AI Communications

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AI Communications
impact factor 2016 0.364
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30; 6 issues
Last issue (29:6) online on 2 December 2016
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30:1 scheduled for March 2017
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Artificial Intelligence, Computer & Communication Sciences
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AI Communications is a journal on Artificial Intelligence (AI) which has a close relationship to EurAI (European Association for Artificial Intelligence, formerly ECCAI). It covers the whole AI community: scientific institutions as well as commercial and industrial companies.

AI Communications aims to enhance contacts and information exchange between AI researchers and developers, and to provide supranational information to those concerned with AI and advanced information processing. AI Communications publishes refereed articles concerning scientific and technical AI procedures, provided they are of sufficient interest to a large readership of both scientific and practical background. In addition it contains high-level background material, both at the technical level as well as the level of opinions, policies and news. The Editorial and Advisory Board is appointed by the Editor-in-Chief.

Eva Onaindia
School of Informatics
Polytechnical University of Valencia, Spain

Daniele Magazzeni
Department of Informatics
King's College London, UK

Associate Editors
Fabrizio Angiulli
Data Mining, Databases and Knowledge Discovery
DIMES, University of Calabria, Italy

Franz Baader
Logic, Automated Reasoning
Dresden University of Technology, Germany

Roman Bartak
Planning, Scheduling and Constraints
Charles University in Prague, Czech Republic

Luc De Raedt
Machine Learning
Catholic University Leuven, Belgium

Francisco Fernandez de Vega
Evolutionary Algorithms
University of Extremadura, Spain

Gerhard Friedrich
University of Klagenfurt, Austria

Salvador García
Machine Learning and Big Data
University of Granada, Spain

Erez Karpas
Automated Planning
Technion - Israel Institute of Technology, Israel

Carlos Linares
University Carlos III, Madrid, Spain

Marco Maratea
Answer Set Programming
University of Genoa, Italy

Pierre Marquis
Knowledge Representation
Artois University, France

Kaska Musial
Complex Networks
King's College London, UK

Preslav Nakov
Natural Language Processing
Qatar Computing Research Institute, Qatar

Daniele Nardi
Sapienza University of Rome, Italy

Luigi Palopoli
Knowledge Bases, Ontologies
University of Calabria, Italy

Fabrizio Sebastiani
Text Mining, Natural Language Understanding
Consiglio Nazionale delle Ricerche, Italy

Carles Sierra
Artificial Intelligence Research Institute -  Spanish Research Council (IIIA-CSIC), Spain

Markus Stumptner
Model based Reasoning
University of South Australia, Australia

Leonardo Trujillo
Evolutionary Algorithms
Technological Institute of Tijuana, Mexico

Mirek Truszczynski
Logic Programming
University of Kentucky, Lexington, KY, USA

Weixiong Zhang
Washington University, St. Louis, MO, USA



Editorial Board
José Júlio Alves Alferes
New University of Lisbon, Portugal

Elisabeth André
University of Augsburg, Germany

Brandon Bennett
University of Leeds, UK

Luca Console
University of Turin, Italy

Adnan Darwiche
University of California, Los Angeles, USA

Luc De Raedt
Catholic University Leuven, Belgium

Marco Dorigo
Free University of Brussels, Belgium

Boi Faltings
Swiss Federal Institute of Technology (EPFL), Lausanne, Switzerland

Peter A. Flach
University of Bristol, UK

Ulrich Furbach
University of Koblenz, Germany

Matjaž Gams
Jozef Stefan Institute, Ljubljana, Slovenia

Enrico Giunchiglia
University of Genoa, Italy

Hermann Kaindl
Vienna University of Technology, Austria

Antonis Kakas
University of Cyprus, Nicosia, Cyprus

Nada Lavrač
Jozef Stefan Institute, Ljubljana, Slovenia

Silvia Miksch
Vienna University of Technology, Austria

Bernhard Nebel
Albert Ludwigs University, Freiburg, Germany

Marie-Christine Rousset
University of Grenoble, France

Stuart Russell
University of California, Berkeley, USA

Csaba Szepesvári
University of Alberta, Canada

Carme Torras
Polytechnic University of Catalonia (CSIC-UPC), Barcelona, Spain

Harald Trost
Medical University of Vienna, Austria

Gyorgy Turan
University of Illinois at Chicago, USA

Toby Walsh
University of New South Wales, Australia

Jiří Wiedermann
Academy of Sciences of the Czech Republic, Czech Republic

Call for Papers

The journal publishes the following categories of papers:

  • Technical papers
  • Survey papers
  • Tutorial papers

Technical and survey papers should be up to 30 pages long (unless exceptional circumstances warrant a longer version). Technical papers report high quality research across the breadth of AI topics. The journal aims to referee technical and survey papers within two-three months of submission.

Tutorial papers should be up to 30 pages long and should present a topic in a pedagogical style, using detailed examples and explanations. The goal of a tutorial paper should be to provide a newcomer to the topic with a level of understanding sufficient to make current research in the field accessible. Authors will be invited to submit accompanying materials (slides, videos or other materials) for electronic archiving by the journal.

Submission of Papers

Submission of a work is understood to imply that the work is original and unpublished and is not being considered for publication elsewhere.

To prepare a manuscript please follow the instructions for authors at

Editorial Charter

  • The journal aims to publish important research results in all areas of Artificial Intelligence.
  • Published articles should be both original and significant in their contributions. All claims must be clearly stated and supported by experimental or theoretical evidence.
  • The practical importance of theoretical results should be discussed, and backed up by implementation where possible. Similarly, papers describing systems should discuss the theoretical principles being demonstrated.
  • Sufficient experimental details should be given so that any experimental result is reproducible.
  • Papers should demonstrate that the research advances the current state of knowledge, and why this is important. They should report what was learnt, as well as what was done.
  • Authors must acknowledge all existing work.
  • Authors should be concise.
  • Submissions must be original. Work cannot be previously published, pending publication or under review for any another journal or conference. The journal will, however, consider publishing extended versions of work that has appeared in a conference or workshop proceedings.

Instructions for Authors

Organisation of the paper and style of presentations

  1. Manuscripts must be written in English. Authors whose native language is not English are recommended to seek the advice of a native English speaker, if possible, before submitting their manuscripts. Peerwith offers a language and copyediting service to all scientists who want to publish their manuscript in scientific peer-reviewed periodicals and books.
  2. Please submit your manuscript electronically, as a PDF. Instructions concerning submission of files are given in a separate section.
  3. For new submissions you can submit a PDF file only. For revisions or final files please submit the complete LaTeX package (including bibliography, a pdf output). Please use the LaTeX template for formatting your paper.
  4. Manuscripts should be organised in the following order:
    • title page;
    • introduction;
    • body of text (divided into section and/or subsections), including tables and figures;
    • conclusion (if any);
    • acknowledgements;
    • references;

    Any information concerning research grants, etc., should be included in the acknowledgement section preceding the references.

  5. Headings and subheadings should be typed on a separate line, without indentation; do not type the whole heading in capitals.
  6. SI units should be used, i.e., the units based on the metre, kilogramme, second, etc.
  7. Any special instruction to the desk editor or typesetter written on the copy should be encircled. The typesetter will then know that the instruction is not to be set in type. When a typewritten character might have more than one meaning (e.g., the lowercase letter `l' may be confused with the numeral 1), a note should be inserted in a circle in the margin to make the meaning clear to the typesetter. If Greek letters or uncommon symbols are used in the manuscript, they should be written very clearly, and if necessary a note such as `Greek lowercase chi' should be put in the margin and encircled.
  8. IOS Press reserves the right to return accepted manuscripts and illustrations to the author for revision if they are not in the proper form given in this guide.

Title Page

  1. The title page should provide the following information:
    • title (should be clear, descriptive and not too long);
    • name(s) of author(s);
    • full affiliation(s);
    • present address of author(s), if different from affiliation;
    • complete address to which correspondence should be sent;
    • abstract
  2. The abstract should be clear, descriptive, self-explanatory and not longer than 150 words. It should also be suitable for publication elsewhere.


  1. Authors should take notice of the limitations set by the size and layout of the journal. Large tables should be avoided. It may be better to divide large tables into smaller ones.
  2. Tables should be numbered according to their sequence in the text. The text should include references to all tables.
  3. Each table should have a brief and self-explanatory title.
  4. Column headings should be brief, but sufficiently explanatory. Standard abbreviations of units of measurement should be added between parentheses.
  5. Any explanations essential to the understanding of the table should be given in footnotes at the bottom of the table.


  1. All publications cited in the text should be presented in a list of references following the text of the manuscript. The manuscript should be carefully checked to ensure that the spelling of the authors' names is exactly the same in the text as in the reference list, and that the reference list is complete.
  2. The list of references should be arranged alphabetically by authors' names, and chronologically per author and then numbered. If an author's name is mentioned separately as well as with one or more co-authors, the following order should be used:

    publications of the single author, arranged in chronological order;
    publications of the author with one co-author;
    publications of the author with more than one co-author.

  3. Use the following system for arranging your references:
    1. For periodicals: [initials, name], [title paper], [title periodical (italics)] [volume (bold)]([number, if any]) ([year]), [first page]-[last page].
    2. For books: [initials, name], [title book (italics)], [publisher], [place of publication], [year].
    3. For papers in proceedings: [initials, name], [title paper], in: [title book (italics)], [volume, if any], [initials + names of editors], eds, [publisher], [place of publication], [year], pp. [first page]-[last page].
    4. For unpublished reports, departmental notes, etc.: [initial, name, if any], [title paper]. Unpublished [description], [name of institute, department, etc.].


V.G. Drinfeld, Elliptic modules, Mat. Sb. 94(136) (1974), 596-627 (in Russian).

J. Kendrick, Service sector productivity, Business Economics, April, 1987, 25-32.

J.H. van Lint, Algebraic geometry codes, in: Coding Theory and Designs, Part I, D. Ray-Chauduri, ed., IMA Volumes in Math. and its Appl., Vol. 20, Springer, New York, 1990, pp. 137-162.

F.J. MacWilliams and N.J.A. Sloane, The Theory of Error-Correcting Codes, North-Holland, Amsterdam, 1977.

D. Weld and J. de Kleer, eds, Readings in Qualitative Reasoning About Physical Systems, Morgan Kaufmann, 1990.

A. Raoult, Analyse mathématique de quelques modèles de plaques et de poutres élastiques ou élasto-plastiques. Thèse ď État, Univ. P. et M. Curie, 1988.

University of Southern California Financial Accounting Study Group: Setting financial accounting standards for the 21st century. Financial Reporting and Standard Setting, New York: AICPA, 1991.

  1. Do not abbreviate the titles of periodicals, or use only standard abbreviations, in the list of references.
  2. In the case of publications in any language other than English, the original title is to be retained. However, the titles of publications in non-Latin alphabets should be transliterated, and a notation such as `(in Russian)' or `(in Greek, with English abstract)' should be added.
  3. Citation in the text is indicated by numbers in square brackets. Multiple citations are set without spaces: [25-27,31]. More detailed citations are set as in following examples: see [12, p. 760] and also [5, Chapter V, p. 233].
  4. Sometimes author's name(s) can be given along with the reference by number. Then, if reference is made to a publication written by more than two authors, the name of the first author should be used followed by `et al.'. However, you should never use `et al.' instead of author's names in the list of references.


  1. Footnotes should only be used if absolutely essential. In most cases it will be possible to incorporate the information in the text.
  2. If used, they should be numbered in the text, indicated by superscript numbers and kept as short as possible.

Electronic submission guide

(a) Submission of new manuscripts

Please upload your submission through the submission system.

(b) Accepted papers

All accepted papers will be processed electronically.

  1. All the source files needed to reproduce your paper should be submitted to the mstracker system with a letter that specifies that this is the final version of an accepted paper. You should specify the mstracker id of that paper.
  2. Manuscripts should be formatted in LaTeX using the style file aicom.sty available here.
  3. Make sure your files are self-contained, i.e., there are no pointers to your system set-up.
  4. Check that your files are complete. Include: abstract, text, references (bibliography), footnotes, tables, figure/table captions, subject and keywords.
  5. Please include your postal address and fax number, where proofs of the manuscript can be sent.
  6. The corresponding authors will receive a pdf proof within a few weeks. With the proofs, IOS sends an order form for authors to order reprints, a pdf or extra copies of the printed journal.


  1. An author, when quoting from someone else's work or when considering reproducing an illustration or table from a book or journal article, should make sure not to infringe a copyright.
  2. Although in general an author may quote from other published works, permission should be obtained from the holder of the copyright if substantial extracts, tables or other illustrations are to be reproduced. If the copyright holder is not the author of the quoted or reproduced material, it is recommended that the permission of the author should also be sought.
  3. Material in unpublished letters and manuscripts is also protected and must not be published unless permission has been obtained.
  4. Submission of a paper will be interpreted as a statement that the author has obtained all the necessary permission.
  5. A suitable acknowledgement of any borrowed material must always be made.
  6. The copyright license of IOS Press can be found here. We do not require that authors sign a copyright transfer form because the copyright of the manuscript will stay with the author. This will allow them for instance to freely post their manuscript (the version un-edited by IOS Press) on their personal or institutional website, or in a repository. If they would like to post the published version (the version edited by IOS Press, with right page numbering etc) they can purchase the right to do so (and receive a copy of the PDF). This latter option is communicated to the corresponding author of a paper when they are sent the galley proofs of the paper.


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Submission of manuscripts

Submission of an article is understood to imply that the article is original and unpublished and is not being considered for publication elsewhere.

If the address to which proofs should be sent is different from the correspondence address, authors are kindly requested to indicate this. Both the editor and the publisher should be informed of any changes in either or both of these addresses. Please also supply a direct telephone number, fax number and email address if available.

Send all electronic correspondence to

Required files
For initial submission a .pdf file of the article is sufficient. After an article has been accepted for publication an editable file in LaTeX is required. If you are uploading a paper that has been accepted for publication or accepted pending minor revisions please upload the source files of the paper. Please use our LaTeX template and also send a pdf version of the LaTeX file as well as separate files of all figures (if any); see "Preparation of manuscripts" for the required file formats. LaTeX packages should be compiled into .zip or .rar files.


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