Twelfth International Workshop on
Neural-Symbolic Learning and Reasoning
Workshop at City, University of London, London, UK
July 17-18, 2017
Previous events in the series:
NeSy'05 took place
at IJCAI-05, Edinburgh,
Scotland, 1st of August 2005.
NeSy'06 took place
at ECAI2006, Riva del Garda, Italy, 29th of August 2006.
NeSy'07 took place
at IJCAI-07, Hydarabad, India, 8th of January 2007.
NeSy'08 took place
at ECAI2008, Patras, Greece, 21st of July 2008.
NeSy'09 took place
at IJCAI-09, Pasadena, California, 11th of July 2009.
NeSy'10 took place
at AAAI-10, Atlanta, Georgia, 11th of July 2010.
NeSy'11 took place
at IJCAI-11, Barcelona, Catalonia (Spain), 17th of July 2011.
NeSy'12 took place
at AAAI-12, Toronto, Ontaria, Canada, 23rd of July 2012.
NeSy'13 took place
at IJCAI-13, Beijing, China, 5th of August 2013.
NeSy'15 took place
at IJCAI-15, Buenos Aires, Argentina, 27th of July 2015.
NeSy'16 took place
at HLAI 2016, New York City, New York, 16th and 17th of July 2016.
Submission of late abstracts: June 18, 2017
The submission deadline for late abstacts is upcoming on June 18, 2017 (anywhere on this planet). This is a hard deadline, no extensions beyond this date will be possible.
Keynotes & Invited Talks
Mauro Ferreira, Trinity College Dublin.
Zoubin Ghahramani, University of Cambridge & Uber AI Labs.
Alex Graves, Google DeepMind.
Pascal Hitzler, Wright State University.
Chris Percy, BetBuddy Ltd.
Murray Shanahan, Imperial College London.
Simo Dragicevic, CEO, BetBuddy Ltd. (moderator)
John McNamara, Senior Inventor, IBM
James Davidson, Software Engineer, Google Brain
Jamie Woodhouse, Managing Director and Head of Financial Services Management Consulting and Finance and Risk, Accenture
Lonnie Hamm, Head of Data Science, Kindred Group Plc
Amir Saffari, Director of Applied AI, BenevolentAI
New Track Added: NeSy Industry Track on Tuesday, July 18, 2017
For the first time, the 2017 edition of NeSy will feature an industry track on the second day of the workshop, July 18, 2017.
The track will cover industry applications of neural-symbolic methods (including knowledge extraction from statistical data, neural-symbolic methods integrating data and knowledge for the semantic web, etc.), with the program featuring contributions from industry and academia alike.
Also, there will be time to mix and mingle, exchange experiences from practitioners on both sides, and develop joint ideas and projects for the future.
So if you are on the job dealing with problems requiring the combination of sub-symbolic data and high-level knowledge, come and join us at City, University of London for NeSy'17!
The registration for NeSy'17 has become available from the City, University of London eStore: Follow this link to the registration website.
Registration is offered in four categories:
The number of spots is limited, and admission tickets are continuously assigned on a first come, first served basis.
- Full NeSy'17 participation (2 workshop days, July 17 and 18, 2017, including Industry Track and coffee breaks): 75 GBP.
- Single day NeSy'17 participation on July 17, 2017 (including coffee break): 45 GBP.
- Single day NeSy'17 participation on July 18, 2017 (including Industry Track and coffee breaks): 55 GBP.
- Student registration (Full NeSy'17 participation: 2 workshop days, July 17 and 18, 2017, including Industry Track and coffee breaks): 20 GBP.
NeSy'17 is hosted at City, University of London, Northampton Square, London, UK. See below for some suggestions regarding nearby accommodation.
Call for Papers
Artificial Intelligence researchers continue to face huge challenges in their quest to develop truly intelligent
systems. The recent developments in the field of neural-symbolic integration bring an opportunity to integrate well-founded
symbolic artificial intelligence with robust neural computing machinery to help tackle some of these challenges.
The Workshop on Neural-Symbolic Learning and Reasoning is intended to create an atmosphere of exchange of ideas,
providing a forum for the presentation and discussion of the key topics related to neural-symbolic integration.
Topics of interest include but are not limited to:
- The representation of symbolic knowledge by connectionist systems;
- Neural Learning theory;
- Integration of logic and probabilities, e.g., in neural networks, but also more generally;
- Structured learning and relational learning in neural networks;
- Logical reasoning carried out by neural networks;
- Integrated neural-symbolic approaches;
- Extraction of symbolic knowledge from trained neural networks;
- Integrated neural-symbolic reasoning;
- Neural-symbolic cognitive models;
- Biologically-inspired neural-symbolic integration;
- Applications in robotics, simulation, fraud prevention, natural language processing, semantic web,
software engineering, fault diagnosis, bioinformatics, visual intelligence, etc.
Researchers and practitioners are invited to submit original papers that have not been submitted for review or published elsewhere:
- Submitted papers must be written in English, must be formatted according to the Springer LNCS style (templates and sample files are available from https://www.springer.com/gp/computer-science/lncs/conference-proceedings-guidelines), and should not exceed 10 pages (excluding references/bibliography) in the case of research and experience papers, and 6 pages (excluding references/bibliography) in the case of position papers or technical notes.
- All submitted papers will be judged based on their relevance, originality, significance, technical quality, and organisation.
- Papers must be submitted through EasyChair at https://easychair.org/conferences/?conf=nesy17.
- Additionally, presentations based on extended abstracts will be considered. These shall allow to report on latest results which had not been available at the time of paper submission. Therefore, the abstract deadline is significantly closer to the workshop date. Extended abstracts may not exceed 3 pages (including references/bibliography) and should aim to give a good impression of the type of work conducted, the achieved results and their importance for the field.
Selected papers and abstracts will be presented during the workshop. The workshop will include extra time for
discussion of the presentations allowing the group to have a better understanding of the issues, challenges,
and ideas being presented.
Accepted papers and abstracts will be published in official workshop proceedings within the CEUR-WS.org series.
Accepted abstracts will also be included in the official workshop proceedings.
Deadline for paper submission (EXTENDED): May 24, 2017
Notification of paper acceptance/rejection: June 14, 2017
Deadline for abstract submission: June 18, 2017
Notification of abstract acceptance/rejection: June 25, 2017
Camera-ready paper due: July 2, 2017
Workshop date: July 17-18, 2017
The workshop is open to anybody, registration is available from the City, University of London eStore: Follow this link to the registration website.
The main campus of City, University of London, is located at Northampton Square in central London. There are many hotels and accommodation options nearby, among them the following:
Tarek R. Besold (University of Bremen, Germany)
Local Chair at City, University of London: Simon Odense
Artur d'Avila Garcez (City, University of London, UK)
Isaac Noble (Playground Global, U.S.A.)
On-Site Organisation Support: Yihan Wu (University of Minnesota, U.S.A.)
- Raquel Alhama, University of Amsterdam
- James Davidson, Google Brain
- Richard Evans, Google DeepMind
- Barbara Hammer, Bielefeld University
- Thomas Icard, Stanford University
- Kai-Uwe Kuehnberger, University of Osnabrueck
- Luis Lamb, Universidade Federal do Rio Grande do Sul
- Thomas Lukasiewicz, University of Oxford
- Edjard Mota, Federal University of Amazonas
- Terrence C. Stewart, University of Waterloo
- Serge Thill, University of Skoevde
- Son Tran, CSIRO Australia
- Stefan Wermter, University of Hamburg
General questions concerning the workshop should be addressed to Tarek R. Besold at Tarek.Besold@uni-bremen.de.
Please also feel free to join the neural-symbolic
integration mailing list for announcements and discussions - it's a low traffic mailing list.
Finally, you might want to have a look at other resources and information related to neural-symbolic integration collected on www.neural-symbolic.org.