Thirteenth International Workshop on
Neural-Symbolic Learning and Reasoning

Workshop at HLAI 2018, Prague, CZ
August 23-24, 2018

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.
NeSy'17 took place at City, University of London, London, UK, 17th and 18th of July 2017.

Submission System for Late Breaking Papers

The submission system for late breaking papers has come online at EasyChair (follow the link). Submissions are reviewed on a rolling basis until the final submission deadline.

Keynotes & Invited Talks

Hava Siegelmann, DARPA & University of Massachusetts Amherst.
Luciano Serafini, Fondazione Bruno Kessler.
Simo Dragicevic, CEO, BetBuddy Ltd.
Thomas Lukasiewicz, University of Oxford
Paul Smolensky, Johns Hopkins University & Microsoft Research


The registration for NeSy'18 has become available from the the main website of HLAI 2018: Follow this link to the registration page.

The number of spots is limited, and admission tickets are continuously assigned on a first come, first served basis.

Workshop Location

NeSy'18 is hosted at the main site of HLAI 2018 in Prague, CZ. Please see the main website of HLAI 2018 for further information.

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:


Accepted full and late breaking papers 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 full papers will be published in a post-workshop volume of the IfCoLog Journal of Applied Logic (JAL). For the inclusion of accepted late breaking papers, a second in-depth review will be required following the workshop.

Submission Format

Researchers and practitioners are invited to submit original papers that have not been submitted for review or published elsewhere:

Important Dates

Deadline for full paper submission (CLOSED): June 18, 2018
Notification of acceptance/rejection (full papers): July 5, 2018
Deadline for late breaking paper submission (OPEN): August 1, 2018
Notification of acceptance/rejection (late breaking papers): on continuous basis, latest by August 8, 2018
Workshop dates: August 23-24, 2018


The workshop is open to anybody, registration is available via the main website of HLAI 2018: Follow this link to the registration website.

Workshop Organisers

Tarek R. Besold (City, University of London, UK)
Artur d'Avila Garcez (City, University of London, UK)

Programme Committee

Additional Information

General questions concerning the workshop should be addressed to Tarek R. Besold at
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