CALL FOR PAPERS AIMSA 2018
The 18th International Conference on Artificial Intelligence: Methodology, Systems, Applications
- AI and Deep Learning -
Golden Sands resort, Varna, Bulgaria, 12-14th September, 2018
Initiated in 1984, the biennial Artificial Intelligence: Methodology, Systems, Applications (AIMSA) conference is a premier forum for exchanging information and research results on AI theory and principles along with applications of intelligent system technology. The conference traditionally brings together academic and industrial researchers from all areas of AI to share their ideas and experiences and learn about the research in contemporary AI. As its name indicates, the conference is dedicated to Artificial Intelligence in its entirety. However, for AIMSA 2018, we would like to put an emphasis on Deep Learning (DL) as it has been used successfully in many applications, and is considered one of the most cutting-edge machine learning and AI techniques at the moment. Of course, the focus on DL does not preclude submission of papers on other interesting topics and approaches in AI.
The 18th edition of AIMSA will be held in the beautiful Varna area, Bulgaria. With excellent opportunities for outdoor activities, water sports and gastronomy, Varna promises to be a wonderful venue for a memorable conference.
The conference welcomes submissions of original, high quality papers in all areas of Artificial Intelligence, including (but not limited to) traditional topics such as search, machine learning, planning, knowledge representation, reasoning, natural language processing, robotics and perception, multiagent systems, etc.
We especially welcome papers on end-to-end learning; multi-task learning; cross- and multi-modal learning; combinations of DL and knowledge-based approaches; transparency, explainability, stability and provability of DL; DL meta-learning in AI etc., as well as papers that bring useful computational technologies from other areas of computer science into 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.
The best paper of the conference will receive the Best Paper Award during the conference.
Submission deadline: May 20, 2018 Notification of acceptance: June 17, 2018 Deadline for camera-ready: July 1, 2018 Conference: September 12-14, 2018
AIMSA 2018 Proceedings will be by Springer in their Lecture Notes in Artificial Intelligence subline of the Lecture Notes in Computer Science series.
Extended versions of AIMSA 2018 selected papers will be published by MDPI, Switzerland, in a special issue of “Information” (ISSN 2078-2489) – an Open Access Journal of Information Science (http://www.mdpi.com/journal/information/special_issues/AIMSA_2018.).
PROGRAMME COMMITTEE CHAIR
Josef van Genabith The German Research Center for Artificial Intelligence DFKI
Feiyu Xu AI Lab, Lenovo Research, Lenovo Group, China John D. Kelleher Dublin Institute of Technology, Ireland Milica Gasic University of Cambridge, UK
Workshop on Artificial Intelligence in Bioinformatics – 11th of September, 2018 http://www.aimsaconference.org/workshop.php
The official language of the conference is English.
Golden Sands is a modern resort with traditions, and history going back 50 years. A unique blend of lovely nature park, warm sea, and fine golden sand! Golden Sands is the winner of a "Blue Flag" - a prestigious international award for environmentally clean resorts
The AIMSA'2018 registration fee includes attendance to AIMSA'2018 technical sessions, a copy of the AIMSA'2018 proceedings, welcome reception, working lunches, coffee-breaks and the conference dinner.
Registration fees (before August 1st)
Regular fee AIMSA 400 Euro Student/PhD Student AIMSA 300 Euro Regular fee WORKSHOP 150 Euro Regular fee AIMSA & WORKSHOP 500 Euro Student/PhD Student AIMSA & WORKSHOP 400 Euro
Bulgarian Artificial Intelligence Association will provide several grants for PhD students and young researchers. The grant covers the conference fee.
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 at iinf.bas.bg Phone: +359 28700118 Fax: +359 28707273
Bulgarian Artificial Intelligence Association Institute of Information and Communication Technologies at the Bulgarian Academy of Sciences (IICT – BAS)