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AISB event Bulletin Item

FINAL CALL FOR PAPERS: 26th Australasian Joint Conference on AI, 3-6 Dec 2013, Dunedin, NEW ZEALAND

Since the first AI Conference took place in Sydney in 1987, the series of annual Australasian 
Joint Conferences on Artificial Intelligence has become the premier event for Artificial 
Intelligence researchers in Australasia and one of the major international forums on AI worldwide. 
In 2008 the AI conference was hosted in New Zealand for the first time, in Auckland. In 2013 the 
26th Australasian Joint Conference on Artificial Intelligence returns to New Zealand, and will be 
held in Dunedin, hosted by the University of Otago.

AI 2013 will be co-located with the 16th International Conference on Principles and Practice of 
Multi-Agent Systems (PRIMA 2013):

Prospective authors are invited to submit original research and application papers in any area 
of Artificial Intelligence, including but not limited to the following:

* Agent-based and multiagent systems

* AI applications and innovations

* Cognitive modelling and computer human interaction

* Commonsense reasoning

* Computer vision

* Constraint satisfaction, search, and optimisation

* Evolutionary computation

* Game playing and interactive entertainment

* Information retrieval, integration, and extraction

* Knowledge acquisition and ontologies

* Knowledge representation and reasoning

* Machine learning and data mining

* Model-based systems

* Multidisciplinary AI

* Natural language processing

* Planning and scheduling

* Robotics

* Social choice

* Uncertainty in AI

* Web and information systems

All papers should be submitted electronically in PDF format and formatted using Springer's 
manuscript submission guidelines:

Submitted papers should not exceed 12 pages and should not be under review or submitted for 
publication elsewhere during the review period. All papers will be peer reviewed by at least 
three independent referees. Reviews will be double blind; authors must avoid including anything 
that can be used to identify them.

Submission will be through the EasyChair conference management system at the following URL:

All accepted papers submitted to the Conference will be published by Springer in the Lecture 
Notes in Artificial Intelligence (LNAI) series. At least one author of each accepted paper 
is required to register for the conference and to present the paper.

Important Dates:

Submissions Due: 1 July 2013

Notifications: 19 August 2013

Camera-Ready: 14 September 2013

Early Registration: 31 October 2013

Conference: 3-6 December 2013