KR'96 Call for Papers

KR96 Conference Service (kr96@kr.org)
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KR'96 - CALL FOR PAPERS

FIFTH INTERNATIONAL CONFERENCE ON
PRINCIPLES OF
KNOWLEDGE REPRESENTATION AND REASONING

Cambridge, Massachusetts, U.S.A.
November 5-8, 1996

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Contact information below

INVITATION

Explicit representations of knowledge manipulated by inference
algorithms provide an important foundation for much work in Artificial
Intelligence, from natural language dialogue systems to expert systems.
We intend KR'96 to be a place for the exchange of news, issues, and
results among the community of researchers in the principles and
practices of knowledge representation and reasoning (KR&R) systems.

We encourage papers that present substantial new results in the
principles of KR&R systems while clearly showing the applicability of
those results to implemented or implementable AI systems. We also
encourage "reports from the field" of applications, experiments,
developments, and tests. The following topics are meant to be
suggestive of the scope of the conference.

Representational Formalisms
Representing Belief, Intention, Time, Space, Action, Events
Nonmonotonic Logics
Description Logics

Reasoning Techniques
Deduction
Induction
Abduction
Reasoning under Uncertainty
Parallel and Distributed Implementations
Efficiency Measures and Complexity

Implemented KR&R Systems
Reports
Updates
Comparisons
Evaluations

Significant Applications of KR&R Systems and Techniques
Planning
Robotics
Diagnosis
Natural Language
Multi-Agent Environments
Knowledge Bases

Implications for/of Other Areas of AI and CS
Machine Learning
Decision Theory
Databases
Software Engineering

SCHEDULE

KR'96 will be held in Cambridge immediately preceding the AAAI Fall
Symposia Series, and immediately after several independent workshops.
More information on these adjoining meetings appears at the end of
this announcement.

May 6, 1996 Extended abstracts due
July 1, 1996 Results to authors
August 15, 1996 Final papers due
November 2-4, 1996 Workshops (DL'96, Relevance)
November 5-8, 1996 KR'96
November 9-11, 1996 AAAI Fall Symposia

SUBMISSION OF PAPERS

The Program Committee will review EXTENDED ABSTRACTS rather than
complete papers. Submissions must be at most twelve (12) pages,
excluding the title page and the bibliography, with a maximum of 38
lines per page and an average of 75 characters per line (corresponding
to the LaTeX article-style, 12pt). Overlength submissions will be
rejected without review. All abstracts must be submitted on 8 1/2 by
11 inch or A4 paper, and printed or typed in 12-point font (10
characters per inch on a typewriter). Dot matrix printout, FAX, or
electronic submission will not be accepted. Each submission should
include the names and complete addresses (including email, when
possible) of all authors. Correspondence will be sent to the first
author, unless otherwise indicated. Also, authors should indicate
under the title which of the topic areas listed above best describes
their paper (if none is appropriate, please give a set of keywords
that best describe the topic of the paper).

KR'96 is arranging with AAAI to handle the collection and
acknowledgment of submissions. To be considered, five (5) paper
copies of each extended abstract must be received no later than May
6, 1996 at the following address:
KR'96
c/o AAAI
445 Burgess Drive
Menlo Park, CA 94025
Receipt of submissions will be acknowledged, ordinarily by email.
Remaining questions concerning receipt of submission may be addressed
to AAAI at
Tel: 415-328-3123
Fax: 415-321-4457
Email: kr@aaai.org

MULTIPLE SUBMISSIONS

Submitted papers must be unpublished and substantively different from
papers currently under review.

NOTIFICATION

Authors will be notified of the Program Committee's decision by
July 1, 1996. Notification will be made by electronic mail
whenever possible.

FINAL PAPERS

Authors of accepted papers will be expected to submit substantially
longer full papers for the conference proceedings. Final camera-ready
copies of the full papers will be due July 31, 1996. Final papers
will be allowed at most twelve (12) double-column pages in the
conference proceedings (corresponding to approximately 28
article-style LaTeX pages; a style file will be provided by the
publisher).

REGISTRATION

Registration, lodging, and travel information will be distributed
later; check the web page or autoresponder listed above for current
information. KR'96 is arranging with AAAI to handle registration,
including payment by credit card.

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CONFERENCE CHAIR

Jon Doyle
Massachusetts Institute of Technology
Laboratory for Computer Science
545 Technology Square
Cambridge, MA 02139
USA
Voice: +1 (617) 253-3512
Fax: +1 (617) 258-8682
EMAIL: doyle@mit.edu


PROGRAM CO-CHAIRS

Luigia Carlucci Aiello Stuart C. Shapiro,
Universit di Roma La Sapienza State University of New York at Buffalo
Dipartimento di Informatica e Sistemistica Department of Computer Science
via Salaria 113 226 Bell Hall
00198 Roma Buffalo, NY 14260-2000
ITALY USA
Voice: +39 6 8841947 Voice: +1 716 645 3180 ext. 125
Fax: +39 6 85300849 Fax: +1 716 645 3464
EMAIL: aiello@dis.uniroma1.it EMAIL: shapiro@cs.buffalo.edu
EMAIL: kr96-pc-chairs@kr.org

INTER-CONFERENCE COOPERATION CHAIR
Ronald P. Loui
Washington University, USA
EMAIL: loui@cs.wustl.edu

PUBLICITY CHAIR
Werner Horn
Austrian Research Institute for Artificial Intelligence
Austria
EMAIL: werner@ai.univie.ac.at

PROGRAM COMMITTEE
(Preliminary)

Syed Ali (SW. MO St. U., USA)
Afzal Ballim (EPFL, CH)
John A. Barnden (NM St. U., USA)
Ron Brachman (AT&ampT Bell Labs, USA)
Maurice Bruynooghe (Catholic Univ. of Leuven, BE)
Anthony G. Cohn (U. Leeds, UK)
Marie Odile Cordier (IRISA, FR)
Ernest Davis (NYU, USA)
Didier Dubois (IRIT, FR)
Thomas Eiter (T.U. Wien, AT)
Luis Farinas del Cerro (IRIT, FR)
Richard Fikes (Stanford U., USA)
Dov Gabbay (Imperial College, UK)
Peter Gaerdenfors (Lund U., SE)
Mike Georgeff (AAII, AU)
Fausto Giunchiglia (U. Trento, Italy)
Frank van Harmelen (Free Univ. of Amsterdam, NL)
Patrick Hayes (U. IL, USA)
Jim Hendler (U. Md, USA)
Eduard Hovy (USC/ISI, USA)
Hiroachi Kitano (Sony, JP)
Kurt Konolige (SRI, USA)
Sarit Kraus (Bar Ilan U., IL)
David Israel (SRI, USA)
Lucja Iwanska (Wayne St. U., USA)
Benjamin Kuipers (U. TX, USA)
Deepak Kumar (Bryn Mawr Coll., USA)
Gerhard Lakemeyer (U. Bonn, Germany)
Fritz Lehmann (Cycorp and GRANDAI, USA)
Doug Lenat (Cycorp, USA)
Maurizio Lenzerini (U. Roma, IT)
Hector Levesque (U. Toronto, Canada)
Vladimir Lifschitz (U. TX, USA)
Robert MacGregor (USC/ISI, USA)
Joao Martins (Tech Univ of Lisbon, PT)
Riichiro Mizoguchi (U. Osaka, JP)
Bernhard Nebel (U. Ulm, DE)
Hwee Tou Ng (DSO, Singapore)
Hans Juergen Ohlbach (Max Plank I., DE)
Lin Padgham (RMIT, AU)
Ramesh Patil (USC/ISI, USA)
Anand Rao (AAII, Australia)
Ray Reiter (U. Toronto, Canada)
Jeff Rosenschein (Hebrew U., IL)
Erik Sandewall (Linkoeping U., SE)
Len Schubert (U. Rochester, USA)
Yoav Shoham (Stanford U., USA)
John Sowa (U. Binghamton, USA)
Piero Torasso (U. Torino, IT)
Wolfgang Wahlster (DFKI, Germany)

ADJOINING CONFERENCES

KR'96 will be immediately preceded by several workshops and
immediately followed by the AAAI Fall Symposia Series. Tentative
information for these meetings is as follows, with all located in
Cambridge, Massachusetts.
The AAAI Fall Symposia Series will be held November 9-11,
1996. For more information, see http://www.aaai.org/.
Description Logic '96 will be held November 2-4, 1996. For
more information contact the organizing committee at dl96@dl.kr.org.
The organizing committee consists of Lin Padgham (chair), Deborah
McGuinness, Peter Patel-Schneider, Enrico Franconi, and Manfred
Gehrke.
Relevance in Knowledge Representation and Reasoning (RRR-96)
will be held (tentatively) November 2-4, 1996. For more information,
contact the organizers, Alon Levy and Russ Greiner, at
levy@research.att.com and greiner@scr.siemens.com.