Started under the name NVKI, the BNVKI-AIABN (Belgian-Dutch Association
for Artificial Intelligence) was founded in 1981 by 19 enthousiastic
AI-researchers. After a startup period the association took the
initiative in 1988 for a yearly conference series, originally named
NAIC, but renamed to BNAIC, Belgian-Dutch Conference on Artificial
Intelligence, since 1999, to underline the transnational bonds between
the Netherlands and Belgium AI research. Since 2008, the association
chose to name the conference BNAIC: Benelux Conference on
Artificial Intelligence to reflect the incorporation of Luxembourg
into the association.
The main goals of the BNAIC are two-fold:
The format of the BNAIC is therefore a mixture of a meeting place and
a forum for good-quality research results. This forms a balance that
has proven to be successful in the previous years, as is shown by the
high number of participants each year.
- to bring together AI researchers in the Netherlands and Belgium,
as a place to meet and to present research activities.
- to present high-quality research results, possibly already
published in international conferences or journals.
Since 2004, the Proceedings of BNAIC are published under ISSN 1568-7805.