ECAI 2000 Call for Participation


Subject: ECAI 2000 Call for Participation
From: ECAI 2000 Publicity [Markus Hannebauer] (hannebau@first.gmd.de)
Date: Mon Mar 20 2000 - 10:57:55 MET


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                     ECAI 2000/PAIS 2000

       14th European Conference on Artificial Intelligence
         Prestigious Applications of Intelligent Systems

                 Berlin, Humboldt University
                      August 20-25, 2000

              http://www.ecai2000.hu-berlin.de

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Organized by
German Informatics Society (GI) and
European Coordinating Committee for Artificial Intelligence (ECCAI)

Hosted by
Humboldt University Berlin

    In this special turn of the century we invite you to celebrate
  ECAI 2000 in Berlin. Being the fourteenth in a very successful
  series of European Conferences on Artificial Intelligence,
  ECAI 2000 will offer a unique opportunity to bring industry and
  academics together to explore the full spectrum of Artificial
  Intelligence, from theory and methodology to its application in
  commercial systems.

    Respond to the call of the German Informatics Society (GI) and
  the European Coordinating Committee for Artificial Intelligence,
  the world's largest umbrella organization for AI, and meet well-
  known AI experts at Humboldt University Berlin, a University that
  can proudly look back on almost 200 years of tradition and 29
  associated Nobel prize winners.

    Since the year 2000 is a special year, we will make ECAI 2000 a
  very special conference. ECAI 2000 gathered 443 submissions from
  which, however, only roughly a third can be accepted for presen-
  tation. Although the majority of papers comes from Europe, there
  is a significant number of papers from Australia, Asia, and North
  America, leading to a total of 42 contributing countries.
  Furthermore, ECAI 2000 comprises six invited talks given by
  distinguished scientists, master-class lectures in 10 tutorials
  and serious discussions of hot new research topics in 34 work-
  shops.

    The real success of Artificial intelligence will be measured by
  the applications that use the technology rather than the techno-
  logy itself. For the first time, ECAI comprises the Prestigious
  Applications of Intelligent Systems sub-conference (PAIS 2000),
  which is the first major European showcase of beneficial solu-
  tions for industry and commerce based on AI technologies.

    ECAI and PAIS are accompanied by an exhibition concept that re-
  flects AI's history, its gaining grounds in the 20th century and
  its progress paths envisioned into the 21st century. We also plan
  to have a rather unusual sidetrack meant to attract layman such
  that ECAI 2000 becomes an event in Berlin and not only one of
  diverse scientific congresses hardly noticed by the public. In so
  far, we aim at presenting AI on ECAI 2000 in a very broad scope
  in order to show its relation to other classical and advanced
  IT topics.

    In the following we will present a short glance at the program
  of ECAI 2000. We will also provide some information on registra-
  tion deadlines and fees. More detailed information is available
  on the conference home page at

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    Do not miss this opportunity. Register now and be cordially
  welcome at ECAI 2000 in Berlin!

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IMPORTANT DATES
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   15 Jun 2000 Early Registration Deadline
    1 Aug 2000 Late Registration Deadline
   20-25 Aug 2000 ECAI/PAIS 2000

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INVITED TALKS
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  Piero P. Bonissone
    General Electric, USA
    Corporate Research and Development

    "Hybrid Soft Computing: Where are we going?"

  
  Patrick Doherty
    Linkoeping University, Sweden
    Artificial Intelligence and
    Integrated Computer Systems Division

    "A Bird's-Eye View of the
     WITAS Unmanned Aerial Vehicle Project"

  Daniele Nardi
    Universita di Roma "La Sapienza", Italy
    Artificial Intelligence Research Group

    "Artificial Intelligence in RoboCup"

  Bernhard Nebel
    Albert-Ludwigs-Universitaet Freiburg, Germany
    Artificial Intelligence Research Group

    "Knowledge Representation and Reasoning -
     The Theoretical Side of AI"
 

  Luc Steels
    Sony Computer Science Laboratory Paris, France
    and
    Vrije Universiteit Brussels, Belgium
    Artificial Intelligence Laboratory
    
    "The Emergence of Grammar in
     Communicating Autonomous Robotic Agents"

  Mark Wallace
    Imperial College, UK
    ICL and IC-Parc

    "Constraint Programming -
     Applications, Algorithms, Languages"

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TUTORIALS
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  T1: Ant Algorithms and Swarm Intelligence: An Introduction
    M. Dorigo
    http://iridia.ulb.ac.be/~mdorigo

  T2: Stochastic Search Algorithms
    H. H. Hoos, T. Stuetzle
    http://www.cs.ubc.ca/~hoos/ecai2000-stoch

  T3: AI Techniques for Knowledge Management
    S. Decker, S. Staab
    http://kmtutorial.aifb.uni-karlsruhe.de

  T4: Solving and Programming with Soft Constraints:
    Theory and Implementation
    F. Rossi, P. Codognet
    http://www.math.unipd.it/~frossi/ecai2000-tut.html

  T5: Empirical Methods for Computer Science
    P. Cohen, I. Gent, T. Walsh

  T6: Knowledge Markup Techniques
    H. Boley, S. Decker, M. Sintek
    http://www.SemanticWeb.org/knowmarktutorial

  T7: Applying Automatic Text Generation
    M. Stede, L. Wanner
    http://www.cs.tu-berlin.de/~stede/ecaitutorial.html

  T8: Rational Action in Autonomous Agents
    S. Parsons, M. Wooldridge

  T9: Seeking Information: Methods from Information Retrieval and
    Artificial Intelligence
    D. Fensel, M. Lalmas
    http://www.dcs.qmw.ac.uk/~mounia/ECAI.html

  T10: Neural Networks and Structured Knowledge
    F. Kurfess
    http://www.cs.concordia.ca/~faculty/franz

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WORKSHOPS
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  W1: 14th Workshop on Planning and Configuration (PuK 2000)
    Submission date: March 28th, 2000
    http://www-is.informatik.uni-oldenburg.de/~sauer/puk2000/index.html

  W2: Configuration
    Submission date: April 16th, 2000
    http://www.cs.hut.fi/u/pdmg/ECAI2000WS

  W3: Agent-oriented Software Management (AOSM)
    Submission date: March 31st, 2000
    http://www.wirtschaft.tu-ilmenau.de/wi/wi2/ECAI2000-AOSE

  W4: Cognitive Robotics
    Submission date: April 7th, 2000
    http://www-i5.informatik.rwth-aachen.de/LuFG/cogrob2000

  W5: Current Issues in Spatio-Temporal Reasoning
    Submission date: March 31st, 2000
    http://www.cs.auckland.ac.nz/~hans/spacetime

  W6: Local Search for Planning & Scheduling
    Submission date: May 1st, 2000
    http://www.ai-center.com/events/ecai-2000-ws

  W7: 2nd ECAI Workshop on Binding Environmental Sciences and
      Artificial Intelligence (BESAI 2000)
    Submission date: expired
    http://www.lsi.upc.es/~webia/besai/besai2000.html

  W8: Scientific Reasoning in AI and Philosophy of Science
    Submission date: April 7th, 2000
    http://www.compulog.org/workshops/ecai

  W9: Application of Ontologies and Problem Solving Methods
    Submission date: March 29th, 2000
    http://delicias.dia.fi.upm.es/WORKSHOP/ECAI00/index.html

  W10: Engineering Societies in the Agents' World (ESAW 00)
    Submission date: April 7th, 2000
    http://lia.deis.unibo.it/confs/ESAW00

  W11: Knowledge Management and Organizational Memory
    Submission date: expired
    http://www-sop.inria.fr/acacia/WORKSHOPS/ECAI2000-OM/call.html

  W12: Knowledge Representation and Ontologies in Education
    Submission date: expired
    http://virtcampus.cl-ki.uni-osnabrueck.de/ecai-2000
 
  W13: Agent Technologies and Their Application Scenarios in Logistics
    Submission date: May 31st, 2000
    http://www.tzi.de/ecai00-mas

  W14: Multi-Agent Systems and Geographical Information Systems
    Submission date: April 3rd, 2000
    http://www-leibniz.imag.fr/MAGMA/ECAI00/ecai-ws.html

  W15: Foundations of Connectionist-Symbolic Integration:
       Representation, Paradigms, and Algorithms
    Submission date: March 31st, 2000
    http://www.dsi.unifi.it/~paolo/ECAI2000

  W16: Machine Learning for Information Extraction
    Submission date: expired
    http://ecate.itc.it:1024/cirave/ecai-workshop.html

  W17: AI in Product Data Management: Modelling and Reasoning
       about Product Data in e-Commerce and e-Business (AiPDM)
    Submission date: May 5th, 2000
    http://www.zurich.ibm.com/pub/Other/AiPDM

  W18: Knowledge Representation Meets Databases (KRDB-2000)
    Submission date: March 20th, 2000
    http://www-lti.informatik.rwth-aachen.de/KRDB2000
 
  W19: Applied Semiotics: Control Problems (ASC2000)
    Submission date: expired
    http://www.iitp.ru/asc2000

  W20: Service Robotics - Applications and Safety Issues in an Emerging Market
    Submission date: March 31st, 2000
    http://www.uni-bremen.de/~sppraum/sr00.htm

  W21: Workshop on Bayesian and Causal Networks: From Inference to Data Mining
    Submission date: expired
    http://www.lsi.upc.es/~sanguesa/CaNew2000.html

  W22: Computational Dialectics:
       Models of Argumentation, Negotiation and Decision Making
    Submission date: April 8th, 2000
    http://www.philos.rug.nl/~gerard/cd2000

  W23: Intelligent Data Analysis in Medicine and Pharmacology (IDAMAP-2000)
    Submission date: April 20th, 2000
    http://www.ifs.tuwien.ac.at/~silvia/idamap-2000

  W24: Ontology Learning
    Submission date: April 1st, 2000
    http://ol2000.aifb.uni-karlsruhe.de

  W25: Modelling and Solving Problems with Constraints
    Submission date: May 5th, 2000
    http://www.iiia.csic.es/ecai2000

  W26: Analysis and Modelling of Collaborative Learning Interactions
    Submission date: expired
    http://collide.informatik.uni-duisburg.de/ecai-2000

  W27: Machine Learning in Computer Vision (MLCV)
    Submission date: March 20th, 2000
    http://www.di.uniba.it/~malerba/ws-ecai2000

  W28: Modelling Artificial Societies and Hybrid Organizations
    Submission date: April 7th, 2000
    http://www.cs.vu.nl/~jonker/masho-ecai2000

  W29: Balancing Reactivity and Social Deliberation in Multi-Agent Systems
    Submission date: May 1st, 2000
    http://www.first.gmd.de/plan/ecai-2000-ws.html

  W30: Flexible Strategies for Maintaining Knowledge Containers
    Submission date: April 17th, 2000
    http://www.ecai2000.hu-berlin.de/mkc-ws

  W31: Knowledge-Based Systems for Model-Based Engineering
    Submission date: April 10th, 2000
    http://www.dbai.tuwien.ac.at/event/ecai2000-kbsmbe

  W32: Artificial Intelligence in Mobile Systems (AIMS 2000)
    Submission date: April 21st, 2000
    http://www.eml.org/aims2000

  W33: AI in Agriculture and Natural Resources
    Submission date: April 3rd, 2000
    http://www-bia.inra.fr/T/decision/WS-ECAI2000

  W34: Empirical Methods in Artificial Intelligence
    Submission date: May 5th, 2000
    http://www.cs.ubc.ca/~hoos/ecai2000-empai

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REGISTRATION
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    The details given here are for your information only. To re-
  gister for ECAI 2000, its tutorials and workshops and to book a
  hotel please use the forms provided on our home page.

    Prices are given in Euro (EUR) and Deutsche Mark (DM). To re-
  ceive the reduced fee as a member of an ECCAI member society or
  being a member of GI, please provide evidence of membership (e.g.
  membership card) and send it together with your registration
  form. If you are a student, please provide proof on your status.

  ECAI 2000 CONFERENCE (PAIS 2000 included)

                     Early Late On-Site
                     (until June 15th) (until August 1st) (after August 1st)
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  Member EUR 350 / DM 684.54 EUR 410 / DM 801.89 EUR 480 / DM 938.08

  Non-Member EUR 450 / DM 880.12 EUR 510 / DM 997.47 EUR 570 / DM 1114.82

  Student/Member EUR 120 / DM 234.07 EUR 145 / DM 283.06 EUR 190 / DM 371.61

  Student/Non-Member EUR 130 / DM 254.26 EUR 155 / DM 303.15 EUR 200 / DM 391.17

  TUTORIALS (each)
                     Early Late On-Site
                     (until June 15th) (until August 1st) (after August 1st)
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  Member EUR 200 / DM 391.17 EUR 220 / DM 430.28 EUR 260 / DM 508.52

  Non-Member EUR 250 / DM 488.96 EUR 270 / DM 528.07 EUR 310 / DM 606.31

  Student/Member EUR 80 / DM 156.47 EUR 110 / DM 215.14 EUR 140 / DM 273.82

  Student/Non-Member EUR 90 / DM 176.02 EUR 120 / DM 234.70 EUR 150 / DM 293.37

  WORKSHOPS (each)

  There is a flat fee for each workshop: EUR 50 / DM 97.79

  Workshop participants must register for the main ECAI conference.
  No extra charge for late workshop registrations.

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"At the change of ages we will make ECAI 2000 in Berlin a special conference"

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