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The 17th International Conference on Artificial Intelligence: Methodology, Systems, Applications AIMSA 2016

- AI in the Data Driven World -

Varna, Bulgaria, 7-9th September, 2016

**** Submission deadline: April 30th, 2016 ****
**** Proceedings published by Springer/LNCS ****

Initiated in 1984, the biennial Artificial Intelligence: Methodology, Systems, Applications (AIMSA) conference is a premier forum for exchanging information and research results on AI theory and principles along with applications of intelligent system technology. The conference traditionally brings together academic and industrial researchers from all areas of AI to share their ideas and experiences and learn about the research in contemporary AI. Under the general theme of "AI in the Data Driven World", the 17th edition of AIMSA will be held in the beautiful Varna area, Bulgaria. With excellent opportunities for outdoor activities, water sports and gastronomy, Varna promises to be a wonderful venue for a memorable conference.


The conference welcomes submissions of original, high quality papers in all areas of Artificial Intelligence, including but not limited to:

  • AI in education
  • AI applications in business, industry and entertainment
  • Ambient intelligence
  • Automated reasoning
  • Cognitive Modelling and Cognitive Architectures
  • Data mining and data analysis
  • Dialogue management and argumentation
  • Distributed AI
  • Evolutionary Algorithms
  • Human-computer interaction and AI
  • Information retrieval
  • Intelligent decision support
  • Intelligent user interfaces
  • Knowledge discovery in Big Data
  • Knowledge engineering
  • Knowledge representation and reasoning
  • Large scale knowledge management
  • Logic and constraint programming
  • Machine learning
  • Multi-agent systems
  • Multimedia systems
  • Natural language processing
  • Neural networks
  • Ontologies (creating, linking, merging, reconciliation)
  • Perception and Vision
  • Planning and Scheduling
  • Reasoning under Uncertainty
  • Robotics
  • Search & Retrieval
  • Semantic interoperability
  • Semantic web for e-business and e-learning
  • Social network analysis
  • Swarm Intelligence
  • Tools and methodologies for multi-agent software systems
  • Trust, privacy, and security on the web
  • Visualization and modelling and AI
  • Web-based technology and AI

We especially welcome papers and posters demonstrating successful AI applications in the Real World, as well as papers that bring useful computational technologies from other areas of computer science into AI.

All submissions will be subject to academic peer review by at least two members of the program committee. Selection criteria include accuracy and originality of ideas, clarity and significance of results, and quality of presentation.

For each accepted paper, at least one author is required to attend the conference to present the paper.

The best paper of the conference will receive the Best Paper Award during the conference.


Submission deadline:
May 15, 2016
Notification of acceptance:
June 10, 2016
Deadline for camera-ready:
June 30, 2016
September 7-9, 2016

Papers have to be submitted electronically (in PDF format) via the submission system to the address: http://www.easychair.org/conferences/?conf=aimsa2016

Papers should be written in English, font Times 10pt. Regular papers should be no more than 10 pages, posters no more than 4 pages. Authors are requested to follow the LNCS Style. The first page should contain the title of the paper, names and addresses of all authors (including e-mail), an abstract (100-150 words) and a list of keywords.

Submissions should describe original research. Papers accepted for presentation at AIMSA 2016 cannot be presented or have been presented at another meeting with publicly available published proceedings. Papers that are being submitted to other conferences must indicate this on the title page, as must papers that contain significant overlap with previously published work.

Over lengthy or late submissions will be rejected without review. Notification of receipt and acceptance of papers will be sent to the first author.


The proceedings will be published by Springer in their Lecture Notes in Artificial Intelligence subline of the Lecture Notes in Computer Science series.


The official language of the conference is English.


It is a modern resort with traditions, and history going back 50 years. A unique blend of lovely nature park, warm sea, and fine golden sand! Golden Sands is the winner of a "Blue Flag" - a prestigious international award for environmentally clean resorts.

The resort offers accommodation in 69 hotels of different category, excellent possibilities for recreation, entertainment, business and health.

The Conference itself will take place in the 4-star Lilia Hotel. The hotel disposes of seminar and conference halls, suitable for different kinds of events. The hotel offers advertising and presentation spaces close to the halls and in the hotel’s foyer, various business services – telephone, fax, copier, laminating, as well as proper technical appliances for the successful flow of the meetings.

Wi-Fi Internet is available in/around the working hall and in the hotel lobby, while in the rooms and suites it is subject to individual payment.


Christo Dichev
Winston-Salem State University
Winston-Salem, North Carolina, USA
Website: http://myweb.wssu.edu/dichevc/


Gennady Agre
Institute of Information and Communication Technologies
Bulgarian Academy of Sciences
Acad. G. Bonchev 2, 1113 Sofia, Bulgaria
Phone: +359 28700118
Fax: +359 28707273

Gennady Agre
Galia Angelova
Grigoris Antoniou University of Huddersfield, UK
Roman Bartak Charles University in Prague, Czech Republic
Maria Bielikova Slovak University of Technology in Bratislava, Slovakia
Eric Bell Pacific Northwest National Laboratory, USA
Tarek Richard Besold Free University of Bozen-Bolzano, Italy
Loris Bozzato Fondazione Bruno Kessler, Italy
Justin F. Brunelle Old Dominion University, USA
Ricardo Calix Purdue University Calumet, USA
Diego Calvanese Free University of Bozen-Bolzano, Italy
Soon Ae Chun CUNY, USA
Sarah Jane Delany Dublin Institute of Technology, Ireland
Darina Dicheva Winston-Salem State University, USA
Danail Dochev
Benedict Du Boulay University of Sussex, UK
Stefan Edelkamp University of Bremen, Germany
Love Ekenberg International Institute of Applied Systems Analysis, Austria
Floriana Esposito University of Bari "Aldo Moro", Italy
Albert Esterline North Carolina A&T State University, USA
Michael Floyd Knexus Research Corporation, USA
Susan Fox Macalester College, USA
Geert-Jan Houben TU Delft, Netherlands
Dmitry Ignatov National Research University Higher School of Economics, Russia
Grigory Kabatyanskiy Institute for Information Transmission Problems, Russia
Mehdi Kaytoue INSA, France
Kristian Kersting Technical University of Dortmund, Germany
Vladimir Khoroshevsky Computer Center of Russian Academy of Science, Russia
Matthias Knorr Universidade Nova de Lisboa, Portugal
Petia Koprinkova-Hristova Bulgarian Academy of Sciences, Bulgaria
Leila Kosseim Concordia University, Montreal, Canada
Adila Krisnadhi Wright State University, USA
Kai-Uwe Kuehnberger
Sergei O. Kuznetsov National Research University Higher School of Economics, Russia
Evelina Lamma University of Ferrara, Italy
Frederick Maier Florida Institute for Human and Machine Cognition, USA
Riichiro Mizoguchi Japan Advanced Institute of Science and Technology, Japan
Malek Mouhoub University of Regina, Canada
Amedeo Napoli LORIA, France
Sergei Obiedkov National Research University Higher School of Economics, Russia
Manuel Ojeda-Aciego University of Malaga, Spain
Michael O'Mahony University College Dublin, Ireland
Horia F. Pop University Babes-Bolyai, Romania
Chedy INRIA, France
Allan Ramsay University of Manchester, UK
Ioannis Refanidis University of Macedonia, Greece
Roberto Santana University of Basque Country, Spain
Ute Schmid Faculty Information Systems and Applied Computer Science, University of Bamberg, Germany
Dominik Slezak University of Warsaw, Poland
Sergey Sosnovsky CeLTech, DFKI, Germany
Stefan Trausan-Matu University Politehnica of Bucharest, Romania
Dan Tufis Research Institute for Artificial Intelligence, Romanian Academy, Romania
Petko Valtchev University of Montreal, Canada
Julita Vassileva University of Saskatchewan, Canada
Tulay Yildirim Yildiz Technical University, Turkey
David Young University of Sussex, UK



The AIMSA'2016 Registration fees includes attendance to AIMSA'2016 technical sessions, a copy of the AIMSA'2016 proceedings, Welcome reception, working lunches, coffee-breaks and the Conference dinner.

Registration fees Before August 1st After August 1st
Regular fee AIMSA 400€ 450€
Student/PhD Student* AIMSA 300€ 350€
Regular fee WORKSHOP** 100€ 150€
Regular fee AIMSA & WORKSHOP** 470€ 520€
Student/PhD Student* AIMSA & WORKSHOP** 370€ 420€

* Early registration fee should be paid not later than August 1st, 2016.

* Authors of accepted papers should pay the registration fee not later than 30 June 2016.

** Students/PhD Students are required to enclose a copy of a certificate.


Bulgarian Artificial Intelligence Association
Institute of Information and Communication Technologies at the Bulgarian Academy of Sciences (IICT – BAS)