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Bulletin #1, February 2013



Request for Proposals to Host the Joint IJCAI/ECAI 2018

International Joint Conferences on Artificial Intelligence (IJCAI) and European Coordinating Committee for Artificial Intelligence (ECCAI) hereby invite proposals to host the 27th International Joint Conference on Artificial Intelligence (IJCAI-18) joined with 23rd European Conference on Artificial Intelligence (ECAI-18), which will be held in July or August 2018. These proposals will be evaluated by the IJCAI and ECCAI. Draft proposals are due by July 1, 2013. A small number of finalists will be asked to prepare final proposals. The final selection of the IJCAI/ECAI 2018 site will be made at the ECAI-2014 in Prague, Czech Republic 2014.

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ECCAI Fellows 2013 -- Call for Nominations


Nominations are sought for ECCAI Fellows 2013. The ECCAI Fellows program was initiated in 1999 to recognize individuals who have made significant, sustained contributions to the field of artificial intelligence (AI) in Europe. The ECCAI Fellows Program honors only a very small percentage of the total membership of all ECCAI member societies (up to a maximum of 3%). Each Fellow will receive a Certificate signed by the ECCAI Chair. The names of the recently elected Fellows are published each year on the ECCAI Webpages and in the ECCAI Bulletin. At each ECAI conference a Fellows lunch will be sponsored by ECCAI to honor the recently elected Fellows.


To be eligible for consideration, candidates **must** be a current member of an ECCAI member organisation (see for a list of member societies). Usually only individuals who have made contributions to AI for a decade or more after receiving their PhD (or are at an equivalent career stage) will be selected.


There are two ways that an individual can be nominated: A nomination can be made by an ECCAI member society; or by two ECCAI fellows, who must be from different countries.


A nomination must be a single PDF document, including the following (all in English):

  • a statement confirming which ECCAI member society the candidate is currently a member of;
  • a comprehensive current CV of the candidate;
  • three separate letters of reference (1 letter with 3 signatures is not acceptable), each of which should clearly make the case why the individual is considered appropriate for ECCAI fellowship.

The nomination document should be submitted via the EasyChair reviewing system: NO LATER THAN Friday 22 February 2013. The nominator will be informed of the decision of the committee. We hope to complete the evaluation process by May 2013.

Questions about the fellows program may be directed to the chair of the evaluation committee, .


All nominations will be evaluated by the ECCAI fellows committee. The key criterion of evaluation will be whether the nominee has achieved unusual distinction in AI in Europe. Distinction may be evidenced in several ways -- fellows' accomplishments range from pioneering advances in the theory of AI, to unusual accomplishments in AI technology and applications. Leadership in ECCAI or ECCAI member societies, support of forums for the exchange of ideas, and extended service for the international AI community may also play a role in the selection process. Evidence of technical contribution will often be in the form of publications, but other evidence will also be considered, such as patent awards or statements of longstanding contribution to an industrial group effort


ECCAI Conferences

  • Advanved Course on Artificial Intelligence (ACAI 2013)
    London, UK, 1-5 July 2013

    The ACAI Summer School 2013 (ACAI 2013) will be held at at King's College London, UK, from the 1st July to the 5th July 2013 and is on the topic of Argumentation in Artificial Intelligence.

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    AI Communications

    Latest issue (Volume 26, no.1 / 2013): special issue on intelligent engineering techniques for knowledge bases.

    IEEE Intelligent Systems

    Latest issue (Volume 27, no.6, November/December 2012)

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