JUNE 19-20, 2017, BUCHAREST

1st Conference on Recent Advances in Artificial Intelligence

RAAI 2017

The main goal of the conference is to bring together active researchers in various fields of Artificial Intelligence, presenting state of the art research topics and projects (published or ongoing work) as well as reports concerning the up to date technologies related to their fields of study. In addition to its dissemination purpose, the conference aims to stimulate the creation of active research networks in the fields of its participants.

This year’s fields of interest are: Natural Language Processing, Machine Learning, Computer Vision, Data Science, Information Retrieval and other connected subfields.

Faculty of Mathematics and Computer Science
University of Bucharest
14 Academiei Street,
Bucharest, 010014
P: (0040) 213053847



ICUB - The Research Institute of the University of Bucharest


Faculty of Mathematics and Computer Science, University of Bucharest


Human Language Technologies Research Center, University of Bucharest

Scientific and organizing committee

Liviu P. DINU (chair) University of Bucharest

Florentina HRISTEA (chair) University of Bucharest

Marius POPESCU University of Bucharest

Bogdan ALEXE University of Bucharest

Radu IONESCU University of Bucharest

Sergiu NISIOI University of Bucharest

Oana PEIU University of Bucharest





We invite abstract submissions of 500 words maximum using our submission portal or by attaching the content of the abstract in a direct email to ldinu@fmi.unibuc.ro, with subject RAAI2017 abstract.

Important dates

  • Submission: May, 27 (extended)
  • Notification of acceptance: June, 1st
  • Conference: June, 19-20
  • Accommodation

    A limited number of rooms are reserved by organizers at a preferential price. Please contact Oana Peiu.



    Viviana NASTASE Heidelberg University


    Adrian CHIFU Aix-Marseille Université


    Constantin ORAȘAN University of Wolverhampton


    Robert WEST École Polytechnique Fédérale de Lausanne


    Mihai CUCURINGU Oxford University


    Victor PRISACARIU Oxford University


    Marius LEORDEANU Institute of Mathematics of the Romanian Academy


    Cornelia CARAGEA University of North Texas


    MONDAY, JUNE 19, Stoilow HALL, floor 1



    08:30 - 08:50 Registration, Room 120

    You can register also during the breaks

    8:50 - 9:10 Opening Remarks

    L. LEUȘTEANUniversity of Bucharest

    L. P. DINUUniversity of Bucharest

    9:10 - 10:05 Semantic relations in low-dimensional continuous vector spaces

    V. NASTASEHeidelberg University

    10:05 - 11:00 Beyond Meaning

    A. CHIFUAix-Marseille Université

    11:00 - 11:15 Coffee Break

    11:15 - 12:10 Adding semantic information to translation memories

    C. ORASAN University of Wolverhampton

    12:10 - 12:35 The Time Yards Model: Towards Reshuffling Puzzled Fabulas in Texts

    D. CRISTEA University Alexandru Ioan Cuza, Iasi

    12:35 - 13:00 Exploring Neural Text Simplification Systems

    S. NISIOI University of Bucharest

    13:00 - 14:30 Lunch Break

    14:30 - 15:25 Growing Wikipedia Across Languages via Recommendation

    R. WESTÉcole Polytechnique Fédérale de Lausanne

    15:25 - 15:50 Detecting sexual predators in chats using behavioral features and imbalanced learning

    T. REBEDEAPolitehnica University of Bucharest

    15:50 - 16:15 Modeling and Optimization of Pickup and Delivery Problem Using Constraint Logic Programming

    C. BADICAUniversity of Craiova

    16:15 - 16:30 Coffee Break

    16:30 - 17:25 Learning to Extract Descriptive Keyphrases from Scholarly Big Data

    C. CARAGEAUniversity of North Texas

    17:25 - 17:50 Multi-Lingual Analyses of Text Complexity using ReaderBench

    M. DASCALU Politehnica University of Bucharest

    17:50 - 18:10 Pragmatic aspect automatic derivation of the Praxeme methodology from an elaborated Natural Language

    J. L. RAZAFINDRAMINTSA University of Fianarantsoa, Madagascar

    18:10 - 18:30 The impact of Cognitive Technologies on Big Data

    C. KEVORCHIANUniversity of Bucharest

    TUESDAY, JUNE 20, Stoilow HALL, floor 1



    9:30 - 10:20 3D Vision on Personal Devices

    V. PRISACARIUOxford University

    10:20 - 10:45 Learning to Predict Image Difficulty

    B. ALEXE University of Bucharest

    10:45 - 11:10 Fast Recognition and Localization in Aerial Images without a GPS

    D. COSTEA Institute of Mathematics of the Romanian Academy

    11:10 - 11:25 Coffee Break

    11:25 - 12:15 Unsupervised Discovery and Learning of Objects in Video

    M. LEORDEANUInstitute of Mathematics of the Romanian Academy

    12:15 - 12:40 Unsupervised Methods for Abnormal Event Detection in Video

    R. IONESCUUniversity of Bucharest

    12:40 - 13:00 Robust Object Tracking with a Society of Parts

    E. BURCEANUBitdefender

    13:00 - 13:20 Visual Saliency Cues for Art Analysis

    M. BADEA Politehnica University of Bucharest

    13:20 - 14:30 Lunch Break

    14:30 - 15:20 Laplacian-based methods for ranking and constrained clustering

    M. CUCURINGUOxford University

    15:20 - 15:40 On the convergence behavior of stochastic first order methods

    I. NECOARAPolitehnica University of Bucharest

    15:40 - 16:00 Dictionary Learning Applications in Control Theory

    P. IROFTIPolitehnica University of Bucharest


    The conference will take place at the Faculty of Mathematics and Computer Science, University of Bucharest, Academiei 14, 010014, Bucharest.