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AISB event Bulletin Item

2nd CALL FOR PAPERS & POSTERS: 32nd SGAI International Conference on Innovative Techniques and Applications of Artificial Intelligence, Dec 11th-13th 2012, Cambridge, UK

Organised by BCS SGAI: The British Computer Society Specialist Group on Artificial Intelligence (an ECCAI Member Society)

AI-2012 is the thirty-second SGAI International Conference on Innovative Techniques and Applications
of Artificial Intelligence. 

The scope of the conference comprises the whole range of AI technologies and application areas. 
AI-2012 reviews recent technical advances in AI technologies and shows how these advances have 
been applied to solve business problems. Key features are: 

- Papers will be published in book form by Springer. 

- The Technical Stream presents the best of recent developments in AI, covering a wide range of technical areas. 

- The Application Stream is the largest annual showcase in Europe of real applications using AI technology. 

- It is expected that the best papers will be reprinted in a special issue of an international journal. 

- The Poster Session is a forum for disseminating new developments and latest work in progress, 
especially suited to MSc and PhD students. 

- Prizes for Best Paper in each stream and Best Poster. 

- The programme also includes tutorials and workshops to provide greater depth in selected topics. 
(These are free to delegates of the main conference, but separate registration is also available.) 

- UKCBR-12, the 17th UK CBR Workshop, will be co-located with AI- 2012. 

- FAIRS-2012, the sixth annual forum for AI research students will immediately precede the AI-2012 
conference at Peterhouse College on December 10th, 2012. The aim of FAIRS is to support student 
members of the  AI community providing advice and feedback on their research plans and work. This 
event is free of charge for research students and no conference registration is required. 

- In addition to the formal sessions, the conference programme includes a welcome reception and a 
Gala Dinner. 

AI-2012 offers a valuable opportunity to keep up to date with developments in AI and to share 
experiences in the practical issues of developing AI systems. 

- Paper/Poster Submission: Tuesday 29th May 2012

- Notification of Acceptance: Monday 16th July 2012 

- Camera Ready Paper: Tuesday 28th August 2012 

Contributions are invited in the form of papers of up to fourteen A4 pages presenting original 
work in AI. Contributions may be submitted to either of two streams for oral presentation, or a 
parallel poster session (six pages maximum). 

Technical Stream 

Areas of interest include (but are not restricted to): knowledge engineering; semantic web; 
constraint satisfaction; intelligent agents; machine learning; model based reasoning; verification 
and validation of AI systems; natural language understanding; speech- enabled systems; case based 
reasoning; neural networks; genetic algorithms; data mining and knowledge discovery in databases; 
knowledge representation, inference and reasoning; robotics and pervasive computing; qualitative 
and temporal reasoning; knowledge management; AI languages and environments; robotics and pervasive

Application Stream 

Case studies are welcomed describing the application of AI to real- world problems. Papers in 
recent years have covered all application domains, including commerce, manufacturing and government,
and every major AI technique. In addition to case studies and specific applications of AI, we 
would welcome papers that discuss issues such as managing the transfer from research to production 
of AI-based products. Papers are selected to highlight critical areas of success (and failure) and 
to present the benefits and lessons of value to other developers. Submitted papers should make 
these points clear.

Guidance notes for Application Stream authors are available from the website. 

Poster Session 

The Poster Session is intended for the presentation of work which meets the high standards of the 
conference, but which is more topical and preliminary than the work presented in the main two 
streams. It is an excellent forum for disseminating new developments and latest work in progress, 
especially suited to MSc and PhD students. Poster papers will be included as short papers (maximum 
6 pages) in the proceedings volumes. Papers submitted to the Technical and Application streams 
will automatically be considered as posters if they fall short of the standard for oral 
presentation in full form. 

Publication of Papers 

Papers accepted for presentation at the conference will be published in book form by Springer. 

- The books will be prepared from camera-ready copy supplied by the authors of accepted papers. 

- Formatting specifications for the proceedings have been provided by the publisher and are 
available from the conference website. 

Submission of Papers 

Papers must be prepared in either Microsoft Word or Latex. Initial versions of papers should be 
submitted in PDF format only and uploaded to the conference website by the deadline given above at 
the latest.
There are revised Word macro and Latex style files compared with previous years. 

- At least one author of each accepted paper must register for and attend the conference to 
present it in person, for the paper to be published. 

- Presenting authors will be asked to register for the conference at the discounted speakers' rate 
when they return the final camera-ready printed versions of their papers. 

Tutorials & workshops 

The Conference Committee invites proposals for tutorials and workshops to be presented on the first
day of the conference. These should be directed in the first instance to the Tutorial/Workshop 


There are cash prizes for the best paper submitted in each stream and a trophy plus a cash prize 
for the best poster, awarded on the basis of delegate voting. There is also a prize for the best 
refereed paper written by a student. 

All further information including details of the conference committee, program committees, paper 
format and uploading instructions is given on the conference website.