18th BeNeLux Conference on
Artificial Intelligence

Namur, Belgium
5-6 October 2006

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25 years of BNVKI - 50 years of AI - 175 years of FUNDP

In 2006, BNAIC will celebrate the Silver Jubilee of the Dutch Association for Artificial Intelligence, born in 1981, the Golden Jubilee of Artificial Intelligence: the term was indeed coined at the 1956 Dartmouth Conference, and the 175-year Jubilee of the University of Namur, named 'Facultés Universitaires Notre-Dame de la Paix', founded in 1831 as an extension of the existing Jesuit college. BNAIC'06 will be held at the University of Namur under the auspices of the Belgian-Dutch Association for Artificial Intelligence (BNVKI) and the Dutch Research School for Information and Knowledge Systems (SIKS). The conference aims at presenting an overview of state-of-the-art research in artificial intelligence in Belgium, The Netherlands, and Luxembourg.


For all submission types, possible topics of submissions include, but are not limited to:
  • multi-agent systems
  • intelligent agents
  • robotics
  • logic in AI
  • games
  • search
  • verification and validation
  • logic programming
  • knowledge-based systems
  • knowledge representation
  • knowledge management
  • ontologies
  • machine learning
  • optimisation
  • evolutionary algorithms
  • neural networks
  • knowledge discovery and data mining
  • natural language processing
  • cognitive modeling
  • speech recognition
  • handwriting recognition
  • applications
  • AI in law, music & art
  • other


Submissions of the following three types are invited:


Papers presenting new original work. Submitted papers should not exceed a length of 8 pages. These papers will be reviewed on overall quality and relevance. A-Papers will be accepted for either oral or poster presentation. Accepted papers will be fully published in the proceedings.


AI papers that have been accepted after June 1st, 2005 at other refereed conferences or journals can be resubmitted and will be accepted as compressed contributions. Authors are invited to submit the officially published version (without page restriction) together with a one or two-page abstract. B-Papers will be accepted for either oral or poster presentation. The abstract of the paper will be published in the proceedings. Every author may submit at most 1 B-paper of which they are the corresponding author, and only if they do not submit any A-paper as corresponding author. Note that a separate author registration is required for each B-type contribution.


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. Researchers from industry are especially encouraged to submit papers presenting their applications and experiences. The maximum size of demonstration summaries is 2 pages. Papers and demonstration summaries should be submitted electronically. More details can be found at the BNAIC 2006 site. Submissions should be accompanied by a message stating the submission type (A,B, or C) and an abstract of the paper in plain text. Proper receipt of submissions will be acknowledged by e-mail. The deadline for submissions is June 15, 2006. Submission implies willingness of at least one author to register for BNAIC and present the paper. For each paper, a separate author registration is required. Authors keep the copyright of their submissions. The BNAIC Proceedings are published under ISSN series number 1568-7805.


Deadline for submissions June 15, 2006
Notification of acceptance July 31st, 2006
Deadline for camera-ready papers September 7th, 2006
BNAIC06 conference October 5-6th, 2006