XVII Brazilian Symposium on Artificial Intelligence

September 29 - October 1, 2004
São Luis, Maranhão - Brazil

The Symposium

SBIA, the Brazilian Symposium on Artificial Intelligence, is a biannual 
event intended to be the main forum of the AI community in Brazil.
However since the 1990's it has also attracted researchers from all over 
the world, when it started to have an international program committee 
and also keynote invited speakers.

The SBIA 2004 is the 17th event of the series. Since 1995, SBIA has been 
accepting papers written and presented only in English, with proceedings 
being published in the Lecture Notes in Artificial Intelligence series
of Springer-Verlag (SBIA'95:991, SBIA'96:1159, SBIA'98:1515, 
SBIA'00:1952, SBIA'02:2507).

The SBIA 2004 is sponsored by the Brazilian Computer Society (SBC). It 
will be held in São Luis, the capital of the state of Maranhão in the 
northeast of Brazil, together with the Brazilian Symposium on Neural 
Networks, and with the IEEE NNSP 2004.

This way, we expected you and both the AI and ANN communities to join us 
and make this event a very exciting one. Last but not least, besides the 
dense scientific programme we are preparing (technical papers, 
tutorials, invited talks, and student sections), there are still the 
cultural highlights of São Luis, as well as the natural beauties of one 
of the most wonderful places in Brazil: beaches, sun, and pristine water.

Hope to meet you there!

Topics of Interest

The topics to be covered include, but are not limited to:

- AI Development, Tools and Methodologies
- AI Foundations (philosophy, epistemology, economics, etc.)
- Artificial Life
- Autonomous Agents and Multi-Agent Systems
- Computer Vision and Pattern Recognition
- Evolutionary Computation
- Hybrid systems (fuzzy, evolutionary, neural, symbolic, etc.)
- Innovative applications of Artificial Intelligence (Bioinformatics,
Computational Biology, Education, Internet, Law, Music, etc.)
- Knowledge Acquisition
- Knowledge Discovery and Data Mining
- Knowledge Engineering
- Knowledge Representation and Reasoning
- Machine Learning
- Natural Language Processing
- Planning and Scheduling
- Robotics
- Theoretical and Logical Methods
- Uncertainty

Important Dates

February 29, 2004 - Deadline for submission of papers
April 30, 2004 - Notification of authors
May 23, 2004 - Deadline for final camera-ready papers

Paper Submission


Papers must be written in English and should be no longer than 10 pages 
(Springer LNCC/LNAI style), including all tables, figures, and
references. Over-length papers will definetly be rejected without 
review. It is strongly recommended that the authors use the style file 
of Springer-Verlag Lecture Notes to minimise the possible conflict of 
paper length when preparing the manuscripts.
Files must be upload to a ftp server (address will be given soon) *in 
either a pdf or ps format*. No other (e.g. msword or rtf) format will be 


The papers should present substantial new results in theoretical, 
empirical and applied research in all areas of Artificial  Intelligence.

SBIA 2004 allows simultaneous submission of papers to other conferences, 
provided that this fact is clearly indicated by the authors in the 
submission process.

All accepted papers will be published by Springer-Verlag in the Lectures 
Notes in Artificial Intelligence Series. All authors of accepted papers 
will then be required to sign copyright release forms, and one author of
each accepted paper will be required to register and attend the 
conference to present the paper. Otherwise, the paper will not be
included in the proceedings.

Review Process

All papers received will be peer-reviewed by referees of the area.

Submission Procedure

Information on the submission of papers will be posted soon in the 
conference web site.

Any other questions regarding papers submission may be directed to the 
program committe chair Dr. Ana L. C. Bazzan (bazzan at

Organizing Committee

Sofiane Labidi (SBIA chair)
Allan Kardec Barros (SBRN chair)
Ana L. C. Bazzan (SBIA program committee chair)
Aluízio Araújo (SBRN program committee chair)

Program Committee     (confirmed so far)

* Luis Otavio Alvares, Universidade Federal do Rio Grande do Sul (Brazil)
* Analia Amandi, Universidad Nacional del Centro de la Provincia de 
Buenos Aires (Argentina)
* Bráulio Coelho Avila, PUC-PR (Brazil)
* Ana Lucia Bazzan, Universidade Federal do Rio Grande do Sul (Brazil)
* Guilherme Bittencourt, Universidade Federal de Santa Catarina (Brazil)
* Olivier Boissier, Ecole Nationale Superieure des Mines de 
Saint-Etienne (France)
* Rafael Bordini, University of Liverpool (UK)
* Dibio Leandro Borges, PUC-PR (Brazil)
* Bert Bredeweg, University of Amsterdam (Netherlands)
* Jacques Calmet, Universität Karlsruhe (Germany)
* Mario Campos, Universidade Federal de Minas Gerais (Brazil)
* Fernando Carvalho, Universidade Federal do Ceará (Brazil)
* Francisco Carvalho, Universidade Federal de Pernambuco (Brazil)
* Cristiano Castelfranchi, Institute of Psychology of CNR (Italy)
* Stefano Cerri, LIRMM (France)
* Ibrahim Chaib-draa, Université Laval (Canada)
* Helder Coelho, Universidade de Lisboa (Portugal)
* Anna Helena Reali Costa, Universidade de São Paulo (Brazil)
* Antônio Carlos da Rocha Costa, Universidade Católica de Pelotas (Brazil)
* Augusto César Pinto Loureiro da Costa, Universidade Federal da Bahia 
* Evandro de Barros Costa, Universidade Federal de Alagoas (Brazil)
* Kerstin Dautenhahn, University of Hertfordshire (UK)
* Keith Decker, University of Delaware (USA)
* Marco Dorigo, Université Libre de Bruxelles (Belgium)
* Michael Fisher, University of Liverpool (UK)
* Ana Cristina Bicharra Garcia, Universidade Federal Fluminense (Brazil)
* Uma Garimella, AP State Council for Higher Education (India)
* Lúcia Giraffa, PUC-RS (Brazil)
* Claudia Goldman, University of Massachusetts, Amherst (USA)
* Fernando Gomide, Universidade Estadual de Campinas (Brazil)
* Gabriela Henning, Universidad Nacional del Litoral (Argentina)
* Michael Huhns, University of South Carolina (USA)
* Nitin Indurkhya, University of New South Wales (Australia)
* Celso Antônio Alves Kaestner, PUC-PR (Brazil)
* Franziska Klügl, Universität Würzburg (Germany)
* Lluis Godo Lacasa, Artificial Intelligence Research Institute (Spain)
* Marcelo Ladeira, Universidade de Brasília (Brazil)
* Christian Lemaitre, Laboratorio Nacional de Informatica Avanzada (Mexico)
* Victor Lesser, University of Massachusetts, Amherst (USA)
* Vera Lúcia Strube de Lima, PUC-RS (Brazil)
* Jose Gabriel Pereira Lopes, Universidade Nova de Lisboa (Portugal)
* Michael Luck, University of Southampton (UK)
* Ana Teresa Martins, Universidade Federal do Ceará (Brazil)
* Maria Carolina Monard, Universidade de São Paulo (Brazil)
* Valérie Monfort, MDT Vision (France)
* Eugenio Costa Oliveira, Universidade do Porto (Portugal)
* Tarcisio Pequeno, Universidade Federal do Ceará (Brazil)
* Paolo Petta, Austrian Research Institute for Artificial Intelligence 
* Geber Ramalho, Universidade Federal de Pernambuco (Brazil)
* Solange Rezende, Universidade de São Paulo (Brazil)
* Carlos Ribeiro, Instituto Tecnológico de Aeronáutica (Brazil)
* Lúcia Helena Machado Rino, Universidade Federal de São Carlos (Brazil)
* Sandra Sandri, Instituto Nacional de Pesquisas Espaciais (Brazil)
* Sandip Sen, University of Tulsa (USA)
* Jaime Sichman, Universidade de São Paulo (Brazil)
* Carles Sierra, Institut d'Investigación en Intelligència Artificial 
          * Milind Tambe, University of Southern California (USA)
* Andre Valente, Knowledge Systems Ventures (USA)
* Wamberto Vasconcelos, University of Edinburgh (UK)
* Rosa Maria Vicari, Universidade Federal do Rio Grande do Sul
* Renata Vieira, UNISINOS (Brazil)
* Jacques Wainer, Universidade Estadual de Campinas (Brazil)
* Renata Wasserman, Universidade de São Paulo (Brazil)
* Michael Wooldridge, University of Liverpool (UK)
* Franco Zambonelli, Università di Modena e Reggio Emilia (Italy)
* Gerson Zaverucha, Universidade Federal do Rio de Janeiro (Brazil)


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