AI Conferences in Lyon, 21-26 July 2002

From: Christine Solnon (ECAI_diffusion@bat710.univ-lyon1.fr)
Date: Mon Nov 26 2001 - 15:19:11 MET

  • Next message: Yannick Prié: "CFP ECAI+PAIS+STAIRS: AI Conferences in Lyon, 21-26 july 2002"

    -------------------------------
    AI Conferences in Lyon, 21-26 July 2002
    -------------------------------

    Please find enclosed three calls for papers for

    ECAI 2002: 15th European Conference on Artificial Intelligence
                  *** Submission deadline: January 18, 2002 ***

    PAIS 2002: Prestigious Applications of Intelligent Systems
                  *** Submission deadline: January 18, 2002 ***

    STAIRS 2002: First European Starting AI Researcher Symposium
                  *** Submission deadline: March 1, 2002 ***

    ***********************************************************************
    ** 15th EUROPEAN CONFERENCE ON ARTIFICIAL INTELLIGENCE (ECAI-2002) **
    ***********************************************************************

    The ECAI 2002 Programme Committee invites submission of papers for the
    Technical Programme of the 15th biennial European Conference on
    Artificial Intelligence.

    ------------------------------------------------------------
                         IMPORTANT DATES
    ------------------------------------------------------------
          18 Jan 2002 Deadline for paper summaries
          22 Jan 2002 Deadline for papers
        22 April 2002 Notification of acceptance
          10 May 2002 Camera-ready copies of papers
      24-26 July 2002 Technical programme at ECAI 2002
    ------------------------------------------------------------

    Submissions are invited on substantial, original and previously
    unpublished research in all fields of Artificial Intelligence,
    including, but not limited to:

    Abduction Knowledge Representation
    AI Abduction and Creativity Logic Programming
    AI Architectures Machine Learning
    Art and Music Machine Translation
    Automated Reasoning Meta-Heuristics for AI
    Autonomous Agents Model-Based Reasoning
    Bayesian Learning Multi-Agent Systems
    Belief Revision Natural Language Processing
    Case-Based Reasoning Neural Networks
    Causal Reasoning Nonmonotonic Reasoning
    Cognitive Modelling Ontologies
    Cognitive Robotics Perception
    Common-Sense Reasoning Philosophical Foundations
    Computer-Aided Learning Planning
    Conceptual Graphs Probabilistic Reasoning
    Configuration Qualitative Reasoning
    Constraint Programming Real-Time Systems
    Constraint Satisfaction Reasoning about Actions and Change

    Data Mining and Knowledge Discovery Reasoning under Uncertainty
    Decision Theory Reinforcement Learning
    Deduction Resource-Bounded Reasoning
    Description Logics Reuse of Knowledge
    Design Robotics
    Diagnosis Satisfiability Testing
    Discourse Modelling Scheduling
    Distributed AI Search
    Game Playing Spatial Reasoning
    Genetic Algorithms Speech Processing
    Geometric Reasoning Temporal Reasoning
    Inductive Logic Programming Text Mining
    Information Extraction Theorem Proving
    Information Retrieval User Modelling
    Intelligent User Interfaces Verification and Validation
    Knowledge Acquisition Vision
    Knowledge-Based Systems

    Formatting guidelines

    It is highly recommended to submit papers using the final camera-ready
    formatting style, except that author names should be omitted, and
    replaced by the tracking number. Submissions must not exceed five pages
    in camera-ready format. Submissions of unformatted papers are limited to

    6000 words including footnotes, figure captions, tables, appendices, and

    bibliography. Each half-page of figures will be counted as 600 words.
    (Please note that for some papers five camera-ready pages may be
    considerably less than 6000 words in practice.) Overlengthy submissions
    will be rejected without review. Authors submitting unformatted papers
    must include a word count on their paper.

    Guidelines on the format of submissions are available on the ECAI 2002
    Style Guide page (http://ecai2002.univ-lyon1.fr/cfp/style.html).
    Latex style files to support formatting of submissions are also
    available (http://ecai2002.univ-lyon1.fr/cfp/latex).

    Final versions of accepted papers will be required to conform strictly
    to the formatting requirements specified in the ECAI 2002 Style Guide.
    Each accepted paper will be allocated five pages in the proceedings.

    Submission procedure

    Submission is a two-stage process. Authors are asked to submit a brief
    summary of their paper by 18 January 2002, followed by their full paper
    before 22 January 2002 (23:59 CET). The strongly preferred submission
    method for summaries is to use the web-based summary submission form
    (http://ecai2002.univ-lyon1.fr/ecai/summary_submission.html). Submitted
    summaries will be assigned a unique tracking number that should be
    marked on the full paper submission. Authors without access to the web
    should send a summary including the title, authors, contact address and
    abstract of the paper (maximum 200 words), plus keywords drawn from this

    list (plus other key-words if appropriate) to the ECAI 2002 Programme
    Chair (by email or postal mail). The summary information and the
    tracking number should also be included with the paper itself, on a
    separate sheet of paper. Authors not able to use the web-based
    submission form may omit the tracking number.

    The strongly preferred submission method for full papers is
    electronically, by email to: ecai2002-submission@cs.vu.nl Only PDF files

    will be accepted. A free service to convert a number of widely used file

    formats to PDF is available at http://createpdf.adobe.com/ (the first
    three uses of this service are for free). Submissions in hardcopy may
    also be made if electronic submission is prob-lematic for the authors.
    In that case, six
    copies of the paper (each including the summary sheet) should be sent by

    postal mail or courier service to the ECAI 2002 Programme Chair, Frank
    van Harmelen, at the address below. The deadline for receipt of papers
    is 22 January 2002 (23:59 CET) for both electronic and hardcopy
    submissions.

    Papers received after this date will not be reviewed. Notification of
    receipt of full papers will be mailed to the corresponding author soon
    after receipt.

    ------------------------------------------------------------
                         ADDRESS FOR SUBMISSION
    ------------------------------------------------------------
        Frank van Harmelen, ECAI 2002 Programme Chair
        Faculty of Mathematics and Computer Science, Vrije Universiteit
        De Boelelaan 1081a, 1081HV Amsterdam
        The Netherlands

        Summary form:
            http://ecai2002.univ-lyon1.fr/ecai/summary_submission.html
        Email submission: ecai2002-submission@cs.vu.nl
        Email correspondence: ecai2002@cs.vu.nl
        Tel: +31-20-444 7700
        Fax: +31-84-872 2806
    ------------------------------------------------------------

    Anonymous reviewing process

    ECAI 2002 will operate an anonymous reviewing process. Reviewing for
    ECAI 2002 will be blind to the identities of the authors and their
    institutions. To allow for blind reviewing replace the authors line in
    your submission by the unique tracking number assigned by the submission

    of the summary form (or leave it empty in case you are not able to use
    the web-based summary submission form). Please avoid identifying
    self-references. Replace phrases like "We have shown in [n]" by "In [n]
    it has been shown ...".

    Multiple submissions policy

    ECAI 2002 will not accept any paper which at the time of submission is
    under review for, or has already been published or accepted for
    publication in a journal or another conference. Authors are also
    expected not to submit their papers elsewhere during the review period.
    These restrictions only apply to journals and conferences and not to
    workshops or similar specialised meetings with limited audiences. The
    title page should include a statement that "this paper is not under
    review or accepted for publication in another conference or journal".

    The review process

    All submissions will be subject to academic peer review by the ECAI 2002

    Programme Committee under the chairmanship of the ECAI 2002 Programme
    Committee Chair. The ECAI 2002 Programme Committee Chair has final
    authority over the review process and all decisions relating to
    acceptance of papers. Review criteria include originality of ideas,
    technical soundness, significance of results, and quality of
    presentation. Notification of acceptance or rejection of submitted
    papers will be mailed to the corresponding author by 22 April 2002.

    Awards

    The best paper of the conference, as selected by the ECAI 2002 Programme

    Committee, will receive a prize sponsored by Elsevier Science. The
    authors will also be invited to publish a longer version of the paper in

    the Artificial Intelligence journal. The authors of the 10 next best
    papers will all be invited to submit a long version of their paper to a
    special fast-review track of the Artificial Intelligence journal.

    Conference proceedings

    The conference proceedings will be published and distributed by IOS
    Press on paper and as a CD-ROM. The authors will be responsible for
    producing camera-ready copies of papers, conforming to the ECAI 2002
    formatting guidelines, for inclusion in the proceedings. The deadline
    for receipt of the camera-ready copy is 10 May 2002. Note that at least
    one author of each accepted paper is required to attend the conference
    to present the paper.

    Support for Central and Eastern Europe

    ECAI 2002 is dedicated to supporting AI research in Central and Eastern
    Europe. A travel grant to attend the conference will be given to one
    author of each accepted paper from Central or Eastern Europe. Also,
    authors from Central and Eastern Europe are offered the possibility of
    pre-reviewing. They can submit their paper anytime after 1 October 2002
    to the ECAI 2002 Central and Eastern Europe Chair at the address below.
    The paper will then be assigned to a pre-reviewer, who may yield useful
    suggestions for the authors. The pre-reviewing is aimed at supporting
    authors from Central and Eastern Europe, and is no guarantee of
    acceptance of the final paper.

    ------------------------------------------------------------
                      ADDRESS FOR PRE-REVIEWING
    ------------------------------------------------------------
        Michael Beetz
        Department of Computer Science IX
        Technical University Munich
        Orleansstr. 34 81667 Munich Germany
        Tel: +49 (89) 48095-129
        Fax: +49 (89) 48095-120 (-203)
        Email: beetzm@in.tum.de

    ***********************************************************************
    ** PRESTIGIOUS APPLICATIONS OF INTELLIGENT SYSTEMS (PAIS-2002) **
    ***********************************************************************

    ECAI 2002 is pleased to announce its "Prestigious Applications of
    Intelligent Systems" (PAIS-2002) sub-conference. The PAIS-2002 Programme

    Committee invites authors to submit application papers.

    ------------------------------------------------------------
                         IMPORTANT DATES
    ------------------------------------------------------------
          18 Jan 2002 Deadline for PAIS papers summaries
          22 Jan 2002 Deadline for papers
          22 Apr 2002 Notification of acceptance
          10 May 2002 Camera-ready copies of papers
      24-26 July 2002 PAIS-2002, Lyon
    ------------------------------------------------------------

    This event, associated with ECAI 2002 is created to specifically
    highlight significant successful applications of intelligent system
    technology. The purpose of the event is to provide a forum for industry
    practitioners to learn about the power and applicability of selected
    intelligent system techniques and share experience on the applicability,

    development and deployment of intelligent systems in industry. This will

    be the largest showcase in Europe of real applications using intelligent

    system technology and the ideal place to meet with those working to make

    successful intelligent system based applications.

    The Prestigious Applications of Intelligent Systems event will present
    papers describing successful applications of intelligent systems.
    Although associated with ECAI, it has a separate review process
    conducted by experts in the application of intelligent system
    technologies. Papers are selected to highlight critical areas of success

    (and failure) and to present the benefits and lessons of value to other
    developers. Submitted papers should make these points clear. Accepted
    papers will be published in a special section of the ECAI 2002
    proceedings.

    ------------------------------------------------------------
                         PAIS CHAIR
    ------------------------------------------------------------
        Boi Faltings
        Laboratoire d'Intelligence Artificielle (LIA)
        Département Informatique (DI)
        Ecole Polytechnique Fédérale de Lausanne (EPFL)
        Ecublens 1015 Lausanne Switzerland

        Email : faltings@lia.di.epfl.ch
        Tel: +41 21 693-2735
        Fax: +41 21 693-5225
    ------------------------------------------------------------

    Paper submissions to PAIS 2002 will follow exactly the same format and
    procedure as ECAI 2002. Papers must respect the formatting and length
    restrictions given on page 5, but additionally should be clearly marked
    as a submission to PAIS on the first page. Submissions should be made
    electronically or in hardcopy to the same addresses and by the same
    deadlines as papers submitted to the regular conference. Do not submit
    papers directly to the PAIS programme committee. For full details, see:
    http://ecai2002.univ-lyon1.fr/

    ***********************************************************************
    ** FIRST EUROPEAN STARTING AI RESEARCHER SYMPOSIUM (STAIRS-2002) **
    ***********************************************************************

    Affiliated to ECAI'2002, Lyon, July 22-23, 2002

    AIMS AND SCOPE

    STAIRS'2002 is the first European Starting AI Researcher Symposium, an
    international meeting aimed at AI researchers, from all countries, at
    the beginning of their career: PhD students or people holding a PhD for
    less than one year. It offers them:
       1.a first experience on submitting and presenting a paper in an
    international forum with a broad scope and thorough selection process;
       2.the opportunity to gather knowledge and exchange ideas related to
    their research problems and approaches, and to attend ECAI at a reduced
    cost;
       3.information on European research careers and mobility.

    STAIRS'2002 will be held in Lyon, in the period immediately preceeding
    ECAI'2002.

    WEB PAGE

    Additional information about STAIRS'2002 will be found on the symposium
    web pages: http://stairs2002.univ-lyon1.fr/

    IMPORTANT DATES

      Title and abstract due to the PC co-chairs March 1, 2002
      Paper submission deadline March 6, 2002
      Notification of acceptance sent to authors April 19, 2002
      Camera-ready copies due to the PC co-chairs May 6, 2002
      Symposium venue July 22-23, 2002

    TOPICS

    Submissions are invited on substantial, original, and previously
    unpublished research in all fields of Artificial Intelligence,
    including, but not limited to:

    Adaptive Sytems
    Automated Reasoning
    Autonomous Agents
    Case-Based Reasoning
    Causal and Probabilistic Reasoning
    Cognitive Science in AI
    Constraints
    Data Mining and Information Retrieval
    Description Logics and Conceptual Graphs
    Diagnosis and Abduction
    Distributed AI
    Genetic Algorithms and Soft Computing
    Intelligent User Interfaces
    Intelligent Web Applications
    Knowledge Representation and Reasoning
    Logic Programming
    Machine Learning
    Model-based and Qualitative reasoning
    Multi-Agent Systems
    Natural Language Processing and Speech Recognition
    Neural Networks
    Nonmonotonic Reasoning
    Ontology
    Planning and Scheduling
    Real-time AI and Control
    Reasoning about Actions and Change
    Robotics
    Search
    Spatial and Temporal Reasoning
    Uncertainty in AI
    Vision

    Additionally, we welcome contributions addressing practical results and
    lessons learned from the integration of artificial intelligence
    techniques
    into industrial applications, either completed or in progress. Such
    papers
    should be clearly identified as "Application paper" and will be treated
    separately by the Program Committee.

    SUBMISSION GUIDELINES

    Submission is a two-stage process. Authors are first asked to submit a
    summary of their research paper by March 1st, 2002, by sending it to
    stairs@dis.uniroma1.it, including the title, the names of all authors
    with full affiliations and email addresses, the contact author, and an
    abstract of the paper (maximum 200 words), plus keywords drawn from the
    above list of topics (plus other keywords if appropriate).
    Please do not forget to add "Application paper" when relevant.

    The full paper should be sent electronically to the same address by
    March 6th, 2002, in either PostScript or PDF format (the latter being
    highly preferred). Free services to convert a number of widely used file

    formats to PDF are available at http://createpdf.adobe.com/ and at
    http://wheel.compose.cs.cmu.edu:8001/cgi-bin/browse.
    If electronic submission is problematic, please contact both PC
    co-chairs
    by February 15 (addresses are below).

    It is highly recommended to submit papers using the final camera-ready
    formatting style (including authors and affiliations on the first page).

    Submissions must not exceed six pages in camera-ready format, or 10
    pages
    in plain article format (such as the Springer LNCS format). Overlength
    submissions will be rejected without review. Guidelines on the format of

    submissions and style files will be available on the STAIRS'02 webpage
    http://stairs2002.univ-lyon1.fr/ The final version of accepted papers
    will
    be required to conform strictly to these guidelines, and will be
    allocated
    six pages in the proceedings.

    Papers received after March 6th 2002 (23:59 CET) will not be reviewed.
    Notification of receipt of full papers will be emailed to the
    corresponding
    author soon after receipt.

    REVIEW PROCESS

    Papers should address significant research works undertaken by the
    authors.
    At least one of the authors must be a PhD student, or a person holding a

    PhD
    for less than a year. Preference will be given to papers whose authors
    are
    all in such condition.

    All submissions will be subject to academic peer review by the
    STAIRS'2002
    Program Committee. Each paper will be assigned at least two reviewers.
    Review criteria include originality of ideas, technical soundness,
    significance of
    results, and quality of presentation.

    Notification of acceptance or rejection of submitted papers will be
    emailed
    to the corresponding author by April 19, 2002.

    CONFERENCE PROCEEDINGS

    The conference proceedings will be published and distributed by IOS
    Press.
    The authors will be responsible for producing camera-ready copies of
    papers,
    conforming to the STAIRS'2002 formatting guidelines, for inclusion in
    the
    proceedings. The deadline for receipt of the camera-ready copy is May 6,

    2002.

    For each accepted paper, at least one author, and most preferably one of

    the
    beginner researchers involved in the work, is required to attend the
    conference
    to present the paper.

    AWARDS

    At least one best paper of the conference will be selected by the
    STAIRS'2002
    Program Committee, and announced during the Gala Dinner on the evening
    of
    July the 22nd. The authors of this paper, as well as those of other
    papers
    selected by the Program Committee, will be invited to submit a longer
    version
    for a fast review process for publication in the AI Com journal.

    PROGRAM CO-CHAIRS

    Thierry Vidal Paolo Liberatore
    ENIT Tarbes, Dipartimento di Informatica e
    Sistemistica,
    47, avenue d'Azereix - BP 1629 University of Roma La Sapienza,
    F-65016 Tarbes cedex, France Via Salaria 113, I-00198, Roma,
    Italy
    Tel: +33-5-62442762 Tel: +39-0649918488
    Email: thierry@enit.fr Email: liberato@dis.uniroma1.it

    PROGRAM COMMITTE

    The PC consists of 39 junior established researchers, most of them
    having
    completed their PhD in the past decade, and either European or working
    in a
    European research team.

    Liliana Ardissono, University of Turin, Italy
    Carlos Areces, University of Amsterdam, The Netherlands
    Alessandro Artale, UMIST University of Manchester, United Kingdom
    Bernhard Beckert, University of Karlsruhe, Germany
    Gianluca Bontempi, Interuniversitair Micro-Elektronica Centrum, Belgium
    Jean-Cédric Chappelier, Swiss Federal Institute of Technology in
    Lausanne,

    Switzerland
    George Coghill, University of Wales, UK
    Silvia Coradeschi, Örebro University, Sweden
    Carlos Damásio, Universidade Nova de Lisboa, Portugal
    Khalid Daoudi, INRIA Lorraine, France
    Nadja De Carolis, University of Bari, Italy
    Alvaro del Val, Universidad Autónoma de Madrid, Spain
    Luc de Raedt, Albert-Ludwigs University, Freiburg, Germany
    Yannis Dimopoulos, University of Cyprus, Cyprus
    Alexis Drogoul, University Paris 6, France
    Florence Dupin de Saint-Cyr, Université d'Angers, France
    Dieter Fox, University of Washington, USA
    Jose Manuel Gutierrez, University of Cantabria, Spain
    Ivana Kruijff-Korbayová, Universität des Saarlandes, Germany
    Patrick Lambrix, Linköpings universitet, Sweden
    Vincenzo Lombardo, Universitŕ del Piemonte Orientale "A. Avogadro",
    Italy
    Vittorio Maniezzo, Universitŕ di Bologna, Italy
    Dunja Mladenic, Josez Stefan Institute Ljubljana, Slovenia
    Abdel-Illah Mouaddib, University of Caen, France
    Bart Netten, Delft University of Technology, The Netherlands
    Barry O'Sullivan, University College Cork, Ireland
    Chris Reed, University of Dundee, UK
    Jochen Renz, Vienna University of Technology, Austria
    Jussi Rintanen, Albert-Ludwigs University, Freiburg, Germany
    Florence Sellini, Airbus, UK
    Barry Smyth, University College Dublin, Ireland
    Steffen Staab, University of Karlsruhe, Germany
    Csaba Szepesvári, Mindmaker Ltd, Hungary
    Hans Tompits, Vienna University of Technology, Austria
    Ioannis Tsamardinos, University of Pittsburgh, USA
    Sofie Verbaeten, Katholieke Universiteit Leuven, Belgium
    Rob Vingerhoeds, Siemens, Toulouse, France
    Lluís Vila, Technical University of Catalonia, Spain
    Pinar Özturk, Norwegian Univ. of Science and Technology Throndheim,
    Norway

    ORGANIZATION COMMITTEE

    Nathalie Guin-Duclosson
    Laboratoire d'Ingénierie des Systčmes d'Information (LISI)
    Université Claude Bernard - Lyon 1
    Nautibus (Bâtiment 710), 8 Boulevard Niels Bohr
    Domaine scientifique de la Doua, 69622 Villeurbanne Cedex, France
    Email : stairs2002@bat710.univ-lyon1.fr

    with Olivier Aubert, Pierre-Antoine Champin, Stéphanie Jean-Daubias,
    Serge Fenet, Sandra Nogry, Simone Pimont, Arnaud Stuber, Olivier Teytaud

    ############################################################################
    This message was posted through the fuzzy mailing list.
    (1) To subscribe to this mailing list, send a message body of
    "SUB FUZZY-MAIL myFirstName mySurname" to listproc@dbai.tuwien.ac.at
    (2) To unsubscribe from this mailing list, send a message body of
    "UNSUB FUZZY-MAIL" or "UNSUB FUZZY-MAIL yoursubscription@email.address.com"
    to listproc@dbai.tuwien.ac.at
    (3) To reach the human who maintains the list, send mail to
    fuzzy-owner@dbai.tuwien.ac.at
    (4) WWW access and other information on Fuzzy Sets and Logic see
    http://www.dbai.tuwien.ac.at/ftp/mlowner/fuzzy-mail.info
    (5) WWW archive: http://www.dbai.tuwien.ac.at/marchives/fuzzy-mail/index.html



    This archive was generated by hypermail 2b30 : Mon Nov 26 2001 - 15:23:20 MET