John F. Vassilopoulos (
Wed, 8 May 1996 13:24:50 +0200


8th IEEE International Conference on Tools with Artificial Intelligence

November 16-19, 1996
Toulouse, France

The annual ICTAI conference is an international forum for the exchange
of ideas relating to artificial intelligence (AI) among academe,
industry, and government agencies. It fosters the creation and transfer
of such ideas, and promotes their cross-fertilization over all AI
application domains and AI paradigms through a unifying theme: AI
Tools. ICTAI focuses on both theory and development methodologies and
encompasses all aspects of specifying, developing, implementing, and
evaluating theoretical and applied frameworks that may serve as tools
for developing intelligent systems and pursuing AI applications. The
following is a non-exhaustive list of paradigms and topics of interest:

Knowledge-Based Systems
Artificial Neural Networks
Genetic Algorithms
Empirical Models
Hybrid Systems

Adaptive Systems and Process Control
AI Algorithms
AI in Software Engineering
Automated Reasoning
Case Based Reasoning
Cognitive Modeling
Constraint Satisfaction
Distributed AI and Intelligent Agents
Environmental Applications
Instructional Environments
Intelligent Internet Services
Intelligent User Interfaces and Multimodal HC Interaction
Knowledge Base Technology, Intelligent Databases
Knowledge Representation
Knowledge Acquisition and Machine Learning
Music, Audition and The Arts
Natural Language Processing and Speech Understanding
Non-Standard Logic(s) for AI
Planning and Temporal Reasoning
Qualitative Reasoning and Diagnosis
Reasoning under Uncertainty
Vision and Image Processing


Authors are requested to submit five copies of a double-spaced
manuscript (in English, maximum of 20 pages), including an abstract and
a list of subject areas, to one of the program chairs by May 10, 1996.
Each submission must report on original work and be accompanied by a
cover letter that indicates the contact author's postal address, e-mail
address, telephone number, and fax number (if available), and the
paper's subject areas. The subject areas should consist of the most
relevant paradigm(s) and focal topics. Authors will be notified of
acceptance by July 15, 1996 and will be given instructions for
camera-ready versions of their papers at that time. Outstanding papers
will be eligible for publication in the International Journal on
Artificial Intelligence Tools and for receiving the C.V. Ramamoorthy
Best Paper award.

Panel organizers are requested to submit a panel proposal consisting of
a position statement and a list of panelists to one of the program
chairs by May 10, 1996. Panel organizers will be notified of acceptance
by July 15, 1996.

Submit papers and panel proposals by May 10, 1996, as follows:

Europe, Asia, and Africa:
Dr. Pierre Marquis
CRIN-CNRS and INRIA-Lorraine
Ba^timent LORIA - Campus Scientifique
B.P. 239
F-54506 Vandoeuvre-le`s-Nancy Cedex
Phone: (33) 83 59 20 54 Fax: (33) 83 41 30 79

North America, South America, and Australia:
Dr. Bill Manaris
Computer Science Department
University of Southwestern Lousiana
2 Rex Street, P.O. Box 41771,
Lafayette, LA 70504-1771, USA
Phone: (318)482-6638 Fax: (318)482-5791

Further information on the conference is available on WWW at This includes information on Toulouse,
France, and electronic versions of the CFP, advance program,
registration form, and hotel reservation form.

General Chair:
Rudiger W. Brause, J.W. Goethe-Univ., Germany

Program Chairs:
Bill Manaris, Univ. of SW Lousiana, USA
Pierre Marquis, CRIN-CNRS and INRIA-Lorraine, France

Registration Chair:
Mark G. Radle, Univ. of SW Lousiana, USA

Local Arrangements Chair:
Michel Cayrol, IRIT-CNRS and Univ. Paul Sabatier, France

Program Committee:
Robert Aiken, Temple University, USA
Hassan Ait-Kaci, Simon Fraser University, Canada
Larry Albright, St. Mary's College of Maryland, USA
Christian Bessiere, LIRMM-CNRS, France
Dennis Bouvier, University of Arkansas, USA
Ricardo Caferra, LEIBNIZ-IMAG, France
Michel Cayrol, IRIT, France
Henry Chu, University of Southwestern Louisiana, USA
Karen Davis, University of Cincinnati, USA
Didier Dubois, IRIT-CNRS, France
Be'chir El Ayeb, University of Sherbrooke, Canada
Malik Ghallab, LAAS-CNRS, France
Janice Glasgow, Queen's University, Canada
Eric Gre'goire, CRIL and Universite' d'Artois, France
William Greene, University of New Orleans, USA
Russel Greiner, Siemens Corporate Research Inc., USA
Daniel Hardt, Villanova University, USA
Louis J. Hoebel, USAF Rome Laboratory, USA
Anupam Joshi, Purdue University, USA
Stamos Karamouzis, Loyola University New Orleans, USA
Henry Kautz, AT&T Research, USA
Mitsuo Kawato, Osaka University, Japan
Yves Kodratoff, LRI-CNRS, France
Tony Maida, University of Southwestern Louisiana, USA
Cindy Mason, NASA Ames Research Center, USA
Rene'e McCauley, University of Southwestern Louisiana, USA
Dimitri Pados, University of Southwestern Louisiana, USA
Cecile Paris, University of Brighton, UK
Sukesh Patel, Fuji-Xerox Palo Alto Laboratory, USA
Henri Prade, IRIT-CNRS, France
Michael Richter, University of Kaiserslautern, Germany
Michae'l Rusinowitch, INRIA-Lorraine and CRIN-CNRS, France
Oliviero Stock, IRST, Italy
Massood Towhidnejad, Embry-Riddle Aeronautical University, USA
Kimon Valavanis, University of Southwestern Louisiana, USA
Shengruii Wang, University of Sherbrooke, Canada.
Chris Welty, Vassar College, USA

Publicity Committee:
John F. Vassilopoulos, Tulane Univ., USA, Chair
Hassan Ait-Kaci, Simon Fraser Univ., Canada
Daniel Leberre, IRIT-CNRS and Univ. Paul Sabatier, France
Heinz Schmidt, Monash Univ., Australia
Jawed Siddiqi, Sheffield Hallam Univ., UK
Eiji Uchino, Kyushu Institute of Technology, Japan

Steering Committee:
Nikolaos G. Bourbakis, Binghampton Univ., USA, Chair
Farokh Bastani, Univ. of Houston, USA
Cris Koutsougeras, Tulane Univ., USA
John Mylopoulos, Univ. of Toronto, Canada
C. V. Ramamoorthy, Univ. of California, Berkeley, USA
Jeffrey J.P. Tsai, Univ. of Illinois at Chicago, USA
Benjamin W. Wah, Univ. of Illinois, Urbana-Champaign, USA