The Modern Artificial Intelligence and Cognitive Science conference traditionally serves as a small but vital forum in the wide range of endeavors that relate to Machine Intelligence and Cognitive Science. Faculty, researchers, and students can test out ideas, report results, and learn what other people are doing in related fields. You can describe your own interesting research in progress. Graduate students and junior faculty are especially encouraged to submit papers. All submitted papers are peer reviewed for the proceedings publication and conference presentations, and reviewers are encouraged to provide helpful guidance to beginning authors. MAICS provides a friendly complement to more specialized conferences, while fostering quality scholarship.


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Important Dates

Call for Papers

Please download the call for papers here.

We invite submissions centered around, but not limited to:

  • Hybrid Human/Machine Reasoning
  • Robotics
  • Semantic Web
  • Data Mining & Visualization
  • Evolutionary Computation
  • Soft Computing
  • Neural Networks
  • Machine Learning
  • Gaming
  • Cybersecurity
  • HCI & HRI
  • Cognitive Psychology
  • Developmental Psychology
  • Psychology of Reasoning
  • Neuroscience
  • Logic-based AI
  • Machine Reasoning
  • Computational Linguistics
  • Uncertainty in Reasoning
  • Any area of Cognitive Science or Artificial Intelligence


The conference will be held in Indiana University – Purdue University Fort Wayne (IPFW)'s beautiful Steel Dynamics Keith E. Busse Alumni Center, adjacent to IPFW's main campus and across the street from the Allen County War Memorial Coliseum. The Holiday Inn-IPFW & Coliseum Hotel is right next door. A block of rooms have been reserved at the Holiday Inn. To book a room at the Holiday Inn under our discounted conference rate ($112), you must make your reservations by April 1, 2017. You can either click here, or contact the hotel directly at (260) 482-3800 between 9 am and 5 pm EST. Please be sure to ask for the IPFW – Cognitive Science Symposium group block or block code CSS.

Click here for more information about Fort Wayne.

Keynote Speakers

Dr. Selmer Bringsjord

Chair of the Cognitive Science department and Director of the Rensselaer AI and Reasoning (RAIR) lab

Title: Inaugurating the Formal Science of Darwin's Mistake

Abstract: In their bold "Darwin's Mistake," Penn, Holyoak, & Povinelli (PHP; 2008) argue that Darwin profoundly erred in holding that there is no discontinuity between the cognitive capacities of nonhuman animals...


Dr. John E. Hummel

Professor of Psychology at University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign and Director of the Relational Reasoning laboratory

Title: What Happened to the Human Brain?

Abstract: Humans are unique among the great apes in our capacity to reason explicitly about relations—an ability that underlies our capacity for mathematics, science, engineering and everything else that distinguishes us as a species...


Travel Awards

Thanks to generous support by the IPFW Office of Academic Affairs and Institute for Research, Scholarship, and Creative Endeavors, we will be able to offer a limited number of grants to support travel and lodging expenses for students and faculty. Applications are now closed. The deadline was Sunday, March 26.


Registration has now closed! There may be some spots still available; please email MAICS@ipfw.edu if you are interested. The registration fee is $250 for the general public, and $190 for current students. No in-person registrations will be accepted.


Submissions are now closed!

Our submissions are managed through Easychair. Please click here to log in and manage your submission.

For all submissions (full papers or posters):

  1. Be sure your paper is safe for publication in CEUR-WS. You grant the MAICS 2017 program committee the non-exclusive right to publish your paper in the proceedings and the CEUR-WS website (you can still publish the material elsewhere). If there is third-party material in your submission, you must have the right to use it.
  2. We recommend either using the AAAI template (Word version adapted for MAICS here) or the ACM template, which is available here.
  3. Copy edit and proof read. Have the paper edited by a native speaker of English.
  4. Submissions must be PDF files, but original source files (LaTeX or Word) might be requested if your paper is accepted.

Instructions for full papers:

  1. Papers should be 5 to 8 pages.
  2. Papers can be descriptions of works-in-progress, but it is recommended that the work's relevance to AI and/or Cognitive Science is clearly laid out.

For poster extended abstracts:

  1. Papers should be up to 2 pages.
  2. More details on the formatting of posters themselves will be made available later. For now, only the poster abstract is required.