20th International Conference on Artificial Intelligence – ICAI 2018

Date: July 30 – August 2, 2018
Venue: Luxor (MGM) Las Vegas, USA

Submission Deadline: March 30, 2018

SCOPE: TOPICS OF INTEREST INCLUDE, BUT ARE NOT LIMITED TO, THE FOLLOWING:

PROLOGUE: Artificial Intelligence (AI) is the science and engineering of making intelligent machines and systems. AI is an important multi- disciplinary field which is now an essential part of technology industry, providing the heavy lifting for many of the most challenging problems in computer science. Since Machine Learning has strong ties with AI, the conference also covers the field of Machine Learning. The list of topics below is by no means meant to be exhaustive.

Artificial Intelligence:
– Brain models, Brain mapping, Cognitive science
– Natural language processing
– Fuzzy logic and soft computing
– Expert systems
– Decision support systems
– Automated problem solving
– Knowledge discovery
– Knowledge representation
– Knowledge acquisition
– Knowledge-intensive problem solving techniques
– Knowledge networks and management
– Intelligent information systems
– Intelligent web-based business
– Intelligent agents
– Intelligent networks
– AI and evolutionary algorithms
– Intelligent tutoring systems
– Reasoning strategies
– Distributed AI algorithms and techniques
– Neural networks and variations, including: Deep Learning
– Heuristic searching methods
– Constraint-based reasoning and constraint programming
– Intelligent information fusion
– Learning and adaptive sensor fusion
– Search and meta-heuristics
– Multisensor data fusion using neural and fuzzy techniques
– Integration of AI with other technologies
– Social intelligence (markets and computational societies)
– Social impact of AI
– Emerging technologies
– Applications (including: computer vision, signal processing, military, surveillance, robotics, medicine, pattern recognition, face recognition, finger print recognition, finance and marketing, stock market, education, emerging applications, …)

Machine Learning; Models, Technologies and Applications:
– Statistical learning theory
– Unsupervised and Supervised Learning
– Multivariate analysis
– Hierarchical learning models
– Relational learning models
– Bayesian methods
– Meta learning
– Stochastic optimization
– Heuristic optimization techniques
– Neural networks and variations (eg. Deep Learning)
– Reinforcement learning
– Multi-criteria reinforcement learning
– General Learning models
– Multiple hypothesis testing
– Markov chain Monte Carlo (MCMC) methods
– Non-parametric methods
– Graphical models
– Gaussian graphical models
– Bayesian networks
– Particle filter
– Cross-Entropy method
– Ant colony optimization
– Time series prediction
– Fuzzy logic and learning
– Inductive learning and applications
– Grammatical inference
– Graph kernel and graph distance methods
– Graph-based semi-supervised learning
– Graph clustering
– Graph learning based methods
– Motif search
– Aspects of knowledge structures
– Computational Intelligence
– Knowledge acquisition and discovery techniques
– General Structure-based approaches in information retrieval, web authoring, information extraction, and web content mining
– Latent semantic analysis
– Aspects of natural language processing
– Intelligent linguistic
– Computational Neuroscience

The event ( https://www.americancse.org/events/csce2018 ) that this conference is part of, is among the top five largest international annual gathering of researchers in computer science, computer engineering and applied computing. We anticipate to have attendees from about 75 countries and territories. To get a feeling about the conferences’ atmosphere, see some delegates photos available at (over 2,000 photos): http://photos.ucmss.com/

KEYNOTE LECTURES AND TUTORIALS:

There will be between 10 and 20 Keynote lectures and Invited Talks; speakers include world-renowned scientists and educators. Featured Keynote Speakers in recent years have included:

– Prof. David A. Patterson (pioneer, architecture, UC Berkeley)
– Prof. Ian Foster (known as Father of Grid Computing; U. of Chicago & ANL)
– The Late Prof. John H. Holland (known as Father of Genetic Algorithms; U. of Michigan)
– Prof. Barry Vercoe (Founding member of MIT Media Lab, MIT)
– Prof. John Koza (known as Father of Genetic Programming; Stanford U.)
– Prof. Lotfi A. Zadeh (Father of Fuzzy Logic, UC Berkeley)
– Dr. Firouz Naderi (former Head of NASA Mars Exploration Program; former Administrator and/or Director of Jet Propulsion Lab, CalTech/NASA; NASA’s JPL Solar System Exploration
– Dr. K. Eric Drexler (known as Father of Nanotechnology)
– Prof. Ruzena Bajcsy (pioneer, VR, UC Berkeley)
– Prof. Viktor K. Prasanna (pioneer, U. of Southern California)
– Dr. Jose L. Munoz (NSF Program Director and CTO of NSF Office of Cyberinfrastructure)
– Prof. David Lorge Parnas (pioneer of software engineering)
– Prof. Eugene H. Spafford (Executive Director, CERIAS and Professor, Purdue University)
– Prof. Haym Hirsh (Dean, Cornell University & former NSF admin)
– Prof. Alfred Inselberg (Tel Aviv U, Israel; Senior Fellow, San Diego Supercomputing Center; Inventor of the multidimensional system of Parallel Coordinates and author of textbook)
– Prof. H. J. Siegel (Abell Endowed Chair Distinguished Professor of ECE and Professor of CS; Director, CSU Information Science and Technology Center (ISTeC), Colorado State University, Colorado, USA)
– Prof. Amit Sheth (LexisNexis Eminent Scholar; Founder/Executive Director, Ohio Center of Excellence in Knowledge-enabled Computing (Kno.e.sis))
– Dr. Leonid I. Perlovsky (Harvard University and CEO LP Information Tech)
– Dr. James A. Crowder (Chief Engineer, Raytheon Intelligence)
– Prof. Diego Galar (Director & Pro-Vice-Chancellor, Lulea University of Technology, Sweden)
– Prof. Michael J. Flynn (Stanford U.; known for Flynn’s taxonomy)

INTRODUCTION:

We anticipate having between 1,000 and 2,000 participants in the Congress. The congress includes 20 major tracks ( https://www.americancse.org/events/csce2018 ) composed of: 122 technical, research, and panel sessions as well as a number of keynote lectures and tutorials; all will be held simultaneously, same location and dates: July 30 through August 2, 2018. Last year, the Congress had attracted speakers/authors and participants affiliated with over 169 different universities (including many from the top 50 ranked institutions), major IT corporations (including: Microsoft, Google, Apple, SAP, Facebook, Oracle, Amazon, Yahoo, Samsung, IBM, Ebay, GE, Siemens, Philips, Ericsson, BAE Systems, Hitachi, NTT, …), major corporations (including: Exxon Mobil, Johnson & Johnson, JPMorgan Chase, PetroChina, GlaxoSmithKline, HSBC, Airbus, Boeing, Hyundai, …), government research agencies (NSF, NIH, DoE, US Air Force, NSA National Security Agency, …), US national laboratories (including, NASA, ANL, LLNL, Sandia, ORNL, Lawrence Berkeley National Lab, Los Alamos National Lab, National Cancer Institute, NIST, …), and a number of Venture Capitalists as well as distinguished speakers discussing Intellectual Property issues. Last year, 55% of attendees were from academia, 24% from industry; 20% from government and funding agencies; and 1% unknown. About half of the attendees were from outside USA; from 72 nations.

SUBMISSION OF PAPERS:

You are invited to submit a paper for consideration. All accepted papers will be published in printed conference books (ISBN), imprinted by the American Council on Science and Education, and distributed/published by CSREA (Computer Science Research, Education, and Applications Press). The proceedings will also be made available online. The printed proceedings/books will be available for distribution on site at the conference. The books will be indexed in science databases, including EBSCO (www.ebsco.com), one of the largest subject index systems, and others. ACM Digital Library is also including the titles into its databases as well as ProQuest indexing databases and others.

In addition, like prior years, extended versions of selected papers (about 40%) will appear in journals and 12 edited research books; publishers include, Springer, Elsevier, BMC, and others. Each book in each series will be subject to Elsevier and Springer science indexing products (which includes: Scopus, www.info.scopus.com; SCI Compendex, Engineering Village, www.ei.org; EMBASE, www.info.embase.com. See the web link below for a small subset of such publications: (some of these books and journal special issues have already received the top 25% downloads in their respective fields and/or identified as “Highly Accessed” by publishers and/or science citation index trackers.)

https://americancse.org/events/csce2018/books-journal-special-issues
https://americancse.org/events/csce2018/conferences/biocomp18/publications

Prospective authors are invited to submit their papers by uploading them to the evaluation web site at: https://american-cse.org/ Submissions must be uploaded by the due date (see IMPORTANT DATES) and must be in either MS doc or pdf formats (7 pages for Regular Research Papers; 4 pages for Short Research Papers; 2 pages for Extended Abstract/Poster Papers – the number of pages include all figures, tables, and references). All reasonable typesetting formats are acceptable (later, the authors of accepted papers will be asked to follow a particular typesetting format to prepare their final papers for publication; these formatting instructions appear at the submission web site and they conform to the two-column IEEE style format). Papers must not have been previously published or currently submitted for publication elsewhere.

The first page of the paper should include the followings:
– Title of the paper
– Name, affiliation, postal address, and email address of each author (identify the name of the Contact Author)
– Abstract (between 100 and 120 words)
– A maximum of 5 topical keywords that would best represent the work described in the paper
– Write the type of the submission as “Regular Research Paper”, “Short Research Paper”, or “Extended Abstract/Poster Paper”.
– The actual text of the paper can start from the first page (space permitting).

Submissions are to be uploaded to the submission/evaluation web site portal at https://american-cse.org/

Type of Submissions/Papers:

– Full/Regular Research Papers (maximum of 7 pages): Regular Research Papers should provide detail original research contributions. They must report new research results that represent a contribution to the field; sufficient details and support for the results and conclusions should also be provided. The work presented in regular papers are expected to be at a stage of maturity that with some additional work can be published as journal papers.

– Short Research Papers (maximum of 4 pages): Short Research Papers report on ongoing research projects. They should provide overall research methodologies with some results. The work presented in short papers are expected to be at a stage of maturity that with some additional work can be published as regular papers.

– Extended Abstract/Poster Papers (maximum of 2 pages): Poster papers report on ongoing research projects that are still in their infancy (i.e., at very early stages). Such papers tend to provide research methodologies without yet concrete results.

Each paper will be peer-reviewed by two experts in the field for originality, significance, clarity, impact, and soundness. In cases of contradictory recommendations, a member of the conference program committee would be charged to make the final decision (accept/reject); often, this would involve seeking help from additional referees. Papers whose authors include a member of the conference program committee will be evaluated using the double-blinded review process.

CAREER, JOB, & EDUCATION FAIR:

The CSCE 2018 Congress will host its two-day Career, Job, & Education Fair on July 30 and July 31, 2018. This annual strategic event provides congress attendees and participants with opportunities to connect with employers and educators and learn more about career options. Corporations can also exhibit their products during the event. Interested parties should refer to: https://americancse.org/events/csce2018/career_job_fair

IMPORTANT DATES:

March 30, 2018: Submission of papers: https://american-cse.org/
– Full/Regular Research Papers (maximum of 7 pages);
– Short Research Papers (maximum of 4 pages);
– Abstract/Poster Papers (maximum of 2 pages)

April 15, 2018: Notification of acceptance (+/- two days)
May 7, 2018: Final papers + Copyright + Registration
July 30 – August 2, 2018: The 20th International Conference on Artificial Intelligence (ICAI’18)

https://americancse.org/events/csce2018/conferences/icai18
https://www.americancse.org/events/csce2018

LOCATION:
Luxor in Las Vegas –  https://www.luxor.com/en/entertainment.html

CONTACT:
Questions and inquiries should be sent to:
CSCE’18 Conference Secretariat: cs@american-cse.org

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