[Comp-neuro] CfP: IJCAI-07 Workshop on Neural-Symbolic Learning and Reasoning, NeSy'07

Pascal Hitzler hitzler at aifb.uni-karlsruhe.de
Fri Jun 16 11:25:02 CEST 2006

Third International Workshop on Neural-Symbolic Learning and Reasoning

Workshop at IJCAI-07, Hyderabad, India, January 2007

NeSy'05 took place at IJCAI-05
NeSy'06 took place at ECAI2006

Call for Papers

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 
IJCAI-07 format as described in the IJCAI-07 Call for Papers. 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 have to 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. Please note that the 
number of participants will be strictly limited.


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: 22nd of September, 2006
Notification of acceptance: 23rd of October, 2006
Camera-ready paper due: 3rd of November, 2006
Workshop date: 6th, 7th or 8th of January, 2007

IJCAI-07 main conference dates: 6th of January 2007 to 12th of January, 

Workshop Organisers

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

Programme Committee (still incomplete)

Artur d'Avila Garcez (City University London, UK)
Sebastian Bader (TU Dresden, Germany)
Howard Blair (Syracuse University, USA)
Marco Gori (University of Siena, Italy)
Barbara Hammer (TU Clausthal, Germany)
Ioannis Hatzilygeroudis (University of Patras, Greece)
Pascal Hitzler (University of Karlsruhe, Germany)
Kai-Uwe Kühnberger (University of Osnabrück, Germany)
Luis Lamb (Federal University of Rio Grande do Sul, Brazil)
Vasile Palade (Oxford University, UK)
Jude W. Shavlik (University of Wisconsin-Madison, USA)
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 (still incomplete)

<to be announced>

Additional Information

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.

Dr. habil. 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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