CFP: Minitrack on Emerging Paradigms for Intelligent Systems

Szvetlana Fuller (
Tue, 5 Mar 1996 21:22:46 +0100



SYSTEMS SCIENCES - 30 JANUARY 7-10, 1997 Kihei, Maui, Hawaii

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Papers are invited for the minitrack on Emerging Paradigms
for Intelligent Systems as part of the Advanced Technology track at
the Hawaii International Conference on System Sciences (HICSS).

Research in various Artificial Intelligence (AI) and related areas like
Information Systems (IS) has progressed more or less independently over the
Individual areas have enjoyed considerable success in the development of
technologies for independent AI faculties. Due to the diversity of
computational techniques employed in implementing different AI subsystems
sometimes considerable effort has to be spent in engineering the integration
process. In order to overcome some of these problems a number of researchers
are starting to develop integrated knowledge based systems (KBS)
architectures that can be used for modeling different AI faculties in an
integrated fashion.

Several advances in computational technology are starting to impact the design
and development of computer-based systems - distributed processing,
design, hyperknowledge, fuzzy logic, concurrent processing, visualization
techniques, user-supportive interfaces, etc. to name a few. Thus, on one hand
there are modeling techniques that govern the design of KBS systems, and there
are several choices of computational models, on the other hand, that can
be used to
implement those KBS architectures. It is the focus of this track that these
be explicitly explored in order to identify emerging paradigms underlying the
design and development of intelligent systems of the future. In recent years a
number of innovative applications have been presented and published; in the
we want to explore and understand both successes and failures with the
emerging paradigms.

In this, the fourth year of this minitrack, we continue our goal of bringing
together researchers that work at the crossroads of these issues - those
with the design and development of integrated KBS architectures, those
developing new computational technologies for computer systems of the future
and those building applications with the new technologies.

The purpose of HICSS is to provide a forum for the interchange of ideas,
results, development activities, and applications among academicians and
practitioners in computer-based systems sciences. The conference consists of
tutorials, advanced seminars, presentations of accepted papers, open forum,
tasks forces, and plenary and distinguished guest lectures.
There is a high degree of
interaction and discussion among the conference participants because the
conference is conducted in a workshop- like setting.

Instructions for submitting papers:

1. Submit 6 (six) copies of the full paper, consisting of 20 - 25 pages
double-spaced including title page, abstract, references and diagrams
directly to the minitrack coordinator.

2. Do not submit the paper to more than one minitrack.
The paper should contain original material and not be previously
published or currently submitted for consideration elsewhere.

3. Each paper must have a title page which includes the title,
full name of all authors, and their complete addresses including
affiliation(s), telephone number(s) and e-mail address(es).

4. The first page of the paper should include the
title and a 300-word abstract.


March 15, 1996: Abstracts submitted to track coordinators for guidance and
indication of appropriate content. Authors unfamiliar with HICSS or those who
wish additional guidance are encouraged to contact any coordinator to discuss
potential papers.

June 3, 1996: Full papers submitted to the appropriate track, or minitrack

August 30, 1996: Notification of accepted papers mailed to authors.

October 1, 1996: Accepted manuscripts, camera-ready, sent to minitrack
coordinators; one author from each paper must register by this time.

November 15, 1996: All other registrations must be received. Registrations
received after this deadline may not be accepted due to space limitation.

Mintrack coordinators:

Christer Carlsson and Pirkko Walden

Institute for Advanced Management Systems Research
Abo Akademi University, DataCity A 3210,
20520 Abo, Finland
fax: +358-21-2654 809

Deepak Kumar

Dep of Mathematics
Bryn Mawr College
Bryn Mawr, PA 19010
dkumar@blackcat.brynmawr. edu

The Emerging Paradigms for Intelligent Systems minitrack is part of the
Advanced Technology Track. For more information on the Advanced
Technology Track contact:

Ralph H. Sprague, Jr.
(808) 956-7082;
fax: (808) 956-9889

There are three other majors tracks in the conference: Software, Digital
Documents, and Information Systems.
The Information Systems Track has several
minitracks that focus on a variety of research topics in Collaboration
Decision Support and Knowledge-Based Systems, and Organizational Systems and
Technology. For more information on the other tracks, please contact:

Software Technology Track:

Hesham El-Rewini

Digital Documents Track:

M. Stuart Lynn

Information Systems Track:

Ralph H. Sprague, Jr.
Jay F. Nunamaker, Jr.
Eileen Dennis (Track Assistant)

For more information on the conference, please contact the conference

Barbara Edelstein,
College of Business Administration, University of Hawaii
2404 Maile Way, Honolulu, HI 96822
(808) 956-3251,
Fax: (808) 956-9685,

or by checking the World Wide Web pages: