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Conférence Nationale en Intelligence Artificielle -- National (French) Conference on Artificial Intelligence (CNIA)


In 2019, as in 2018, the Conférence Nationale en Intelligence Artificielle (CNIA) is part of the AFIA Plateform (PFIA). It will take place between July 1 and July 5, in Toulouse.

CNIA 2019 is the opportunity, in particular for researchers from French-speaking countries (but not only), to present their latest work in any subfield of AI. A key role of CNIA is to bridge subareas of AI.

Call for contributions

Classical contributions

Any contribution related to some subarea of AI is in scope.  The following list is nonexhaustive: machine learning, pattern recognition, computer vision,  natural language processing, autonomous agents, multiagent systems, knowledge representation and reasoning, AI and the web, knowledge extraction and management, human-computer interaction, robotics, satisfiability and constraint satisfaction, heuristic search, game playing, uncertainty in AI.

In 2019, the AFIA platform  also hosts specialised conferences: APIA (5ème Conférence sur les Applications Pratiques de l’Intelligence Artificielle), CAP (21ème Conférence sur l’Apprentissage Automatique), IC (30èmes Journées Francophones Ingénierie des Connaissances), JFPDA (14èmes Journées Planification, Décision et Apprentissage), JFSMA (27èmes Journées Francophones sur les Systèmes Multi-Agents), JIAF (13èmes Journées d’Intelligence Artificielle Fondamentale) and TALN – RECITAL (26ème Conférence sur le Traitement Automatique des Langues Naturelles). Any contribution concerned with one of these subfields can be submitted either to the specialised conference or to CNIA (but not to both).

CNIA particularly welcomes submissions at the crossing point between several branched of AI, as well as submissions at the border between AI and other disciplines,  such as automatics, biology, cognitive science, economics, law, linguistics, mathematics, operations research, philosophy, theoretical computer science, and others. There will be a number of special sessions, including these ones:

  • Economics & AI
  • Ethics & AI
  • Computer Vision, Image Processing
  • Robotics and Automatics
  • "Trust me I am  autonomous"

Survey contributions

CNIA also welcomes submissions of survey papers. Accepted surveys will be presented in a special session, giving experts of a field an opportunity to give a synthetic presentation of it. The list of authors must include at least one author with significant recent contributions on the topic. The topic but be not too large and not too narrow (typically, a topic with 10 to 30 articles published in major AI conferences and journals in the last 10 years), and not all by the same group of authors.

Blue sky contributions

CNIA also welcomes submission of blue sky papers. Accepted pesentations, grouped in a special session, are meant to present ideas and visions aiming at new research topics (new problems, new application domains, new methodologies)? The speaker must convince the attendence that the topic is interesting and promising, and must relate it as much as possible to the state of the art.

The best papers of CNIA 2019 will be invited to contribute to a special issue of Revue d’Intelligence Artificielle as was the case already for CNIA 2018 (vol. 33 n°2/2019).

CNIA 2019 in in collaboration with JSAI 2019

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