SAMI Photo Contest

Celebrating the 10th Jubilee SAMI conference in 2012, all participants are welcome to join the photo contest with his/her own photo/photos taken during any SAMI conferences from 2003 till 2011.

There are 2 categories: scientific and social event.

Applicants are kindly asked to
- submit the photo electronically until January 20 to e-mail (indicating the category)
- print it out and bring the photo to Herl’any, there will be an exhibition show presentation with all photos. Printed photo maximum size is A3.

Winners are entitled to get free registration to SAMI 2013 or one of our conferences in 2012 (SACI 2012, INES 2012, SISY 2012, …).

Welcome to SAMI 2012!

Herl'anyAuthors are welcome to submit original and unpublished paper and attend the IEEE 10th Jubilee International Symposium on Applied Machine Intelligence and Informatics (SAMI 2012) to be held on January 26-28, 2012 in Herl'any, Slovakia.

Call for Papers

SAMI 2012 is dedicated to the memory of Baltazár Frankovic.

IEEE Publication

The conference appears on the IEEE Conference Search.

Papers are going to be included into IEEE Xplore database after the symposium.

IEEE reserves the right to exclude a paper from distribution after the conference (e.g., removal from IEEE Xplore), if the paper is not presented at the conference.

The conference proceedings is now available via IEEE Xplore



The village Herlany is placed in the skirts of Slanské vrchy - a mountain range. It is approximately 28 km far from Kosice. It was well known already in the 17th century for its mineral springs. This fact was a cause of establishment of the local spa. The mineral springs were not sufficient for the demand for mineral waters in the year 1870. Because of that was begun to make a bore which resulted in creation of a world unique - geyser of Herlany. The significance of the village as a health resort faded after the year 1945, but the world curiosity - natural cold geyser (though it has lost its intensity gradually) keeps its unique for almost 130 years.

Basic parameters of the Geyser of Herlany:
- depth 404 m
- it reaches the altitude of app. 20 m during blow-out
- blow-out duration is about 30 min.
- the interval between eruptions is 32 - 36 hrs.
- the geyser temperature is 14 - 18 °C and its water is strongly mineralized.

The geyser was proclaimed a national nature preserve.