CFP : Computational Intelligence in User Modelling (one day workshop)

Trevor Martin (Trevor.Martin@bristol.ac.uk)
Sat, 9 Oct 1999 19:15:31 +0200 (MET DST)

CFP : Computational Intelligence in User Modelling

A workshop supported by COIL
(European Network of Excellence in COmputational Intelligence and
Learning)

To be held at the University of Bristol on 18 November 1999

Motivation and Technical Description
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In the 1990s we have seen fuzzy technology make the transition from
laboratory into consumer goods such as cameras, washing machines, cars,
etc and neural systems move into applications such as credit scoring.
These are relatively low-level activities in terms of the informal MIQ
measure proposed by Lotfi Zadeh. The next generation of consumer goods,
including computers, will be more sophisticated in terms of
user-modelling and intelligent help systems, to cope with a less
technologically literate user base. For example, an integrated home
information/entertainment system (computer, VCR, TV, hi-fi, etc) should
be able to suggest TV/video choices based on past preferences, and
automatically record programmes judged to be interesting to a user.
With the increased access to information arising from the web and
integration of digital TV and computer networking, this area of
intelligent consumer goods is an extremely important next step. It is
an ideal area for the techniques of computational intelligence
including machine learning and uncertainty.

Objective and Scope
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The workshop will bring together academic and industrial researchers
who are working or interested in the application of computational
intelligence to user modelling. Invited talks will be given by:

* Dr Ben Azvine, BT Labs, UK
* Prof Jim Baldwin, University of Bristol, UK
* Dr Hendrik Blockeel, KU Leuven, Belgium

In addition to these, contributions (from all main sub-fields of
Computational Intelligence) describing work in progress as well as
position papers are invited. All contributions must be focused clearly
on the theme of the workshop. Of particular interest are methods and
proposals that address the following issues:

* The use of uncertainty modelling techniques in representing and
reasoning about the user
* Learning user models by observation of user behaviour
* Commercially implemented systems involving user modelling

Submissions
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Papers should not exceed 4000 words (about 8 pages of text in a 10 or
12 point font). Papers must be submitted electronically, preferably as
postscript, pdf or Microsoft Word attachment, by **** 22 October 1999
**** to one of the organisers:

Trevor Martin (trevor.martin@bris.ac.uk)
Christophe Giraud-Carrier (cgc@cs.bris.ac.uk)

Submitted papers will be reviewed by at least two independent referees
from the Program Committee. Accepted papers will be published in the
workshop proceedings and contributors will be allocated 30 minutes for
an oral presentation during the workshop.
The following timetable will be strictly adhered to:

Registration of interest: starting now (email trevor.martin@bris.ac.uk)

Submission of paper: 22 October 1999

Notification of acceptance: 29 October 1999

Camera-ready: 5 November 1999

Organisers
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T. P. Martin, University of Bristol, UK
C. Giraud-Carrier, University of Bristol, UK

Programme Committee
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Peter Flach, University of Bristol, UK
Christophe Giraud-Carrier, University of Bristol, UK
Trevor Martin, University of Bristol, UK
James Shanahan, Xerox Research, France
Marc Thuillard, Siemens-Cerberus, Switzerland.

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see

http://www.cs.bris.ac.uk/~cgc/ci4um.html

for up-to-date information
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Department of Engineering Maths || Fax: +44 117 925 1154
University of Bristol, BS8 1TR, UK || email:
trevor.martin@bris.ac.uk WWW:
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