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AISB event Bulletin Item

CALL FOR PAPERS: "General Artificial Intelligence", 10-13 Oct 2011, PORTUGAL

GAI@EPIA 2011, Lisbon, Portugal

EPIA 2011 will include a thematic track on General Artificial Intelligence, which is focused on 
general methodologies and architectures for intelligent systems but will also accept submissions 
on ALL subareas of artificial intelligence not covered by the other thematic tracks. Of particular
relevance to this track are papers on issues that arise in the design and construction of complex 
artificial intelligent agents, integrating such component technologies as planning and scheduling;
knowledge representation and reasoning; language, dialogue, perception; goal-driven action; machine
learning; constraints, satisfiability and search; and Web and Knowledge-based Information Systems.
This includes, but is not limited to human-level intelligent agents. All available paths are welcome,
including theoretical and experimental computer science, cognitive science, neuroscience, and 
innovative interdisciplinary methodologies. *Topics of Interest include, but are not limited to:
* Art and Music Brain Sciences Case-by-case Problem-Solving Cognitive architectures Coherence of 
Integrative/Hybrid Systems Computer-Aided Education Connecting Sensorimotor and Concept-level 
Cognition Context Context Evaluation and Comparison of GAI Projects Foundations and Theory 
Human-Computer Interaction Intelligent Database Systems Intelligent user interfaces Language 
Processing based on GAI Lifelong and Multi-Strategy Learning Management of Complex Goal Structures
Multimodal communication Philosophical and Ethical Issues Real-Time Systems Security and Privacy 
Semantic Web The Role of Embodiment in GAI Validation and Verification Virtual characters

*Important Dates*
10.MAY.2011 . Paper submission.
10.JUN.2011 . Acceptance notification.
01.JUL.2011 . Camera-ready papers.
10-13.OCT.2011 . Conference.

*Formatting Instructions*
Papers must be submitted in PDF (Adobe's Portable Document Format) and formatted according to the 
Springer's LNCS/LNAI guidelines
( and must not exceed 15 pages.

The review process is double-blinded. Therefore, authors must remove their names from the submitted
papers and should take reasonable care not to indirectly disclose their identity. Accepted papers 
must be presented at the conference by one of the authors and at least one author of each accepted
paper must register for the conference. The best papers will be published in a volume of Lecture 
Notes in Artificial Intelligence  (LNAI) by Springer (proceedings indexed by the Thomson ISI Web 
of Knowledge). All other accepted papers will be published in the local proceedings.

*Organising Committee*
     * Luis Antunes, Universidade de Lisboa
     * H. Sofia Pinto, Instituto Superior Tcnico
*Programme Committee*
Amlcar Cardoso (UC, Portugal)
Ana Paiva (IST, Portugal)
Arlindo Oliveira (IST, Portugal)
Carlos Ramos (IPP, Portugal)
Ernesto Costa (UC, Portugal)
Eugnio Oliveira (UP, Portugal)
Gabriel Pereira Lopes (UNL, Portugal)
Gael Dias (UBI, Portugal)
Helder Coelho (UL, Portugal)
Jos Carlos Maia Neves (UM, Portugal)
Jos Carlos Prncipe (USF, USA)
Lus Camarinha-Matos (UNL, Portugal
Lus Correia (UL, Portugal)
Lus Rocha (Indiana University, USA)
Lus Seabra Lopes (UA, Portugal)
Manuela Veloso (CMU, USA)
Pavel Brazdil (UP, Portugal)
Pedro Barahona (UNL, Portugal)
Pedro Rangel Henriques (UM, Portugal)
Salvador Abreu (UE, Portugal)

Helena Sofia Pinto                  Phone + 351 - 21 - 3100388

Instituto Superior Tecnico
Departamento de Eng. Informatica
Av. Rovisco Pais
1049-001 Lisboa

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1000-029 Lisboa