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AISB event Bulletin Item

CFP: Neural-Symbolic Learning and Reasoning (NeSy'10)

Sixth International Workshop on Neural-Symbolic Learning and Reasoning

Workshop at AAAI-10, Atlanta, Georgia, July 2010

=== Pedro Domingos will be Keynote Speaker ===

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;
   * Integration of logic and probabilities in neural networks;
   * Structured learning and relational learning in neural networks;
   * Applications in robotics, simulation, fraud prevention, semantic
web, fault diagnosis, bioinformatics, etc.


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 3 pages in the case of position papers (including figures, bibliography and appendices) in AAAI-10 format as described in the AAAI-10 author instructions. Submissions are not anonymous. All submitted papers will be judged based on their quality, relevance, originality, significance, and soundness. Papers must be submitted via easychair in PDF format at .


Accepted 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.


Accepted papers will be published in official workshop proceedings,
which will be distributed during the workshop. Authors of the best
papers will be invited to submit a revised and extended version of their
papers to the Journal of Logic and Computation, Learning and Reasoning

Important Dates

Deadline for paper submission: March 29, 2010
Notification of acceptance: April 19, 2010
Camera-ready paper due: April 26, 2010
Workshop date: July 11 or July 12, 2010 (to be determined)
AAAI-10 main conference dates: July 11th to 15th, 2010


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.

Keynote Speaker

Pedro Domingos, University of Washington, U.S.A.

Workshop Organisers

Artur d'Avila Garcez (City University London, UK)
Pascal Hitzler (Wright State University, Dayton, OH, U.S.A.)
Luis Lamb (Universidade Federal do Rio Grande do Sul, Brazil)

Programme Committee

Sebastian Bader, University of Rostock, Germany
Howard Blair, Syracuse University, New York, U.S.A.
Claudia d'Amato, University of Bari, Italy
Ben Goertzel, Novamente LLC, U.S.A.
Barbara Hammer, TU Clausthal, Germany
Ioannis Hatzilygeroudis, University of Patras, Greece
Steffen Hlldobler, TU Dresden, Germany
Henrik Jacobsson, Google
Kristian Kersting, Fraunhofer IAIS, Sankt Augustin, Germany
Ekaterina Komendantskaya, Sophia Antipolis, France
Kai-Uwe Khnberger, University of Osnabrck, Germany
Florian Roehrbein, Albert Einstein College of Medicine, New York,
Anthony K. Seda, University College Cork, Ireland
Hava Siegelmann, University of Massachusetts Amherst, U.S.A.
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 Artur
d'Avila Garcez at