[DL] KI 2019 --- Joint Calls (Papers / Tutorials and Workshops / Doctoral Consortium)

Christoph Benzmueller c.benzmueller at fu-berlin.de
Wed Jan 16 14:33:36 CET 2019

KI 2019 --- Joint Calls (Papers / Tutorials and Workshops / Doctoral

The German conference on Artificial Intelligence (abbreviated KI for
“Künstliche Intelligenz”) has developed from a series of unofficial
meetings and workshops, organized by the German “Gesellschaft für
Informatik” (association for computer science, GI), into an annual
conference series dedicated to research on theory and applications of
intelligent system technology. While KI is primarily attended by
researchers from Germany and neighboring countries, it warmly welcomes
international participation.

Conference website: http://www.ki2019.de

The KI 2019 conference takes place in Kassel, Germany, September 23th-26th
2019, and will be held in conjunction with the 49th Annual Conference of
the German Computer Science Association: INFORMATIK 2019 (

Submission Guidelines

Main Conference

We invite papers, which have to be in English and formatted according to
the Springer LNCS style, in the following three categories:

Full technical papers (12 pages max., excluding references) are expected to
report on new research that makes a substantial technical contribution to
the field. Additional details may be included in an appendix, which,
however, will be read at the discretion of the PC.
Technical communications (6 pages max., excluding references) can report on
research in progress or other issues of interest to the AI community.
Examples of work suitable for technical communication paper submissions
include: novel ideas whose scope is not large enough for a full paper;
important implementation techniques; novel interesting benchmark problems;
short experimental studies; interesting applications that are not yet
completely solved or analyzed; position or challenge papers. Technical
communication submissions are especially invited for software demonstration
or PhD work in progress.
Abstracts of papers accepted at (most recent editions of) major AI
conferences (3 pages max., excluding references) are welcome to bring
together German members of the international AI community. Abstracts of
accepted papers will be evaluated based on the ranking of the venue it has
been accepted for. We especially invite abstract of papers from A or A*
ranked AI conferences.
Submission will be through the EasyChair conference management system.

Full papers and technical communications will be subject to blind peer
review based on the standard criteria of relevance, significance of
results, originality of ideas, soundness, and quality of the presentation.
Papers accepted in this process will be published in the main conference
proceedings, published by Springer in the LNAI series  and will be
presented at the conference. At least one author of each accepted paper
must register for the conference and present the contribution. The 3 page
paper abstracts will be bundled and included in an preface or appendix
section of the conference proceedings.

For more details on the submission procedure, visit

Proposals for Workshops and Tutorials

We invite proposals for workshops and tutorials to be held at the first day
(September 23) of the conference week (September 23-26). Topics include all
subareas of artificial intelligence as well as their foundations and

Proposals of workshops/tutorials should be PDF documents of up to three
pages and written in English. For more details on the required documents
and the submission procedure, visit http://www.ki2019.de/cfwt/

Doctoral Consortium

The doctoral consortium provides an opportunity for PhD students to discuss
their research interests and career objectives with established researchers
in AI and network with other participants. The doctoral consortium will
expose students to different areas of research within AI and help build
professional connections within the international community of AI

Proposals for the doctoral consortium should be PDF documents of three to
five pages and written in English. For more details on the required
documents and the submission procedure, visit

Important Dates

Main Conference

May 12, 2019: Abstract submission
May 17, 2019: Paper submission
Jun 28, 2019: Notification of acceptance
Jul 12, 2019: Final versions

Proposals for Workshops and Tutorials

Mar 1, 2019: Workshop/tutorial proposal deadline
Apr 1, 2019: Notification of acceptance
Apr 14, 2019: Workshop 1st call for papers ready
Apr 14, 2019: Workshop/tutorial web page ready
Sep 23, 2019: Workshops and tutorials

Doctoral Consortium

Jun 10, 2019: Submission
Aug 5, 2019: Notification of acceptance
Sep 23, 2019: Mentoring event

List of Topics

KI 2019 will have a special focus on “AI methods for Argumentation” and we
especially invite contributions that use methods from all areas of AI to
understand, formalize or generate argument structures in natural language.
The special focus will be organized in cooperation with the DFG funded
priority program “RATIO: Robust Argumentation Machines”.

Besides this special focus, KI 2019 invites original research and
application papers on all aspects of AI research, including but not limited
to the following:

- Agent-based and multi-agent systems
- AI applications and innovations
- Argumentation in AI
- Belief change
- Cognitive modelling
- AI and psychology
- Commonsense reasoning
- Computer vision
- Constraint satisfaction, search, and optimization
- Diagnosis and configuration
- Evolutionary computation
- Game playing and interactive entertainment
- Information retrieval, integration, and extraction
- Interactive and automated theorem proving
- Knowledge engineering and ontologies
- Knowledge representation and reasoning
- Knowledge discovery and data mining
- Machine learning
- Multidisciplinary AI
- Natural language processing
- Nonmonotonic reasoning and default logics
- Philosophical foundations of AI
- Planning and scheduling
- Recommender systems
- Responsible AI, normative reasoning
- Robotics
- Uncertainty in AI
- Web and information systems
- Committees

Program Committee

(will be announced at https://www.ki2019.de/)

Invited Speakers

Prof. Anthony Hunter, PhD, University College London
Prof. Michael Beetz, PhD, University of Bremen
Dr. Tassilo Klein, SAP Berlin

Organizing committee

Prof. Dr. Christoph Benzmüller, Freie Universität Berlin (PC co-chair)
Prof. Dr. Heiner Stuckenschmidt, University of Mannheim (PC co-chair)
Dr. Alexander Steen, University of Luxembourg (Workshop and Tutorial chair)
Dr. Kristina Yordanova, University of Rostock (Doctoral Consortium)
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