Call for Submissions

This year, the 28th Benelux Conference on Artificial Intelligence (BNAIC 2016) is jointly organized by the University of Amsterdam and the Vrije Universiteit Amsterdam, under the auspices of the Benelux Association for Artificial Intelligence (BNVKI) and the Dutch Research School for Information and Knowledge Systems (SIKS). BNAIC 2016 will be held in Hotel Casa 400, Amsterdam, The Netherlands, on Thursday 10 and Friday 11 November, 2016.

BNAIC 2016 will include invited speakers, research presentations, posters and demonstrations. Also, a number of special sessions will be organized, including a ‘research meets business’ session, an interdisciplinary session, and a session on open access publishing.

We are happy to announce that this year, a selection of accepted papers will be published as post-proceedings by Springer Verlag, in their Communications in Computer and Information Science (CCIS) book series.


Submission Types

Researchers are invited to submit unpublished original research on all aspects of Artificial Intelligence. Additionally, high-quality research results already published at international AI conferences or in AI journals are also welcome. Four types of submissions are invited:


Papers presenting original work that advances Artificial Intelligence. In addition to papers on original work, position and review papers are also welcomed. These contributions should address a well-developed body of research, an important new area, or a promising new topic, and provide a big picture view.

Submitted type A-papers should not exceed a length of 8 pages. Contributions will be reviewed on overall quality and relevance. Type A-Papers can be accepted for either oral or poster presentation.


Abstracts of already published work. Papers that have been accepted after June 1st, 2015 for AI-related 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 two-page abstract (this abstract should be combined with the full paper into one single .zip-file). Type B-Papers will be accepted for either oral or poster presentation. Authors may submit at most one type B-paper of which they are the corresponding author.


Demonstration abstracts. Proposals for demonstration should be submitted as a two-page abstract together with a short video illustrating the working of the system (not exceeding 15 minutes). Please make the video available online, and include the URL in a footnote. Demonstrations will be evaluated based on their originality and innovative character, the technology deployed, the purpose of the systems in interaction with users and/or other systems, and their economic and/or societal potential. Any system requirements should also be mentioned.


Abstracts of graduation reports. Bachelor and Master students are invited to submit a two-page abstract of their completed AI-related thesis. The thesis should be accepted after June 1st, 2015. Type D-papers will be judged on relevance for the conference and originality. Type D-Papers can be accepted for either oral or poster presentation.


Publication: conference proceedings and Springer post-proceedings

Accepted contributions within all four categories will be included in the conference proceedings, which will be made available on USB stick. Additionally, a selection of accepted contributions within the A, C and D category will be published as post-proceedings by Springer Verlag, in their Communications in Computer and Information Science (CCIS) ( book series. Authors of these selected papers will be invited to submit an extended version of their contribution to be considered (after an additional round of reviewing) for publication in the Springer book. Page limits of these extended versions are 15 pages (in Springer CCIS format) for type A- and D-papers and 6-8 pages for type C-papers.


Topics of Interest

Possible topics of submissions include, but are not limited to:


Autonomous agents and multi-agent systems / Cognitive modeling and architectures / Constraints, satisfiability and search / Diagnosis / Evolutionary algorithms / Human-computer interaction / Knowledge representation, reasoning and logic / Machine learning and data mining / Natural language processing / Planning and scheduling/ Reasoning with uncertainty / Robotics, perception and vision


Ambient and human-aware systems / Bioinformatics / Business and commerce / Education / Engineering / Gaming and entertainment / Health care / Human value (ethical, legal and societal impact) / Industry / Information and recommender systems / Internet and Web / Law / Music and art / Security / Software / Sustainability / Transportation


Submission instructions

All contributions should be written in English, using the standard BNAIC template and submitted electronically via Electronic templates for producing papers for submission are available for LaTeX and MS Word (click here to download a zip file with all necessary sources)

Submission implies willingness of at least one author to register for BNAIC 2016 and present the paper. For each paper, a separate author registration is required.