ECAI 2000/PAIS 2000 - 2nd Call for Papers

ECAI 2000 Publicity [Markus Hannebauer] (hannebau@first.gmd.de)
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ECAI 2000/PAIS 2000

14th European Conference on Artificial Intelligence
Prestigious Applications of Intelligent Systems

Berlin, Humboldt University
August 20-25, 2000

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Organized by
German Informatics Society (GI) and
European Coordinating Committee for Artificial Intelligence (ECCAI)

Hosted by
Humboldt University Berlin

In this special turn of the century we invite you to celebrate
ECAI 2000 in Berlin.

In the tradition of previous ECAIs the conference will bring
together researchers and developers from academy and industry in
order to present the state of the art in AI both in research and
in applications. The technical program will have a scientific
track (paper presentations, invited talks, panel discussions),
workshops, and tutorials.

Since the year 2000 is a special year, we will make ECAI 2000
a very special conference. Among the programs thought to realize
this purpose is an exhibition concept that reflects AI's history,
its gaining grounds in the 20th century and its progress paths
envisioned into the 21st century. Furthermore, we plan to have a
rather unusual sidetrack meant to attract layman such that
ECAI 2000 becomes an event in Berlin and not only one of diverse
scientific congresses hardly noticed by the public. In so far, we
aim at presenting AI on ECAI 2000 in a very broad scope in order
to show its relation to other classical and advanced IT-topics
(e. g. databases, distributed computing, robotics, operations re-
search, artificial life, neuro sciences, virtual reality, and
multimedia).

For the first time, ECAI comprises the Prestigious Applications
of Intelligent Systems sub-conference (PAIS 2000). The purpose of
this event is to provide a forum for industry practitioners to
learn about the power and applicability of selected intelligent
systems techniques and share experience on the application, deve-
lopment and deployment of intelligent systems in industry. This
will be the largest showcase in Europe of real applications using
intelligent systems technology and the ideal place to meet with
those working to make successful applications.

On behalf of the conference officials

Kurt Sundermeyer
DaimlerChrysler AG
Local Chair ECAI 2000

"At the change of ages we will make ECAI 2000 in Berlin a special
conference"


FURTHER GENERAL INFORMATION

http://www.ecai2000.hu-berlin.de

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ECAI 2000 SECOND CALL FOR PAPERS
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The ECAI 2000 Program Committee invites submission of papers
for the technical program of the 14th biennial European Confe-
rence on Artificial Intelligence (ECAI 2000).

IMPORTANT DATES

2 Feb 2000 Deadline for paper summaries
4 Feb 2000 Deadline for papers
28 Apr 2000 Notification of acceptance
29 May 2000 Camera-ready copies of papers
23-25 Aug 2000 Technical program at ECAI 2000

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

Abduction
AI and Creativity
Adaptive Systems
Affective Computation
Art and Music
Automated Reasoning
Autonomous Agents
Bayesian Learning
Belief Revision
Case-Based Reasoning
Causal Reasoning
Cognitive Modelling
Cognitive Robotics
Conceptual Graphs
Constraint Programming
Constraint Satisfaction
Constraint-Based Reasoning
Data Mining and Knowledge Discovery
Deduction
Description Logics
Diagnosis
Distributed AI
Genetic Algorithms
Human Language Technology
Inductive Logic Programming
Information Retrieval and Presentation
Intelligent User Interfaces
Knowledge Acquisition
Knowledge Representation
Lifelike and Believable Characters
Logic Programming
Machine Learning
Meta-Heuristics for AI
Model-Based Reasoning
Multi-Agent Systems
Natural Language Processing
Neural Networks
Nonmonotonic Reasoning
Ontologies
Perception
Philosophical Foundations
Planning
Probabilistic Networks
Qualitative Reasoning
Reactive Control
Real-time Systems
Reasoning about Actions and Change
Reinforcement Learning
Resource-Bounded Reasoning
Reuse of Knowledge
Robotics
Scheduling
Search
Signal Understanding
Spatial Reasoning
Speech Processing
Temporal Reasoning
Text Mining
Theorem Proving
Uncertainty in AI
User Modeling
Verification and Validation of Knowledge-Based Systems
Virtual and Augmented Reality
Vision

FORMATTING GUIDELINES

It is highly recommended to submit papers using the final
camera-ready formatting style. 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.) Overlength submissions will be rejected without re-
view. Authors submitting unformatted papers must include a word
count on their paper. Latex style files to support formatting of
submissions will be available. Final versions of accepted papers
will be required to conform strictly to the formatting require-
ments specified in the ECAI 2000 style guide (not available yet).
Each accepted paper will be allocated five pages in the procee-
dings.

SUBMISSION PROCEDURE

Submission is a two-stage process. Authors are asked to submit
a brief summary of their paper by 2 February 2000. The strongly
preferred submission method is to use the web-based summary sub-
mission form. Submitted summaries will be assigned a unique trak-
king 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 for the paper
(maximum 200 words), plus keywords drawn from the above list
(plus other keywords if appropriate) to the ECAI 2000 Program
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).

Submission of the paper is in hard copy form only, fax or elec-
tronic submissions will not be accepted. Six copies of the paper
(each including the summary sheet) should be sent by postal mail
or courier service to the ECAI 2000 Program Chair at the address
below. The deadline for receipt of papers is 4 February 2000. Pa-
pers 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

Werner Horn
ECAI 2000 Program Chair
Austrian Research Institute for Artificial Intelligence (ÖFAI)
Schottengasse 3
A-1010 Vienna
Austria

Email: ecai2000@ai.univie.ac.at
Tel: +43-1-4277-63114
Fax: +43-1-4277-9631

Summary form

http://www.ecai2000.hu-berlin.de/summary.html
(not available yet)


Multiple submissions policy

ECAI 2000 will not accept any paper which at the time of sub-
mission 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 apply only to
journals and conferences and not to workshops or similar
specialized meetings with limited audiences. The title page
should include a statement that the paper is not under review or
accepted for publication in another conference or journal.

REVIEW PROCEDURE

All submissions will be subject to academic peer review by the
ECAI 2000 Program Committee under the chairmanship of the
ECAI 2000 Program Chair. The ECAI 2000 Program Chair has final
authority over the review process and all decisions relating to
acceptance of papers. Review criteria include originality of
ideas, technical soudness, significance of results, and quality
of presentation. Notification of acceptance or rejection of sub-
mitted papers will be mailed to the corresponding author by
28 April 2000.

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 ECAI 2000 formatting
guidelines, for inclusion in the proceedings. The deadline for
receipt of the camera-ready copy is 29 May 2000. Note that at
least one author of each accepted paper is required to attend the
conference to present the paper.

ECAI 2000 is organised by the European Coordinating Committee
for Artificial Intelligence (ECCAI) and hosted by Humboldt Uni-
versity Berlin on behalf of Gesellschaft für Informatik (GI).

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PAIS 2000 SECOND CALL FOR PAPERS
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ECAI is pleased to announce its Prestigious Applications of
Intelligent Systems (PAIS 2000) sub-conference. The PAIS 2000
Program Committee invites authors to submit application papers.

IMPORTANT DATES

2 Feb 2000 Deadline for PAIS paper summaries
4 Feb 2000 Deadline for papers
28 Apr 2000 Notification of acceptance
29 May 2000 Camera-ready copies of papers
23-25 Aug 2000 PAIS 2000

This event, associated with ECAI 2000 is created to specifi-
cally highlight significant successful applications of Intelli-
gent Systems (IS) technology. The purpose of the event is to pro-
vide a forum for industry practitioners to learn about the power
and applicability of selected IS 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 application using Intelligent Systems technology and the
ideal place to meet with those working to make successful
IS-based applications.

The Prestigious Applications of Intelligent Systems event will
present papers describing successful applications of Intelligent
Systems. 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. Papers should contain sections covering the
following information:

Descriptive Title and Abstract: These should convey clearly and
simply what the application is and its operational status. Do use
a title that makes it clear to a reader what the application is.
Don't use a clever, nor an obscure title.

Problem description: This should describe the problem that the
application solves, stating the objectives of the application and
explaining why an Intelligent Systems solution was required. If
other solutions were tried and failed, briefly outline these so-
lutions with reasons for failure.

Application description: This should describe the solution to
the problem, with technical details on design and implementation.
It should describe any methodological approach used, detail the
key IS techniques used and if appropriate show how they were in-
tegrated with conventional techniques. If commercial tools were
used they should be identified and reasons for their selection
given.

Application building: This should describe the size and skill
make-up of the project team, how long is took to build and the
costs involved. How it was/will be installed and introduced to
the users, with details of any training required. Describe any
plans for maintenance, in particular how the knowledge is expec-
ted to change over time, and any features to aid the updating of
knowledge, etc.

Application benefits: Were potential benefits identified before
building the application and have these been realised or are
likely to be realised? Has the application been in use and, if
so, how often has it been used and by how many users? What fur-
ther long term benefits are expected? What future plans have been
made for its enhancement and use?

For PAIS 2000, a paper is acceptable even if it describes a
system which has not yet been installed, PROVIDED the application
is original AND the paper discusses the aspects and issues that
would help someone thinking of implementing a similar system in
their own organisation. It must concisely describe and scope the
problem tackled, saying why it is hard, and why IS techniques are
needed. It should also make clear the status of the system, and
should discuss such things as the project duration and effort,
how the project was justified and the expected benefits estima-
ted, any problems encountered, the performance of the final
system and the reactions of users. The review procedure is diffe-
rent and separate from the ECAI technical conference. Papers will
be evaluated by experienced application developers, based on the
above criterion. Accepted papers will be published in the ECAI
proceedings.

FORMATTING GUIDELINES

It is highly recommended to submit papers using the final ca-
mera-ready formatting style. Submissions must not exceed five pa-
ges 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.) Overlength submissions will be rejected without re-
view. Authors submitting unformatted papers must include a word
count on their paper. Latex style files to support formatting of
submissions will be available. Final versions of accepted papers
will be required to conform strictly to the formatting require-
ments specified in the ECAI-2000 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 2 February 2000. The strongly
preferred submission method is to use the web-based PAIS summary
submission form. Submitted summaries will be assigned a unique
tracking number that should be marked on the full paper sub-
mission. Authors without access to the web should send a summary
including the title, authors, contact address and abstract for
the paper (maximum 200 words), plus a set of indicative keywords
to the ECAI 2000 Program Chair (by email or postal mail). The
summary information and the tracking number should also be inclu-
ded with the paper itself, on a separate sheet of paper. (Authors
not able to use the web-based submission form may omit the trak-
king number).

Submission of the paper is in hard copy form only, fax or elec-
tronic submissions will not be accepted. Six copies of the paper
(each including the summary sheet) should be sent by postal mail
or courier service to the ECAI 2000 Program Chair at the address
below. The deadline for receipt of papers is 4 February 2000. Pa-
pers 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

Werner Horn
PAIS 2000
Austrian Research Institute for Artificial Intelligence (ÖFAI)
Schottengasse 3
A-1010 Vienna
Austria

Email: pais2000@ai.univie.ac.at
Tel: +43-1-4277-63114
Fax: +43-1-4277-9631

Summary form

http://www.ecai2000.hu-berlin.de/pais-summary.html
(not available yet)

REVIEW PROCEDURE

All submissions will be subject to review by a team of expe-
rienced application developers in the PAIS 2000 Program Committee
under the chairmanship of the PAIS 2000 Program Chair, Rob Milne.
The PAIS 2000 Program Chair has final authority over the review
process and all decisions relating to acceptance of papers. Noti-
fication of acceptance or rejection of submitted papers will be
mailed to the corresponding author by 28 April 2000.

CONFERENCE PROCEEDINGS

Accepted PAIS 2000 papers will appear in a special section of
the ECAI conference proceedings and will be published and distri-
buted by IOS Press. The authors will be responsible for producing
camera-ready copies of papers, conforming to the ECAI 2000 for-
matting guidelines, for inclusion in the proceedings. The dead-
line for receipt of the camera-ready copy is 29 May 2000. Note
that at least one author of each accepted paper is required to
attend the conference to present the paper.

PAIS 2000 is organised by the European Coordinating Committee
for Artificial Intelligence (ECCAI) and hosted by Humboldt Uni-
versity on behalf of Gesellschaft für Informatik (GI).

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