The 12th International Conference on Artificial Intelligence: Methodology, Systems, Applications (AIMSA 2006)
AI, people and the web
Varna, Bulgaria,
13-15th September 2006

Submission and review site

AIMSA 2006 is now over. Thank you to everyone: author, reviewer, organiser.

AIMSA Call for papers and instructions to authors


The AIMSA conference series has provided a biennial forum for the presentation of Artificial intelligence research and development since 1984. The conference, which is held in Bulgaria, covers the full range of topics in Artificial Intelligence and related disciplines and provides an ideal forum for international scientific exchange between Central/Eastern Europe and the rest of the world.

As its name indicates the conference is dedicated to Artificial intelligence in its entirety. However, for AIMSA 2006, we would like to put the emphasis on a specific phenomenon that affects all areas of AI: the application and leverage of artificial intelligence technology in the context of human collaboration which today is mediated by the web. Artificial intelligence is used for supporting human communication in a wide variety of ways. For example, reasoning over the semantic web, analysing relationships between people, enhancing the user experience by learning from their behavior, applying natural language to large multilingual corpora, planning a combination of web services, adapting and personalising educational material, etc. All Artificial intelligence techniques are amenable to facilitating communication on the web. Moreover, these techniques are not deployed in isolation but are typically combined with results from other disciplines such as the social sciences, discrete mathematics, network computing, or cryptography. AIMSA 2006 aims to reflect this plethora of avenues whereby Artificial intelligence supports human collaboration based activities.


The conference welcomes submissions of original, high quality papers in all areas of Artificial Intelligence, including but not limited to:

  • AI in education
  • Ambient intelligence
  • Automated reasoning
  • Computer vision
  • Data mining and data analysis
  • Data semantics
  • Dialogue management and argumentation
  • Distributed AI
  • Human-computer interaction and AI
  • Information integration
  • Information retrieval
  • Intelligent user interfaces
  • Knowledge engineering
  • Knowledge representation and reasoning
  • Large scale knowledge management
  • Logic and constraint programming
  • Machine learning
  • Multi-agent systems
  • Multimedia systems
  • Natural language processing
  • Neural networks
  • Ontologies (creating, linking, merging, reconciliation)
  • Planning
  • Robotics
  • Semantic peer-to-peer and grid systems
  • Semantic interoperability
  • Semantic web for e-business and e-learning
  • Semantic web inference schemes
  • Semantic web services (description, invocation, composition)
  • Social desktop and personalisation
  • Social network analysis
  • Tools and methodologies for multi-agent software systems
  • Trust, privacy, and security on the web
  • Visualization and modeling and AI
  • Web-based technology and AI

All submissions will be subject to academic peer review by at least two members of the program committee. Selection criteria include accuracy and originality of ideas, clarity and significance of results, and quality of presentation.

For each accepted paper, at least one author is required to attend the conference to present the paper.

The best paper of the conference, as selected by the AIMSA 2006 programme committee, will receive the Best Paper Award during the conference.


Submission deadline
April 29, 2006
Notification of acceptance
June 10, 2006
Deadline for final papers
June 30, 2006
September 13-15, 2006


Papers have to be submitted electronically on this web site (see Menu above). in PDF format. Author are requested to register by the site and submit an abstract first. They will be able to update their papers.

Papers should be written in English and should be no more than 10 pages, font Times 11pt. Authors are requested to follow the LNCS Style. The first page should contain the title of the paper, names and addresses of all authors (including e-mail, if available), an abstract (100-150 words) and a list of keywords.

Submissions should describe original research. Papers accepted for presentation at AIMSA 2006 cannot be presented or have been presented at another meeting with publicly available published proceedings. Papers that are being submitted to other conferences must indicate this on the title page, as must papers that contain significant overlap with previously published work.

Over lengthy or late submissions will be rejected without review. Notification of receipt and acceptance of papers will be sent to the first author.


The proceedings will be published by Springer-Verlag in their Lecture notes in artificial intelligence subline of the Lecture notes in computer science series.


The official language of the conference is English.


AIMSA will be held at he Sunny Day Tourist Complex, 10km from the north-east of Varna and 16km from Varna airport. More information is available in the brochure at the conference web site.


Conference chairman
John Domingue (Open university, UK)
Programme chairman
Jérôme Euzenat (INRIA Rhône-Alpes, FR)


Gennady Agre (Bulgarian Academy of Sciences, Sofia)
Lina Al-Jadir (EPFL, Lausanne)
Leïla Amgoud (IRIT, Toulouse)
Anupriya Ankolekar (AIFB-University of Karlsruhe)
Grigoris Antoniou (ICS-FORTH, Heraklion)
Nathalie Aussenac-Gilles (IRIT, Toulouse)
Jean-François Baget (INRIA Rhône-Alpes, Montbonnot)
Sean Bechhofer (University of Manchester)
Richard Benjamins (iSOCO, Barcelona)
Bettina Berendt (Humboldt University Berlin)
Petr Berka (University of Economics, Prague)
Abraham Bernstein (University of Zurich)
Kalina Bontcheva (University of Sheffield)
Omar Boucelma (LSIS-Université Aix-Marseille 3)
Paulo Bouquet (University of Trento)
Joost Breuker (University of Amsterdam)
Liliana Cabral (The Open University, Milton Keynes)
Diego Calvanese (Free University of Bozen-Bolzano)
Tiziana Catarci (University of Roma 1)
Jean Charlet (Assistance publique-Hopitaux de Paris)
Frithjof Dau (TU Dresden)
Jos De Bruyn (DERI-University of Innsbruck)
Yves Demazeau (Leibniz-IMAG, Grenoble)
Christo Dichev (Winston-Salem State University)
Ying Ding (DERI-University of Innsbruck)
Pavlin Dobrev (ProSyst Labs, Sofia)
Danail Dochev (Bulgarian Academy of Sciences, Sofia)
Martin Dzbor (The Open University, Milton Keynes)
Peter Eklund (University of Wollongong, Australia)
Dieter Fensel (DERI-University of Innsbruck, New University Ireland Galway)
Frederico Freitas (Universidade Federal de Pernambuco)
Aldo Gangemi (ISTC-CNR, Roma)
Jennifer Golbeck (University of Maryland)
Christine Goldbreich (Université de Rennes 1)
Asunción Gómez-Pérez (Universidad Politenicá de Madrid)
Marko Grobelnik (Jozef Stefan Institute, Ljubljana)
Siegfried Handschuh (DERI-National University of Ireland, Galway)
Andreas Herzig (IRIT, Toulouse)
Pascal Hitzler (AIFB-University of Karlsruhe)
Philippe Jorrand (Leibniz-IMAG, Grenoble)
Vipul Kashyap (Partners HealthCare System)
Irena Koprinska (University of Sydney)
Robert Kremer (University of Calgary)
Atanas Kyriakov (Sirma - Ontotext Lab, Sofia)
Alain Léger (France Telecom R&D)
Raphael Malyankar (Arizona State University)
Massimo Marchiori (W3C and University of Venice)
Pierre Marquis (CRIL-Université d'Artois)
John-Jules Meyer (Utrecht University)
Michele Missikoff (IASI-CNR, Roma)
Riichiro Mizoguchi (Osaka University)
Boris Motik (University of Manchester)
Enrico Motta (The Open University, Milton Keynes)
Marie-Laure Mugnier (LIRMM, Montpellier)
Amedeo Napoli (LORIA, Nancy)
Wolfgang Nejdl (L3S-University of Hannover)
Borys Omelayenko (Vrije Universiteit Amsterdam)
Massimo Paolucci (DoCoMo European Laboratories, München)
Radoslav Pavlov (Bulgarian Academy of Sciences)
Christoph Quix (RWTH Aachen)
Marie-Christine Rousset (LSR-Université Joseph-Fourier, Grenoble)
Michèle Sebag (LRI, Orsay)
Luciano Serafini (ITC, Trento)
Pavel Shvaiko (University of Trento)
Carles Sierra (IIIA, Barcelona)
Michael Sintek (DFKI , Kaiserslautern)
Helena Sofia Pinto (IST-Technical University of Lisbon)
Giorgos Stamou (NTUA, Athens)
Umberto Straccia (CNR, Pisa)
Heiner Stuckenschmidt (University of Mannheim)
Gerd Stumme (Universität Kassel)
York Sure (University of Karlsruhe)
Valentina Tamma (University of Liverpool)
Sergio Tessaris (Free University of Bozen-Bolzano)
Raphaël Troncy (CWI, Amsterdam)
Petko Valtchev (University of Montréal)
Laure Vieu (IRIT, Toulouse)

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