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


The 14th Bar-Ilan Symposium on the Foundations of Artificial Intelligence
(BISFAI) will be held Sun-Mon, June 11-12, 2017, 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).

BISFAI 2017 takes place at Bar-Ilan, Sun-Mon, June 11-12, 2017. The symposium chair is Joseph (Yossi) Keshet,
the program chairs are Noa Agmon and Noam Hazon, and the organization chair is Ariel Frank.
There will be a special Data Sciences Institute track, headed by Ido Dagan, that is organized by Gal Chechik and Sharon Gannot.

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-17 will host the following invited plenary speakers:

* Prof. Ana Paiva, Department of Computer Science and Engineering, Technical University of Lisbon

* Prof. Matthew E. Taylor, School of Electrical Engineering and Computer Science, Washington State University

* Prof. Amir Globerson, School of Computer Science, Tel-Aviv University

* Prof. Shai Avidan, Faculty of Engineering, Tel-Aviv University (Data Sciences track)

* Dr. Hagai Aronowitz, Biometrics Research, IBM Research, Tel-Aviv (Data Sciences track)

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=bisfai1

April 21st 2017 (Extension)

Notification: May
5th 2017

Final version due: May 12
th 2017 

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-17 program, schedule, and abstracts will be available online
before the Symposium.


Symposium Website

The BISFAI-17 program, schedule and registration information will be

available at the BISFAI website http://bisfai.cs.biu.ac.il/bisfai17,

along with abstracts of invited and accepted papers.

BISFAI-17 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:
Joseph (Yossi) Keshet, Bar-Ilan University

Program Chairs:
Noa Agmon, Bar-Ilan University
Noam Hazon, Ariel University

Organization Chair:
Ariel Frank, Bar-Ilan University