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KI 2013

From Research to Innovation and Practical Applications 

36th Annual Conference on Artificial Intelligence
Koblenz, September 16-20, 2013

About the Main Conference

KI 2013 is the 36th edition of the German Conference on Artificial Intelligence, which traditionally brings together academic and industrial researchers from all areas of AI. The technical program of KI 2013 will comprise paper and poster presentations and a variety of workshops and tutorials.

KI 2013 will take place in Koblenz, Germany, September 16th-20th, 2013, and is a premier forum for exchanging news and research results on theory and applications of intelligent system technology. The conference is organized by the Artificial Intelligence . KI 2013 is co-located with Informatik 2013 (Annual Conference of the German Informatics Society), the 11th MATES 2013 (German Conference on Multi-Agent System Technologies), and the 4th JAWS (Joint Agent Workshops in Synergy).
The conference invites original research papers 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 Artificial Intelligence 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
  • Artificial General Intelligence
  • Cognitive Modelling, AI and Psychology
  • History and Philosophical Foundations of AI
  • Applications including Logistics, Production and Health Care

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

Submission Guidelines


Workshops: Workshop proposals have to be submitted by Email to Ute Schmid ( until March 15, 2013.


Tutorials: Tutorial proposals have to be submitted by Email to Juergen Sauer ( until March 15, 2013.

Submitted papers, which have to be in English, must not exceed 12 pages in Springer LNCS style for full technical contributions and 4 pages for poster contributions.


Submitted papers, which have to be in English, must not exceed 12 pages in Springer LNCS style for full technical contributions and 4 pages for poster contributions.

Full technical papers are expected to report on new research that makes a substantial technical contribution to the field.

Poster submissions are also included in the main proceedings and can report on new research or other issues of interest to the AI community. Examples of work suitable for poster submissions include: novel ideas that are not yet fully developed or whose scope is not large enough for a full paper: important implementation techniques; novel interesting benchmark problems; short experimental studies; interesting applications that are not yet completely solved or analyzed; position or challenge papers; etc. Poster submissions are especially invited for software demonstration or PhD work in progress.

Submission of papers is handled via ConfTool (Submission link will be published soon).

Papers will be subject to blind peer review. All papers will be reviewed based on the standard criteria of relevance, significance of results, originality of ideas, soundness, and quality of the presentation.

All accepted papers will be published in the main conference proceedings, and will be presented at the conference. At least one author of each accepted paper must register for the conference and present the contribution. The KI 2013 proceedings will be published by Springer as a volume of the LNAI (Lecture Notes in Artificial Intelligence) series.

Important Dates for the Main Conference 

Workshop/Tutorial submission: 15.3.2013

Paper submission: 26.4.2013

Acceptance notification: 17.6.2013

Final version due: 1.7.2013

KI Conference: 16.-20.9.2013 

About the Workshops 

Together with the main conference, we plan to organize a small number of high-quality workshops. We especially encourage workshop proposals, which are organized by KI Special Groups (Fachgruppen), workshops which bring together researchers from different special groups and workshops which highlight emerging topics of AI research. Workshops will be held on the first day of the conference. We are interested in submissions of full-day (6 hours) and half-day (3 hours) workshops. They should preferably be given in English.

A workshop proposal should cover the following aspects: 
  (1) Introduction to and motivation of the workshop topic, 
  (2) Name of organizers (and possibly of the organizing special group), Contact address, 
  (3) program committee, 
  (4) List of possible attendees,
  (5) Webpage of the workshop (after acceptance).
Workshop proposals should be submitted by email:


About the Tutorials

We aim at a small number of high-quality tutorials suitable for a large percentage of conference participants, including graduate students as well as experienced researchers and practitioners. We are interested in submissions of full-day (6 hours) and half-day (3 hours) tutorials. Tutorials should preferably be given in English. Tutorial proposals should be submitted by email:

About the Doctoral Consortium 

The technical program of presentations, workshops, and tutorials is complemented by a doctoral consortium that invites participation by PhD students at any stage and from any subject area within AI.

The goals of the doctoral consortium are

  • to provide PhD students with the opportunity to present their ongoing research and receive feedback from established researchers;
  • to promote networking among PhD students and AI researchers in general, both on a national and an international level;
  • to support students with advice on academic, research, and industrial careers.

The doctoral consortium is implemented as a student mentoring program that introduces students to senior researchers in the relevant fields. Further information about the doctoral consortium will be provided at the conference web page.

Main Organizers of KI 2013 


Ingo J. Timm (General Chair, Univ. Trier)

Matthias Thimm (Local Chair, Univ. Koblenz-Landau)

Ute Schmid (Workshop Chair, Univ. Bamberg)

Jürgen Sauer (Tutorial Chair, Univ. Oldenburg)

Stefan Kirn (Industry Chair, Univ. Hohenheim)

Andreas D. Lattner (Doctoral Consortium Chair, Goethe-Univ. Frankfurt)


General Chair and Contact 

Prof. Dr. Ingo J. Timm

University of Trier

54286 Trier