coelho (University of Lisbon, Portugal)

ECAI Programme chair:

	Michael Wooldridge (University of Liverpool, United Kingdom)

PAIS Programme chair:

	Rudi Studer (Karlsruhe Institute of Technology, Germany)

STAIRS Programme chair:

	Asuncion Gomez Perez (Technical University of Madrid, Spain)

Workshop Chair:

	Ulle Endriss (University of Amsterdam, The Netherlands)

Local Organisation co-chairs:

	Luis Antunes (University of Lisbon & APPIA, Portugal)
	Joao Balsa (University of Lisbon, Portugal)

Finance co-chairs:

	Luis Antunes (University of Lisbon & APPIA, Portugal)
	Joao Balsa (University of Lisbon, Portugal)

Sponsorship co-chairs:

	Pedro Henriques (University of Minho & APPIA, Portugal)
	Paulo Novais (University of Minho & APPIA, Portugal)

Printing, Publicity & Webmaster chair:

	Cesar Analide (University of Minho & APPIA, Portugal)

Infrastructure co-chairs:

	Luis Correia (University of Lisbon, Portugal)
	Luis Moniz (University of Lisbon, Portugal)

Volunteer & Student Scholarships chair:

	Paulo Trigo (ISEL, Portugal)

Local Workshop & Tutorial chair:

	Paulo Urbano (University of Lisbon, Portugal)

Local STAIRS & PAIS chair:

	Graca Gaspar (University of Lisbon, Portugal)

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

* Baader, Franz [Germany]
* Beetz, Michael [Germany]
* Bosch, Antal van den [Netherlands]
* Bradzil, Pavel [Portugal]
* Declerck, Thierry [Germany]
* van der Gaag, Linda [Netherlands]
* Geffner, Hector [Spain]
* Harmelen, Frank van [Netherlands]
* Hunter, Anthony [UK]
* Ingrand, Felix [France]
* Kraus, Sarit [Israel]
* Lang, Jerome [France]
* Lukasiewicz, Thomas [Austria]
* Marquis, Pierre [France]
* Meseguer, Pedro [Spain]
* Meyer, John-Jules [Netherlands]
* Mladenic, Dunka [Slovenia]
* Plaza, Enric [Spain]
* Poesio, Massimo [UK]
* Refanidis, Ioannis [Greece]
* Rosenschein, Jeff [Israel]
* Rossi, Francesca [Italy]
* Sierra, Carles [Spain]
* Thielschler, Michael [Germany]
* Wilson, Nic [Ireland]
* Wolter, Frank [UK]

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## PLENARY SPEAKERS                                                 ##
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The ECAI-2010 programme will include plenary talks from
internationally leading researchers in AI and cognate
disciplines. Plenary speakers so far confirmed include:

* Ian Horrocks [Oxford University, UK]
* Christos Papadimitriou [UC Berkeley, USA]
* Judea Pearl [UCLA, USA]
* Manuela Veloso [CMU, USA]

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## TUTORIAL SPEAKERS                                                ##
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ECAI-2010 will include a programme of masterclass tutorials from
leading researchers in AI; these tutorials will be *free* to all
ECAI/PAIS/STAIRS delegates. Tutorial speakers so far confirmed
include:

* Sarit Kraus [Bar Ilan University, Israel]
	-- Automated Negotiation

* Ilkka Niemela [Helsinki University of Technology, Finland]
	-- Answer Set Programming

* Joao Marques-Silva [University College Dublin, Ireland]
	-- Boolean Satisfiability & Optimization Algorithms & Applications

More tutorial speakers to be announced soon!