AI*IA 2014 Doctoral Consortium


The Call for Ideas aims at collecting new and high-impact research ideas coming from young researchers actively involved in the fields of Artificial Intelligence. The primary aspect evaluated in this call is the level of innovation and research impact of the proposals rather than their maturity.

Topics of interest include (but are not limited to):

  • A.I. for Society and Economy
  • Big Data
  • Cognitive Systems
  • Complex Networks
  • Computer Vision
  • Data Mining and Machine Learning
  • Formal Methods for AI
  • Information Extraction
  • Knowledge Representation and Reasoning
  • Multi-agent Systems
  • Natural Language Understanding
  • Ontologies
  • Philosophical Perspectives
  • Planning and Scheduling
  • Robotics
  • Search Methodologies
  • Uncertainty


The call is organized in two different phases. During the first one, the ideas are collected and evaluated according to the first deadline. Only some ideas will be selected and associated to a senior researcher. Then, groups of people will be formed to work with the senior researcher and the proposal's authors. The senior researcher will finally help the group to present a document for the workshop.

The aim of this reviewing process is to allow young researchers to meet and work with people they do not know (and so building new relationships and exchanging new ideas), under the supervision of a senior researcher.

This way, groups will work to bridge the gap between novel and promising ideas and their actual success in terms of proposed methodology and scientific impact. At workshop time, each group will have the opportunity to further discuss the ideas.

The authors of the selected ideas will be asked to present a document containing the results of the feedback given by the senior researcher. The camera-ready submissions will be collected after the workshop, so that authors will be able to include feedbacks received during the open discussion on the workshop day.


The evaluation criteria used by the committee to measure the quality of the research idea will be the following:

Ground‐breaking nature of the idea and relevance of the problem
The extent to which the idea addresses important challenges in the AI field and sets suitably ambitious objectives, which go substantially beyond the current state of the art.

Methodology and proposed solution
The feasibility of the proposed scientific approach and the quality of the proposed solution.

Potential impact
The extent to which the results and the new knowledge may have a significant impact on the academic community and/or on non‐academic sectors.


All submissions must be written in English and must be formatted according to the information for LNCS Authors. The only accepted format for submitted ideas is PDF. The maximum submission length is 2 pages for the idea proposal and 10 pages for the final document. The submission process will be handled electronically by means of the Easychair system. The submission page is available here .
Accepted ideas will be included in the workshop proceedings published on-line by CEUR and will also be indexed by DBLP. The authors of the accepted ideas must attend the workshop to present the idea and must be registered to the AI*IA symposium.


Idea submission open: 15 May 2014
Idea submission deadline: EXTENDED : 15 July 2014
Author notification and Group formation (+ senior): Early August 2014
Document submission deadline: EXTENDED : 20 October 2014
Early Registration: 31 October 2014
Late Registration: 28 November 2014
Workshop Date: 11 December 2014
Camera ready submission deadline: 19 December 2014