9th Bar-Ilan Symposium on the Foundations of Artificial Intelligence


The 9th Bar-Ilan Symposium on the Foundations of Artificial Intelligence (BISFAI 2007) will be held June 20-22, 2007, at the Gonda Brain Research Center, Bar-Ilan University, Ramat Gan, Israel.

We call for papers on substantial novel research in all areas of theoretical and applied Artificial Intelligence (AI), including, but not limited to:

  • AI algorithms and knowledge representation
  • AI foundations and automated reasoning
  • Computational linguistics and natural language processing
  • Information retrieval
  • Text mining and data mining
  • Intelligent agents
  • Knowledge-based systems
  • Machine learning
  • AI planning and search
  • Robotics and multi-robot systems
  • Probabilistic reasoning
  • Temporal reasoning

NLP and Robotics Tracks

The conference will include two special tracks, on NLP (June 20) and on Robotics, which will be held in parallel to the general AI sessions. All accepted papers in these areas will be presented at the corresponding track. Submissions to these areas should specify the corresponding track in the cover letter and the abstract itself. The NLP track will be conducted as a joint event of BISFAI-07 and ISCOL, the annual Israeli Seminar on Computational Linguistics. The Robotics track will be conducted as a joint event with the Ministry of Science's Infrastructure Program in Robotics.

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Important Dates

Paper Submission: April 22, 2007
Notification of authors: May 25, 2007
Final version: June 1, 2007
Conference: June 20–22, 2007

Keynote Speakers

Yaacov Choueka Bar-Ilan University
Dana Nau University of Maryland
Milind Tambe University of Southern California
Manuela Veloso Carnegie Mellon University
Michael Wooldridge University of Liverpool

Program Committee

Gady Agam Illinois Institute of Technology
Eugene Agitchein Emory University
Yonatan Aumann Bar-Ilan University
Ronen Brafman Ben-Gurion University
Freddy Bruckstein Technion (Robotics track)
Yaacov Choueka Bar-Ilan University
Ido Dagan Bar-Ilan University (NLP track)
Carmel Domshlak Technion
Shlomo Dubnov University of California at San Diego
Michael Elhadad Ben-Gurion University (NLP track)
Ronen Feldman Bar-Ilan University
Ariel Felner Ben-Gurion University
Claudia Goldman Samsung Telecommunications Research Israel
Alon Itai Technion (NLP track)
Eli Kolberg Bar-Ilan University (Robotics track)
Moshe Koppel Bar-Ilan University (NLP track)
Yuval Krymolowsky Ben-Gurion University
Shaul Markovitz Technion
Ari Rappoport Hebrew University (Chair, NLP track)
Jeff Rosenchein Hebrew University
Uri Schild Bar-Ilan University
Yuval Shahar Ben-Gurion University
Eyal Shimoni Ben-Gurion University
Gyorgi Turan University of Illinois at Chicago
Israel Wagner Technion (Robotics track)
Asher Wilk Shenkar College of Engineering and Design
Yoad Winter Technion (NLP track)
Shuly Wintner Haifa (NLP track)


  • The Caesarea Rothschild Institute for Interdisciplinary Applications of Computer Science (CRI.), University of Haifa
  • IBM Haifa Research Labs (HRL)
  • The Ministry of Science Culture and Sport
  • Office of the VP of Research, Bar-Ilan University
  • Faculty of Exact Sciences, Bar-Ilan University
  • Department of Computer Science, Bar-Ilan University
  • The Leslie and Susan Gonda Multidisciplinary Brain Research Center, Bar-Ilan U.