NESCAI07: The Second North East Student Colloquium on Artificial Intelligence

13-15 April 2007, Ithaca, NY

Call for Papers

NESCAI '07 is the second North-Eastern Student Colloquium on Artificial
Intelligence. It will take place at Cornell University, Ithaca, NY
between April 13 and 15, 2007 and is organized by graduate students.
Two nights of accommodation will be sponsored by Cornell University.
To help defray the cost of organizing the conference, a $50 registration
fee will be required.

The aim of the colloquium is to bring together graduate students in
Artificial Intelligence in the U.S. Northeast and Eastern Canada for an
exchange of ideas, discussions and networking.  We are soliciting
submissions of papers describing *new or previously submitted* research
and research ideas in all areas of AI including but not limited to:

- Agents
- Applications (e.g., computational biology, sensor networks, etc...)
- Approaches drawing from critical orientations and science studies
- Cognitive architectures
- Cognitive modeling
- Commonsense reasoning
- Constraints programming
- Decision-theoretic reasoning
- Game playing and interactive entertainment
- Human-computer interaction
- Information integration
- Knowledge bases and expert systems
- Knowledge representation and reasoning
- Machine learning and data mining
- Natural language processing
- Neural networks
- Planning and problem solving
- Probabilistic reasoning
- Robotics
- Semantic web
- Vision and perception

A graduate student should be a primary author of all submitted research.

We are looking for the following types of submissions in the ICML
conference format (

- FULL PAPERS (8 pages): All accepted papers will be presented as
   posters with a subset selected for talks.  Appendices may exceed the
   8 page limit, but the reviewers are under no obligation to read any
   material beyond the 8 page limit.

   + Research papers presenting previously submitted or novel research
     in Artificial Intelligence

   + Conceptual papers presenting and motivating new ideas and research
     directions in AI

   + Survey papers summarizing the state of the art in a particular
     subfield of AI

- SHORT PAPERS (2 pages): All accepted papers will be presented as

   + Research abstracts

   + Progress reports on ongoing research

All submissions will be peer-reviewed by graduate students in the
respective areas.  We encourage the resubmission of previously or
currently submitted papers so long as this is indicated by the author.
We will work with authors to ensure that copyrights held by other
conferences will not be violated but we do not anticipate any problems
as there will be *no formal publication of NESCAI proceedings*.

The timeline for submissions is:

+ Initial Submission for Review:                2 March 2007 ( 11:59PM ET)

   + Reviewer Responses and Acceptance Decision:  25 March 2007

   + Final Revision of Accepted Papers:            6 April 2007

All submissions are to be made electronically at the main conference web
site (  Additional
information concerning the conference can also be found at this web

NESCAI is sponsored by the Intelligent Information Systems Institute and Department of Computer Science at Cornell University.