Call for abstracts


The 31st annual workshop of the Swedish Artificial Intelligence Society (SAIS 2019)

June 18 – 19, 2019, Umeå, Sweden

The 31st annual workshop of the Swedish Artificial Intelligence Society (SAIS 2019) is held in Umeå, Sweden on June 18 – 19, 2019.

The SAIS workshop has since its first edition been a forum for building the Swedish Artificial Intelligent (AI) research community and nurture networks across academia and industry. The main purpose of SAIS 2019 is to meet across national AI initiatives to further grow the AI network in the Nordic countries. We invite AI researchers, as well as scientists from related research disciplines and industry practitioners, from Sweden and neighboring countries, to join us in Umeå!

SAIS 2019 welcomes both theoretical and applied contributions from all areas of AI, including (but not limited to) traditional topics such as search, machine learning, planning, knowledge representation, reasoning, natural language processing, and multi-agent systems.


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 Copyright stays with the authors and authors of previously unpublished abstract accepted by the SAIS workshop are encouraged to submit these to other workshops or conferences.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 2019 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 EXTENDED: May 12, 2019
  • Abstract acceptance notification: May 25, 2019
  • Camera-ready abstract submission EXTENDED: June 8, 2019
  • Workshop dates: June 18 – 19, 2019


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Department of Computing Science, Umeå University.

Map links:,20.307257



General Chair –   Helena Lindgren

Program Chair –    Juan Carlos Nieves

Assistant Chair –   Timotheus Kampik

Doctoral Consortium/Mentorship Co-Chairs –    Johannes Oetsch, Andreas Theodorou

Poster and Demo Co-Chairs –    Esteban Guerrero, Neha Baranwal


Fredrik Heintz, IDA, Linköpings universitet, Linköping

Neha Baranwal, CS, Umeå University, Umeå

Marcus Bjäreland, AstraZeneca, Göteborg

Eva Blomqvist, IDA, Linköpings universitet, Linköping

Anton Borg, BTH, Karlskrona

Paul Davidsson, MAH, Malmö

Virginia Dignum, CS, Umeå University, Umeå

Christos Dimitrakakis, Chalmers, Göteborg

Göran Falkman, HIS, Skövde

John Folkesson, KTH, Stockholm

Peter Funk, IDt, Mälardalen University, Västerås

Esteban Guerrero, CS, Umeå University, Umeå

Christian Guttmann, Karolinska institutet and Nordic AI Institute, Stockholm

Johan Hagelbäck, LNU, Växjo

Anders Holst, SICS, Stockholm

Magnus Johnsson, LUCS, Lund University, Lund

Lars Karlsson, AASS, Örebro University, Örebro

Jonas Kvarnström, LiU, Linköping

Jacek Malec, CS, Lund University, Lund

Lars Mollberg, Ericsson AB, Göteborg

Slawomir Nowaczyk, HH, Halmstad

Johannes Oetsch, CS, Umeå University, Umeå

Panagiotis Papapetrou, DSV, Stockholm University, Kista

Federico Pecora, AASS, Örebro University, Örebro

Claes Strannegård, GU, Göteborg

Cecilia Sönströd, IDA, Högskolan i Borås, Borås

Andreas Theodorou, CS, Umeå University, Umeå