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


The 13th Bar-Ilan Symposium on the Foundations of Artificial Intelligence
(BISFAI) will be held Sun-Mon, May 10-11, 2015, 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 is held in cooperation with the
Israel Association for Artificial Intelligence (IAAI).

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-15 will host the following (partial list of) invited plenary speakers:

* Sanmay Das, Department of Computer Science and Engineering, Washington University in St. Louis

* Sarit Kraus, Department of Computer Science, Bar-Ilan University

* Madhav Marathe, Virginia Bioinformatics Institute, VirginiaTech

* Shaul Markovitch, Department of Computer Science, Technion - Israel Institute of Technology

* Shai Shalev-Shwartz, Department of Computer Science and Engineering, The Hebrew University of Jerusalem

* Yevgeniy Vorobeychik, Department of Computer Science and Computer Engineering, Vanderbilt University

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://easychair.org/conferences/?conf=bisfai15

Submission: March 29th 2015 (Extended)

Notification: April 14th 2015

Final version due: April 26th 2015

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-15 program, schedule, and abstracts will be available online
before the Symposium.


Symposium Website

The BISFAI-15 program, schedule and registration information will be

available at the BISFAI website http://bisfai.cs.biu.ac.il/bisfai15,

along with abstracts of invited and accepted papers.

BISFAI-15 Co-sponsors

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


* 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

* The Caesarea Rothschild Institute for Interdisciplinary Applications of Computer Science (CRI.),

University of Haifa



Symposium Committee

Symposium Chair:
David Sarne, Bar-Ilan University

Program Chairs:
Avi Rosenfeld, JCT
Ariella Richardson, JCT

Organization Chair:
Ariel Frank, Bar-Ilan University


Further Information or Requests:

Avi Rosenfeld
Faculty of Computer Science and Engineering
Jerusalem College of Technology
Tel: [+972] 2-675-1014

Ariella Richardson
Faculty of Computer Science and Engineering
Jerusalem College of Technology
Tel: [+972] 2-675-1208

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