CFP for KES2002 Special Session : "Causality in Knowledge-Based Systems"

From: Colette Faucher (colette.faucher@wanadoo.fr)
Date: Sun Nov 11 2001 - 14:42:05 MET

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    6th International Conference on
    Knowledge-Based Intelligent Information Engineering Systems & Allied
    Technologies
    16, 17 & 18 September 2002, Podere d'Ombriano, Crema, Italy

    Special Session
    Causality in Knowledge-Based Systems

     

    Topic :
    This session aims at studying the role that the notion of causality
    plays in knowledge-based systems. At least, three problems occur
    concerning causality in that context : the discovery of causal
    knowledge, its representation and its use.
    First, generally, causal information emerges from statistical data, by
    looking at data that occur simultaneously, but it is clear that the
    cooccurrence of data does not always mean that the data are causally
    linked. So, what methods could be used to discover actual causal
    relations ?
    Secondly, rules are often used to model causal relations, but, in the
    context of knowledge-based systems using a particular formalism such
    frame-based representation, for example, aren't there more elegant and
    efficient means of modeling causal information ?
    Finally, how can causal information be used for reasoning in the
    framework of knowledge-based systems ? In particular, some recent
    studies carried out in cognitive psychology have shown that the
    properties describing certain kinds of concepts are causally linked
    and that those causal links have a major influence on the process of
    classifying a new entity into such a concept.
    Thus, obviously, the notion of causality may occur when a user has to
    build, to represent and to exploit a knowledge-based system.

    Contributions to that session are expected to deal with the following
    sub-topics :
    o Causal knowledge discovery;
    o Causal information representation;
    o Causal information exploitation in the different forms of reasoning
    that are used in the framework of knowledge-based systems.

    Both theoretical papers and papers describing practical experiences
    will be welcome.
     

    Instructions for Authors :

    Only electronic copies of the papers in Microsoft Word, PDF or
    Postscript forms are acceptable for review purposes and must me sent
    to the session chair. However, please note that you will be required
    to send hard copy of the final version of your paper, if it is
    accepted; electronic submission of final papers is not allowed.
     
    Papers must correspond to the requirements detailed in IOS
    Instructions for the Preparation of a Camera-Ready Manuscript. The
    maximum length of papers is five pages, prepared according to the IOS
    instructions. Longer papers will be subject to an Additional Page
    charge.

    All papers must be presented by one of the authors, who must pay fees.
     

    Publication :
    The session papers will be published in the Conference Proceedings
    (IOS Press, Amsterdam, the Netherlands).

    Extended versions of selected papers will be considered for
    publication in the KES Journal (International Journal of
    Knowledge-Based Intelligent Engineering Systems).

    Important Dates :
    Deadline for submission intention : December 15, 2001
    Deadline for submission (Receipt of papers) : February 10, 2002
    Notification of acceptance : April 10, 2002
    Camera-ready papers by : May 10, 2002

     
    Session Chair :
    Dr. Colette Faucher
    Associate Professor of Computer Science
    Université d'Aix-Marseille III
    Faculté des Sciences de Saint-Jérôme
    DIAM-IUSPIM
    Avenue Escadrille Normandie-Niemen
    13397 Marseille Cedex 20
    FRANCE
    Phone : (+33) 4 91 05 60 58
    Fax : (+33) 4 91 05 60 33
    E-mail : colette.faucher@iuspim.u-3mrs.fr or
    colette.faucher@wanadoo.fr
    Website of the session :
    http://perso.wanadoo.fr/colette.faucher/kes2002-causality.html

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