Call for Articles for

Encyclopedia of Artificial Intelligence

Editors:  Juan R. Rabuñal, Julián Dorado & Alejandro Pazos


NEW: The period of reception of proposals for articles has been extended.

NEW DEADLINE: April 4, 2007

Nature has always been a source of inspiration for science problem solving. Areas such as Pharmacy, Physics or Aeronautics use biological concepts to reach beyond their current limits.

As far as Computing Science and - more specifically, Artificial Intelligence (AI) - is concerned, the use of biological concepts is highly reliable for achieving good results. At the early stages of AI (1950s), Artificial Neural Networks (ANN) - quite successful as classification and pattern recognition systems - were developed by using the structure of the nervous system as a basis. After these systems, biology has inspired the development of other techniques - among which the evolutionary systems are the most promising ones when dealing with new problems that use a vast amount of data - such as Biomedical Computing or weather forecasting.

Both the techniques based in cell or natural organisms performance, as well as those based on evolutionary theories, have a wide success record when applied to real problems. These types of techniques currently represent a very active area of research, as not only a high number of companies use them, but also many related high level scientific congresses are being held annually on these techniques.

To meet this need, currently we are in the process of editing the "Encyclopedia of Artificial Intelligence " that will provide comprehensive coverage and definitions of the most important issues, concepts, trends and technologies in Artificial Intelligence. This important new publication will be distributed worldwide among academic and professional institutions and will be instrumental in providing researchers, scholars, students and professionals with access to the latest knowledge related to Artificial Intelligence techniques.

To ensure that this publication has the most current and relevant coverage of all topics related to Artificial Intelligence, we are asking sholars well-known for their particular area of research, to contribute short articles of 1,500-3,500 words on any of the following topics.

Suggested Topics:

  1. Artificial Intelligence Overview
  2. Theory
  3. Artificial Neural Networks
  4. Knowledge Engineering (Expert Systems)
  5. Intelligent Knowledge Management
  6. Evolutionary Computation
  7. Agents
  8. Ontologies
  9. Fuzzy Logic and systems
  10. Ambient Intelligence and Ubiquitous
  11. Knowledge Discovery & DataMining
  12. Natural Language Processing
  13. Bioinspired Computation
  14. Bioinformatics
  15. Emergent Technologies: NBIC
  16. Robotics
  17. Computer Games
  18. Artificial Vision
  19. Hybrid Systems
  20. Applications in Real-Life
A more detailed list of topics may be found at

Submission Procedure
We would like to invite you to consider submitting a proposal on any of the above topics for this upcoming encyclopedia by submitting a brief (75-100 words) description of your proposed topic to us by no later than December 15, 2006. You will then have until June 5, 2007 to prepare your full submission (1,500-3,500 words in length) and 7-10 related terms and their appropriate definitions. A copy of a sample article and terms with definitions can be found at All submitted articles will undergo a double-blind, peer-review process upon its receipt.

We invite you also to visit the site for additional information about this publication

Please forward your proposal to Juan R. Rabuñal, Julián Dorado & Alejandro Pazos, editors, at This book is tentatively scheduled for publishing by Information Science Reference (formerly Idea Group Reference),, (an imprint of Idea Group Inc.) in 2008.


April 4 , 2007                Receive proposals for article

April 12 , 2007              Notification of accepted proposal

June 5 , 2007                 Full articles due

September 30, 2007      Full article final acceptance

If you have any questions or concerns, or if we can be of any assistance, please let us know. We look forward to hearing from you soon.

Kind Regards,

Juan R. Rabuñal, Julián Dorado & Alejandro Pazos
Editors of Encyclopedia of Artificial Intelligence

Dept. of Information & Communications Technologies
University of A Coruña