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    XVI Brazilian Symposium on Artificial Intelligence
                    10 - 14 November 2002
                       Recife - Brazil

    ************ The Symposium ************

    The biannual Brazilian Symposium on Artificial Intelligence
    (SBIA'02) - of which this is the 16th event - is a meeting and
    discussion forum for Artificial Intelligence researchers,
    practitioners, and students worldwide. SBIA is the leading
    conference in Brazil for presentation of research and
    applications in Artificial Intelligence. Since 1995, SBIA has
    become an international conference, with papers written in
    English, an international program committee, and proceedings
    published in the Lecture Notes in Artificial Intelligence
    ( series of
    Springer-Verlag (SBIA'95:991, SBIA'96:1159, SBIA'98:1515,
    SBIA'02, sponsored by the Brazilian Computer Society (SBC), will
    be held in Recife in November 11-14. Recife, located on the northeast
    coast of Brazil, is known as the "Brazilian Venice" because of its
    many canals and waterways and the innumerable bridges that span them.
    It is the major gateway to the of the Brazilian Northeast with regular
    flights to all major cities in Brazil as well as Lisbon, London,
    Frankfurt, and Miami. Please find more information about Recife
    ( and about the
    hotel ( that will host the event.

    This year, SBIA'2002 will be held in conjunction with the
    VII Brazilian Symposium on Neural Networks (SBRN'02) SBRN'02 has its main
    focus on Neural Networks and on other models of computational
    intelligence. Crossfertilization of these fields will be strongly
    encouraged. Both Symposia will feature keynote speeches and tutorials by
    world-leading researchers. More details on paper submission and
    conference registration will be coming soon.

    ************ Topics of Interest ************

    The topics to be covered include, but are not limited to:

          * AI Foundations (philosophy, epistemology, economics, etc.)
          * Theoretical and logical methods
          * Knowledge Representation and Reasoning
          * Autonomous Agents and Multi-Agent Systems
          * Machine Learning
          * Knowledge Acquisition
          * Knowledge Discovery and Data Mining
          * Planning and Scheduling
          * Knowledge Engineering
          * Hybrid systems (fuzzy, genetic, neural, symbolic, etc.)
          * Evolutionary Computation and Artificial Life
          * Uncertainty
          * Natural Language Processing
          * Robotics
          * Computer Vision and Pattern Recognition
          * AI in Education and Intelligent Tutoring Systems
          * AI Development Tools and Methodologies
          * Innovative applications

    ************ Important Dates ************

    April 15, 2002 - Deadline for postage of papers
    June 17, 2002 - Notification of acceptance
    July 22, 2002 - Deadline for final camera-ready papers

    ************ Paper Submission ************

    The papers should present substantial new results in theoretical,
    empirical and applied research in all areas of Artificial Intelligence.
    SBIA'02 allows simultaneous submission of papers to other conferences,
    provided that this fact is clearly indicated by the authors in the
    submission process. All accepted papers will be published by Springer-
    Verlag in the Lectures Notes in Artificial Intelligence Series. All
    authors of accepted papers will then be required to sign copyright
    release forms, and one author of each accepted paper will be required to
    attend the conference to present the paper. Furthermore, it is the
    conference policy that at least one of the authors of accepted papers
    has to register for SBIA'02. Otherwise, the paper will not be included
    in the proceedings.

    Papers must be written in English and should be no longer than 10 pages,
    including all tables, figures, and references, but excluding the cover
    page. Over-length papers may be rejected without review. It is
    recommended that the authors use the style file of Springer-Verlag
    Lecture Notes ( to
    minimise the possible conflict of paper length when preparing the camera

    Review Process
    All papers received will be cross-reviewed by at least two referees in
    the topical area. The Camera-Ready papers will be reviewed by one person.

    Submission Procedure
    More details concerning how and to whom send the paper will be explained
    in this site later. Any other questions regarding papers submission may
    be directed to the program committe chair Dr. Guilherme Bittencourt

    ************ Organization ************

    Organizing Institution: Centro de Informática (CIn)
                                    Universidade Federal de Pernambuco (UFPE)

    Organizing Committee: Geber L. Ramalho (chair)
                          Jacques Robin
                          Flávia A. Barros
                          Francisco Carvalho

    For more information, please contact the organizing committee in Recife:
    Dr. Geber L. Ramalho
    Centro de Informática - UFPE
    Cx. Postal 7851
    50732-970 Recife PE
    tel. 55-81-3271.8430 ext. 4325
    fax. 55-81-3271.8438

    Guilherme Bittencourt

    Departamento de Automação e Sistemas
    Universidade Federal de Santa Catarina
    88040-900 Florianópolis SC Brasil
    Fone: +55 (48) 331 7665
    Fax: +55 (48) 331 9770
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