AIMSA 2000

Subject: AIMSA 2000
From: Danail Dochev (
Date: Sun Mar 19 2000 - 10:58:52 MET

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        The Ninth International Conference on Artificial Intelligence:
              Methodology, Systems, Applications
                       AIMSA 2000
                  September 20-23, 2000
                     Varna, Bulgaria
                   CALL FOR PAPERS

Important Dates
Submission deadline: May 6, 2000
Notification of acceptance: June 3, 2000
Deadline for final papers: June 19, 2000
Conference: September 20-23, 2000
The AIMSA conference series has provided a biennial forum for the
presentation of AI 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. AIMSA 2000 is sponsored by ECCAI, European
Coordinating Committee for Artificial Intelligence.

The Ninth Edition of AIMSA is focussed on Web processing, in particular:
Knowledge construction from the Web, Agents and communication languages,
Web-based documents and interfaces, Distance learning and electronic

The conjectures to be debated at the AIMSA 2000 Conference are two:
* For each of the problems that Web processing poses in order to be
effective, some AI Method, System or Application may be used.
* The availability of the Web offers challenging opportunities to
developments in Artificial Intelligence.

The AIMSA'2000 topics of interest also include: Knowledge Representation,
Knowledge Acquisition, Knowledge Based Systems, Machine Learning, Data
Mining, Natural Language Processing, Reasoning Systems, Distributed AI,
Robotics, Theoretical and Philosophical Foundations, AI Applications. This
is not an exhaustive list, and papers from other AI areas are also

Programme Committee Chair
Stefano A. Cerri
Laboratoire d'Informatique, de Robotique et de Microelectronique de
Montpellier (LIRMM)
161, Rue Ada; 34392 Montpellier Cedex 05, France
Voice: +33 (0) 467 41 86 62

Programme Committee

Gennady Agre(Bulgaria) Igor Kononenko(Slovenia)
Galia Angelova(Bulgaria) Philippe Laublet(France)
Giuseppe Attardi(Italy) Vincenzo Loia(Italy)
Ivan Bratko(Slovenia) Stefan Trausan Matu(Romania)
Joost Breuker(The Netherlands) Alessandro Micarelli(Italy)
John Campbell(United Kingdom) Marc Nanard(France)
Cristina Conati(Canada) Pavol Navrat(Slovakia)
Stefano A. Cerri(France) Tim O'Shea(United Kingdom)
Christo Dichev(Bulgaria) Julian Padget(United Kingdom)
Danail Dochev(Bulgaria) Maria Teresa Pazienza(Italy)
Claude Frasson(Canada) Rachel Pinkilton(United Kingdom)
Guy Gouarderes(France) Allan Ramsay(United Kingdom)
Daniele Herin(France) Jean Sallantin(France)
Philippe Jorrand(France) Oliviero Stock(Italy)
Vladimir Khoroshevsky(Russia) Paolo Traverso(Italy)
Alfred Kobsa(Germany) Gerhard Weber(Germany)

Programme Committee Secretariat
Laboratoire d'Informatique, de Robotique et de Microelectronique de
Montpellier (LIRMM)
161, rue Ada; 34392 Montpellier Cedex 05, France
Voice: +33 (0) 467 41 85 03
Fax: +33 (0) 467 41 85 00

Submissions should describe original research. Papers should be submitted
electronically to as an attached PDF or compressed
postscript file. Papers should be written in English and should be no more
than 10 pages in LNCS/LNAI format
( - which is the format required
for the final camera ready copy). The body of message must include: name(s)
of the author(s), title of the paper, a set of keywords, name, address, fax
number and e-mail address of the contact person.

The Proceedings of AIMSA 2000 will be published by Springer in the Lecture
Notes in Artificial Intelligence series and will be available at the

Author Registration Policy
In order for an accepted paper to appear in the proceedings, at least one of
the authors must register for the conference by the deadline for the
camera-ready copy (19th June, 2000).

Selection of Papers
Each paper will be reviewed by at least two members of the program
committee. Selection criteria include accuracy and originality of ideas,
clarity and significance of results, quality of presentation.

The program committee will select one paper of high quality among the
accepted papers. The author(s) will receive the best paper award during the

The official language of the conference is English.

Conference Location
AIMSA 2000 will be held at the oldest Bulgarian Black see resort - St.
Constantine. It is located in a beautiful natural park with a wonderful
combination of see coast, woods and hot mineral springs. The resort is only
8 km from the town of Varna. Varna has an international and domestic airport
with flights to and from Sofia (the capital city of Bulgaria). There are
also direct flights connecting the major European cities with Sofia and
Varna. AIMSA'2000 will take place in the International home of scientists
"F. Joliot-Curie" standing in the middle of the resort.

* Bulgarian Artificial Intelligence Association
* Institute of Information Technologies
* Union of Bulgarian Mathematicians
with the support of the Bulgarian Society for Cognitive Science and of the
Bulgarian Association for Pattern Recognition.

 Local Organization Chair
Danail Dochev
Institute of Information Technologies
Acad. G. Bonchev 29A, 1113 Sofia, Bulgaria
Voice: (+ 359 2) 70 75 86
Fax: (+ 359 2) 72 04 97

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