CfP: KI 2012 German Conference on Artificial Intelligence (24-27 September 2012 Saarbrücken, Germany)

5 Jul 2012 - 00:00

KI 2012 is the 35th edition of the German Conference on Artificial Intelligence, which traditionally brings together academic an industrial researchers from all areas of AI. The technical programme of KI 2012 will comprise paper and poster/demo presentations and a variety of workshops and tutorials.

KI 2012 will take place in Saarbrücken, Germany, September 24-27, 2012, and is a premier forum for exchanging news and research results on theory and applications of all aspects on AI.  The conference invites significant, original, and previously unpublished research from all areas of AI, its fundamentals, its algorithms, its history, and its applications.

Areas of interest include, but are not limited to:

  • Knowledge Acquisition, Representation, Reasoning and Ontologies
  • Combinatorial Search, Configuration, Design and Deduction
  • Natural Language Processing, Statistical NLP, Semantics
  • Planning and Scheduling; Spatial and Temporal Reasoning
  • Reasoning under Uncertainty, Probabilistic Inferences
  • Non-Monotonic Reasoning and Default Logics
  • Constraint Satisfaction, Processing and Programming
  • Embodied AI: Robotics, Vision and Perception
  • Intelligent Information Retrieval, Semantic Search, Semantic Web
  • Evolutionary and Neural Computation
  • Machine Learning, Computational Learning Theory and Data-Mining
  • Distributed Problem Solving and Multi-Agent Systems
  • Game Playing and Interactive Entertainment, AI for Graphics
  • Game Theory and General Game Playing, Generalized Intelligence
  • AI for Human-Computer-Interaction and Adaptive Communication
  • Mobile Solutions with Textile, Semantic and Spatial Media
  • Augmented Reality, Smart Cities, Smart Traffic, Smart Hardware
  • Assistance Systems in Living and Working Environments
  • Software-Engineering, Model Checking and Security in AI
  • Distributed Computation and Swarm Intelligence
  • Cognitive Modelling, AI and Psychology
  • History and Philosophical Foundations of AI
  • Applications including Logistics, Production and Health Care

We especially welcome poster and demo contributions providing novel insights on the interplay of AI and the real world, as well as
contributions that bring useful computational technologies from other areas of computer science into AI.

Submission Guidelines

Poster and demo contributions must be submitted in electronic form in PDF format via the EasyChair submission webpage of KI 2012 at:

Submitted demo/poster papers, which have to be in English, must not exceed 3-4 pages in Springer LNCS style

Suitable topics for poster contributions include, but are not limited to: novel, but not yet fully developed ideas that are of interest for a more broad AI audience; implementation techniques and novel interesting benchmark problems; experimental studies; real world applications of AI research; etc.

Submissions of demo contributions should be system or tool descriptions that provide some background about the applied AI technologies. We particularly encourage demonstrations that show innovative AI techniques at work and allow for user interaction. Demo contributions may also be submitted by larger research groups as well as commercial organizations.

Submitted poster and demo contributions will be subject to peer review, based on standard criteria such as relevance and significance, originality of ideas, technical soundness, and quality of presentation.

The papers of accepted poster/demo contributions will be distributed in electronic form at the conference site and count as refereed, but non-archival publication. At least one author of each accepted poster or demo must register for the conference and present the work during the poster and demo session at KI 2012. The poster and demo session will take place after the welcome reception on September 24.

Important Dates

Submission deadline for poster/demo papers: July 9, 2012
Notification: August 9, 2012
Deadline for camera-ready copy: August 31, 2012
Poster Session: September 24, 2012


Details and updates will be available on the conference web site:

For questions about this Call for Poster and Demo Contributions, please
contact: Stefan Woelfl <woelfl[at]>.