ECSQARU / FAPR 97 and new address

Rudolf Kruse (kruse@hp827.cs.Uni-Magdeburg.DE)
Wed, 13 Nov 1996 16:19:26 +0100


Dear Friends and Colleagues,

as many of you already know, I have left the University of Braunschweig,
and have accepted the chair for Neural and Fuzzy Systems at the
University of Magdeburg. Here is how to reach me:

Prof. Dr. Rudolf Kruse
Faculty of Computer Science (FIN)
Institute for Information and Communication Systems (IIK)
Neural and Fuzzy Systems
Otto-von-Guericke-University of Magdeburg
Universitaetsplatz 2
D-39106 Magdeburg
Germany
Phone: +49 391 67 18706
Fax: +49 391 67 12018
Email: kruse@iik.cs.uni-magdeburg.de
URL: http://fuzzy.cs.uni-magdeburg/~kruse

Enclosed please find the first Call for Papers for the forthcoming
ECQARU / FAPR '97.

Best regards,

Rudolf Kruse

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International Joint Conference on
Qualitative and Quantitative
Practical Reasoning

ECSQARU / FAPR '97

9-12 June 1997

Seminaris, Bad Honnef, Germany

URL: http://www.mpi-sb.mpg.de/FAPR

Aims and Scope
**************

We are happy to announce that from the year 1997,
the biannual European Conference
on Symbolic and Quantitative Approaches to Reasoning and
Uncertainty (ECSQARU'97) and the biannual International
Conference on Formal and Applied
Practical Reasoning (FAPR'97),
have merged into one joint biannual conference.

The first in the series is ECSQARU/FAPR 97.

The joint two conferences are open to the
international community of researchers
interested in reasoning and uncertainty.

The three predecessors of ECSQARU'97 were sponsored
and organized by the consortium of DRUMS
(Defeasible Reasoning and Uncertainty Management Systems,
ESPRIT III BRA 6156). This project involved 21 European
universities and research organizations with the goal of
developing and synthesizing approaches in the fields of
belief change, non-monotonic deduction,
inconsistency in reasoning, abduction, efficient
inference algorithms, and dynamic reasoning with partial models.
FAPR 96 was sponsored by MEDLAR, the european project on
practical reasoning, involving over 15 major european
groups in mechanised deduction in qualitative
practicsal reasoning.

TOGETHER BOTH CONFERENCES COVER ALL ASPECTS OF HUMAN
PRACTICAL REASONING!

Areas of Contribution

Theories of agents
Theories of actions
New logics (informal, dialogue, etc.)
Argumentation theory
Belief functions
Aggregating arguments
Combining reasoning mechanisms
Case studies
Formal models for reasoning
Non-monotonic practical reasoning mechanisms
Application of agent oriented programming
Fallacies and their role in practical reasoning
Inconsistency and actions
Temporal and spatial practical reasoning
Tools for the practical reasoner
Practical reasoning application in robotics
Practical reasoning application in knowledge bases
Logic programming and practical reasoning
Legal reasoning
User modelling
The numerical aspects of handling
imperfect knowledge as uncertainty
Vagueness, imprecision, incompleteness,
and partial inconsistency.
Probability theory
Possibility theory
Fuzzy logic
Evidence or Dempster-Shafer theory
Uncertainty in knowledge-based systems
Data fusion
Knowledge discovery from data bases
Data mining
Graphical models
General concepts of belief change.
Theoretical results, algorithms,
and applications that address the unification and
integration of different approaches
are especially encouraged.

Conference Chairs
*****************

Dov M. Gabbay
Imperial College, London,
England

Rudolf Kruse
University of Magdeburg,
Germany

Program Committee
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Luigia Carlucci Aiello, (Rome)
J. Baldwin, (Bristol)
J. Bell, (QMW, London)
Wolfgang Bibel, (Darmstadt)
J. Bigham, (QMW, London)
F. Bergadano, (Torino)
Ph. Besnard, (Rennes)
J. Anthony Blair, (Windsor)
B. Bouchon-Meunier, (Paris VI)
Gerd Brewka, (Wien)
Alan Bundy, (Edinburgh)
Anthony Cohn, (Leeds)
Jim Cunningham, (London)
M. Delgado, (Granada)
Robert Demolombe, (Toulouse)
Patrick Doherty, (Linkoping)
D. Dubois, (Toulouse)
Luis Fariqas del Cerro, (Toulouse)
J. Fox, (ICRF, London)
Christine Froidevaux, (Orsay)
P. Gardenfors, (Lund)
J. Gebhardt, (Braunschweig)
E. Gregoire, (Artois)
Dov Gabbay, (London)
Rob Grootendorst, (Amsterdam)
P. Hajek, (Czech. Acad. of Science, Prague)
H. Herre, (Leipzig)
Tony Hunter, (London)
David Israel, (Menlo Park)
Ralph A. Johnson, (Windsor)
Andrew Jones, (Oslo)
J. Kohlas, (Fribourg)
Robert A. Kowalski, (London)
P. Krause, (ICRF, London)
Rudolf Kruse, (Braunschweig)
S. Lauritzen, (Aalborg)
R. Lopez de Mantaras, (CEAB,Blanes)
W. Lukaszewicz, (Warsaw)
E. Mamdani, (QMW, London)
Alberto Martelli, (Torino)
J.J. Meyer, (Free Amsterdam)
S. Moral, (Granada)
Bernhard Nebel, (Freiburg)
Andreas Nonnengart,(Saarbr|cken)
Donald Nute, (Athens, Georgia)
Hans J|rgen Ohlbach, (London)
David Pearce, (Saarbr|cken)
David Perkins, (Cambridge, USA)
Henri Prade, (Toulouse)
I Pratt, (Manchester)
Uwe Reyle, (Suttgart)
Hans Rott, (Konstanz)
L. Saitta, (Torino)
Erik Sandewall, (Linkoping)
T. Schaub, (Rennes)
Michael Scriven, (Michigan)
P. Siegel, (Marseille)
?Jvrg Siekmann, (Saarbr|cken)
Philippe Smets, (Brussels)
K. Sundermeyer, (Daimler Benz, Berlin)
Y.H. Tan, (Amsterdam)
Richmond H. Thomason, (Pittsburgh)
Jan Treur, (Amsterdam)
D. Vermeir, (Antwerpen)
F. Voorbraak, (Amsterdam)
Doug Walton, (Winnipeg)
Emil Weydert, (MPI Saarbr|cken)
N. Wilson, (QMW, London)
C. Witteveen, (Delft)
John Woods, (Lethbridge)
Lotfi Zadeh, (Berkeley)
H.-J. Zimmermann, (Aachen)

Organizing Committee
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Christine Harms Andreas Nonnengart
GMD, Sankt Augustin, Max-Planck-Institut, Saarbr|cken,
Germany Germany

Important dates
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January 06 1997 Submission deadline
February 15 1997 Notification of acceptance
March 15 1997 Final version of accepted papers
June 9-12 1997 The conference

Where to submit
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ECSQARU Papers:

Prof. Dr. Rudolf Kruse
Faculty of Computer Science (FIN)
University of Magdeburg
Universitaetsplatz 2
39106 Magdeburg,
Germany
Phone: +49 391 67 18706
Fax: +49 391 67 12018
Email: kruse@iik.cs.uni-magdeburg.de

FAPR Papers:

Dr. Hans Juergen Ohlbach
Dept. of Computing
Imperial College
180 Queen's Gate
London SW7 2BZ, England
Phone: +44 171 594 8208
Fax: +44 171 594 8201
Email: h.ohlbach@doc.ic.ac.uk

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