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AISB event Bulletin Item

FINAL CALL FOR PAPERS: Twenty-first European Conference on Artificial Intelligence 18-22 August 2014, Prague, CZECH REPUBLIC


eb Rule Symposium (RuleML) and an extensive programme of  workshops, tutorials,  and invited  
speakers. (Separate  calls are issued for PAIS, STAIRS, tutorials, and workshops.) 
ECAI'14 will be held in the beautiful and historic city of Prague, the capital  of  the Czech  
Republic.   With  excellent opportunities  for sightseeing and  gastronomy, Prague promises  to 
be a  wonderful venue for a memorable conference.

This  call  invites the  submission  of  papers  and posters  for  the technical programme of 

High-quality original  submissions are welcome  from all areas  of AI; the following list of 
topics is indicative only.

Agent-based and Multi-agent Systems
Constraints, Satisfiability, and Search
Knowledge Representation, Reasoning, and Logic
Machine Learning and Data Mining
Natural Language Processing
Planning and Scheduling
Robotics, Sensing, and Vision
Uncertainty in AI
Web and Knowledge-based Information Systems
Multidisciplinary Topics

Both  long  (6-page)  and  short (2-page)  papers  can  be  submitted. Whereas  long papers  
should report  on substantial  research results, short  papers are  intended  for highly  
promising  but possibly  more preliminary  work. Short  papers  will be  presented  in poster  
form. Rejected long papers will be considered for the short paper track.

Submitted papers must be formatted according to ECAI'14 guidelines and submitted electronically 
through the ECAI'14 paper submission site. Full  instructions  including  formatting  guidelines  
and  electronic templates are available on the ECAI'14 website.

Paper submission: 1 March 2014
Author feedback: 14-18 April 2014
Notification of acceptance/rejection: 9 May 2014
Camera-ready copy due: 30 May 2014

The proceedings of ECAI'14 will be published by IOS Press.

Best papers go AIJ
The authors of the best papers (and runner ups) of ECAI'14 will be  invited to submit an extended 
version of their paper to the Artificial  Intelligence Journal.

Conference Secretariat
GUARANT International
Na Pankrci 17
140 21 Prague 4
Tel: +420 284 001 444, Fax: +420 284 001 448