Call for Papers

Papers are invited for both the Technical and the Application streams.

The Technical Stream aims to present the best of recent developments in AI, covering a wide range of technical areas. Contributions are invited in the form of papers of up to fourteen A4 pages presenting original work in AI. Areas of interest include (but are not restricted to): knowledge based systems; knowledge engineering; semantic web; constraint satisfaction; intelligent agents; machine learning; model based reasoning; verification and validation of AI systems; natural language understanding; case based reasoning; neural networks; genetic algorithms; data mining and knowledge discovery in databases.

The Application Stream is the largest annual showcase in Europe of real applications using AI technology. Contributions are invited in the form of papers of up to fourteen A4 pages presenting case studies describing the application of AI to real-world problems. Papers in recent years have covered all application domains, including commerce, manufacturing and defence, and every major AI technique. In addition to case studies and specific applications of AI, we would welcome papers that discuss issues such as managing the transfer from research to production or marketing AI-based products. Papers are selected to highlight critical areas of success (and failure) and to present the benefits and lessons of value to other developers. Submitted papers should make these points clear. Guidance notes for application stream authors are available

Publication of Papers
The conference proceedings will again be published in book form by Springer-Verlag. The books will be prepared from camera-ready copy supplied by the authors of accepted papers. Formatting specifications for the proceedings have been provided by the publisher and are available from the website. Authors will retain copyright in all papers published in the two volumes of proceedings.

As in previous years, the best six refereed papers in each stream will be reprinted as a special issue of the international journal Knowledge Based Systems.

Submission of Papers
Papers must be submitted as either Word 2000 or PDF files and uploaded to the conference website by Monday June 16th 2003 at the latest (this deadline will not be extended). Authors must indicate the stream to which their papers are being submitted. At least one author of each accepted paper will be expected to attend the conference to present it in person. Presenting authors will be asked to register for the conference at the discounted speakers' rate when they return the final camera-ready printed versions of their papers.

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Note: It is preferred (but not a requirement) that submitted papers should comply with the formatting instructions wherever possible. The proceedings will be printed from camera-ready copy and authors of accepted papers will be asked to resubmit them for this purpose in the specified format. The length limit of 14 pages will be strictly enforced for final versions.



Full Paper Submission: 16th June 2003
Notification of Acceptance: 31st July 2003
Camera Ready Paper: 12th September 2003


The Conference Committee invites proposals for tutorials to be presented on the first day of the conference. These should be directed in the first instance to the Tutorial Organiser.

Poster Session
A poster session is being organised to enable PhD and MSc students to present work in progress. Click
here for details.

A tabletop exhibition will run alongside the Conference. There will be a limited number of spaces available and potential exhibitors are encouraged to book early, as these will be on a first-come, first-served basis. Exhibitors should contact the Conference Chairman.

The Conference Committee is keen to make contact with any organisations that may wish to sponsor the Conference, in whole or in part. Sponsorship will ensure the highest visibility for the benefactor, both through the appearance of the company logo on all promotional literature and in references to the Conference in all media exposure prior to and after the event. Potential sponsors should contact the Deputy Conference Chairman (Finance and Publicity).

There are sponsored prizes (a trophy plus £500) for the best paper submitted in each stream. There is also a cash prize for the best poster, awarded on the basis of delegate voting.