Call for Papers – BRACIS 2016

The Program Committee of the 5th Brazilian Conference on Intelligent System (BRACIS) invites submissions of original research papers for the conference, to be held in Recife, Pernambuco, from October 9th to 12th, 2016.

BRACIS is one of the most important events in Brazil for researchers in the field of Artificial and Computational intelligence. The domain of the conference includes traditional and original topics of both areas and it aims to promote theories and novel applications dealing with the use and analysis of AI/CI techniques in various related fields.

BRACIS also aims for the promotion of international level research by exchanging scientific ideas among researchers, practitioners, scientists and engineers. The yearly event series started in 2012 from the combination of the Brazilian Symposium on Artificial Intelligence – SBIA (21 editions) and the Brazilian Symposium on Neural Networks – SBRN (12 editions).

In this year, it will be held in conjunction with the XIII ENIAC - Encontro Nacional de Inteligência Artificial e Computacional, 3rd KDMile - Symposium on Knowledge Discovery, Mining and Learning; the National Meeting for Artificial and Computational Intelligence - XIII Encontro Nacional de Inteligência Artificial e Computacional (ENIAC); and the Thesis and Dissertation Contest - X Concurso de Teses e Dissertações em Inteligência Artificial e Computacional (CTDIAC).


• Agent-based and multi-agent systems
• Cognitive modeling and human interaction
• Constraints and Search
• Foundations of AI
• Distributed AI
• Information retrieval, integration, and extraction
• Knowledge Representation and Reasoning (including Commonsense
Reasoning, Model-Based Reasoning, Probabilistic Reasoning, Approximate Reasoning)
• Knowledge Representation and Reasoning in Ontologies and the Semantic Web
• Logic based Knowledge Representation and Reasoning
• Natural Language Processing
• Planning and Scheduling
• Evolutionary Computation
• Fuzzy Systems
• Neural Networks
• Machine Learning and Data Mining
• Metalearning
• Molecular and quantum computing
• Pattern Recognition and Cluster Analysis
• Swarm Intelligence
• Hybrid Systems
• Bioinformatics and bioengineering
• Combinatorial and numerical optimization
• Computer Vision
• Education
• Forecasting
• Game Playing and Intelligent Interactive Entertainment
• Intelligent Robotics
• Multidisciplinary AI and CI
• Other AI and CI related topics


Authors of selected papers will be invited to submit extended versions of their work to be appreciated for publication in a special issues after the conference. BRACIS has published special issues in Neurocomputing Journal +ISSN: 0925-2312 (Impact Factor 2.083)

- Neurocomputing Special Issue - 1st BRACIS/SBRN 2012

- Neurocomputing Special Issue - 2nd BRACIS 2013

- Neurocomputing Special Issue - 3rd BRACIS 2014

- Neurocomputing Special Issue - 4th BRACIS 2015 - Under edition

Additionally, a special issue is confirmed for a second journal:
Natural Computing +ISSN: 1567-7818 (Impact factor 0.757)


Submissions should include significant and previously unpublished research on all aspects of Artificial Intelligence (AI) or Computational Intelligence (CI).

Submitted papers must be written in English, and not exceed 6 pages, including all tables, figures, and references (style of Conference Publishing Services (CPS)).

Formatting instructions, as well as templates for Word and LaTeX, are available at

All submitted papers will be reviewed by at least two experts in the field and accepted papers will be included in the BRACIS proceedings published by CPS ( and submitted to the IEEE Xplore Digital Library.

Papers will be accepted for either oral or poster presentation. However, no distinction will be made between accepted papers in the conference proceedings.


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- Paper submission: 15th May, 2016 5th June, 2016 (NEW)

- Notifications to authors: 30th June, 2016 10th July, 2016

- Camera-ready copy due: 20th July, 2016 5th August, 2016