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CFP AIMSA 2006 - Artificial Intelligence: Methodology, Systems, Applications

From: John Domingue <j.b.domingue@open.ac.uk>
Date: Tue, 11 Apr 2006 11:22:44 +0100
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To: "John Domingue" <j.b.domingue@open.ac.uk>
                           CALL FOR PAPERS

                The 12th International Conference on
       Artificial Intelligence: Methodology, Systems, Applications
                             AIMSA 2006
                       - AI, people and the web -
                Varna, Bulgaria, 13-15th September, 2006


      **** Extended deadline: April 28th (see details below) ****
            **** Proceedings published by Springer/LNCS ****


The AIMSA conference series has provided a biennial forum for the 
presentation of Artificial intelligence research and development 
since 1984. The conference, which is held in Bulgaria, covers the 
full range of topics in Artificial Intelligence and related 
disciplines and provides an ideal forum for international scientific 
exchange between Central/Eastern Europe and the rest of the world.

As its name indicates the conference is dedicated to Artificial 
intelligence in its entirety. However, for AIMSA 2006, we would like 
to put the emphasis on a specific phenomenon that affects all areas 
of AI: the application and leverage of artificial intelligence 
technology in the context of human collaboration which today is 
mediated by the web. Artificial intelligence is used for supporting 
human communication in a wide variety of ways. For example, reasoning 
over the semantic web, analysing relationships between people, 
enhancing the user experience by learning from their behavior, 
applying natural language to large multilingual corpora, planning a 
combination of web services, adapting and personalising educational 
material, etc. All Artificial intelligence techniques are amenable to 
facilitating communication on the web. Moreover, these techniques are 
not deployed in isolation but are typically combined with results 
from other disciplines such as the social sciences, discrete 
mathematics, network computing, or cryptography. AIMSA 2006 aims to 
reflect this plethora of avenues whereby Artificial intelligence 
supports human collaboration based activities.


The conference welcomes submissions of original, high quality papers 
in all areas of Artificial Intelligence, including but not limited to:

     * AI in education
     * Ambient intelligence
     * Automated reasoning
     * Computer vision
     * Data mining and data analysis
     * Data semantics
     * Dialogue management and argumentation
     * Distributed AI
     * Human-computer interaction and AI
     * Information integration
     * Information retrieval
     * Intelligent user interfaces
     * Knowledge engineering
     * Knowledge representation and reasoning
     * Large scale knowledge management
     * Logic and constraint programming
     * Machine learning
     * Multi-agent systems
     * Multimedia systems
     * Natural language processing
     * Neural networks
     * Ontologies (creating, linking, merging, reconciliation)
     * Planning
     * Robotics
     * Semantic peer-to-peer and grid systems
     * Semantic interoperability
     * Semantic web for e-business and e-learning
     * Semantic web inference schemes
     * Semantic web services (description, invocation, composition)
     * Social desktop and personalisation
     * Social network analysis
     * Tools and methodologies for multi-agent software systems
     * Trust, privacy, and security on the web
     * Visualization and modeling and AI
     * Web-based technology and 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, as selected by the AIMSA 2006 
programme committee, will receive the Best Paper Award during the 


Abstract submission deadline: April 21, 2006
Submission deadline: April 28, 2006
Notification of acceptance: June 10, 2006
Deadline for final papers: June 30, 2006
Conference: September 13-15, 2006


Papers have to be submitted electronically on 
http://aimsa2006.inrialpes.fr. in PDF format. Author are requested to 
register by the site and submit an abstract first. They will be able 
to update their papers.

Papers should be written in English and should be no more than 10 
pages, font Times 11pt. Authors are requested to follow the LNCS 
Style. The first page should contain the title of the paper, names 
and addresses of all authors (including e-mail, if available), an 
abstract (100-150 words) and a list of keywords.

Submissions should describe original research. Papers accepted for 
presentation at AIMSA 2006 cannot be presented or have been presented 
at another meeting with publicly available published proceedings. 
Papers that are being submitted to other conferences must indicate 
this on the title page, as must papers that contain significant 
overlap with previously published work.

Over lengthy or late submissions will be rejected without review. 
Notification of receipt and acceptance of papers will be sent to the 
first author.


The proceedings will be published by Springer-Verlag in their Lecture 
notes in artificial intelligence subline of the Lecture notes in 
computer science series.


The official language of the conference is English.


AIMSA will be held at he Sunny Day Tourist Complex, 10km from the 
north-east of Varna and 16km from Varna airport. More information is 
available in the brochure at the conference web site.


Conference chairman
     John Domingue (Open university, UK)
Programme chairman
     Jérôme Euzenat (INRIA Rhône-Alpes, FR)


Gennady Agre (Bulgarian Academy of Sciences, Sofia)
Lina Al-Jadir (EPFL, Lausanne)
Leïla Amgoud (IRIT, Toulouse)
Anupriya Ankolekar (AIFB-University of Karlsruhe)
Grigoris Antoniou (ICS-FORTH, Heraklion)
Nathalie Aussenac-Gilles (IRIT, Toulouse)
Jean-François Baget (INRIA Rhône-Alpes, Montbonnot)
Sean Bechhofer (University of Manchester)
Richard Benjamins (iSOCO, Barcelona)
Bettina Berendt (Humboldt University Berlin)
Petr Berka (University of Economics, Prague)
Abraham Bernstein (University of Zurich)
Kalina Bontcheva (University of Sheffield)
Omar Boucelma (LSIS-Université Aix-Marseille 3)
Paulo Bouquet (University of Trento)
Joost Breuker (University of Amsterdam)
Liliana Cabral (The Open University, Milton Keynes)
Diego Calvanese (Free University of Bozen-Bolzano)
Tiziana Catarci (University of Roma 1)
Jean Charlet (Assistance publique-Hopitaux de Paris)
Frithjof Dau (TU Dresden)
Jos De Bruyn (DERI-University of Innsbruck)
Yves Demazeau (Leibniz-IMAG, Grenoble)
Christo Dichev (Winston-Salem State University)
Ying Ding (DERI-University of Innsbruck)
Pavlin Dobrev (ProSyst Labs, Sofia)
Danail Dochev (Bulgarian Academy of Sciences, Sofia)
Martin Dzbor (The Open University, Milton Keynes)
Peter Eklund (University of Wollongong, Australia)
Dieter Fensel (DERI-University of Innsbruck, New University Ireland Galway)
Frederico Freitas (Universidade Federal de Pernambuco)
Aldo Gangemi (ISTC-CNR, Roma)
Jennifer Goldberg (University of Maryland)
Christine Goldbreich (Université de Rennes 1)
Asunción Gómez-Pérez (Universidad Politenicá de Madrid)
Marko Grobelnik (Jozef Stefan Institute, Ljubljana)
Siegfried Handschuh (DERI-National University of Ireland, Galway)
Andreas Herzig (IRIT, Toulouse)
Pascal Hitzler (AIFB-University of Karlsruhe)
Philippe Jorrand (Leibniz-IMAG, Grenoble)
Vipul Kashyap (Partners HealthCare System)
Irena Koprinska (University of Sydney)
Robert Kremer (University of Calgary)
Atanas Kyriakov (Sirma - Ontotext Lab, Sofia)
Raphael Malyankar (Arizona State University)
Massimo Marchiori (W3C and University of Venice)
Pierre Marquis (CRIL-Université d'Artois)
John-Jules Meyer (Utrecht University)
Michele Missikoff (IASI-CNR, Roma)
Riichiro Mizoguchi (Osaka University)
Boris Motik (University of Manchester)
Enrico Motta (The Open University, Milton Keynes)
Marie-Laure Mugnier (LIRMM, Montpellier)
Amedeo Napoli (LORIA, Nancy)
Wolfgang Neijdl (L3S-University of Hannover)
Borys Omelayenko (Vrije Universiteit Amsterdam)
Massimo Paolucci (DoCoMo European Laboratories, München)
Radoslav Pavlov (Bulgarian Academy of Sciences)
Christoph Quix (RWTH Aachen)
Marie-Christine Rousset (LSR-Université Joseph-Fourier, Grenoble)
Michèle Sebag (LRI, Orsay)
Luciano Serafini (ITC, Trento)
Pavel Shvaiko (University of Trento)
Carles Sierra (IIIA, Barcelona)
Michael Sintek (DFKI , Kaiserslautern)
Helena Sofia Pinto (IST-Technical University of Lisbon)
Giorgos Stamou (NTUA, Athens)
Umberto Straccia (CNR, Pisa)
Heiner Stuckenschmidt (University of Mannheim)
Gerd Stumme (Universität Kassel)
York Sure (University of Karlsruhe)
Valentina Tamma (University of Liverpool)
Sergio Tessaris (Free University of Bozen-Bolzano)
Raphaël Troncy (CWI, Amsterdam)
Petko Valtchev (University of Montréal)
Laure Vieu (IRIT, Toulouse)
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