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AISB event Bulletin Item

2nd CALL FOR PAPERS: "Neural-Symbolic Learning and Reasoning", 17 July 2011, Spain

Contact: Prof. Pascal Hitzler, pascal@pascal-hitzler.de

7th International Workshop on Neural-Symbolic Learning and Reasoning(NeSy.11) In conjunction with IJCAI, Barcelona, Spain

Following the success of NeSy 2010 at AAAI, Atlanta, please find below a call for papers for NeSy 2011, which will take place in conjunction with IJCAI, Barcelona, 17 July 2011.

(A NeSy'10 workshop report is available at

The Workshop on Neural-Symbolic Learning and Reasoning attracts researchers and practitioners from different areas such as Neural Computation, Artificial Intelligence, Logic, Complex Networks, Cognitive Science, Computer Vision, Fraud Prevention, Semantic Web, Verification and Validation. NeSy is intended to create an atmosphere of exchange of ideas, providing a forum for the presentation and discussion of the key multidisciplinary topics related to neural-symbolic integration. Topics of interest include:

1. Representation and computation of symbolic knowledge by neural networks; 2. Machine learning for neural-symbolic networks; 3. Knowledge extraction from complex networks; 4. Logical reasoning in neural-symbolic networks; 5. New neuro-symbolic cognitive models; 6. Uncertainty in neural-symbolic networks; 7. Biologically-inspired neuro-symbolic integration; 8. Applications in robotics, simulation, fraud prevention, semantic web, fault diagnosis, bioinformatics, etc.


You are invited to submit papers in pdf format through easychair
at: http://www.easychair.org/conferences/?conf=nesy11.
Submitted papers must not have been published elsewhere and should not exceed 6 pages in the case of research and experience papers or 3 pages in the case of position papers. All submitted papers will be refereed based on their quality, relevance, originality, significance and soundness.

Keynote Talk

Robert Kowalski: The Connection Graph method as a Symbolic-Connectionist Model of the Mind


Accepted papers must be presented during the workshop. The workshop will also include extra time for discussion, allowing the audience to get a better understanding of the issues, challenges and ideas being presented.


Accepted papers will be published by CEUR and will be included in the 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 paper to the Journal of Logic and Computation, reasoning and learning corner, A. S. d'Avila Garcez and L.
Valiant (eds.), Oxford University Press.

Important Dates

Paper submission deadline: 18 April 2011 Notification of acceptance: 13 May 2011 Camera-ready paper due: 20 May 2011 Workshop date: 17 July 2011
IJCAI-11 dates: 16 to 22 July 2011

Workshop Organisers

Artur d.Avila Garcez (City University London, UK) Pascal Hitzler (Kno.e.sis Center, Wright State University, Dayton, USA) Luis C. Lamb (Universidade Federal do Rio Grande do Sul, Brazil)

Workshop Website: http://www.neural-symbolic.org/NeSy11/