Call for Papers

16th International Conference of the Italian Association for Artificial Intelligence (AI*IA 2017)

Bari, November 14-17, 2017
Topics of Interest

The conference covers broadly the many aspects of theoretical and applied Artificial Intelligence. A series of workshops dedicated to specific topics will complement the main conference program.
Contributions are invited on original, and unpublished research on all aspects of artificial intelligence, including, but not limited to:
* AI and Digital Entertainment
* AI applications
* AI architectures
* AI in Learning Environments
* AI and Education
* AI and Ethics
* AI and Smart Cities
* Big Data
* Cognitive modeling and Computing
* Cognitive Robotics
* Computational Creativity
* Constraint Satisfaction
* Experimentation of Combinatorial Algorithms
* Human Computer Interaction
* Information Agents
* Information Retrieval and Extraction
* Knowledge Acquisition
* Knowledge Engineering
* Knowledge Representation
* Learning in adaptive systems
* Machine Consciousness
* Machine Learning
* Mathematical Foundations
* Metacognition in Artificial Agents
* Multiagent Systems, Distributed AI
* Natural Language Processing
* Ontologies
* Philosophical Foundations
* Planning and Scheduling
* Reasoning
* Search
* Semantic Web
* Soft and Evolutionary Computing
* Temporal Reasoning
* Uncertainty
* Vision and Perception
* Web and Data Mining

Submission Instructions

We welcome and encourage the submission of high-quality, original papers, which are not being submitted simultaneously for publication elsewhere. Papers should be written in English, formatted according to the Springer LNCS style, and not exceed 12 pages plus bibliography.

Paper submission is electronic via easychair at the address:


All accepted papers will be scheduled for oral presentations and will be published in the conference proceedings in Springer’s Lecture Notes in Artificial Intelligence (LNCS/LNAI). At least one author of each accepted paper is required to register and attend the conference to present the work.

Authors of selected papers accepted to the main track will be invited to submit an extended version for publication on “Intelligenza Artificiale”, the International Journal of the Italian Association for Artificial Intelligence, edited by IOS Press ( and indexed by Thomson Reuters’ “Emerging Sources Citation Index”.


Important Dates

Main Conference
Abstract submission by June 4, 2017
Paper submission by June 11, 2017
Notification to authors by July 21, 2017
Camera-ready copies due by September 4, 2017

Organizing Committee

General Chair

Floriana Esposito, University of Bari “Aldo Moro”

Programme Chairs

Roberto Basili, University of Rome “Tor Vergata”
Stefano Ferilli, University of Bari “Aldo Moro”
Francesca Alessandra Lisi, University of Bari “Aldo Moro”


Workshop Chairs

Marco de Gemmis, University of Bari “Aldo Moro”
Nicola Di Mauro, University of Bari “Aldo Moro”

Doctoral Consortium Chair

Donato Malerba, University of Bari “Aldo Moro”

Industrial Liaisons Chairs

Giovanni Semeraro, University of Bari “Aldo Moro”

Local Organizing Committee

Sergio Angelastro, University of Bari “Aldo Moro”
Andrea Pazienza, University of Bari “Aldo Moro”
Marco Polignano, University of Bari “Aldo Moro”
Antonio Vergari, University of Bari “Aldo Moro”

Programme Committee

Roberto Basili, University of Rome-Tor Vergata
Stefano Ferilli, University of Bari
Francesca Alessandra Lisi, University of Bari
Luigia Carlucci Aiello, University of Rome-Sapienza
Giovanni Adorni, University of Genoa
Davide Bacciu, University of Pisa
Matteo Baldoni, University of Turin
Stefania Bandini, University of Milan-Bicocca
Nicola Basilico, University of Milan
Gustavo E.A.P.A. Batista, University of São Paulo
Federico Bergenti, University of Parma
Tarek Richard Besold, University of Bremen
Stefano Bistarelli, University of Perugia
Stefano Cagnoni, University of Parma
Diego Calvanese, University of Bozen-Bolzano
Amedeo Cesta, CNR – National Research Council of Italy
Antonio Chella, University of Palermo
Federico Chesani, University of Bologna
Gabriella Cortellessa, CNR – National Research Council of Italy
Tommaso Di Noia, Polytechnic of Bari
Agostino Dovier, University of Udine
Aldo Franco Dragoni, Polytechnic University of Marche
Salvatore Gaglio, University of Palermo
Marco Gavanelli, University of Ferrara
Chiara Ghidini, FBK-irst – The Fondazione Bruno Kessler
Floriana Grasso, University of Liverpool
Nicola Guarino, CNR – National Research Council of Italy
Evelina Lamma, University of Ferrara
Nicola Leone, University of Calabria
Antonio Lieto, University of Turin
Bernardo Magnini, FBK-irst – The Fondazione Bruno Kessler
Marco Maratea, University of Genoa
Simone Marinai, University of Florence
Viviana Mascardi, University of Genoa
Alessandro Mazzei, University of Turin
Paola Mello, University of Bologna
Alessio Micheli, University of Pisa
Alfredo Milani, University of Perugia
Evangelos E. Milios, Dalhousie University
Stefania Montani, University of Piemonte Orientale
Angelo Oddi, CNR-Italian National Research Council
Viviana Patti, University of Turin
Maria Teresa Pazienza, University of Rome – Tor Vergata
Roberto Pirrone, University of Palermo
Piero Poccianti, Co-operative Consortium of MPS
Gian Luca Pozzato, University of Turin
Francesco Ricca, University of Calabria
Fabrizio Riguzzi, University of Ferrara
Andrea Roli, University of Bologna
Silvia Rossi, University of Naples
Salvatore Ruggieri, University of Pisa
Alessandra Russo, Imperial College London
Fabio Sartori, University of Milan-Bicocca
Marco Schaerf, University of Rome-Sapienza
Maria Simi, University of Pisa
Eloisa Vargiu, Eurecat Technology Center – eHealth Unit
Marco Villani, University of Modena and Reggio Emilia
Giuseppe Vizzari, University of Milano-Bicocca