After the great success of the previous seven conferences, we are pleased to announce the Eight Balkan Conference in Informatics (BCI2017). Since 2003, this conference has become an excellent gathering of the researchers from the Balkans and wider, and an opportunity to exchange experiences, opinions and research results related to various areas of computer science and technology.

The main objective of the BCI series of conferences is to provide a forum for discussions and dissemination of research accomplishments in Computer Science and Information Technology and to promote interaction and collaboration among scientists from the Balkan countries and the rest of the world, and to encourage involvement of young researchers from the region.

The 8th Balkan Conference in Informatics (BCI 2017) continues the tradition of BCI conferences held in Craiova (2015), Thessaloniki (2013), Novi Sad (2012), Thessaloniki (2009), Sofia (2007), Ohrid (2005), and Thessaloniki (2003).

The conference will consist of regular sessions with technical contributions (regular papers) reviewed and selected by an international program committee, as well as of invited talks presented by leading scientists. Different workshops will be held in line with the main conference. The official language of the conference will be English.

The conference will follow up the international conference ICT Innovations and it will fully overlap with the European Conference on Machine Learning and Principles and Practice of Knowledge Discovery.