[Elsnet-list] ECAI 2012: 2nd CFP

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## ECAI-2012 ##            Call for Papers             ## ECAI-2012 ##
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The Twentieth European Conference on Artificial Intelligence

27-31 August 2012

Montpellier, France

http://www2.lirmm.fr/ecai2012/

Deadline for submission of papers:  6 March 2012

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## INTRODUCTION                                                     ##
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ECAI  is the biennial  European  Conference on Artificial Intelligence
organized  by  the European  Coordinating   Committee  for  Artificial
Intelligence   (ECCAI);   it  is  the  premier  forum  for  presenting
Artificial Intelligence results in Europe. The twentieth conference in
this series, ECAI 2012, will take place in Montpellier (France) August
27-31.

ECAI 2012  will  gather  researchers  and  practitioners of Artificial
Intelligence from  all  over  the  world; they will present the latest
results  and  identify new  trends  and challenges in all subfields of
Artificial Intelligence as well as demonstrate innovative applications
and uses of advanced Artificial Intelligence  technology. In  addition
to  the  main technical  track,  ECAI 2012  will  feature  keynote and
invited  talks,  invited  tutorials,  an elaborate workshop program, a
system demonstration  track, a Turing  centenary celebration, in which
we will celebrate the 100th anniversary of the  birth of  Alan  Turing
and his influence on Artificial Intelligence, and a special session on
Highlights of European AI,  to  celebrate the 20th ECAI conference and
25  years  of  AI Communications. ECAI 2012 will  also feature the 6th
STAIRS (STarting AI Researcher Symposium) and the 6th PAIS (Conference
on Prestigious Applications of Intelligent Systems) as sub-conferences.

ECAI-2012 will be held in the beautiful city of Montpellier, France.
With  excellent  opportunities  for  sightseeing  and      gastronomy,
Montpellier   promises  to   be   a wonderful   venue  for a memorable
conference.

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## SUBMISSIONS                                                      ##
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ECAI 2012 welcomes submissions of technical papers to the main track.
Submitted papers should present original, high-quality and  previously
unpublished results on  Artificial Intelligence.
Submissions are  welcome from  all areas  of AI; the following list of
topics is indicative only.

* Agents & Multiagent Systems
* Case-Based Reasoning
* Cognitive Modeling & Interaction
* Constraints & Search
* Knowledge Representation & Reasoning
* Machine Learning & Data Mining
* Model-Based Reasoning
* Natural Language Processing
* Perception & Sensing
* Planning & Scheduling
* Robotics
* Uncertainty in AI
* Applications of AI

ECAI 2012  especially encourages   submissions that  cross  discipline
boundaries  within Artificial Intelligence,  and  between   Artificial
Intelligence and other disciplines.

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 not be considered for the short paper track.

ECAI  2012  also  welcomes  submissions of  proposals  for  workshops,
descriptions  of   system-demonstrations,    papers   on   prestigious
applications of AI for PAIS, and contributions of starting researchers
in AI for STAIRS; cf. the separate calls for these tracks.

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## IMPORTANT DATES            ECAI Technical Program                ##
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Paper submission deadline:
     Tuesday, 6 March  2012

Author response period between(indicative):
       18-23 April 2012

Notification of acceptance/rejection:
     Monday, 21 May 2012

Camera-ready paper due:
     Sunday, 3 June 2012

Conference:
     27-31 August 2012

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## PAPER FORMATTING & SUBMISSION INFORMATION                        ##
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Long papers  must  not exceed SIX (6) and short papers must not exceed
TWO (2) pages in camera-ready format for ECAI. Over-length submissions
will be rejected without review. Papers for ECAI should be   submitted
using the ECAI  formatting style;  details of  the style are available
at:

  http://people.cs.kuleuven.be/~luc.deraedt/ecai2012-style.zip

This file unpacks to  a   directory "ecai2012", and contains LaTeX and
other style files.    The   file "ecai2012.tex" is an example paper in
LaTeX  format  using  the  appropriate styles,  and  can  be used as a
template  for  ECAI  submissions. A  Microsoft  Word  template is also
available.

Reviewing for ECAI 2012 will be blind: reviewers will not be presented
with the identity of paper authors. To allow for blind review,  author
names in a submitted paper or poster should be replaced by the  unique
tracking number assigned by the conference  website at  the submission
of an electronic abstract. Authors should  avoid writing anything that
makes their identity obvious in the text.

Submissions should be original, and in particular should not
previously have been formally published. (Any publication venue with
an ISBN or ISSN number counts as a formal publication; this includes
LNCS/LNAI volumes, for example.) Submissions should not be submitted
elsewhere during the ECAI 2012 review phase.

The proceedings of the ECAI conference, together with those of the PAIS
symposium will   be published and distributed by IOS Press as an online
open access book. (The  proceedings  of  some past ECAI conferences are
freely  available on the IOS website).  The authors will be responsible
for producing camera-ready copies of  papers,  conforming to  the  ECAI
formatting guidelines   for inclusion in the proceedings.  At least one
author of each   accepted long or short paper is required to attend the
conference to present the contribution.

Submission  and  review of papers for ECAI-2012 will be managed via the
ConfMaster system.  Confmaster may be live for ECAI submissions before
31 January.  Prior to this date, the site will be used for configuration
and testing.  All data uploaded or registered before this date will be
deleted and will not be considered for the conference.  Do NOT register
or upload papers before 31 January 2012!

All submissions will be subject to peer  review  by the ECAI 2012
Programme  Committee,  and evaluated on   the basis of: relevance;
significance of contribution; technical quality; scholarship; and
quality of presentation.

The authors of the best papers of ECAI 2012 will be invited to submit
an extended version of their paper to the Artificial Intelligence
Journal.

The primary authors of submitted papers will be offered the
opportunity to respond to the reviews for their papers before the
final decision on acceptance or otherwise is made. The author feedback
phase is currently planned between 18-23 April 2012.

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## ORGANISATION                                                        ##
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Conference Chair : Didier Dubois

ECAI Program Chair : Luc De Raedt

Organizing Committee Chair: Christian Bessiere

ECCAI Chair: Gerhard Brewka

Workshop Chairs: Jérôme Lang and Michèle Sebag

System-Demonstration Chairs: Patrick Doherty and Fredrik Heintz

STAIRS Program Chair: Kristian Kersting and Marc Toussaint

PAIS Program Chairs: Paolo Frasconi and Peter Lucas

Turing Centenary Celebration Chair: Michael Wooldridge


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## LOCAL ORGANIZING COMMITTEE                                       ##
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LIRMM supervisor: Christophe Dhenaut

Logistics: Elisabeth Greverie, Justine Landais, Eric Bourreau

Treasurer: Michel Leclere, Laetitia Megual

Technical support: Remi Coletta

Web site: Michel Liquiere

Sponsoring: Remi Coletta

Publicity: Marie-Laure Mugnier, Madalina Croitoru

Other members: Stefano Cerri, Abdel Gouaich, Joel Quinqueton

AFIA contacts: Patrick Albert, Yves Demazeau, Thomas Guyet,
                Eunika Mercier-Laurent, Jean-Denis Muller

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## AREA CHAIRS                                                        ##
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Area chairs currently confirmed include:

Michael Beetz  [Germany]
Ronen Brafman [Israel]
Fabio Cozman [Brazil]
James Cussens [UK]
Thomas Eiter [Austria]
Johannes Fuernkranz [Germany]
Hector Geffner [Spain]
Marco Gori [Italy]
Udo  Hahn [Germany]
Malte  Helmert [Switzerland]
Manfred Jaeger [Denmark]
Sarit Kraus [Israel]
Andreas Krause [Switzerland]
Jerome Lang [France]
Pierre Marquis [France]
John-Jules Meyer [The Netherlands]
Bernhard Nebel [Germany]
Ann Nowé [Belgium]
Barry O'Sullivan  [Ireland]
Francesca Rossi [Italy]
Michele Sebag [France]
Carles Sierra [Spain]
Steffen Staab [Germany]
Peter Struss [Germany]
Michael Thielscher [Australia]
Hannu Toivonen [Finland]
Antal van den Bosch [The Netherlands]
Pascal Van Hentenryck [US]
Michael Wooldridge [UK]
Frank Wolter [UK]

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## KEYNOTE SPEAKERS                                                 ##
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The ECAI-2012 programme will include plenary talks from
internationally leading researchers in AI and cognate
disciplines. Keynote speakers so far confirmed include:

* Wofram Burgard [Freiburg, Germany]
* Adnan Darwiche [UCLA, US]
* Tom Mitchell [CMU, US]

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