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CfP STAIRS-04 - Starting AI Researchers Symposium

From: Steffen Staab <staab@aifb.uni-karlsruhe.de>
Date: Tue, 09 Mar 2004 16:13:15 +0100
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Apologies for double postings

2nd European Starting AI Researcher Symposium

General Information

STAIRS'2004 is the second European Starting AI Researcher Symposium, an
international meeting aimed at AI researchers, from all countries, at
the beginning of their career: PhD students or people holding a PhD for
less than one year. STAIRS'04 will be held jointly with ECAI'04 in
Valencia, Spain, on August 23rd and 24th. The Symposium will be hosted
by the "Departamento de Sistemas Informáticos y Computación (DSIC) of
the Universidad Politécnica de Valencia".

STAIRS'04 offers doctoral students and young post-doctoral AI students:

- a first experience on submitting and presenting a paper in an
international forum with a broad scope and thorough selection process
- the opportunity to gather knowledge and exchange ideas related to
their research problems and approaches
- information on European research careers and mobility

Important dates

Title and abstract due to the PC co-chairs:     April 1, 2004
Paper submission deadline:                   	April 7, 2004
Notification of acceptance sent to authors:     May 21, 2004
Final paper due:                 		June 4, 2004
Symposium venue:                		August 23-24, 2004


The Symposium will be located at the Computer Science School of the
Universidad Politécnica de Valencia.

Valencia is the capital city of the Province and the Autonomous Region
of the same name which is situated in the centre of the Spanish
Mediterranean coastline. Located near the estuary of the Turia river,
Valencia boasts one of the largest remaining historical centres in
Europe, and the city's noble past can be felt here, in what was the
Economic and Cultural capital of the Mediterranean in the 14th and 15th

Valencia is an old city with a rich history, our ancestors have been a
mixture of Phoenicians, Romans, Arabs, Jews and Christians. Such a mix
has been the cause os the well-known open character of its people, that
together with the many traditions, including the famous Las Fallas, the
Wonderful Mediterranean weather, the tasty typical food dishes and the
beauty of the land itself makes it a very attractive place.

The city of Valencia is easily accessible from the main spanish and
european cities through its port, motorway links, airport and  railway
network. Also, a wide and diverse offer of accommodation makes it
enabled to receive a large number of visitors.


Submissions are invited on substantial, original, and previously
unpublished research in all fields of Artificial Intelligence,
including, but not limited to:

Autonomous agents
Case-Based Reasoning
Data Mining
Distributed AI
Genetic Algorithms
Information Retrieval
Intelligent User Interfaces
Knowledge Discovery
Knowledge Representation and Reasoning
Machine Learning
Multi-Agent Systems
Natural Language
Neural Networks
Planning and Scheduling
Real-time AI and Control
Temporal Reasoning

Paper Submission

Submission is a two-stage process. Authors are asked to submit to the
STAIRS'04 co-chairs (see below) a brief summary of their paper by
Thursday, April 1, 2004, followed by their full paper by Wednesday,
April 7, 2004 (23:59 CET).

The strongly preferred submission method for summaries and full papers
is to use the web-based submission form. Submitted summaries will be
assigned a unique tracking number that should be marked on the full
paper submission. Authors without access to the web should send a
summary including the title, authors, contact address and abstract of
the paper (maximum 200 words), plus keywords to the STAIRS'04 PC
co-chairs. Only PDF files will be accepted. Electronic or hardcopy
submissions may also be made if web-based submission is problematic for
the authors.

Guidelines on the format of submissions will be available on the STAIRS
2004 Formatting Guidelines page:

The deadline for receipt is 7 April 2004 for both electronic and
hardcopy submissions. Paper received after that date will not be
reviewed. Notification of receipt of full papers will be mailed to the
corresponding author soon after receipt.

Review process

Papers should address significant research works undertaken by the
authors. At least one of the authors must be a PhD student, or a person
holding a PhD for less than a year. Preference will be given to papers
whose authors are all in such condition.

All submissions will be subject to academic peer review by the STAIRS'04
Program Committee.
The papers will undergo an anonymous reviewing process. Each paper will
be assigned at least two reviewers. Review criteria include originality
of ideas, technical soundness, significance of results, and quality of

Multiple submission policy: Multiple submissions with ECAI is allowed if
this is clearly indicated on a front page preceding the paper itself. In
borderline cases single submissions will be preferred over multiple
submissions. In case of multiple acceptance the author(s) are strictly
required to withdraw
their paper from all but one event.

Notification of acceptance or rejection of submitted papers will be
emailed to the corresponding author by May 21, 2004.

Conference Proceedings

The conference proceedings will be published and distributed by IOS
Press. The authors will be responsible for producing camera-ready copies
of papers, conforming to the STAIRS'04 formatting guidelines, for
inclusion in the proceedings. The deadline for receipt of the
camera-ready copy is June 4, 2004.

For each accepted paper, at least one author, and most preferably one of
the beginner researchers involved in the work, is required to attend the
conference to present the paper.

All the details of the submission process as long as the submission
guidelines, social events, review process, etc. will appear in the
Conference Web Pages at URL: http://www.dsic.upv.es/ecai2004/stairs2004

Program Co-Chairs:

Steffen Staab
AIFB, University of Karlsruhe
D-76128 Karlsruhe, Germany
Tel. +49-(0)721-6084751

Eva Onaindia
Dept. Sistemas Informaticos y Computación
Universidad Politécnica Valencia
Camino de Vera s/n
46022 Valencia - SPAIN
Tel. 34-96-3877755

Program Committee:

Liliana Ardissono
Paolo Bouquet
Jürgen Branke
M. Jose Castro
Jesus Cerquides
Alex Coddington
Nigel Collier
Silvia Coradeschi
Stefan Edelkamp
Patrick Haslum
Thomas Hoffmann
Manolis Koubarakis
Tonio Krüger
Nick Kushmerick
Paolo Liberatore
Dunja Mladenic
Abdel-Illah Mouaddib
Jose H. Orallo
Georgios Paliouras
Sofia Pinto
Chris Reed
Jochen Renz
German Rigau
Jussi Rintanen
Ulrike Sattler
Michael Schröder
Barry Smyth
Heiner Stuckenschmidt
Thomas Stützle
Valentina Tamma
Sergio Tessaris
Thierry Vidal
Lluis Vila

Organization Committee:

María José Ramírez
Dept. Sistemas Informaticos y Computación
Universidad Politécnica Valencia
Camino de Vera s/n
46022 Valencia - SPAIN
Tel. 34-96-3873586
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