[Comp-neuro] 2nd CfP: ECAI06 Workshop on Neural-Symbolic Learning and Reasoning, NeSy'06

Pascal Hitzler hitzler at aifb.uni-karlsruhe.de
Tue Feb 28 11:07:23 CET 2006

2nd Call for Papers

Second International Workshop on Neural-Symbolic Learning and Reasoning


A Workshop at ECAI2006, Riva del Garda, Italy, 1st of August 2006
Website http://www.neural-symbolic.org/NeSy06/
Deadline for submission: 15th of April, 2006
NeSy'05 took place at IJCAI-05, Edinburgh, Scotland, August 2005.


Artificial Intelligence researchers continue to face huge challenges in 
their quest to develop truly intelligent systems. The recent 
developments in the field of neural-symbolic integration bring an 
opportunity to integrate well-founded symbolic artificial intelligence 
with robust neural computing machinery to help tackle some of these 

The Workshop on Neural-Symbolic Learning and Reasoning is intended to 
create an atmosphere of exchange of ideas, providing a forum for the 
presentation and discussion of the key topics related to neural-symbolic 
integration. Topics of interest include:

     * The representation of symbolic knowledge by connectionist systems;
     * Learning in neural-symbolic systems;
     * Extraction of symbolic knowledge from trained neural networks;
     * Reasoning in neural-symbolic systems;
     * Biological inspiration for neural-symbolic integration;
     * Applications in robotics, semantic web, engineering, 
bioinformatics, etc.


Researchers and practitioners are invited to submit original papers that 
  have not been submitted for review or published elsewhere. Submitted 
papers must be written in English and should not exceed 6 pages in the 
case of research and experience papers, and 2 pages in the case of 
position papers (including figures, bibliography and appendices) in ECAI 
format. All submitted papers will be judged based on their quality, 
relevance, originality, significance, and soundness. Papers must be 
submitted directly by email in PDF format to nesy at soi.city.ac.uk


Selected papers will be presented during the workshop. The workshop will 
include extra time for audience discussion of the presentation allowing 
the group to have a better understanding of the issues, challenges, and 
ideas being presented.


Accepted papers will be published in official workshop proceedings, 
which will be distributed during the workshop. Authors of the best 
papers will be invited to submit a revised and extended version of their 
papers to the journal of logic and computation, OUP.

Important Dates

Deadline for submission: 15th of April, 2006
Notification of acceptance: 10th of May, 2006
Camera-ready paper due: 17th of May, 2006
Workshop date: 28 or 29 Aug
ECAI 2006 main conference dates:
     28th of August to 1st of September, 2006.

Workshop Organisers

Artur d'Avila Garcez (City University London, UK)
Pascal Hitzler (University Karlsruhe, Germany)
Guglielmo Tamburrini (Università di Napoli, Italy)

Programme Committee (preliminary)

Artur d'Avila Garcez (City University London, UK)
Sebastian Bader (TU Dresden, Germany)
Howard Blair (Syracuse University, USA)
Dov Gabbay (Kings College London, UK)
Marco Gori (Univeristy of Siena, Italy)
Barbara Hammer (TU Clausthal, Germany)
Ioannis Hatzilygeroudis (University of Patras, Greece)
Pascal Hitzler (University of Karlsruhe, Germany)
Luis Lamb (Federal University of Rio Grande do Sul, Brazil)
John Lloyd (The Australian National University, Australia)
Vasile Palade (Oxford University, UK)
Antony K. Seda (University College Cork, Ireland)
Ron Sun (Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute, USA)
Guglielmo Tamburrini (Università di Napoli Feredico II, Italy)
Stefan Wermter (University of Sunderland, UK)
Gerson Zaverucha (Federal University of Rio de Janeiro, Brazil)

Invited speakers

Marco Gori, University of Siena, Italy
     Heat Kernel Learning Machines for Symbolic Problems
     (tentative titel)

Stefan Wermter, University of Sunderland, UK
     Hybrid Intelligent Systems and Cognitive Robotics
     (tentative title)

Additional Information

Up-to-date information can be obtained from 

General questions concerning the workshop should be addressed to 
nesy at soi.city.ac.uk.

You are also invited to subscribe to the neural-symbolic integration 
mailing list at http://www.aifb.uni-karlsruhe.de/mailman/listinfo/nesy

Dr. Pascal Hitzler
Institute AIFB, University of Karlsruhe, 76128 Karlsruhe
email: hitzler at aifb.uni-karlsruhe.de    fax: +49 721 608 6580
web:   http://www.pascal-hitzler.de   phone: +49 721 608 4751

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