Call for abstracts

Due to the corona pandemic the SAIS 2020 workshop will be held online using the remote conferencing service Zoom. The service runs on ordinary web browsers and requires no software installation. A link for connecting directly to the online meeting will be available at the conference website. This link can be used by all participants and it will be possible to join and leave the meeting freely.
The speakers, moderators and panelists are encouraged to use a web camera. Speakers may use the Share function on Zoom for showing slides from their own computers. We kindly ask all speakers to send their slides to on June 15th at the latest so that we can post them on the conference website. 
All accepted contributions will be included in the conference proceedings that will be published online at the conference website.

Abstract submission and publication

We invite three types of contributions to the SAIS workshop:

  • 4 pages extended abstract describing ongoing research: We encourage to submit general descriptions of current ongoing projects.
  • 2 pages extended abstracts of papers published by AI venues, e.g. AI journals and AI conference, within the last 12 months.
  • 2 pages abstract describing ongoing Ph.D. projects (the first author has to be a Ph.D. student). Recommendations for Ph.D. project abstracts:
    • The problem statement and research question/s have to be clearly introduced and motivated.
    • If the Ph.D. student is interested in joining mentor sessions, the student has to attach an extra paragraph describing his/her motivation for joining mentor sessions.

The program committee will review all the abstracts in order to give feedback to the authors. The accepted abstracts will be presented either as oral presentations or posters.

The accepted abstracts will be published in the electronic workshop proceedings. Copyright stays with the authors and authors of previously unpublished abstract accepted by the SAIS workshop are encouraged to submit these to other workshops or conferences.

All submissions should be in PDF and must be written in English following the Lecture Notes on Artificial Intelligent format by Springer. All abstract should be submitted through EasyChair:

Depending on the interest of the Ph.D. students attending SAIS 2020 to join mentor sessions further information will be sent out to the registered Ph.D. students. The mentor sessions aim to organize small group meetings between Ph.D. students and senior researchers.

A special issue in an international journal can be planed after the workshop depending on the quality and the number of the original works.


Abstract submission deadline: 12 May, 2020 28 May, 2020
Abstract acceptance notification: 25 May, 2020 3 June, 2020
Camera-ready abstract submission: 1 June, 2020 10 June, 2020
Workshop dates: 16–17 June, 2020


Published: Mon 11 May 2020.