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AIMSA 2018 2018 : The 18th International Conference on Artificial Intelligence: Methodology, Systems, Applications


When Sep 12, 2018 - Sep 14, 2018
Where Golden Sands Resort,.Varna, Bulgaria
Submission Deadline May 20, 2018
Notification Due Jun 17, 2018
Final Version Due Jul 1, 2018
Categories    AI   deep learning

Call For Papers

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. As its name indicates, the conference is dedicated to Artificial Intelligence in its entirety. However, for AIMSA 2018, we would like to put an emphasis on Deep Learning (DL) as it has been used successfully in many applications, and is considered one of the most cutting-edge machine learning and AI techniques at the moment. Of course, the focus on DL does not preclude submission of papers on other interesting topics and approaches in AI.

The 18th 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) traditional topics such as search, machine learning, planning, knowledge representation, reasoning, natural language processing, robotics and perception, multiagent systems, etc.

We especially welcome papers on end-to-end learning; multi-task learning; cross- and multi-modal learning; combinations of DL and knowledge-based approaches; transparency, explainability, stability and provability of DL; DL meta-learning in AI etc., 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 31, 2018
Notification of acceptance: June 17, 2018
Deadline for camera-ready: July 1, 2018
Conference: September 12-14, 2018


AIMSA 2018 Proceedings will be by Springer in their Lecture Notes in Artificial Intelligence subline of the Lecture Notes in Computer Science series.

Extended versions of AIMSA 2018 selected papers will be published by MDPI, Switzerland, in a special issue of “Information” (ISSN 2078-2489) – an Open Access Journal of Information Science (


Feiyu Xu AI Lab, Lenovo Research, Lenovo Group, China
John D. Kelleher Dublin Institute of Technology, Ireland
Milica Gasic University of Cambridge, UK


Workshop on Artificial Intelligence in Bioinformatics – 11th of September, 2018


The official language of the conference is English.


Bulgarian Artificial Intelligence Association provides the Grant scheme, which is aimed at AIMSA 2018 participants who are full time students/PhD students or young researchers and covers AIMSA 2018 Conference Fee.

Priority will be given for registered participants with submission accepted for publishing in AIMSA 2018 Conference Proceedings. In such cases the paid Conference fee will be reimbursed at the Conference.


Golden Sands 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.


Josef van Genabith
he German Research Center for Artificial Intelligence DFKI
Saarland University, Germany,


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


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

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