September 12, 2018
9.00 - 19.10Opening ceremony
9.10 - 10.10Kenote Talk: Machine Learning and Deep Learning in AI. John D. Kelleher (Dublin Institute of Technology)
10.10 - 10.40Coffee break
 Session 1: Natural Language processing
10.40 - 11.10Gennady Agre, Daniel Petrov and Simona Keskinova. A New Approach to Supervised Word Sense Disambiguation (Nominated to AIMSA 2018 Best Paper Award)
11.10 - 11.40Petia Koprinkova, Kiril Simov and Petya Osenova. Echo State Network for Word Sense Disambiguation
11.40 - 12.10Olga Kanishcheva, Ivelina Nikolova and Galia Angelova. Evaluation of Automatic Tag Sense Disambiguation using the MIRFLICKR Image Collection (Nominated to AIMSA 2018 Best Paper Award)
12.10 - 14.00Lunch
 Session 2: Machine Learning and Data Mining Applications
14.00 - 14.30Costin-Gabriel Chiru and Vlad-Valentin Posea. Time Series Analysis for Sales Prediction
14.30 - 15.00Iliyan Mihaylov, Maria Nisheva and Dimitar Vassilev. Machine learning techniques for survival time prediction in breast cancer (Nominated to AIMSA 2018 Best Paper Award)
15.00 - 15.30Darko Brodic, Alessia Amelio, Ivo R. Draganov and Radmila Jankovic. Exploring the Usability of the Dice CAPTCHA by Advanced Statistical Analysis (Nominated to AIMSA 2018 Best Paper Award)
15.30 - 16.00Coffee break
 Session 3: Knowledge Representation, Reasoning and Search
16.00 - 16.30Yakoub Salhi. Approaches for Enumerating all the Essential Prime Implicants
16.30 - 17.00Yazid Boumarafi and Yakoub Salhi. Tractable Classes in Exactly-One-SAT
17.00 - 17.30Ivan Tanev, Milen Georgiev, Katsunori Shimohara and Thomas Ray. Evolving a Team of Asymmetric Predator Agents That Do Not Compute in Predator-prey Pursuit Problem (Nominated to AIMSA 2018 Best Paper Award)
20.00 - 24.00Welcome Party
September 13, 2018
9.00 - 10.00Kenote Talk: Deep reinforcement learning for dialogue policy optimization. Milica Gasic (University of Cambridge)
10.00 - 10.30Coffee break
 Session 4: Natural Language Processing II
10.30 - 11.00Kaspars Balodis and Daiga Deksne. Intent Detection System Based on Word Embeddings
11.00 - 11.30Frederico Rodrigues, Bruno Martins and Ricardo Ribeiro. Neural Methods for Cross-lingual Sentence Compression
11.30 - 12.00Dimitrina Zlatkova, Daniel Kopev, Kristiyan Mitov, Atanas Atanasov, Momchil Hardalov, Ivan Koychev and Preslav Nakov. Applying a supervised approach recursively to find style breaches in text
12.00 - 14.00Lunch
 Session 5: Machine Learning and Data Mining Applications II
14.00 - 14.30Martin Bohus, Stephan Gimbel, Nora Goerg, Bernhard Humm, Marc Steffens and Ruben Vonderlin. Improving Machine Learning Prediction Performance for Premature Termination of Psychotherapy
14.30 - 15.00Milko Krachunov, Maria Nisheva and Dimitar Vassilev. Machine Learning-driven Noise Separation in High Variation Genomics Sequencing Datasets
15.00 - 15.30Momchil Hardalov, Ivan Koychev and Preslav Nakov. Towards Automated Customer Support
15.30 - 16.00Coffee break
 Session 6: Knowledge Representation, Reasoning and Search II
16.00 - 16.30Adrian Robert, David Genest and Stephane Loiseau. A Query Language for Cognitive Maps.
16.30 - 17.00Ionut Daniel Chelcioiu, Dragos Corlatescu, Ionut Cristian Paraschiv, Mihai Dascalu and Stefan Trausan-Matu. Semantic Meta-search using Cohesion Network Analysis
20.00 - 24.00Conference Diner
September 14, 2018
9.00 - 10.00Kenote Talk: Multilingual and Multimodal Smart Conversational Agent for Real World Customer Relationship Management. Feiyu Xu (AI Lab, Lenovo Research, Lenovo Group)
10.00 - 10.30Coffee break
 Session 7: Natural Language Processing III
10.30 - 11.00Allan Ramsay and Amal Alshahrani. Constrained permutations for computing textual similarity
11.00 - 11.30Tariq Ahmad, Alan Ramsay and Hanady Ahmed. Explorations in sentiment mining for Arabic and English tweets
11.30 - 12.00Eugenio Ribeiro, Ricardo Ribeiro and David Martins de Matos. A Study on Dialog Act Recognition using Character-Level Tokenization
12.00 - 14.00Lunch
 Session 8: Natural Language Processing IV
14.00 - 14.30Evgeni Stefchov, Galia Angelova and Preslav Nakov. Towards Constructing a Corpus for Studying the Effects of Treatments and Substances Reported in PubMed Abstracts
14.30 - 15.00Svetla Boytcheva. Indirect Association Rules Mining in Clinical Texts
15.00 - 15.30Coffee break
 Poster Session
15.30 - 17.00Poster presentation
Authors of accepted posters are responsible for preparing a poster and bringing it themselves to the conference to display and discuss it on site with the conference participants.

Poster Design

A0 size (approximately 85 cm x 120 cm), and portrait orientation is recommended. Poster content should be visually appealing. The headlines should be readable from a distance and should help attendees to get an at-a-glance overview. The fonts should be large enough to read from a distance.

Nouf Altmami and Mohamed Menai. Semantic Graph Based Automatic Summarization of Multiple Related Work Sections of Scientific Articles
Ventsislav Nikolov. Implementation of Multilayer Perceptron in Graphics Processing Unit
Yara Khaluf, Stef Van Havermaet and Pieter Simoens. Collective Levy walk for Efficient Exploration in Unknown Environments
Sebastian Student, Alicja Pluciennik, Michal Jakubczak and Krzysztof Fujarewicz. Feature Selection based on logistic regression for 2-class classification of multidimensional molecular data
Dorinela Sirbu, Robert Botarleanu, Mihai Dascalu, Scott Crossley and Stefan Trausan-Matu. ReadME - Enhancing Automated Writing Evaluation
Maciej Kulawik and Robert Nowak. A Blast-based algorithm to find evenly distributed unique subsequences
Deyan Peychev and Irena Avdjieva. Semantic Annotation Modelling For Protein Functions Prediction

17.00 - 17.30Presentation of AIMSA 2018 Best Paper Award and Closing Remarks