CFP: IEA-98-AIE INTL CONFERENCE

IEA-98-AIE (iea98@titan.inf.uji.es)
Fri, 11 Jul 1997 20:18:37 +0200


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Call for Papers

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

New Methodologies, Knowledge Modeling and Hybrid Techniques

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

Sponsored by:
International Society of Applied Intelligence
Universidad Jaume-I de Castellon
Universidad Nacional de Educacion a Distancia (UNED), Madrid

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

For more information you can visit our web site:

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 Artificial Intelligence and Knowledge
Based Systems (KBS) in industrial and engineering environments was
first held in Tennessee and then subsequently in South Carolina,
Hawaii, Paderborn (Germany), Edinburgh, Austin (Texas),
Melbourne (Australia) and, finally, in Fukuoka (Japan'96) and Atlanta
('97). Now, it visits Spain for the first time.

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

PROCEEDINGS The Proceedings will be published in time for
distribution at the conference as a volume of the Springer Lecture
Notes in Artificial Intelligence.

SCOPE

The IEA/AIE-98 Program Committee recognizes the complexity of the
real industrial world. To advance the applied perspective of AI we
need to examine the characteristics of the scenarios in which generic
tasks (such as identification, monitoring, diagnosis, prediction;
repair, control, supervision; design and planning) are found to be
adequate to the development of KBS's; then, more emphasis is needed
on methodology for the phases of development (knowledge modeling,
reduction process, development environments and prototype
implementation) and techniques (symbolic, connectionist or hybrid).
Finally, 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 IEA/AIE conference is to reduce the distance
between the techniques for modeling and design of KBS's and the
engineering procedures normally employed in the analytic and
algorithmic perspectives of continuous and discrete systems theory.

INVITED SPEAKERS

The following invited speakers have confirmed their willingness to
participate in the conference:

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

Prof. Bob J. Wielinga University of Amsterdam. Developer of KADS
modeling paradigm.

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

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 formulations
2.9 Hybridization techniques

3. Generic Tasks of Analysis in IEA/AIE
3.1 Computer vision, intelligent sensors and multisensor
perception
3.2 Speech 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 Robotic 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
digital communications)
5.4 Fault tolerant and self-repair systems
5.5 Predictive and model-based control systems
5.6 Visuo-motor coordination
5.7 Real time in AI applications (architectures, tools and case
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 (supervised and non-supervised)
6.5 Self organization, synergetics and evolutive optimization

7. Applied AI and KBS's in Specific Domains
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

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

CALL FOR INVITED SESSIONS

The Program Committee is soliciting proposals for invited sessions,
particularly 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 soon 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 available. Each invited
session will consist of four/five papers, if more papers 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 November 7, 1997, at the address below. The papers
will be reviewed by only one member 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 and will be granted
a reduced registration fee. Information about current invited
sessions can be found at our web site.

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. The 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 our WWW site. In addition,
one sheet must be attached including: title, authors' 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@titan.inf.uji.es before November 7, 1997.

All received papers will be reviewed by the Programme Committee.
Papers will be accepted either for oral presentation or for poster
sessions. All papers will be published in full length. Referees will
be asked to nominate papers 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
Journal of Applied Intelligence.

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

IMPORTANT DATES

Submission of papers November 7, 1997.
Acceptance notification January 25, 1998.
Camera-ready copy due February 25, 1998.

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

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
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

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, SW Research I, 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

ORGANIZING COMMITTEE
Jose Manuel Inesta, UJI
Pedro Sanz, UJI
Enrique Cervera, UJI
Mar Marcos, UJI
Begoņa 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.

Overlooking the sea, the eternal Mediterranean, Castellon has many
treasures to offer including scenes that make it a destination which
is visited by many tourists throughout year. Benicassim boasts
beaches and impressive mountains, placid sand banks, mountain
waterfalls, shady ravines, and jagged peaks which glisten againts the
clear blue sky. Experienced visitors know that 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 best beach of Benicassim. It offers a new hotel conception with
excellent services and other free time options for your entertainment.
It has 415 rooms with central heating, air conditioning, complete
bathroom, telephone, terrace and satellite television. It also offers
cafeteria, restaurant, swimming pools, gardens, parking, tennis,
football field, mini golf, table tennis, disco and conventions rooms.
Fine shopping and dining possibilities can be found at walking
distance.

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 yesteryear combine to
form a special atmosphere. A walk around town is a pleasant
experience. On your stroll, you can find many pleasant surprises:
beautiful modernist buildings, modern shops, shady parks and
important Gothic and Renaissance monuments. With its deep cultural
roots, Castellon de la Plana celebrates its history with fiestas and
annual events throughout the year. A look towards the sea confirms
the Mediterranean style of Castellon de la Plana. Its carefully
attended beaches lay on both sides of the port through which a large
amount of exports are shipped each year, accounting for a substantial
part of the provincial economy, based mainly on ceramic tile
manufacturing, agriculture and tourism. The mild climate 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 decisive influence on the city's mean annual temperature
of 17°C., enabling outdoor activities to be practised throughout
the year.

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INFORMATION FORM

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

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

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Email: iea98@titan.inf.uji.es
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