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Message 1: Conference AISB'93 Call for Papers

Date: Sun, 17 May 92 11:58:02 BSConference AISB'93 Call for Papers
From: Donald Peterson <aisb93-progcomputer-science.birmingham.ac.uk>
Subject: Conference AISB'93 Call for Papers


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 AISB'93 CONFERENCE : ANNOUNCEMENT AND CALL FOR PAPERS

 Theme: "Prospects for AI as the General Science of Intelligence"

 29 March -- 2 April 1993

 University of Birmingham

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1. Introduction
2. Invited talks
3. Topic areas for submitted papers
4. Timetable for submitted papers
5. Paper lengths and submission details
6. Call for referees
7. Workshops and Tutorials
8. LAGB Conference
9. Email, paper mail, phone and fax.

1. INTRODUCTION

The Society for the Study of Artificial Intelligence and the
Simulation of Behaviour (one of the oldest AI societies) will hold its
ninth bi-annual conference on the dates above at the University of
Birmingham. The site is Manor House, a charming and convivial
residential hall close to the University.

Tutorials and Workshops are planned for Monday 29th March and the
morning of Tuesday 30th March, and the main conference will start with
lunch on Tuesday 30th March and end on Friday 2nd April.

The Programme Chair is Aaron Sloman, and the Local Arrangements
Organiser is Donald Peterson, both assisted by Petra Hickey.

The conference will be "single track" as usual, with invited speakers
and submitted papers, plus a "poster session" to allow larger numbers to
report on their work, and the proceedings will be published.

The conference will cover the usual topic areas for conferences on AI
and Cognitive Science. However, with the turn of the century
approaching, and with computer power no longer a major bottleneck in
most AI research (apart from connectionism) it seemed appropriate to
ask our invited speakers to look forwards rather than backwards, and
so the theme of the conference will be "Prospects for AI as the
general science of intelligence". Submitted papers exploring this are
also welcome, in addition to the normal technical papers.

2. INVITED TALKS

So far the following have agreed to give invited talks:

Prof David Hogg (Leeds)
 "Prospects for computer vision"

Prof Allan Ramsay (Dublin)
 "Prospects for natural language processing by machine"

Prof Glyn Humphreys (Birmingham)
 "Prospects for connectionism - science and engineering".

Prof Ian Sommerville (Lancaster)
 "Prospects for AI in systems design"

Titles are provisional.

3. TOPIC AREAS for SUBMITTED PAPERS

Papers are invited in any of the normal areas represented at AI and
Cognitive Science conferences, including:

AI in Design,
AI in software engineering
Teaching AI and Cognitive Science,
Analogical and other forms of Reasoning
Applications of AI,
Automated discovery,
Control of actions,
Creativity,
Distributed intelligence,
Expert Systems,
Intelligent interfaces
Intelligent tutoring systems,
Knowledge representation,
Learning,
Methodology,
Modelling affective processes,
Music,
Natural language,
Naive physics,
Philosophical foundations,
Planning,
Problem Solving,
Robotics,
Tools for AI,
Vision,

Papers on neural nets or genetic algorithms are welcomed, but should be
capable of being judged as contributing to one of the other topic areas.

Papers may either be full papers or descriptions of work to be presented
in a poster session.

4. TIMETABLE for SUBMITTED PAPERS

Submission deadline: 1st September 1992

Date for notification of acceptances: mid October 1992

Date for submission of camera ready final copy: mid December 1992

The conference proceedings will be published. Long papers and invited
papers will definitely be included. Selected poster summaries may be
included if there is space.

5. PAPER LENGTH and SUBMISSION DETAILS

Full papers:
 10 pages maximum, A4 or 8.5"x11", no smaller than 12 point print
 size Times Roman or similar preferred, in letter quality print.

Poster submissions
 5 pages summary

Excessively long papers will be rejected without being reviewed.

All submissions should include

 1. Full names and addresses of all authors
 2. Electronic mail address if available
 3. Topic area
 4. Label: "Long paper" or "Poster summary"
 5. Abstract no longer than 10 lines.
 6. Statement certifying that the paper is not being
 submitted elsewhere for publication.
 7. An undertaking that if the paper is accepted at least
 one of the authors will attend the conference.

THREE copies are required.

6. CALL for REFEREES

Anyone willing to act as a reviewer during September should write to the
Programme Chair, with a summary CV or indication of status and
experience, and preferred topic areas.

7. WORKSHOPS and TUTORIALS

The first day and a half of the Conference are allocated to workshops
and tutorials. These will be organised by Dr Hyacinth S. Nwana, and
anyone interested in giving a workshop or tutorial should contact him
at:

Department of Computer Science,
University of Keele,
Staffs.
ST5 5BG.
U.K.

phone: +44 782 583413, or +44 782 621111(x 3413)

email
 JANET: nwanahsuk.ac.keele.cs
 BITNET: nwanahs%cs.kl.ac.ukukacrl
 UUCP : ...!ukc!kl-cs!nwanahs
 other : nwanahscs.keele.ac.uk

8. LAGB CONFERENCE.

Shortly before AISB'93, the Linguistics Association of Great Britain
(LAGB) will hold its Spring Meeting at the University of Birmingham
from 22-24th March, 1993. For more information, please contact Dr.
William Edmondson: postal address as below; phone +44-(0)21-414-4763;
email EDMONDSONWHvax1.bham.ac.uk

9. EMAIL, PAPER MAIL, PHONE and FAX.

Email:
 * aisb93-progcs.bham.ac.uk
 (for communications relating to submission of papers to the programme)
 * aisb93-delegatescs.bham.ac.uk
 (for information on accommodation, meals, programme etc. as it
 becomes available --- enquirers will be placed on a mailing list)

Address:
 AISB'93 (prog) or AISB'93 (delegates),
 School of Computer Science,
 The University of Birmingham,
 Edgbaston,
 Birmingham,
 B15 2TT,
 U.K.

Phone:
 +44-(0)21-414-3711

Fax:
 +44-(0)21-414-4281


Donald Peterson, April 1992.
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