Call for Papers

From Research to Innovation and Practical Applications

36th Annual Conference on Artificial Intelligence
Koblenz, September 16-20, 2013


About the Main Conference

KI 2013 is the 36th edition of the German Conference on Artificial Intelligence, which traditionally brings together academic and industrial researchers from all areas of AI. The technical program of KI 2013 will comprise paper and poster presentations and a variety of workshops and tutorials.

KI 2013 will take place in Koblenz, Germany, September 16th-20th, 2013, and is a premier forum for exchanging news and research results on theory and applications of intelligent system technology. The conference is organized by the Artificial Intelligence . KI 2013 is co-located with Informatik 2013 (Annual Conference of the German Informatics Society), the 11th MATES 2013 (German Conference on Multi-Agent System Technologies), and the 4th JAWS (Joint Agent Workshops in Synergy).

The conference invites original research papers from all areas of AI, its fundamentals, its algorithms, its history and its applications.

  • Areas of interest include, but are not limited to
  • Knowledge Acquisition, Representation, Reasoning and Ontologies
  • Combinatorial Search, Configuration, Design and Deduction
  • Natural Language Processing, Statistical NLP, Semantics
  • Planning and Scheduling; Spatial and Temporal Reasoning
  • Reasoning under Uncertainty, Probabilistic Inferences
  • Non-Monotonic Reasoning and Default Logics
  • Constraint Satisfaction, Processing and Programming
  • Embodied AI: Robotics, Vision and Perception
  • Intelligent Information Retrieval, Semantic Search, Semantic Web
  • Evolutionary and Neural Computation
  • Machine Learning, Computational Learning Theory and Data-Mining
  • Distributed Artificial Intelligence and Multi-Agent Systems
  • Game Playing and Interactive Entertainment, AI for Graphics
  • Game Theory and General Game Playing, Generalized Intelligence
  • AI for Human-Computer-Interaction and Adaptive Communication
  • Mobile Solutions with Textile, Semantic and Spatial Media
  • Augmented Reality, Smart Cities, Smart Traffic, Smart Hardware
  • Assistance Systems in Living and Working Environments
  • Software-Engineering, Model Checking and Security in AI
  • Distributed Computation and Swarm Intelligence
  • Artificial General Intelligence
  • Cognitive Modelling, AI and Psychology
  • History and Philosophical Foundations of AI
  • Applications including Logistics, Production and Health Care

We especially welcome application papers and posters providing novel insights on the interplay of AI and the real world, as well as papers that bring useful computational technologies from other areas of computer science into AI.


Submission Guidelines

Submitted papers, which have to be in English, must not exceed 12 pages in Springer LNCS style for full technical contributions and 4 pages for poster contributions.

Full technical papers are expected to report on new research that makes a substantial technical contribution to the field.

Poster submissions are also included in the main proceedings and can report on new research or other issues of interest to the AI community. Examples of work suitable for poster submissions include: novel ideas that are not yet fully developed or 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; etc. Poster submissions are especially invited for software demonstration or PhD work in progress.

Submission of papers to all events co-located with the Informatik 2013 is handled via ConfTool. Please register at conftool and submit your paper under “KI – Main Track” for the main track or under the appropriate workshop track (see workshop pages for more information). If you already registered at ConfTool you can also use this direct link.

Papers will be subject to blind peer review. All papers will be reviewed based on the standard criteria of relevance, significance of results, originality of ideas, soundness, and quality of the presentation.

All accepted papers will be published in the main conference proceedings, 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 KI 2013 proceedings will be published by Springer as volume 8077 of the (Lecture Notes in Artificial Intelligence) series.


Important Dates for the Main Conference 


Workshop/Tutorial submission: 15.3.2013


Paper submission: 03.5.2013 (deadline Extension)

Acceptance notification: 17.6.2013

Final version due: 1.7.2013

KI Conference: 16.-20.9.2013 


About the Doctoral Consortium 

The technical program of presentations, workshops, and tutorials is complemented by a doctoral consortium that invites participation by PhD students at any stage and from any subject area within AI.

The goals of the doctoral consortium are

  • to provide PhD students with the opportunity to present their ongoing research and receive feedback from established researchers;
  • to promote networking among PhD students and AI researchers in general, both on a national and an international level;
  • to support students with advice on academic, research, and industrial careers.

The doctoral consortium is implemented as a student mentoring program that introduces students to senior researchers in the relevant fields. Further information about the doctoral consortium will be provided at the conference web page.


Main Organizers of KI 2013 

Ingo J. Timm (General Chair, Univ. Trier)

Matthias Thimm (Local Chair, Univ. Koblenz-Landau)

Ute Schmid (Workshop Chair, Univ. Bamberg)

Jürgen Sauer (Tutorial Chair, Univ. Oldenburg)

Stefan Kirn (Industry Chair, Univ. Hohenheim)

Andreas D. Lattner (Doctoral Consortium Chair, Goethe-Univ. Frankfurt)


General Chair and Contact 

Prof. Dr. Ingo J. Timm

University of Trier

54286 Trier



Important Dates

KI Conference: 16.-20.9.2013

Annual Meeting of the GI-SIG Artificial Intelligence (19.09.2013 18:30) Location: D.239


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