[Comp-neuro] 1st CfP: IJCAI-09 Workshop on Neural-Symbolic Learning and Reasoning, NeSy'09

Pascal Hitzler hitzler at aifb.uni-karlsruhe.de
Mon Nov 24 19:50:18 CET 2008

Fifth International Workshop on Neural-Symbolic Learning and Reasoning

Workshop at IJCAI-09, Pasadena, California, July 2009


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 computation bring an 
opportunity to integrate well-founded symbolic artificial intelligence 
with robust neural computing machinery to help tackle some of these 

Neural-symbolic systems combine the statistical nature of learning and 
the logical nature of reasoning.

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;
     * Neural networks and relational learning;
     * 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-09 format as described in the IJCAI-09 submission guidelines. All 
submitted papers will be judged based on their quality, relevance, 
originality, significance, and soundness. Papers must be submitted 
directly via easychair in PDF format under 


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 a special issue 
of a journal.

Important Dates

Deadline for abstract submission: April 7, 2009
Deadline for paper submission: April 10, 2009
Notification of acceptance: May 8, 2009
Camera-ready paper due: May 15,
Workshop date: July 11th, 12th or 13th, 2009
IJCAI-09 main conference dates: July 11th to 17th, 2009


The workshop is open to all members of the AI community, but the number 
of attendees may be limited. In case of exceeded capacity preference 
will be given to participants with papers selected for presentation.

Workshop Organisers

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

Programme Committee (to be completed)

Sebastian Bader, University of Rostock, Germany
Claudia d'Amato, University of Bari, Italy
Barbara Hammer, TU Clausthal, Germany
Ioannis Hatzilygeroudis, University of Patras, Greece
Steffen Hölldobler, TU Dresden, Germany
Kristian Kersting, Fraunhofer IAIS, Sankt Augustin, Germany
Ekaterina Komendantskaya, Sophia Antipolis, France
Kai-Uwe Kühnberger, University of Osnabrück, Germany
Luis Lamb, Federal University of Rio Grande do Sul, Brazil
James L. McClelland, Stanford University, California, U.S.A.
Anthony K. Seda, University College Cork, Ireland
Ron Sun, Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute, New York, U.S.A.
Frank van der Velde, Leiden University, The Netherlands
Gerson Zaverucha, Federal University of Rio de Janeiro, Brazil

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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