10th Bar-Ilan Symposium on the Foundations of Artificial Intelligence


The 11th Bar-Ilan Symposium on the Foundations of Artificial Intelligence
(BISFAI) will be held Wednesday-Friday, June 1-3, 2011, at Bar-Ilan
University, Ramat Gan, Israel. BISFAI is a biennial regional artificial
intelligence symposium (the largest AI event in the middle east!). It is a
warm, friendly event, with very high-quality talks. The official language of
the symposium is English. The Symposium also hosts the Israeli Seminar
on Computational Linguistics (ISCOL), organized by Meni Adler and
Ido Dagan of Bar-Ilan, and Gennadi Lembersky of Haifa university.

We call for papers on substantial novel research in all areas of theoretical
and applied Artificial Intelligence and related areas, 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

* Constraint Satisfaction

Keynote Speakers

BISFAI-11 will host the following invited plenary speakers:

* Dr. David Carmel, IBM Research, Haifa lab 

* Dr. Vincent Conitzer, Duke University

* Prof. Sarit Kraus, Bar-Ilan University

* Prof. Oliviero Stock, FBK-IRST, Trento, Italy

* Prof. Nathan Sturtevant, Denver University

* Prof. V.S. Subrahmanian, University of Maryland

BISFAI will host several special events:

Israeli Seminar on Computational Linguistics (ISCOL)

BISFAI will host the Israeli Seminar on Computational Linguistics (ISCOL),
organized by Meni Adler and Ido Dagan of Bar-Ilan, and Gennadi Lembersky of Haifa university.
ISCOL will take place on Thursday, June 2.

Tutorial on Path Finding and Search

BISFAI will host a tutorial on path finding and search.
The tutorial will be given by Nathan Sturtevant of Denver University
and Ariel Felner of Ben-Gurion university.
The tutorial will cover basic principles in heuristic search
and then focus on recent advances in the area of path finding
and navigation in real maps such as video games and GPS maps.
The tutorial will take place on Thursday, June 2 (partially in parallel to ISCOL).
Additional details will be provided soon.

Social Event and Poster Session

On Wednesday afternoon, June 1, BISFAI will host a social meeting and a poster session.
All submitters of papers (including those selected for oral talks)
are encouraged to present a poster about their work.
This is a great opportunity especially for students to inform
about their research and communicate with the participants of BISFAI.
During this event we will serve refreshments including Pizza and Falafel for everyone.

Submission Guidelines

Submissions should be 6-12 pages in length, including references and
figures. Submissions should be made electronically, on the BISFAI submission
page, at https://www.easychair.org/conferences/?conf=bisfai11

Submission: Wednesday April 27, 2011 (Date extended)

Notification: Friday May 6, 2011

Final version due: Friday May 13, 2011


== Multiple Submissions policy ==

BISFAI is not an archival conference, and has no printed proceedings.
Submissions that are currently under review elsewhere, or accepted in top
conferences, are permitted. If the paper has been accepted elsewhere, or is
under review, please note this (and provide the name of the venue) in the
submission form. Presentations will be selected by the program chairs to
represent as much as possible the quality and heterogeneity of research
conducted within the Israeli AI community and their collaborators from
abroad. Students that have papers in the top conferences are strongly
encourage to submit their work to BISFAI so as to have the opportunity to
present their work beforehand.

== Special Issue ==

A subset of BISFAI submissions may be invited for potential publication in
the journal Annals of Mathematics and Artificial Intelligence (AMAI). These
will undergo the regular review process of the journal. Of course, if a
paper is accepted at an archival conference such as AAAI, IJCAI, AAMAS, and
ICAPS and also presented at BISFAI, the paper submitted to AMAI must be
substantially revised and/or extended for consideration for journal

The BISFAI-11 program, schedule, and abstracts will be available online
before the Symposium.

Symposium Website

The BISFAI-11 program, schedule and registration information will be

available at the BISFAI website http://www.cs.biu.ac.il/bisfai11,

along with abstracts of invited and accepted papers.

BISFAI-11 Co-sponsors

* Office of the President and the Research Authority at Bar-Ilan University

* Faculty of Exact Sciences and the Department of Computer Science at Bar-Ilan University

* The Leslie and Susan Gonda Multidisciplinary Brain Research Center at Bar-Ilan University

Symposium Committee

Symposium Chair:

David Sarne, Bar-Ilan University

Program Chairs:

Carmel Domshlak, Technion

Ariel Felner, Ben-Gurion University

Organization Chair:

Ariel Frank, Bar-Ilan University

Further Information or Requests:

Carmel Domshlak

Faculty of Industrial Engineering and Management

Technion, Technion City, Haifa 32000, Israel

Tel: [+972] 4-829-4437


Ariel Felner

Information Systems Engineering

Ben-Gurion University of the Negev, Israel

Tel: [+972] 54-754-8600


Ariel Frank

Department of Computer Science

Bar-Ilan University

Ramat Gan 52900, Israel

Tel: [+972] 3-531-7780

Fax: [+972] 3-738-4056


David Sarne

Department of Computer Science

Bar-Ilan University

Ramat Gan 52900, Israel

Tel: [+972] 3-531-8052