The twelfth Belgium-Netherlands Conference on Artificial Intelligence (BNAIC'00) is organised by the Infolab and the Induction of Linguistic Knowledge (ILK) research group at Tilburg University. The School for Information and Knowledge Systems (SIKS) has given its auspices to the conference. BNAIC is the annual conference of the BNVKI/AIABN, the Belgian-Dutch Association for Artificial Intelligence, and will be held at the Efteling, Kaatsheuvel, on November the 1st and 2nd, 2000.
The conference aims at presenting an overview of state-of-the art research in artificial intelligence in Belgium and The Netherlands, and to further the interaction between researchers in both countries. We have distinguished three classes of submission, each with its own refereeing procedure. The classes are
Class A. The essence of every conference is the presentation of new and original work. This class accommodates the submission of such work. Submitted papers should not exceed a length of 8 pages.
Class B. Work that has been reviewed and subsequently published elsewhere can be submitted as a compressed contribution. Authors are invited to submit the officially published version (without restrictions on the number of pages) together with a one or two-page abstract (to appear in the BNAIC proceedings).
Class C. Proposals for demonstrations will be evaluated based on submitted demonstration summaries (in English) stating the following: the purpose of the system to be demonstrated, its user groups, the organisation or project for which it is developed, the developers, and the technology used. In addition, the system requirements and the duration (not exceeding 30 minutes) should be mentioned. Especially researchers from industry are encouraged to submit their successful applications to this class. The maximum size of demonstration summaries is 2 pages.
For all classes, possible topics of submissions include, but are not limited to: multi-agent systems, neural networks, knowledge-based systems, natural language processing, games, search, machine learning, robotics, knowledge representation, knowledge management, ontologies, logic programming, optimisation, intelligent agents, and evolutionary algorithms.
Papers and demonstration summaries are to be submitted as postscript or PDF file and sent by email to Alice Kloosterhuis (firstname.lastname@example.org, +31 13 466 3020). A LaTeX style and a MS Word template will be made available through the BNAIC'00 Web site (see below). All submissions should be accompanied by a message stating the submission class (A, B, or C). Proper receipt of submissions will be acknowledged by e-mail. The deadline for submissions is May 31, 2000. Accepted papers will be published in the Proceedings. Authors keep the copyright of their submissions.
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