KBCS-98 2nd Call for Papers

Subject: KBCS-98 2nd Call for Papers
From: KBCS-98 Secretariat (kbcs@konark.ncst.ernet.in)
Date: Thu Aug 13 1998 - 22:30:29 MET DST

                                  K B C S-98
                               2nd Call for Papers
                         INTERNATIONAL CONFERENCE ON

                   National Centre for Software Technology
                                Mumbai, India
                             December 17-18, 1998


The International Conference on Knowledge Based Computer Systems will be held
in Mumbai, India during December 17-18, 1998. The conference is intended
to act as a forum for promoting interaction among researchers in the field
of Artificial Intelligence in India and abroad. There will be a one and a
half day conference during December 17-18, 1998 followed by a half day of
post-conference tutorials on December 18, 1998.

Papers are invited on substantial, original and unpublished research on
all aspects of Artificial Intelligence, including, but not limited to the

o AI Applications o AI Architectures
o Automatic Programming o Cognitive Modeling
o Expert Systems o Foundations of AI
o Genetic Algorithms o Information Retrieval
o Intelligent Agents o Intelligent Tutoring Systems
o Knowledge Acquisition o Knowledge Management
o Knowledge Representation o Machine Learning
o Machine Translation o Natural Language Processing
o Neural Networks o Planning and Scheduling
o Reasoning o Robotics
o Search Techniques o Speech Processing
o Theorem Proving o Uncertainty Handling
o Vision

Programme Committee

K. S. R. Anjaneyulu, NCST, Mumbai
S. Arunkumar, IIT, Mumbai
Amitava Bagchi, IIM, Calcutta
Pushpak Bhattacharya, IIT, Mumbai
Nick Cercone, U of Regina, Canada
B. B. Chaudhuri, ISI, Calcutta
R. Chandrasekar, U of Pennsylvania, USA
S. K. Goyal, GTE Labs , USA
S. Sen Gupta, Tata Infotech, Mumbai
J. R. Isaac, NIIT, New Delhi
Aravind K. Joshi, U of Pennsylvania, USA
H. N. Mahabala, INFOSYS, Bangalore
M. Narasimha Murthy, IISc, Bangalore
R. Narasimhan, CMC, Bangalore
S. Ramani, NCST, Mumbai (Chair)
P. V. S. Rao, TIFR, Mumbai
P. Saint-Dizier, U of Paul Sabatier, France
R. Sangal, IIT, Kanpur
R. Uthurusamy, GMR Labs, USA (Co-chair)
M. Vidyasagar, CAIR, Bangalore*
* to be confirmed

Organizing Committee

George Arakal, NCST (Chair)
Dhawal Bhagwat, NCST
S. Karthik, NCST
Parag A. Mahadane, NCST
Mandar Padhye, NCST
P. Ravi Prakash, NCST
Durgesh D. Rao, NCST
M. Sasikumar, NCST
Puneet Srivastava, NCST
Format of Submission

Authors should submit their papers, not to exceed 5000 words (including
figures and references) either electronically or in hard copy. Papers should
be in English. Papers should include an abstract of about 100-200 words in
length. Papers outside the specified length are subject to rejection without
review. Since reviewing will be "blind", the authors' names and affiliations
along with the main area of the paper should be given only on a separate cover

Those submitting by hard copy should send four copies of the paper. Papers
in electronic form can be in any of the following formats: plain text,
Postscript, PDF, Latex, Microsoft Word (RTF format) or Wordstar. Submissions
in electronic form are preferred.

Papers will be selected for presentation in the conference, based on
international refereeing. Proceedings of the conference consisting of papers
selected for presentation, will be published by NCST and will be available
internationally. Abstracts of presented papers will be available on the web.
A few selected papers will be published in a special issue of Vivek.

Call for Tutorials

Proposals are invited for post-conference tutorials. Tutorials will be
half-day and will be held on December 18th, 1998. The proposal should be
presented in the form of a 200-word abstract, one page topical outline of the
content, description of the proposers and their qualifications relating to the
tutorial content.

Send papers and tutorial proposals to the KBCS-98 Secretariat.

Submission Deadlines

  o Due: August 30, 1998
  o Acceptance Notification: October 10, 1998
  o Camera Ready Copy due: November 15, 1998

Tutorial Proposals:
  o Due: August 30, 1998
  o Acceptance Notification: September 15, 1998
  o Materials due: November 25, 1998

Registration Fees:
    Students : Rs 600
    Delegates from not-for-profit
    organisations : Rs 800
    Other Delegates : Rs 1200

    Half Day : Rs 400

All payments should be made by a crossed cheque or draft, payable to National
Centre for Software Technology.

For further information please refer to the KBCS-98 home page or write to the
KBCS-98 Secretariat.


KBCS-98 Secretariat Phone: +91 (22) 620 1606
National Centre for Software Technology Fax: +91 (22) 621 0139
Gulmohar Cross Rd No. 9 E-mail: kbcs@konark.ncst.ernet.in
Juhu, Mumbai 400 049, India
URL: http://konark.ncst.ernet.in/~kbcs/kbcs98/

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