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CFP AI*IA National Workshop and Prize on Popularize Artificial Intelligence

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              AI*IA National Workshop and Prize on
                  Popularize Artificial Intelligence
                            (PAI 2012)
         celebrating 100th anniversary of Alan Turing's birth

                             June 2012

                            Rome, Italy
               (held in conjunction with AI*IA 2012)

            URL: http://www.di.unito.it/~baldoni/PAI-2012/

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                CALL FOR POSITION PAPERS, IDEAS, DEMOS
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In 1934 Alan M. Turing argued that machines could imitate thought and,
in the essay "Computing Machinery and Intelligence", he proposed what is
now known as the Turing Test. A computer and a human are compared by a
panel of judges, who address the same questions to both and review their
answers. If the judges cannot make distinctions between the two answers,
the machine may be considered intelligent.

The Turing test for decades has represented the best calling card for
popularizing Artificial Intelligence worldwide. Nowadays, ideas,
theories, techniques developed in the research area of Artificial
Intelligence are widely applied for producing games, satellite
navigators, human-computer interfaces, web applications, automated voice
responders, etc.

For celebrating the 100th anniversary of Alan Turing's birth, the
Italian Association for Artificial Intelligence organizes a workshop
aimed at divulging the practical uses of Artificial Intelligence. To
this aim, we call for demonstrators (e.g. videos), demos, proposals,
systems exploiting AI theories and techniques, short papers which
present ideas, and which are written in such a way to make them
accessible to a broad public. Prizes will be awarded to different
categories of submissions.

The workshop will be organized as a poster session. Each contribution
will have some space for a poster and demos and systems will be shown to
the public. The best contributions will additionally be presented during
a plenary session of AI*IA 2012.

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                      SUBMISSION INSTRUCTIONS
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All kinds of experiences are welcome! Three categories of contribution
are possible: (1) student experiences inside AI courses (e.g. laboratory
demos), (2) research and academic experiences, (3) industrial
experiences. Beside the poster session, selected contributions will be
presented at the workshop. Presentations will be open to a broad public,
and authors are invited to specify the kind of audience their
contributions aim at involving.

Each proposal (demos, demonstrators, videos, systems exploiting AI
results, ideas) must be submitted in the form of a paper written either
in English or in Italian, and formatted according to the Springer LNCS
style. The paper must not exceed 5 pages. Ideally, it should contain a
description of the contribution (in the case of demos, it should contain
also some details about the demonstration itself). Morevoer, the
five-page paper should contain a high-level description of the AI
techniques exploited within the specific proposal, and a short list of
bibliographic references: these parts should be organized and written to
address a general audience, and should help readers without any AI
background to understand the contribution and the relation with AI.

Paper submission is electronic via the conference website.

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                      PRIZES
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The association plans to award economic prizes to the best contribution
in category (1) and (2) (student experiences, academic experiences).
Possibly, best contributions in categories (1) and (2) will be offered a
free symposium registration fee, each.

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          WORKSHOP PROCEEDINGS and JOURNAL SPECIAL ISSUE
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Selected papers will be published in the CEUR Workshop Proceedings
series. The authors of the best among all selected papers will be
invited to submit an extended version for publication in the
international journal Intelligenza Artificiale, published by IOS Press.

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                          IMPORTANT DATES
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Paper submission deadline:                    15 April 2012
Notification of acceptance/rejection:         1 May 2012
Camera-ready copies due:                      15 May 2012
Workshop Date:                                June 2012

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                        WORKSHOP ORGANISERS
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Matteo Baldoni (University of Torino, Italy)
Federico Chesani (University of Bologna, Italy)
Bernardo Magnini (Fondazione Bruno Kessler, Italy)
Marco Montali (University of Bolzano, Italy)
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