11 October 2012, Ljubljana, Slovenia

To be held at the 15th International Multiconference on Information Society IS-2012

Alan Mathison Turing (1912 - 1954) was an English mathematician, logician, cryptanalyst, and computer scientist. He was highly influential in the development of computer science, providing a formalisation of the concepts of "algorithm" and "computation" with the Turing machine, which played a significant role in the creation of the modern computer.Turing is widely considered to be the father of computer science and artificial intelligence.

Slovenian Artificial Intelligence Society (SLAIS) is an association of researchers and practitioners in the field of Artificial Intelligence in Slovenia. Most of them come from universities and research institutes, but there are members from industrial and commercial organizations as well. The society promotes theoretical and applied research as well as the transfer of AI technology to industrial and commercial environments. SLAIS was founded in 1992 and is a member society of ECCAI (European Coordinating Committee for Artificial Intelligence).

Conference Themes

The conference is centered on the centenary of the Alan Turing Year and the 20-years anniversary of the Slovenian Artificial Intelligence Society.

The theme of the conference is related to the Turing's unique impact on mathematics, computing, computer science, informatics, artificial intelligence, philosophy and computational aspects of physics, biology, linguistics, economics and the wider scientific world. Several authors consider Turing the father of modern computer science, artificial intelligence and computational biology. Papers related to Turing are welcome, either to his life or his achievements. Research papers should be related to Turing's work in a narrow or broad sense, e.g. novel hypercomputers proposals or new versions of Turing test are welcome as well as classical papers. Each paper should state the relation to one or many Turing's influential and long-lasting contribution. In addition, we also welcome papers related to Donald Michie (1923 - 2007), Alan Turing's collaborator during 2nd World War at the Bletchley laboratory. They both also became famous for their joint work on breaking German military codes produced by the encoding machine Enigma. Later Donald Michie did considerable amount of joint work in AI with Slovenian researchers, which was acknowledged by him becoming a member of SAZU (Slovenian Academy of Sciences and Arts), and an associate member of J. Stefan Institute.

The theme of the conference is also related to the 20-years anniversary of SLAIS, the Slovenian AI society. We invite papers about important achievements of the Slovenian AI. We welcome papers on the achievements that importantly contributed to the field of AI in the national and international context, both in theory and practice. Especially welcome are papers that present an achievement from the historical perspective, its contributions to the field of AI, its impacts to information society and possible impacts to further development of AI.

Instructions for Authors

Authors are invited to submit complete papers not exceeding 4 pages, written in English and formatted following the conference formatting instructions. The authors should submit the papers by August 31, 2012 preferably in Microsoft Word (or alternatively in.pdf) format by e-mail to: with "Subject: Turing and SLAIS 2012 paper submission".

The accepted contributions will be published on this Web page and in the conference proceedings, which will be made available to participants upon registration.

Selected best papers will be invited to submit a revised version to the Informatica journal, or directly to the special issue of the journal dedicated to Alan Turing and SLAIS.

Conference Program

Presentations of accepted papers will be available at

9:00 - 9:15 Opening

9:15 - 10:00 Honorary Speaker

  Four Decades of Artificial Intelligence in Slovenia, Ivan Bratko, University of Ljubljana, Slovenia

10:00 - 10:45 Invited Talk

  Alan Turing and the Development of Artificial Intelligence, Stephen Muggleton, Imperial College London, UK

10:45 - 11:00 Conference Papers

  Alan Turing - Einstein of Computer Science, Matjaz Gams, J. Stefan Institute, Slovenia
11:00 - 11:30 Coffee break

11:30 - 12:15 Invited Talk

  Human Factors in the World of Digital Computing and Digital Information, Natasa Milic-Frayling, Microsoft Research Cambridge, UK

12:15 - 12:30 Conference Papers

  Artificial Intelligence Handling Text Data, Dunja Mladenic and Marko Grobelnik, J. Stefan Institute, Slovenia

12:30 - 13:15 Invited Talk

  Mining Big Data in Real Time, Albert Bifet, Yahoo Research, Spain

13:15 - 14:15 Lunch break

14:15 - 15:00 Invited Talk

  The Child's Machine vs. the World's Brain, Claude Sammut, University of New South Wales, Australia

15:00 - 15:30 Conference Papers

  Advances in Data Mining for Biomedical Research, Nada Lavrac and Petra Kralj Novak, J. Stefan Institute, Slovenia
  DEX Methodology: Thirty three years of qualitative multi-attribute modeling, Marko Bohanec, Vladislav Rajkovic, Ivan Bratko, Blaz Zupan and Martin Znidarsic, J. Stefan Institute, University of Maribor, University of Ljubljana, Slovenia
15:30 - 16:00 Coffee break

16:00 - 16:45 Invited Talk

  Data Stream Mining for Ubiquitous Environments, Joao Gama, University of Porto, Portugal

16:45 - 17:30 Conference Papers

  Machine Learning for Systems Biosciences, Saso Dzeroski, J. Stefan Institute, Slovenia
  Explanation and Reliability of Individual predictions: Recent Research by LKM, Igor Kononenko, Erik Strumbelj, Zoran Bosnic, Darko Pevec, Matjaz Kukar, Marko Robnik-Sikonja, University of Ljubljana, Slovenia
  ORANGE: Data Mining Fruitful and Fun, Janez Demsar and Blaz Zupan, University of Ljubljana, Slovenia

17:30 - 18:30 Closing Drink

Important Dates 


Program Chairs

Dunja Mladenic
J.Stefan Institute, Jamova 39, 1000 Ljubljana, Slovenia

Marko Bohanec
J.Stefan Institute, Jamova 39, 1000 Ljubljana, Slovenia

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