Call for Papers – BRACIS

BRACIS 2013 Brazilian Conference on Intelligent Systems
Fortaleza, Ceará, 19 – 24/10/2013

The Brazilian Conference on Intelligent System (BRACIS 2013) is the combination of the two most important scientific events in Brazil in Artificial Intelligence (AI) and Computational Intelligence (CI): the Brazilian Symposium on Artificial Intelligence – SBIA and the Brazilian Symposium on Neural Networks – SBRN. SBIA has been the leading conference in Brazil for presentation of research and applications in Artificial Intelligence. There have been 21 editions of the event, since the first one in
1984. It has promoted research of international level in AI and scientific exchange among AI researchers, practitioners, scientists, and engineers in related disciplines, congregated in Brazil.
SBRN has been the leading conference in Brazil dedicated to Neural Networks (NNs) and other models of Computational Intelligence (CI) such as Fuzzy Logic and Evolutionary Computing. There have been 12 editions of the event, since the first one in 1994. The major focus of conference has been on original theories and novel applications dealing with the use and analysis of computational intelligence techniques.
In their 2013 editions, SBIA and SBRN will be integrated into a single broader conference, BRACIS 2013. The goal of BRACIS 2013 is to stimulate the development of high-level research that crosses boundaries between disciplines in AI and CI.

Topics of Interest

- Foundations of AI
- Logic based Knowledge Representation and Reasoning
- Knowledge Representation and Reasoning (including Common-sense Reasoning, Model-Based Reasoning, Probabilistic Reasoning, Approximate Reasoning)
- Knowledge Representation and Reasoning in Ontologies and the Semantic Web
- Constraints and Search
- Evolutionary Computation
- Fuzzy Systems
- Planning and Scheduling
- Machine Learning and Data Mining
- AI applied to Natural Language Processing
- AI in Computer Vision
- Pattern Recognition and Cluster Analysis
- Agent-based and multi-agent systems
- Distributed AI
- Neural Networks
- Game Playing and Intelligent Interactive Entertainment
- Information retrieval, integration, and extraction
- Intelligent Robotics
- Cognitive modelling and human interaction
- Swarm Intelligence
- Molecular and quantum computing
- Hybrid Systems
- Bioinformatics and bioengineering
- Combinatorial and numerical optimization
- Forecasting
- Multidisciplinary AI and CI
- AI and CI in Education
- Other AI and CI related topics


The proceedings will be published by Conference Publishing Services (CPS). Authors of selected papers will be invited to submit extended versions of their work to be appreciated for publication in special issues of several international journals (to be announced).
Papers must be written in *English *and *must not be* longer than 6 pages, including all tables, figures, and references (style of Conference Publishing Services). Formatting instructions, as well as templates for Word and /LaTeX/, can be found in


Papers must be submitted in PDF files using the JEMS submission system

Reviewing Process

All submitted papers will be reviewed by at least two experts in the field.

Submission Policy

By submitting papers to BRACIS 2013, the authors agree that in case of acceptance at least one author registers to the conference and presents the paper. Furthermore, it is the conference policy that at least one of the authors of accepted papers has to register **before** the deadline for sending the camera-ready paper. Accepted papers without the respective author registration **before* *the deadline will not be included in the proceedings.

Important Dates
*Deadline Submission for Regular and Special Session Papers:* March 18, 2013 (Extended: April 15, 2013)
*Acceptance notification:* May 14, 2013 (Extended: June 3, 2013)
*Final camera-ready papers due:* June 8, 2013 (Extended: July 12, 2013)

Program Chairs: Heloisa de Arruda Camargo (UFSCar) and Aurora R. Pozo (UFPR)
Local BRACIS Chairs: Prof.Tarcisio Pequeno (UNIFOR) e Prof.Fernando Carvalho (UFC)
Conference General Chair: Prof. Vasco Furtado (UNIFOR)