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1st CALL FOR PAPERS: Artificial Intelligence: Methodology, Systems, Applications, 13-15th Sep, 2012, Varna, BULGARIA

http://www.aimsaconference.org

15th International Conference on Artificial Intelligence: Methodology, Systems, Applications (AIMSA 2012)

The AIMSA conference series has provided a biennial forum for the presentation of Artificial 
intelligence research and development since 1984. The conference, which is held in Bulgaria, 
covers the full range of topics in Artificial Intelligence and related disciplines and provides 
an ideal forum for international scientific exchange between Central/Eastern Europe and the rest 
of the world.


As its name indicates, the conference is dedicated to Artificial Intelligence in its entirety. 
However, for AIMSA 2012, we would like to put the emphasis on the application and leverage of 
Artificial Intelligence technologies in the context of knowledge creation, accessing, acquiring, 
and sharing to empower individuals and communities. A number of AI techniques play a key role in 
responding to these challenges. Artificial Intelligence is extensively used in the development of 
systems for effective management and flexible and personalized access to large knowledge bases, 
in the semantic web technologies that enable sharing and reuse of and reasoning over semantically 
annotated resources, in the emerging social semantic web applications that aid humans to 
collaboratively build semantics, in the construction of intelligent environments for supporting 
(human and agent) learning, etc. In building such intelligent applications, Artificial
Intelligence techniques are typically combined with results from other disciplines such as the
social sciences, distributed systems, databases, digital libraries, information retrieval, service 
oriented applications, etc.


TOPICS

The conference welcomes submissions of original, high quality papers in all areas of Artificial 
Intelligence, including but not limited to:


        * AI in education

        * Ambient intelligence

        * Automated reasoning

        * Computer vision

        * Data mining and data analysis

        * Data semantics

        * Dialogue management and argumentation

        * Distributed AI

        * Human-computer interaction and AI

        * Information integration

        * Information retrieval

        * Intelligent decision support

        * Intelligent user interfaces

        * Knowledge engineering

        * Knowledge representation and reasoning

        * Large scale knowledge management

        * Logic and constraint programming

        * Machine learning

        * Multi-agent systems

        * Multimedia systems

        * Natural language processing

        * Neural networks

        * Ontologies (creating, linking, merging, reconciliation)

        * Planning

        * Robotics

        * Semantic interoperability

        * Semantic web for e-business and e-learning

        * Semantic web services (description, invocation, composition)

        * Social desktop and personalisation

        * Social network analysis

        * Tools and methodologies for multi-agent software systems

        * Trust, privacy, and security on the web

        * Visualization and modelling and AI

        * Web-based technology and AI


All submissions will be subject to academic peer review by at least two members of the program 
committee. Selection criteria include accuracy and originality of ideas, clarity and significance 
of results, and quality of presentation.


For each accepted paper, at least one author is required to attend the conference to present the paper.


IMPORTANT DATES

Submission deadline:            June 03, 2012  

Notification of acceptance:   June 24, 2012

Deadline for camera-ready:  July 07, 2012

Conference:                           September 13-15, 2012


SUBMISSION DETAILS

Papers have to be submitted electronically (in PDF format) to the address: 
Allan.Ramsay@manchester.ac.uk


Papers should be written in English and should be no more than 10 pages, font Times 11pt. 
Authors are requested to follow the LNCS Style. The first page should contain the title of 
the paper, names and addresses of all authors (including e-mail), an abstract (100-150 words) 
and a list of keywords.


Submissions should describe original research. Papers accepted for presentation at AIMSA 2012 
cannot be presented or have been presented at another meeting with publicly available published 
proceedings. Papers that are being submitted to other conferences must indicate this on the title 
page, as must papers that contain significant overlap with previously published work.


Over lengthy or late submissions will be rejected without review. Notification of receipt and 
acceptance of papers will be sent to the first author.


PROCEEDINGS

The proceedings will be published by Springer-Verlag in their Lecture Notes in Artificial 
Intelligence subline of the Lecture Notes in Computer Science series.


LANGUAGE

The official language of the conference is English.


LOCATION

AIMSA will be held at the Golden Sands Tourist Complex, 18 km from the north-east of Varna and 24 
km from Varna airport. More information is available in the brochure at the conference web site.


PROGRAMME COMMITTEE CHAIR

Allan Ramsay

University of Manchester, Manchester, UK

E-mail: Allan.Ramsay@manchester.ac.uk


LOCAL ORGANIZING COMMITTEE CHAIR

Gennady Agre 

Institute of Information and Communication Technologies

Bulgarian Academy of Sciences

Acad. G. Bonchev 2, 1113 Sofia, Bulgaria

E-mail:  agre@iinf.bas.bg

Phone: +359 28700118

Fax:     +359 28707273


PROGRAMME COMMITTEE


Gennady
 Agre
 Institute of Information and Communication Technologies, Bulgaria
 
Galia
 Angelova
 Institute of Information and Communication Technologies, Bulgaria
 
Annalisa
 Appice
 Universit degli Studi di Bari, Italy
 
Franz
 Baader
 Technische Universitat - Dresden, Germany
 
Roman
 Bartak
 Charles University, Czech Republic
 
Gavin
 Brown
 University of Manchester, UK
 
Stefano
 Cerri
 Montpellier Laboratory of Informatics, Robotics, and Micro-electronics, France
 
Silvia
 Coradeschi
 Orebro University, Sweden
 
Ulises
 Cortes
 Universitat Politecnica de Catalunya, Spain
 
Dan
 Cristea
 Alexandru Ioan Cuza University, Romania 
 
Christo
 Dichev
 Winston-Salem State University,  USA
 
Darina
 Dicheva
 Winston-Salem State University, USA
 
Vania
 Dimitrova
 School of Computing, University of Leeds, UK
 
Danail
 Dochev
 Institute of Information and Communication Technologies, Bulgaria
 
Ben
 DuBoulay
 University of Sussex, UK
 
Stefan
 Edelkamp
 Technische Universitat - Dortmund,  Germany
 
Floriana
 Esposito
 Universit degli Studi di Bari, Italy
 
Andreas
 Herzig
 Toulouse Institute of Computer Science Research, France
 
Joerg
 Hoffmann
 INRIA Nancy, France
 
Vladimir
 Khoroshevsky
 Computer Centre of Russian Academy of Sciences,  Russia
 
Igor
 Kononenko
 University of Ljubljana,  Slovenia
 
Irena
 Koprinska
 School of Information Technologies, University of Sydney, Australia
 
Oliver
 Kutz
 University of Bremen, Germany
 
Ruben
 Lara
 Telefonica R&D, Spain
 
Derek
 Long
 University of Strathclyde, UK
 
Zdravko
 Markov
 Central Connecticut State University, USA
 
Radoslav
 Pavlov
 Institute of Mathematics and Informatics, Bulgaria
 
Enric
 Plaza
 Artificial Intelligence Research Institute, CSIC, Spain
 
Ian
 Pratt-Hartmann
 University of Manchester, UK
 
Allan
 Ramsay
 University of Manchester, UK
 
Ioannis
 Refanidis
 University of Macedonia, Greece
 
Francesca
 Rossi
 University of Padova, Italy
 
Paolo
 Rosso
 Universidad Politecnica de Valencia, Spain
 
Marco
 Rospocher
 Center for Information Technology, Fondazione Bruno Kessler, Italy 
 
Evgeni
 Smirnov
 University of Maastricht, The Netherlands
 
Doina
 Tatar
 "Babes-Bolyai" University of Cluj, Romania
 
Annette
 ten Teije
 Free University Amsterdam, The Netherlands
 
Dan
 Tufis
 Research Institute for Artificial Intelligence, Romania
 

ORGANISERS

Bulgarian Artificial Intelligence Association

Institute of Information and Communication Technologies at the Bulgarian Academy of Sciences 
(IICT  BAS)