[rede.APPIA] EPIA 2017 — Call for Papers — EXTENDED DEADLINE

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EPIA 2017: 18th EPIA Conference on Artificial Intelligence
Faculty of Engineering of the University of Porto
Porto, Portugal, September 5-8, 2017
Conference website http://www.fe.up.pt/epia2017
Submission link https://easychair.org/conferences/?conf=epia2017
Submission deadline April 15, 2017 May 1, 2017
Paper acceptance May 31, 2017
Camera-ready June 15, 2017

Springer LNAI Proceedings | 2 Best Paper Awards | Poster Session

Invited Speakers | Journal Track | Doctoral Symposium | AI Competitions

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 will be presented 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 — €1000 sponsored by Springer
  • Best Application Paper Award, for the best paper focusing a real-world application — €1000 sponsored by MASDIMA

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:

Important Dates

Paper submission deadline: April 15, 2017 May 1, 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