[robotics-worldwide] [meetings] PAIS'16 2nd Call for papers

Suzan Verberne s.verberne at cs.ru.nl
Wed Jan 6 06:09:03 PST 2016

(apologies for cross-posting)

PAIS'16 Call for papers

Conference on Prestigious Applications of Intelligent Systems – PAIS
2016, co-located with the European Conference on Artificial
Intelligence, ECAI 2016, www.ecai2016.org
31 August - 2 September 2016, The Hague, The Netherlands

The PAIS 2016 Programme Committee invites papers describing innovative
applications of AI techniques to real-world systems and problems to be
submitted to the Technical Programme of the 9th International
Conference on Prestigious Applications of Intelligent Systems - a
sub­conference of the 22nd European Conference on Artificial
Intelligence (ECAI 2016).

Artificial Intelligence (AI) is a central topic in contemporary
computer science and has enabled many ground-breaking developments
which have significantly influenced our society. Techniques, concepts,
and results developed under the banner of AI research have proven to
be of fundamen­tal importance in areas such as medicine, biology,
economics, philosophy, linguistics, psychology and engineering; also,
have proven to have a significant impact on several real-world
applications, such as e-commerce, tourism, e-government, national
security, manufacturing and other economic sectors. Consequently, AI
has become increasingly important in neighbouring fields and therefore
remains a topic of  continuing fascination in our culture.

Papers highlighting all aspects of the application of intelligent
systems technology are most welcome. Our aim is to provide a forum for
academic and industrial researchers and practitioners to share
experience and insight on the applicability, development and
deployment of intelligent systems. PAIS is the largest showcase of
real applications using AI technology in Europe and is the ideal place
to meet developers of successful applications.

Under the general theme of “AI for human values”, PAIS 2016/ECAI 2016
will be held in the city of The Hague, opposite the Peace Palace, seat
of the International Court of Justice. The theme “AI for human values”
is appropriate to this location, and highly relevant to the PAIS

== Topics of Interest ==

Papers on all novel and significant applications of intelligent
systems are welcome. In particular, we encourage submissions on
deployed (in production use for some time) and emerging applications
(in field testing). Papers considering deployed applications should
clearly highlight the benefits of the application, describe how AI
methods are applied or enhanced, and finally present the contri­bution
of AI methods to the overall success. For emerging applications
authors must convincingly argue the benefits of the productive use.

The following list of AI application areas is indicative only:
• Active lifestyle and sport
• Assisted Living
• Aerospace
• Autonomous Vehicles
• Digital Humanities
• Energy
• Engineering
• Ecology
• Education
• Life Sciences and Medicine
• Marketing
• Mobile Computing and the Internet
• Multimedia
• Persuasive Technologies
• Production
• Process management
• Sales assistance
• Sensor Networks
• Smart Retail
• Smart Surroundings

== Important Dates ==

 • Paper submission: 15th April 2016 (23:59:59 CET)
 • Author feedback: 29th-31st May 2016
 • Notification of acceptance/rejection: 7th June 2016

== Submission ==

Both long and short papers can be submitted. While long papers should
report on substantial results, short papers are intended for highly
promising but possibly more preliminary work. Rejected long papers
will be considered for the short paper track.

Formatting: Submitted papers must be formatted according to the
camera-ready style for ECAI 2016. Long papers must not exceed six (6)
pages and short papers must not exceed two (2) pages. Over-length
submissions will be rejected without review. Details of the ECAI 2016
formatting style are available at: insert

Originality: Submissions must be original and in particular should not
have been formally published, accepted for publication or under
review. Also, submissions must not be submitted elsewhere during the
PAIS 2016 reviewing phase.

Submitting and Reviewing: Submission and review of papers for PAIS
2016 will be managed via the EasyChair system:

All submissions will be subject to peer review by the PAIS 2016
Programme Committee and evaluated on the basis of relevance,
significance of contribution, impact, technical quality, scholarship
and quality of presentation. During the author feedback phase, 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.
Based on the recommendations made by the reviewers and a separate
award committee, one of the accepted long papers will receive the
“best PAIS paper award”.
Proceedings and presentation
The proceedings of PAIS 2016 will be included in the proceedings of
the full ECAI 2016 conference and will be published and distributed by
IOS Press as an online open access book. The proceedings of recent
ECAI conferences are freely available on the IOS website.

Authors of accepted papers must provide camera-ready versions in PDF
format, conforming to the ECAI 2016 format, available at
Furthermore, at least one author of each accepted long or short paper
must attend the conference to present the contribution. Long papers
will be presented as talks; short papers will be presented in poster

All PAIS participants have to register for the ECAI conference.

== Organisation ==
PAIS 2016 Conference Chairs:
Eyke Hüllermeier (University of Paderborn, Germany)
Paolo Bouquet (University of Trento, Italy - OKKAM srl, Italy)

Suzan Verberne, postdoctoral researcher
Information Foraging Lab, Institute for Computing and Information Sciences
Radboud University Nijmegen
Tel: 0031 24 36 53431/15775
Email: s.verberne at cs.ru.nl

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