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AI*IA-DC-Ideas 2014 : AI*IA 2014 Doctoral Consortium - Ideas Track


When Dec 10, 2014 - Dec 12, 2014
Where Pisa, Italy
Submission Deadline Jul 1, 2014
Notification Due Jul 15, 2014
Final Version Due Sep 20, 2014
Categories    artificial intelligence   machine learning   knowledge representation   a.i. for society and economy

Call For Papers



Pisa, Italy, December 11th, 2014

The AI*IA Doctoral Consortium is a full-immersion occasion, for Ph.D. students, to discuss their ongoing research work, establish research connections with peer researchers, and receive first-class mentorship from domain experts.

The Call for Ideas aims at collecting new and high-impact research ideas coming from young researchers actively involved in the fields of Artificial Intelligence. The primary aspect evaluated in this call is the level of innovation and research impact of the proposals rather than their maturity.


Topics of interest include (but are not limited to):

A.I. for Society and Economy

Big Data

Cognitive Systems

Complex Networks

Computer Vision

Data Mining and Machine Learning

Formal Methods for AI

Information Extraction

Knowledge Representation and Reasoning

Multi-agent Systems

Natural Language Understanding


Philosophical Perspectives

Planning and Scheduling


Search Methodologies




The call is organized in two different phases. During the first one, the ideas are collected and evaluated according to the first deadline. Only some ideas will be selected and associated to a senior researcher. Then, groups of people will be formed to work with the senior researcher and the proposal's authors. The senior researcher will finally help the group to present a document for the workshop.

The aim of this reviewing process is to allow young researchers to meet and work with people they do not know (and so building new relationships and exchanging new ideas), under the supervision of a senior researcher.

This way, groups will work to bridge the gap between novel and promising ideas and their actual success in terms of proposed methodology and scientific impact. At workshop time, each group will have the opportunity to further discuss the ideas.

The authors of the selected ideas will be asked to present a document containing the results of the feedback given by the senior researcher. The camera-ready submissions will be collected after the workshop, so that authors will be able to include feedback received during the open discussion on the workshop day.


The evaluation criteria used by the committee to measure the quality of the research idea will be the following:

Ground‐breaking nature of the idea and relevance of the problem

The extent to which the idea addresses important challenges in the AI field and sets suitably ambitious objectives, which go substantially beyond the current state of the art.

Methodology and proposed solution

The feasibility of the proposed scientific approach and the quality of the proposed solution.

Potential impact

The extent to which the results and the new knowledge may have a significant impact on the academic community and/or on non‐academic sectors.


All submissions must be written in English and must be formatted according to the information for LNCS Authors. The only accepted format for submitted ideas is PDF. The maximum submission length is 2 pages for the idea proposal and 10 pages for the final document. The submission process will be handled electronically by means of the Easychair system. For detailed submission instructions please refer to this page:

Accepted ideas will be included in the workshop proceedings published on-line by CEUR and will also be indexed by DBLP. The authors of the accepted ideas must attend the workshop to present the idea and must be registered to the AI*IA symposium.


* Idea submission open: May 15th, 2014

* Idea submission deadline: July 1st, 2014

* Author notification and Group formation (+ senior): Early July 2014

* Document submission deadline: September 20th, 2014

* Early registration: October 31st, 2014

* Workshop: December 11th, 2014

* Camera ready submission deadline: December 19th, 2014



Luigi Di Caro (Università di Torino)
Carmine Dodaro (Università della Calabria, Rende)
Andrea Loreggia (Università di Padova)
Roberto Navigli (Sapienza Università di Roma)
Alan Perotti (Università di Torino)
Manuela Sanguinetti (Università di Torino)



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