[rede.APPIA] EPIA 2017 — Call for Papers

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EPIA 2017

18th EPIA Conference on Artificial Intelligence


September 5-8, 2017

Porto – Portugal


The EPIA Conference on Artificial Intelligence is a well-established European conference in the field of AI. The 18th edition, EPIA 2017, will take place at Porto in September 5th-8th, 2017. As in previous editions, this international conference is hosted with the patronage of the Portuguese Association for Artificial Intelligence (APPIA). The purpose of this conference is to promote research in all areas of Artificial Intelligence (AI), covering both theoretical/foundational issues and applications, and the scientific exchange among researchers, engineers and practitioners in related disciplines.

EPIA 2017 will feature a set of thematic tracks (see below), covering a wide spectrum of AI topics.


Submission and Reviewing


All papers should be submitted in PDF format through the EPIA 2017 EasyChair submission page. Prospective authors should select the thematic track to which their paper is to be submitted (see below).

Submitted papers should be prepared according to the Springer LNCS format, with a maximum of 12 pages. Some thematic tracks (see each track specific page) may accept short papers (max 6 pages). Submitted papers will be subject to a double-blind review process, and will be peer-reviewed by at least three members of the respective track Program Committee. It is the responsibility of the authors to remove names and affiliations from the submitted papers, and to take reasonable care to assure anonymity during the review process.


Proceedings and Presentations


Accepted papers will be included in the conference proceedings (a volume of Springer’s Lecture Notes in Artificial Intelligence), provided that at least one author is registered in EPIA 2017 by the early registration deadline. EPIA 2015 proceedings were indexed in Thomson Reuters ISI Web of Science, Scopus, DBLP and Google Scholar.

Each accepted paper must be presented by one of the authors in a track session. Furthermore, authors will have the opportunity to participate in a poster session, open to every accepted paper (but limited to the available physical space).




The conference will grant the following awards:

* Best Paper Award, for the best research paper presented at the conference — sponsored by Springer

* Best Application Paper Award, for the best paper focusing a real-world application

Only papers that have been submitted to a thematic track and presented at the conference will be eligible for these awards.


Thematic Tracks


The following thematic tracks on AI are included in the technical program:

* ABM4Crime – Agent-Based Modelling for Criminological Research

* AICPDES – Artificial Intelligence in Cyber-Physical and Distributed Embedded Systems

* AIG – Artificial Intelligence in Games

* AIM – Artificial Intelligence in Medicine

* AIPES – Artificial Intelligence in Power and Energy Systems

* AITS – Artificial Intelligence in Transportation Systems

* ALEA – Artificial Life and Evolutionary Algorithms

* AmIA – Ambient Intelligence and Affective Environments

* BAAI – Business Applications of Artificial Intelligence

* CoSTA – Computation Sustainability, Technologies and Applications

* IROBOT – Intelligent Robotics

* KDBI – Knowledge Discovery and Business Intelligence

* KRR – Knowledge Representation and Reasoning

* MASTA – Multi-Agent Systems: Theory and Applications

* SE4AIS – Software Engineering for Autonomous and Intelligent Systems

* SSM – Social Simulation and Modelling

* TeMA – Text Mining and Applications


Important Dates


Paper submission deadline: April 15, 2017

Paper acceptance notification: May 31, 2017

Camera-ready deadline: June 15, 2017

Conference: September 5-8, 2017


EPIA 2017 Committees


Event Chairs


Eugénio Oliveira, LIACC, Universidade do Porto, Portugal

João Gama, LIAAD-INESC, Universidade do Porto, Portugal

Program Chairs


Eugénio Oliveira, LIACC, Universidade do Porto, Portugal

João Gama, LIAAD-INESC, Universidade do Porto, Portugal

Henrique Lopes Cardoso, LIACC, Universidade do Porto, Portugal

Zita Vale, GECAD, Instituto Superior de Engenharia do Porto, Portugal

Organization Chairs


Ana Paula Rocha, LIACC, Universidade do Porto, Portugal

Goreti Marreiros, GECAD, Instituto Superior de Engenharia do Porto, Portugal

International Steering Committee


Ana Bazzan, Universidade Federal do Rio Grande do Sul, Brazil

Ana Paiva, UL/Instituto Superior Técnico, Portugal

Ernesto Costa, Universidade de Coimbra, Portugal

François Pachet, Sony Computer Science Laboratory, France

Helder Coelho, Universidade de Lisboa, Portugal

José Júlio Alferes, Universidade Nova de Lisboa, Portugal

José Maia Neves, Universidade do Minho, Portugal

Juan Pavón, Universidad Complutense Madrid, Spain

Luís Paulo Reis, APPIA/Universidade do Minho, Portugal

Manuela Veloso, University Carnegie Mellon, USA

Marco Dorigo, Université Libre de Bruxelles, Belgium

Paulo Novais, APPIA/Universidade do Minho, Portugal

Pavel Brazdil, Universidade do Porto, Portugal

Peter McBurney, King's College London, UK

Ulrich Furbach, University of Koblenz, Germany