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Date: Mon, 23 Mar 1992 12:27:52 ECAI92 Advance Information
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Subject: ECAI92 Advance Information

 Advance Information - ECAI92 - Advance Information - ECAI92 - VIENNA

 10th European Conference on Artificial Intelligence (ECAI 92)

 August 3-7, 1992, Vienna, Austria

 Programme Chairperson
 Bernd Neumann, University of Hamburg, Germany

 Local Arrangements Chairperson
 Werner Horn, Austrian Research Institute for AI, Vienna

The European Conference on Artificial Intelligence (ECAI) is the
European forum for scientific exchange and presentation of AI research.
The aim of the conference is to cover all aspects of AI research and to
bring together basic research and applied research. The Technical
Programme will include paper presentations, invited talks, survey
sessions, workshops, and tutorials. The conference is designed to
cover all subfields of AI, including non-symbolic methods.

ECAIs are held in alternate years and are organized by the European
Coordinating Committee for Artificial Intelligence (ECCAI). The 10th
ECAI in 1992 will be hosted by the Austrian Society for Artificial
Intelligence (OGAI). The conference will take place at the Vienna
University of Economics and Business Administration.


Mon-Tue (Aug 3-4): Tutorials and Workshops
Wed-Fri (Aug 5-7): Invited Talks, Paper Presentations, Survey Sessions
Tue-Fri (Aug 4-7): Industrial Exhibition

======================== INVITED LECTURES ==============================

Stanley J.Rosenschein (Teleos Research, Palo Alto, Calif., USA):
 Perception and Action in Autonomous Systems

Oliviero Stock (IRST, Trento, Italy):
 A Third Modality of Natural Language?
 Promising Trends in Applied Natural Language Processing

Peter Struss (Siemens AG, Muenchen, Germany):
 Knowledge-Based Diagnosis - An Important Challenge and Touchstone
 for AI

=================== TECHNICAL PAPERS PROGRAMME =========================

This will consist of papers selected from the 680 that were submitted.
These papers will be given in parallel sessions held from August 5
to 7, 1992. The topics of the papers include:

- Automated Reasoning
- Cognitive Modeling
- Connectionist and PDP Models for AI
- Distributed AI and Multiagent Systems
- Enabling Technology and Systems
- Integrated Systems
- Knowledge Representation
- Machine Learning
- Natural Language
- Philosophical Foundations
- Planning, Scheduling, and Reasoning about Actions
- Principles of AI Applications
- Reasoning about Physical Systems
- Robotics
- Social, Economic, Legal, and Artistic Implications
- User Interfaces
- Verification, Validation & Test of Knowledge-Based Systems
- Vision and Signal Understanding

============================ TUTORIALS =================================

--- Tutorials ----- Mon, August 3, 9:00-13:00

Applied Qualitative Reasoning
 Robert Milne, Intelligent Applications Ltd, Scotland, and
 Louise Trave-Massuyes, LAAS, Toulouse, France

In Search of a New Planning Paradigm - Steps Beyond Classical Planning
 Joachim Hertzberg, GMD, Germany, and
 Sam Steel, Essex University, Cholchester, UK

Machine Learning: Reality and Perspectives
 Lorenza Saitta, Universita di Torino, Italy

--- Tutorials ----- Mon, August 3, 14:00-18:00

AI in Service and Support
 Anil Rewari, Digital Equipment Corp., Marlboro, Mass.

Case-Based Reasoning
 Katia P. Sycara, Carnegie Mellon University, Pittsburgh, Penn.

Computer Vision, Seeing Systems, and Their Applications
 Jan-Olof Eklundh, Royal Institute of Technology, Stockholm, Sweden

Nonmonotonic Reasoning
 Gerhard Brewka, ICSI, Berkeley, Calif., and
 Kurt Konolige, SRI, Menlo Park, Calif.

--- Tutorials ----- Tue, August 4, 9:00-13:00

Distributed AI
 Frank von Martial, Bonn, and Donald Steiner, Siemens AG, Germany

Fuzzy Set-Based Methods for Inference and Control
 Henri Prade, IRIT, Universite Paul Sabatier, Toulouse, France

Validation of Knowledge-Based Systems
 Jean-Pierre Laurent, Universite de Savoie, Chambery, France

--- Tutorials ----- Tue, August 4, 14:00-18:00

Current Trends in Language Technology
 Harald Trost, Austrian Research Institute for AI and University of
 Vienna, Austria

KADS: Practical, Structured KBS Development
 Robert Martil, Lloyd's Register of Shipping, Croydon, UK, and
 Bob Wielinga, University of Amsterdam, The Netherlands

Neural Networks: From Theory to Applications
 Francoise Fogelman Soulie, Mimetics, France

User Modeling and User-Adapted Interaction
 Sandra Carberry, University of Delaware, Newark, Delaware,
 and Alfred Kobsa, University of Konstanz, Germany

============================ WORKSHOPS =================================

Workshops are part of the ECAI92 scientific programme. They will give
participants the opportunity to discuss specific technical topics in a
small, informal environment, which encourages interaction and exchange
of ideas. Persons interested in attending a workshop should contact the
workshop organizer (addresses below), and the conference office (ADV)
for ECAI92 registration. Note that all workshops require an early
application for participation.

A full description of all workshops can be obtained by sending an email
to, which will automatically respond.

--- Workshops ----- Mon, August 3

Art and AI: Art / ificial Intelligence
 Robert Trappl, Austrian Research Institute for Artificial Intelli-
 gence, Schottengasse 3, A-1010 Vienna, Austria; Fax: +43-1-630652,

Coping with Linguistic Ambiguity in Typed Feature Formalisms
 Harald Trost, Austrian Research Institute for Artificial Intelli-
 gence, Schottengasse 3, A-1010 Vienna, Austria; Fax: +43-1-630652,

Formal Specification Methods for Complex Reasoning Systems
 Jan Treur, AI Group, Dept.of Mathematics and Computer Science, Vrije
 Universiteit Amsterdam, De Boelelaan 108-1a, NL-1081 HV Amsterdam,
 The Netherlands; Fax: +31-29-6427705, Email:

Knowledge Sharing and Reuse: Ways and Means
 Nicolaas J.I. Mars, Dept.of Computer Science, University of Twente,
 PO Box 217, NL-7500 AE Enschede, The Netherlands; Fax: +31-53-339605,

Model-Based Reasoning
 Gerhard Friedrich, Franz Lackinger, Dept.Information Systems, CD-Lab
 for Expert Systems, Univ.of Technology, Paniglg.16, A-1040 Vienna;
 Fax: +43-1-5055304, Email:

Neural Networks and a New AI
 Georg Dorffner, Austrian Research Institute for Artificial Intelli-
 gence, Schottengasse 3, A-1010 Vienna, Austria; Fax: +43-1-630652,

Scheduling of Production Processes
 Juergen Dorn, CD-Laboratory for Expert Systems, University of
 Technology, Paniglgasse 16, A-1040 Vienna, Austria;
 Fax: +43-1-5055304; Email:

Validation, Verification and Test of KBS
 Marc Ayel, LIA, University of Savoie, BP.1104, F-73011 Chambery,
 France; Fax: +33-79-963475, Email: ayelfrgren81.bitnet

--- Workshops ----- Tue, August 4

Advances in Real-Time Expert System Technologies
 Wolfgang Nejdl, Department for Information Systems, CD-Lab for Expert
 Systems, University of Technology, Paniglgasse 16, A-1040 Vienna,
 Austria; Fax: +43-1-5055304, Email:

Application Aspects of Distributed Artificial Intelligence
 Thies Wittig, Atlas Elektronik GmbH, Abt.TEF, Sebaldsbruecker
 Heerstrasse 235, D-W-2800 Bremen 44, Germany; Fax: +49-421-4573756,

Applications of Reason Maintenance Systems
 Francois Charpillet, Jean-Paul Haton, CRIN/INRIA-Lorraine, B.P. 239,
 F-54506 Vandoeuvre-Les-Nancy Cedex, France; Fax: +33-93-413079,

Artificial Intelligence and Music
 Gerhard Widmer, Austrian Research Institute for Artificial Intelli-
 gence, Schottengasse 3, A-1010 Vienna, Austria; Fax: +43-1-630652,

Beyond Sequential Planning
 Gerd Grosse, FG Intellektik, TH Darmstadt, Alexanderstr.10, D-6100
 Darmstadt, Germany; Fax: +49-6151-165326,

Concurrent Engineering: Requirements for Knowledge-Based Design Support
 Nel Wognum, Dept. of Computer Science, University of Twente, P.O.Box
 217, NL-7500 AE Enschede, The Netherlands; Fax: +31-53-339605, Email:

Improving the Use of Knowledge-Based Systems with Explanations
 Patrick Brezillon, CNRS-LAFORIA, Box 169, University of Paris VI,
 2 Place Jussieu, F-75252 Paris Cedex 05, France; Fax: +33-1-44277000,

The Theoretical Foundations of Knowledge Representation and Reasoning
 Gerhard Lakemeyer, Institut f.Informatik III, Universitaet Bonn,
 Roemerstr.164, D-W-5300 Bonn 1, Germany; Fax: +49-228-550382,

--- Workshops ----- Mon and Tue, August 3-4

Expert Judgement, Human Error, and Intelligent Systems
 Barry Silverman, Institute for AI, George Washington University, 2021
 K St. NW, Suite 710, Washington, DC 20006, USA; Fax: (202)785-3382,

Logical Approaches to Machine Learning
 Celine Rouveirol, Universite Paris-Sud, LRI, Bat 490, F-91405 Orsay,
 France; Fax: +33-1-69416586, Email:

Spatial Concepts: Connecting Cognitive Theories with Formal
 Simone Pribbenow, Email:, and
 Christoph Schlieder, Institut f.Informatik und Gesellschaft,
 Friedrichstr.50, D-7800 Freiburg, Germany; Fax: +49-761-2034653,

======================== GENERAL INFORMATION ===========================


(in Austrian Schillings, approx. 14 AS = 1 ECU, 12 AS = 1 US$)

 early late on-site
 (rec.before) (Jun 1) (Jul 15)
Members of ECCAI member organizations 4.500,- 5.000,- 6.000,-
Non-Members 5.000,- 6.000,- 7.000,-
Students 1.500,- 2.000,- 2.500,-

The delegate's fee covers attendance at the scientific programme
(invited talks, paper presentations, survey sessions, and workshops),
conference documentation including the conference proceedings, admission
to the industrial exhibition, and participation in selected evening

TUTORIAL FEE (per tutorial)
 early late on-site
 (rec.before) (Jun 1) (Jul 15)
Members of ECCAI member organizations 3.000,- 3.500,- 4.000,-
Non-Members 3.500,- 4.000,- 4.500,-
Students 1.500,- 2.000,- 2.500,-

Tutorial Registration entitles to admission to that tutorial, admission
to the exhibition, a copy of the course material, and refreshments
during the tutorial.


Hotels of different price categories, ranging from DeLuxe to the very
cheap student hostel (available for non-students too), are available for
the first week of August. The price ranges (in AS) are given below.

Hotel Category single room double room
 with bath without bath with bath without bath
DeLuxe ***** 1690,-/2375,- 2400,-/3200,-
A **** 990,-/1300,- 1400,-/1790,-
B *** 750,-/980,- 1100,-/1350,-
Season Hotel 480,-/660,- 335,-/450,- 780,-/900,- 580,-/730,-
Student Hostel 220,- 380,-

The conference venue is located in a central district of Vienna. It can
be reached easily by public transport.

============================ REGISTRATION ==============================

For detailed information and registration material please contact the
conference office:
 c/o ECAI92
 Trattnerhof 2
 A-1010 Vienna, Austria
 Tel: +43-1-5330913-74, Fax: +43-1-5330913-77, Telex: 75311178 adv a

or send your postal address via email to:
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