22nd European
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29 aug - 02 sep


We invite students and young post-doctoral AI fellows to submit their work to the Eighth European Starting AI Researcher Symposium (STAIRS).

STAIRS is an international meeting intended to support AI researchers, from all countries, at the beginning of their career: PhD students or people holding a PhD for less than one year. STAIRS 2016 will be co-located with ECAI 2016, the European Conference on AI, in The Hague, Holland, 26 Aug – 2 Sept 2016.

STAIRS offers doctoral students and young post-doctoral AI researchers:

  • a first experience of submitting and presenting a paper in an international forum with a broad scope and a peer review process
  • an opportunity to discuss and explore their research interests and European career objectives and opportunities.

Topics of Interest

Papers are welcome on all aspects of contemporary AI, including, but not restricted to:

  • Applications of AI
  • Autonomous Agents & Multi-agent Systems
  • Case-Based Reasoning
  • Cognitive Modelling & Cognitive Architectures
  • Computational Creativity
  • Constraints, Satisfiability, and Search
  • Information Retrieval & Natural Language Processing
  • Knowledge Representation, Reasoning, and Logic
  • Machine Learning & Data Mining
  • Model-Based Reasoning
  • Natural Language Processing
  • Planning and Scheduling
  • Robotics, Perception, Vision and Sensing
  • Social Intelligence and Socio-Cognitive Systems
  • Uncertainty in AI
  • Web and Knowledge-based Information Systems
  • Multidisciplinary Topics

The proceedings of STAIRS will be published and distributed by IOS Press’ “Frontiers in Artificial Intelligence and Applications” (FAIA) series.

Papers that have been submitted to ECAI 2016 can be considered for STAIRS if submitted according to the STAIRS format. See the Call for Papers for details.