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AISB event Bulletin Item

CALL FOR PAPERS: 26th Australasian Joint Conference on Artificial Intelligence, 3-6 December, 2013, Dunedin, NEW ZEALAND

AI 2013

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 in Multi-Agent Systems (PRIMA 2013,
and the 1st New Zealand Agent School (

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

 * 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 be
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

Important Dates:

*** Note extended deadline and change to notification date ***

Submissions due: 21 July (AWST: Australian Western Standard Time)
Notifications: 4 September
Camera-ready copy due: 18 September
Early registration: 31 October
1st NZ Agent School: 1 December
Doctoral consortium: 2 December
Workshops and tutorials: 3 December
Conference: 4-6 December