Twelfth International Workshop on
Neural-Symbolic Learning and Reasoning

Workshop at City, University of London, London, UK
July 17-18, 2017

Previous events in the series:
NeSy'05 took place at IJCAI-05, Edinburgh, Scotland, 1st of August 2005.
NeSy'06 took place at ECAI2006, Riva del Garda, Italy, 29th of August 2006.
NeSy'07 took place at IJCAI-07, Hydarabad, India, 8th of January 2007.
NeSy'08 took place at ECAI2008, Patras, Greece, 21st of July 2008.
NeSy'09 took place at IJCAI-09, Pasadena, California, 11th of July 2009.
NeSy'10 took place at AAAI-10, Atlanta, Georgia, 11th of July 2010.
NeSy'11 took place at IJCAI-11, Barcelona, Catalonia (Spain), 17th of July 2011.
NeSy'12 took place at AAAI-12, Toronto, Ontaria, Canada, 23rd of July 2012.
NeSy'13 took place at IJCAI-13, Beijing, China, 5th of August 2013.
NeSy'15 took place at IJCAI-15, Buenos Aires, Argentina, 27th of July 2015.
NeSy'16 took place at HLAI 2016, New York City, New York, 16th and 17th of July 2016.

NeSy'17 Pre-Proceedings

The NeSy'17 pre-proceedings are available for download: Get the .pdf version (7 MB).

Keynotes & Invited Talks

Mauro Ferreira, Trinity College Dublin.
Zoubin Ghahramani, University of Cambridge & Uber AI Labs.
Alex Graves, Google DeepMind.
Pascal Hitzler, Wright State University.
Chris Percy, BetBuddy Ltd.
Murray Shanahan, Imperial College London.

Industry Panel

Simo Dragicevic, CEO, BetBuddy Ltd. (moderator)
John McNamara, Senior Inventor, IBM
James Davidson, Software Engineer, Google Brain
Jamie Woodhouse, Managing Director and Head of Financial Services Management Consulting and Finance and Risk, Accenture
Lonnie Hamm, Head of Data Science, Kindred Group Plc
Amir Saffari, Director of Applied AI, BenevolentAI


Playground Global, LLC

NeSy Industry Track on Tuesday, July 18, 2017

For the first time, the 2017 edition of NeSy will feature an industry track on the second day of the workshop, July 18, 2017.

The track will cover industry applications of neural-symbolic methods (including knowledge extraction from statistical data, neural-symbolic methods integrating data and knowledge for the semantic web, etc.), with the program featuring contributions from industry and academia alike. Also, there will be time to mix and mingle, exchange experiences from practitioners on both sides, and develop joint ideas and projects for the future.

So if you are on the job dealing with problems requiring the combination of sub-symbolic data and high-level knowledge, come and join us at City, University of London for NeSy'17!


The registration for NeSy'17 has become available from the City, University of London eStore: Follow this link to the registration website.

Registration is offered in four categories:

The number of spots is limited, and admission tickets are continuously assigned on a first come, first served basis.

Workshop Location

NeSy'17 is hosted at City, University of London, Northampton Square, London, UK. See below for some suggestions regarding nearby accommodation.

Workshop Schedule

Monday, July 17, 2017: NeSy'17 Day 1 (Oliver Thompson Lecture Theatre, Tait Building, Northampton Square Campus)

Tuesday, July 18, 2017: NeSy'17 Day 2 & Industry Day (Oliver Thompson Lecture Theatre, Tait Building, Northampton Square Campus)

Call for Papers

Artificial Intelligence researchers continue to face huge challenges in their quest to develop truly intelligent systems. The recent developments in the field of neural-symbolic integration bring an opportunity to integrate well-founded symbolic artificial intelligence with robust neural computing machinery to help tackle some of these challenges.

The Workshop on Neural-Symbolic Learning and Reasoning is intended to create an atmosphere of exchange of ideas, providing a forum for the presentation and discussion of the key topics related to neural-symbolic integration.

Topics of interest include but are not limited to:


Accepted papers and abstracts will be published in official workshop proceedings within the series.
Accepted abstracts will also be included in the official workshop proceedings.

Important Dates

Deadline for paper submission (EXTENDED): May 24, 2017
Notification of paper acceptance/rejection: June 14, 2017
Deadline for abstract submission: June 18, 2017
Notification of abstract acceptance/rejection: June 25, 2017
Camera-ready paper due: July 2, 2017
Workshop date: July 17-18, 2017


The workshop is open to anybody, registration is available from the City, University of London eStore: Follow this link to the registration website.


The main campus of City, University of London, is located at Northampton Square in central London. There are many hotels and accommodation options nearby, among them the following:

Workshop Organisers

General Chairs:

Tarek R. Besold (University of Bremen, Germany)
Artur d'Avila Garcez (City, University of London, UK)
Isaac Noble (Playground Global, U.S.A.)

Local Chair at City, University of London: Simon Odense
On-Site Organisation Support: Yihan Wu (University of Minnesota, U.S.A.)

Programme Committee

Additional Information

General questions concerning the workshop should be addressed to Tarek R. Besold at
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