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AISB event Bulletin Item

CFP: BNAIC 2010 extended deadline


BNAIC 2010
The 22nd Benelux Conference on Artificial Intelligence
Luxembourg, October 25-26 2010

Organised by:
Computer Science and Communication Research Unit (CSC), University of Luxembourg
Interdisciplinary Centre for Security, Reliability and Trust (SnT),
University of Luxembourg
Centre de Recherche Public Henri Tudor


BNAIC is an international scientific conference for research in
Artificial Intelligence.
The BNAIC conferences series was initiated in 1988 by the Netherlands
Association for Artificial Intelligence (later incorporating Belgium
and Luxembourg to become the Benelux Association for AI) in order to
promote research in AI among Benelux AI researchers, scientists and
engineers in related disciplines. This year we are delighted to bring
BNAIC for the first time to the Grand Duchy of Luxembourg. According
to the success of previous years, BNAIC 2010 will include invited
speakers, research and industry presentations and project

Invited speakers

Jerome Lang (CNRS, Universite Paris-Dauphine, France)
Michael Mateas (University of California, Santa Cruz, USA)


Authors are invited to submit papers on all aspects of artificial
intelligence. Possible topics of submissions include, but are not
limited to:

   * AI for Ambient Intelligence
   * AI for Games & Entertainment
   * Embodied Artificial Intelligence
   * Intelligent Agents & Multi-Agent Systems
   * Knowledge Representation
   * Ontologies
   * Semantic Web-Techniques & Technologies
   * Knowledge Management
   * Knowledge-based Systems
   * Logic in AI
   * Logic Programming
   * Natural Language Processing
   * Speech & Image Processing & Understanding
   * Cognitive Modelling
   * Reinforcement Learning
   * Planning & Scheduling
   * Knowledge Discovery and Data Mining
   * Machine Learning
   * Classification
   * Clustering
   * Pattern Discovery
   * Process Mining
   * Visualization
   * Case-Based Reasoning
   * Constraint Programming
   * Evolutionary Algorithms
   * Neural Networks
   * Verification & Validation
   * Search & Retrieval
   * Personalization & Adaptation
   * Recommender systems
   * Hybrid Intelligent Systems
   * AI in law, music, art, education, tutoring, medicine,
bioinformatics, software, e-commerce, logistics, robotics, and other
business & industry applications.

Important Dates

* Paper submissions: June 13, 2010
* Author notification: August 8, 2010
* Camera-ready papers: September 15, 2010
* Author registration: September 15, 2010
* Early registration: September 25, 2010
* Conference dates: October 25-26, 2010

Submission details

Researchers are invited to submit unpublished original research, but
high-quality research results possibly already published in
international conferences or journals are also welcome.
Three types of submissions are invited:


Papers presenting new original work. Submitted papers should not
exceed a length of 8 pages. These papers will be reviewed on overall
quality and relevance. A-Papers can be accepted for either oral or
poster presentation. All accepted papers will be fully published in
the proceedings.


Papers that have been accepted after June 1st, 2009 for AI-related
refereed conferences or journals can be resubmitted and will be
accepted as compressed contributions. Authors are invited to submit
the officially published version (without page restriction) together
with a one or two-page abstract. B-Papers will be accepted for either
oral or poster presentation. The abstract of the paper will be
published in the proceedings. Every author may submit at most one
B-paper of which they are the corresponding author, and only if they
do not submit any A-paper as corresponding author.


Proposals for demonstrations will be evaluated based on submitted
demonstration summaries stating the following: the purpose of the
system to be demonstrated, its user groups, the organization or
project for which it is developed, the developers, and the technology
used. In addition, the system requirements and the duration of the
demo (not exceeding 30 minutes) should be mentioned. Especially master
students are encouraged to submit papers presenting their applications
and experiences. The maximum size of demonstration summaries is 2
pages (in English).

Papers and demonstration summaries should be submitted electronically
via Easychair (
by June 13th, 2010. See for
more details. Submission implies willingness of at least one author to
register for BNAIC'10 and present the paper. For each paper, a
separate author registration is required. Authors keep the copyright
of their submissions. The BNAIC Proceedings are published under ISSN
series number 1568-7805.

General Chairs

Pascal Bouvry (University of Luxembourg)
Eric Dubois (CRP Henri Tudor, Luxembourg)
Thibaud Latour (CRP Henri Tudor, Luxembourg)
Leon van der Torre (University of Luxembourg)

Program Chairs

Richard Booth (University of Luxembourg)
Gregoire Danoy (University of Luxembourg)
Benjamin Gateau (CRP Henri Tudor, Luxembourg)
Isabelle Jars (CRP Henri Tudor, Luxembourg)
Djamel Khadraoui (CRP Henri Tudor, Luxembourg)
Marcin Seredynski (University of Luxembourg)