Call_For_Papers

Alberto J. Bugarin Diz (elbugari@usc.es)
Wed, 11 Jun 1997 10:19:57 +0200


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Call for Papers

11th INTERNATIONAL CONFERENCE
ON
INDUSTRIAL & ENGINEERING APPLICATIONS
OF
ARTIFICIAL INTELLIGENCE & EXPERT SYSTEMS=20
IEA-98-AIE

New Methodologies, Knowledge Modeling and Hybrid Techniques=20

Hotel Intur Orange, Benicassim, Castellon, Spain=20
June 1-4, 1998

Sponsored by
International Society of Applied Intelligence Universidad Jaume-I de Castel=
lon
Universidad Nacional de Educacion a Distancia (UNED), Madrid=20

In Cooperation with
AAAI, ACM/SIGART, ECCAI, AEPIA, CSCSI, IEE, IM&C, INNS/SIG, JSAI and SWT=20

For more information you can visit our web site:=20

http://titan.inf.uji.es/IEA98/

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IEA/AIE-98

The 11th International Conference on Industrial & Engineering Applications =
of Artificial Intelligence & Expert Systems, will take place in Benicassim,=
Castellon (Spain), June 1-4, 1998. This annual conference on applied Artif=
icial Intelligence and Knowledge Based Systems (KBS) in industrial and engi=
neering environments was first held in Tennessee and then subsequently in S=
outh Carolina, Hawaii, Paderborn (Germany), Edinburgh, Austin (Texas), Melb=
ourne (Australia) and, finally, in Fukuoka (Japan'96) and Atlanta ('97). No=
w, it visits Spain for the first time.=20

On this occasion the conference will focus on methodological aspects in the=
development of KBS's, knowledge modeling and hybrid techniques that integr=
ate the symbolic and connectionist perspectives in industrial applications =
of AI. Papers will be accepted either for oral presentation or for poster s=
essions. All papers will be published in full length.=20

PROCEEDINGS The Proceedings will be published in time for distribution at t=
he conference as a volume of the Springer Lecture Notes in Artificial Intel=
ligence.

SCOPE

The IEA/AIE-98 Program Committee recognizes the complexity of the real indu=
strial world. To advance the applied perspective of AI we need to examine t=
he characteristics of the scenarios in which generic tasks (such as identif=
ication, monitoring, diagnosis, prediction; repair, control, supervision; d=
esign and planning) are found to be adequate to the development of KBS's; t=
hen, more emphasis is needed on methodology for the phases of development (=
knowledge modeling, reduction process, development environments and prototy=
pe implementation) and techniques (symbolic, connectionist or hybrid). Fina=
lly, we need to evaluate the results using "real test-bed" and refine again=
by means of learning. The essential aim of this perspective for the 11th I=
EA/AIE conference is to reduce the distance between the techniques for mode=
ling and design of KBS's and the engineering procedures normally employed i=
n the analytic and algorithmic perspectives of continuous and discrete syst=
ems theory.=20

INVITED SPEAKERS

The following invited speakers have confirmed their willingness to particip=
ate in the conference:

Prof. Michael Brady=09Oxford University. Associate Editor of the
Artificial Intelligence journal.

Prof. Bob J. Wielinga University of Amsterdam. Developer of KADS modeling p=
aradigm.

Prof. Roberto Moreno Universidad de Las Palmas de Gran Canaria, Director of=
the International Computer Science Research Center.=20

TOPICS

1. Methodological Aspects
1.1 Knowledge modeling
1.2 KBS development methods and tools
1.3 KADS related approaches
1.4 Reverse engineering

2. Formal Tools
2.1 Analytic and logic models
2.2 Fuzzy knowledge representation and inference 2.3 Uncertainty and causal=
reasoning tools 2.4 Bayesian networks
2.5 Qualitative reasoning
2.6 Neural networks
2.7 Genetic algorithms & genetic programming 2.8 Object oriented formulatio=
ns
2.9 Hybridization techniques

3. Generic Tasks of Analysis in IEA/AIE
3.1 Computer vision, intelligent sensors and multisensor perception 3.2 Spe=
ech recognition
3.3 Natural Language Understanding
3.4 System identification
3.5 Monitoring
3.6 Heuristic and connectionist classification 3.7 Fault diagnosis
3.8 Predictive models
3.9 Design recovery

4. Synthesis Tasks in IEA/AIE
4.1 CAD/CAM functionalities
4.2 Spatial, temporal and spatio-temporal planning and scheduling 4.3 Robot=
ic manipulators
4.4 Incremental design
4.5 System configuration

5. Modification Tasks
5.1 Knowledge-based control systems
5.2 Intelligent supervision
5.3 Communication systems (modems-codecs, network management and=20
digital communications)
5.4 Fault tolerant and self-repair systems 5.5 Predictive and model-based c=
ontrol systems 5.6 Visuo-motor coordination
5.7 Real time in AI applications (architectures, tools and case=20
studies)
5.8 Perceptual robotics

6. Machine Learning
6.1 Inductive and deductive strategies
6.2 Analogy and case-based learning
6.3 Multistrategy and hybrid formulations 6.4 Learning in neural nets (supe=
rvised and non-supervised) 6.5 Self organization, synergetics and evolutive=
optimization=20

7. Applied AI and KBS's in Specific Domains=20
7.1 Development environments in KBS's and neural nets 7.2 Knowledge editing=
tools
7.3 Multimedia
7.4 Human-computer interaction
7.5 Decision support systems
7.6 Tutoring systems
7.7 Exploratory prototypes
7.8 Reports on real applications with significant findings=20

8. Validation & Evaluation Criteria
8.1 Simulation
8.2 Validation & Verification
8.3 Reliability, validity, acceptance and legal reasons in=20
different fields of application (aviation, nuclear power plants, alarms, me=
dicine)
8.4 Benchmarks
8.5 Acceptability
8.6 Explanatory capacity

CALL FOR INVITED SESSIONS

The Program Committee is soliciting proposals for invited sessions, particu=
larly in one of the above theme areas. Prospective organizers should first =
contact the Program Co-Chair A.P. del Pobil at iea98@titan.inf.uji.es, as s=
oon as possible, providing a title for the invited session and including a =
brief statement of the purpose as well as names of prospective authors if a=
vailable. Each invited session will consist of four/five papers, if more pa=
pers are submitted, then the session can be split into two ones.

The organizer will be responsible for inviting authors, selecting the four =
papers and submitting four copies of each paper to A.P. del Pobil by Novemb=
er 7, 1997, at the address below. The papers will be reviewed by only one m=
ember of the Program Committee (contributed papers are reviewed by at least=
two members). In case an invited paper is finally not accepted, it will be=
replaced by a relevant contributed paper. The organizer will be invited to=
serve as Chair for the invited session at the conference. Information abou=
t current invited sessions can be found at our web site.=20

PAPER SUBMISSION

Authors are invited to submit five copies of papers, double spaced, written=
in English, of up to 10 pages, including figures, tables and references. T=
he format should be A4 or 8 1/2 X 11 inch paper, in a Roman font, 12 point =
in size, with a printing area of 15.3 X 24.2 cm2 (6.0 X 9.5 sq. inches). If=
possible, please make use of the latex/plaintex style file available in ou=
r WWW site. In addition, one sheet must be attached including: title, autho=
rs' names, a list of five keywords, the topic(s) under which the paper fits=
the best (including its code), the preferred presentation (oral or poster)=
, and the corresponding author information (name, postal and e-mail address=
, phone and fax numbers). This page must also be sent by email to iea98@tit=
an.inf.uji.es before November 7, 1997.=20

All received papers will be reviewed by the Programme Committee. Papers wil=
l be accepted either for oral presentation or for poster sessions. All pape=
rs will be published in full length. Referees will be asked to nominate pap=
ers for a selected set of relevant contributions to the field of applied AI=
. These papers will be announced at the Conference and all those nominated =
will be considered for a post-conference publication in the International J=
ournal of Applied Intelligence.=20

Contributions must be sent to the Program Co-Chair Prof. Angel P. del Pobil=
, at the address below.

IMPORTANT DATES

Submission of papers=09November 7, 1997.
Acceptance notification=09January 25, 1998.
Camera-ready copy due=09February 25, 1998.
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GENERAL CHAIR
Moonis Ali
Dept. of Computer Science
Southwest Texas State University
San Marcos TX 78666-4616 USA
Phone. +1 (512) 245-3409
Fax +1 (512) 245-8750
Email: ma04@swt.edu

PROGRAM CO-CHAIRS
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Angel P. del Pobil
IEA/AIE-98 Secretariat
Department of Informatics
Jaume-I University
Campus de Penyeta Roja
E-12071 Castellon, Spain
Fax: 34-64-345.848
Email: iea98@titan.inf.uji.es
<WWW> http://titan.inf.uji.es/IEA98/

Jose Mira Mira
Artificial Intelligence Department,
Universidad Nacional de Educacion a Distancia Senda del Rey, s/n
E- 28040 Madrid, Spain
Fax: + 34-1-398.66.97

ORGANIZING COMMITTEE CHAIR
Francisco Toledo Lobo, UJI, Chair
Department of Informatics
Jaume-I University
Campus de Penyeta Roja
E-12071 Castellon, Spain
Fax: 34-64-345.848
Email: iea98@titan.inf.uji.es

PROGRAM COMMITTEE
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Frank Anger, NSF, USA
Senen Barro, U Santiago, Spain
Fevzi Belli, U Paderborn, Germany
Patrick Brezillon, CNRS, France
Joan Cabestany, U Polit. Catalunya, Spain Kai H. Chang, Auburn U, USA
Paul Chung, Loughborough U, UK
Boi Faltings, Laussane FI, Switzerland
Graham Forsyth, DSTO, Australia
Christian Freksa, U Hamburg, Germany
Shuichi Fukuda, Tokio MIT, Japan
Toshio Fukuda, Nagoya U, Japan
Francisco Garijo, Telefonica I+D, Spain
Maria Gini, U Minnesota, USA
Kamal Gupta, Simon Fraser U, Canada
Tim Hendtlass, Swinburne U of T, Australia Suhan Lee, JPL & USC, USA
Vicente Lopez, IIC, Spain
Yi Lu Murphey, U Michigan-Dbn, USA
Michael Magee, U Wyoming, USA
Dario Maravall, U Politec. Madrid, Spain Roque Marin, U Murcia, Spain
Manton Matthews, U S Carolina, USA
Laszlo Monostori, NTU, Hungary
Roberto Moreno, U Palmas GC, Spain
Setsuo Ohsuga Waseda U, Japan
Juan Pazos, U Politec. Madrid, Spain
Franz Pichler, Johannes Kepler U, Austria Don Potter, U Georgia, USA
Henri Prade, U Paul Sabatier, France
Alberto Prieto, U Granada, Spain
Alberto M. Segre, U Iowa, USA
Takushi Tanaka, Fukuoka IT, Japan
Monique Thonnat, INRIA Sophia-Antipolis, France Louise Trave-Massuyes, LAAS=
, France
Spyros Tzafestas, NTU Athens, Greece
Bob J. Wielinga, U Amsterdam, The Netherlands=20

ORGANIZING COMMITTEE
Jose Manuel Inesta, UJI
Pedro Sanz, UJI
Enrique Cervera, UJI
Mar Marcos, UJI
Bego=16a Martinez Salvador, UJI
Miguel Perez Francisco, UJI
Gabriel Recatala, UJI
Ana E. Delgado, UNED
Teresa Escrig, UJI
Luis Amable Garcia, UJI

LOCATION

Hotel Intur Orange
Benicassim, Castellon, Spain, June 1-4,1998.=20

Overlooking the sea, the eternal Mediterranean, Castellon has many treasure=
s to offer including scenes that make it a destination which is visited by =
many tourists throughout year. Benicassim boasts beaches and impressive mou=
ntains, placid sand banks, mountain waterfalls, shady ravines, and jagged p=
eaks which glisten againts the clear blue sky. Experienced visitors know th=
at June and September are the best times to fully enjoy this location.

The Conference site, Hotel Intur Orange, is situated at 250 m. from the bes=
t beach of Benicassim. It offers a new hotel conception with excellent serv=
ices and other free time options for your entertainment. It has 415 rooms w=
ith central heating, air conditioning, complete bathroom, telephone, terrac=
e and satellite television. It also offers cafeteria, restaurant, swimming =
pools, gardens, parking, tennis, football field, mini golf, table tennis, d=
isco and conventions rooms.

Located between Barcelona and Valencia, the province of Castellon is bathed=
by the Mediterranean along its 112 km of coastline. Castellon de la Plana,=
the capital, is located at 10 Km. from Benicassim. It is a forward-looking=
city in which broad, modern avenues and narrow streets and plazas from yes=
teryear combine to form a special atmosphere. A walk around town is a pleas=
ant experience. On your stroll, you can find many pleasant surprises: beaut=
iful modernist buildings, modern shops, shady parks and important Gothic an=
d Renaissance monuments. With its deep cultural roots, Castellon de la Plan=
a celebrates its history with fiestas and annual events throughout the year=
. A look towards the sea confirms the Mediterranean style of Castellon de l=
a Plana. Its carefully attended beaches lay on both sides of the port throu=
gh which a large amount of exports are shipped each year, accounting for a =
substantial part of the provincial economy, based mainly on ceramic tile ma=
nufacturing, agriculture and tourism. The mild c
limate of the coastal regions owes much to the sea and the protection from =
cold northwest winds provided by the mountains. These two factors have a de=
cisive influence on the city's mean annual temperature of 17!C., enabling o=
utdoor activities to be practised throughout the year.=20

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INFORMATION FORM=0C

The 11th International Conference on Industrial & Engineering Applications =
of Artificial Intelligence & Expert Systems. IEA-98-AIE.=20

June 1-4, 1998, Hotel Intur Orange, Benicassim, Castellon, Spain=20

Please fill out and return as soon as possible to :=20

Prof. Angel P. del Pobil
Email: iea98@titan.inf.uji.es
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_________________________________________________________________ Angel P. =
del Pobil=09pobil@inf.uji.es
Department of Informatics=09Phones: (+34-64) 345.642 (direct)
Jaume-I University=09(+34-64) 345.771 (secr.)
Campus Penyeta Roja=09Fax:=09(+34-64) 345.848
E-12071 Castellon, Spain
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