PAIS'14 Call for papers

Conference on Prestigious Applications of Intelligent Systems – PAIS 2014
20–21 August 2014, Prague, Czech Republic
 
The PAIS 2014 Programme Committee invites papers describing innovative applications of AI techniques to real-world systems and problems to be submitted to the Technical Programme of the 8th International Conference on the Prestigious Applications of Intelligent Systems - a sub­conference of the 21st European Conference on Artificial Intelligence (ECAI 2014).
All PAIS participants have to register for ECAI conference.
 
Artificial Intelligence (AI) is a central topic in contemporary computer science and has enabled many ground-breaking developments which have significantly influenced our society. Techniques, concepts, and results developed under the banner of AI research have proven to be of fundamen­tal importance in areas such as medicine, biology, economics, philosophy, linguistics, psychology and engineering. Consequently AI has become increasingly important in neighbouring fields and therefore remains a topic of  continuing fascination in our culture.
 
Papers highlighting all aspects of the application of intelligent systems technology are most welcome. Our aim is to provide a forum for academic and industrial researchers and practitioners to share experience and insight on the applicability, development and deployment of intelligent systems. PAIS is the largest showcase of real applications using AI technology in Europe and is the ideal place to meet developers of successful applications.
 
PAIS 2014/ECAI 2014 will be held in the beautiful and historic city of Prague, the capital of the Czech Republic. With excellent opportunities for sightseeing and gastronomy, Prague promises to be a wonderful venue for a memorable conference.
 

Topics of Interest

Papers on all novel and significant applications of intelligent systems are welcome. In particular, we encourage submissions on deployed (in production use for some time) and emerging applications (in field testing). Papers considering deployed applications should clearly highlight the benefits of the application, describe how AI methods are applied or enhanced, and finally present the contri­bution of AI methods to the overall success. For emerging applications authors must convincingly argue the benefits of the productive use.
 
The following list of AI application areas is indicative only:
• Aerospace
• Autonomous Vehicles
• Energy
• Engineering
• Ecology
• Education
• Life Sciences and Medicine
• Marketing
• Mobile Computing and the Internet
• Multimedia
• Production
• Process management
• Sales assistance
• Sensor Networks
• Smart Surroundings
 

Important Dates

• End of submission period: 1 March 2014
• Author feedback: 14–18 April 2014
• Notification of acceptance/rejection: 9 May 2014
• Camera-ready copy due: 30 May 2014
• Conference: 20–21 August 2014
 

Submission

Both long and short papers can be submitted. While long papers should report on substantial results, short papers are intended for highly promising but possibly more preliminary work. Rejected long papers will be considered for the short paper track.
 
Formatting:
Submitted papers must be formatted according to the camera-ready style for ECAI 2014 and submitted electronically through the PAIS 2014 submission site. Long papers must not exceed six (6) pages and short papers must not exceed two (2) pages. Over-length submissions will be rejected without review.
 
Details of the ECAI 2014 formatting style are available at:
 
This file unpacks to a directory "ecai2014" and contains LaTeX and other style files. The file "ecai2014.tex" is an example paper in LaTeX format using the appropriate styles and can be used as a template for ECAI submissions. A Word template is also available but without engagement.
 
Originality:
Submissions must be original and in particular should not have been formally published, accepted for publication or under review. Also, submissions must not be submitted elsewhere during the PAIS 2014 reviewing phase. 
 
Submitting and Reviewing:
Submission and review of papers for PAIS 2014 will managed via the ConfMaster system: pais2014.confmaster.net
 
Submissions will only be accepted between 1 February and 1 March 2014. Submissions outside this period will not be considered for the conference.
 
All submissions will be subject to peer review by the PAIS 2014 Programme Committee and evaluated on the basis of:
• Relevance
• Significance of contribution
• Technical quality
• Scholarship
• Quality of presentation
 
In cases where a full paper is unable to be accepted, authors may request that it be considered as a short paper.
 
The (primary) authors of submitted papers will be offered the opportunity to respond to the reviews for their papers before the final decision on acceptance or otherwise is made.
The author feedback phase is currently planned for 14–18 April 2014.
 
Based on the recommendations made by the reviewers and a separate award committee, one of the accepted long papers will receive the “BEST PAIS PAPER AWARD”.
 

Proceedings and presentation

The proceedings of ECAI 2014 will include PAIS 2014 and will be published and distributed by IOS Press as an online open access book. The proceedings of recent ECAI conferences are freely available on the IOS website.
 
Authors of accepted papers must provide camera-ready versions in PDF format, conforming to the ECAI 2014 formatting guidelines. Furthermore, at least one author of each accepted long or short paper must attend the conference to present the contribution. Long papers will be presented as talks; short papers will be presented in poster form.
 

Organisation

PAIS 2014 Conference Chairs:
 
Gerhard FriedrichUniversitaet Klagenfurt, Austria
Barry O’SullivanUniversity College Cork, Ireland