The first Benin Workshop on Artificial Intelligence (BWAI-18) will be held on March 24, 2018 at Abomey-Calavi University, Abomey-Calavi, Benin. The purpose of the BWAI workshop is to promote the development of #MadeInAfrica smart systems based on artificial intelligence (AI) tools, the research and practice in artificial intelligence, and scientific exchange among AI researchers, practitioners, scientists, and engineers in affiliated disciplines. BWAI-18 will have diverse technical communications, practical sessions, student abstracts, poster sessions, invited speakers, tutorials, workshops, and exhibit and competition programs, all selected according to peer reviewing standards

BWAI-18 welcomes submissions of original, high quality papers/communications in all areas of Artificial Intelligence, including (but not limited to) classical topics such as machine learning, deep learning, heuristics, knowledge representation, reasoning, natural language processing, robotics, chatbot, internet of thing, etc...


  • All submissions will be subject to academic peer review by at least two members of the program committee. Selection criteria include accuracy and originality of ideas, clarity and significance of results, and quality of presentation.
  • Papers/Abstract should be written in English or French, font Times 12pt. Two types of submission are allowed:
  • Short paper: 1 page maximum (abstract of the communication)
  • Regular paper: 4 pages maximum including free main parts such as: introduction, problem statement, work objectives contribution, experiments and results, conclusion and perspectives.


General Chair and Co-Chair.

Professor Eugène C. Ezin, IFRI/IMSP, UAC


Dr. Eng. Ratheil Houndji, IFRI/MIFY, UAC



  • Arnaud S. R. M. Ahouandjinou, IFRI, UAC (Chair)
  • Ratheil Houndji
  • Patrick Sotindjo
  • Maurice Comlan
  • Géraud Pazou
  • John Aoga
  • Lionel Metongnon
  • Probus Kiki
  • Christian Akpona
  • Koubouratou Idjaton


Logistics staff

  • Mr. Ozias Kintoyesse, (Chair)
  • Ms. Félicité Dété (Co-Chair)
  • Mr. Wahid Assouma

Technical staff

  • Mr. Harold Silvère Kiossou, (Chair)
  • Mr. Lionel Affognon, (Co-Chair)
  • Mr. Jean-Baptiste Mauréen Sossou
  • Mr. Parisius Houessou
  • Mr. Hored Sossou

Publicity and communication

  • Ms. Faizath Jedida Zoumarou Walis, (Chair)
  • Mr. Georges Cress Hounnoukon, (Co-Chair)


  • Paper/Abstract Submission:
  • Deadline for Submission: February 28, 2018
  • Acceptance/Reject notification: March 12, 2018
  • Camera ready: March 17, 2018
  • Author registration deadline: March 17, 2018
  • BWAI-18: March 24, 2018