[Comp-neuro] 1st CfP: ECAI-08 Workshop on Neural-Symbolic Learning and Reasoning, NeSy'08

Pascal Hitzler hitzler at aifb.uni-karlsruhe.de
Tue Jan 29 18:50:05 CET 2008

FourthInternational Workshop on Neural-Symbolic Learning and Reasoning

Workshop at ECAI2008, Patras, Greece, July 2008


NeSy'05 took place at IJCAI-05
NeSy'06 took place at ECAI2006
NeSy'07 took place at IJCAI-07

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;
     * Neural networks and probabilities;
     * 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 5 pages in the 
case of research and experience papers, and 2 pages in the case of 
position papers (including figures, bibliography and appendices) in 
ECAI2008 format as described in the ECAI2008 submissions and style guide 
(http://www.ece.upatras.gr/ecai2008/substyles.htm). 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.


Accepted papers will be published electronically in the CEUR workshop 
proceedings (bearing an ISSN number). Hardcopies 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: May 9th, 2008
Notification of acceptance: May 30th, 2008
Camera-ready paper due: June 6th, 2008
Workshop date: July 21st or 22nd, 2008
ECAI2008 main conference dates: 21st to 25th of July, 2008

Workshop Organisers

Artur d'Avila Garcez (City University London, UK)
Pascal Hitzler (University Karlsruhe, Germany)

Programme Committee (incomplete)

Sebastian Bader, TU Dresden, Germany
Howard Blair, Syracuse University, U.S.A.
Luc de Raedt, KU Leuven, Belgium
Marco Gori, University of Siena, Italy
Barbara Hammer, TU Clausthal, Germany
Ioannis Hatzilygeroudis, University of Patras, Greece
Steffen Hölldobler, TU Dresden, Germany
Ekaterina Komendantskaya, Sophia Antipolis, France
Kai-Uwe Kühnberger, Osnabrück, Germany
Luis Lamb, Federal University of Rio Grande do Sul, Brazil
Roberto Prevete, University of Naples, Italy
Dan Roth, University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign, U.S.A.
Anthony K. Seda, University College Cork, Ireland
Frank van der Velde, Leiden University, The Netherlands
Gerson Zaverucha, Federal University of Rio de Janeiro, Brazil

Keynote speakers

Kai-Uwe Kühnberger, Osnabrück, Germany
<more information forthcoming>

Additional Information

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

PD 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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