Call for Papers

ISMIS is an established Artificial Intelligence conference for exchanging the latest research results in building intelligent systems. It provides a basis for exchanging research results and transport scientific achievements towards industrial applications. The scope of ISMIS is to present a wide range of topics related to the application of Artificial Intelligence techniques related to areas such as decision support, knowledge representation, logical programming, knowledge-based systems, machine learning, planning, computer vision, information retrieval, configuration and diagnosis. The conference also focus on interdisciplinary research in AI-related fields, for example, decision support systems and human decision making or recommender systems and human personality, and knowledge-based systems development and cognitive aspects of knowledge understanding.

Conference Theme

Motivated by recent developments in sub-symbolic AI and the continuous emergence of new application domains, this year’s conference theme (represented by a special track) is “Towards explainable Artificial Intelligence”. With this, ISMI2020 contributes to emerging challenges related to the explainability of system outputs which experience an increased relevance in areas such as autonomous driving, intelligent sales assistants, and different further application domains such as medicine, intelligent maintenance, and eLearning.

Topics of Interest

ISMIS 2020 is intended to attract individuals who are actively engaged both in theoretical and practical aspects of intelligent systems. The goal is to provide a platform for a useful exchange between theoreticians and practitioners, and to foster the cross-fertilization of ideas: Relevant conference topics include but are not limited to:

Explainable AI (XAI)
Machine Learning
Deep learning
Data Mining
Recommender Systems
Constraint based systems
Autonomous systems
Applications (Configuration, Internet of Things, Financial Services, e-Health…)
Intelligent user interfaces
User Modeling
Human computation
Socially-aware systems
Autonomous systems
Digital libraries
Intelligent Agents
Information Retrieval
Natural Language Processing
Knowledge Integration
Knowledge Visualization
Knowledge Representation
Soft Computing
Web & Text Mining


The ISMIS 2020 proceedings will be published by Springer in LNAI (Lecture Notes in Artificial Intelligence) and will be available at the conference. Authors of best papers will be invited to submit their extended versions to the Journal of Intelligent Information Systems (JIIS) published by Springer. Fast Track Processing will be used to have them reviewed and published.


Authors are invited to submit their manuscripts in LNCS/LNAI style (maximum 10 pages). All paper submissions will be handled electronically. All submissions will be subject to review by the ISMIS 2020 Program Committee. Papers should be submitted in PDF form via the ISMIS 2020 Online Submission System (EasyChair- submit here).

Paper submission deadline (via EasyChair): Jan. 20th, 2020 Jan. 22th, 2020

Conference Committee

General Chair: Alexander Felfernig (Graz University of Technology)
Program Chairs: Denis Helic (Graz University of Technology), Gerhard Leitner (AAU Klagenfurt), Martin Stettinger (Graz University of Technology)
Steering Committee Chair: Zbigniew Ras (University of North Carolina)
Publicity Chair: Müslüm Atas (Graz University of Technology)
Publication Chair: Trang Tran (Graz University of Technology)
Local Organisation: Elisabeth Orthofer, Petra Schindler (Graz University of Technology)