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Message 1: Re: 3rd CFP: Seventh Australian Joint Conference on Artificial

Date: Thu, 19 May 1994 09:08:39 Re: 3rd CFP: Seventh Australian Joint Conference on Artificial
From: Artificial Intelligence Conference 1994 <ai94fermat.une.edu.au>
Subject: Re: 3rd CFP: Seventh Australian Joint Conference on Artificial
 Intelligence (AI'94)


 T H I R D C A L L F O R P A P E R S

 Seventh Australian Joint Conference on Artificial Intelligence (AI'94)
 "Sowing the Seeds for the Future"

 21 - 25 November 1994

Proudly sponsored by

 Microsoft Institute (principal sponsor),
 IBM, Sun Microsystems, Australian Computer Society, CAMTECH Pty. Ltd.,
 Knowledge Engineering Group - Deakin University,
 Knowledge Systems Group, Department of Computer Science, University of Sydney,
 Expert Systems Group - Continuum Australia Limited,
 Key Centre for Knowledge Based Systems - RMIT, and
 Department of Mathematics, Statistics, and Computing Science (UNE).

Hosted by

 Department of Mathematics, Statistics, and Computing Science
 The University of New England,Armidale, N.S.W., 2351, AUSTRALIA

AI'94 is the Seventh Australian Joint Conference on Artificial Intelligence.
The theme of the conference is "Sowing the Seeds for the Future", which reflects
the nature of research in Artificial Intelligence. The goal of the conference
is to promote research in artificial intelligence (AI) and scientific
interchange among AI researchers and practitioners. AI'94 will be hosted by
The Department of Mathematics, Statistics, and Computing Science at The
University of New England, between Monday 21st November and Friday 25th
November 1994. The conference programme will consist of formal tutorials and
workshops on the Monday and Tuesday, a Postgraduate session on Tuesday, and
technical paper presentation sessions from Wednesday 23rd to Friday 25th of
November. In addition to these sessions there will be three Keynote addresses
from renowned international speakers.

Wednesday, 23rd November : Professor Wolfgang Wahlster,
 German Research Center for AI (DFKI)
Topic of address : Intellimedia: Planning Language, Graphics and
 Layout for Adaptive Information Presentation

Wolfgang Wahlster is a Professor of Artificial Intelligence in the
Department of Computer Science at the University of Saarbruecken, Germany
where he currently serves as a Scientific Director of the German Research
Center for Artificial Intelligence (DFKI). Since 1975 he has been the
principal investigator in various language projects, including HAM-ANS,
WISBER, SC, XTRA, VITRA and WIP. He has published over 100 technical papers
on natural language processing. His current research includes intelligent
multimodal interfaces, user modeling, natural language scene description,
intelligent help systems, and deductive plan recognition and generation.
Prof. Wahlster is on the editorial boards of various international journals
and book series such as Artificial Intelligence, Applied Artificial
Intelligence, User Modeling and User-adapted Interaction, Symbolic
Computation and the MIT-ACL series. He is a AAAI Fellow and a recipient of
the Fritz Winter Award, one of the most prestigious awards for engineering
sciences in Germany, for his research on cooperative user interfaces. Prof.
Wahlster served as the Conference Chair for IJCAI-93 in Chambery and the
Chair of the Board of Trustees of IJCAII from 1991 -1993.

Thursday, 24th November : Professor Katia Sycara,
 Carnegie Mellon University
Topic of address : The Present and Future of Distributed
 Artificial Intelligence

Katia Sycara is a Research Scientist in the School of Computer Science at
Carnegie Mellon University. She is also Director of the Enterprise
Integration Laboratory. She is directing and conducting research aimed at
developing decision support systems for integrating organisational decision
making. Her doctoral research contributed to the definition of the
case-based reasoning paradigm. She has been Principal Investigator of
various government and industry funded research (e.g. distributed
scheduling, concurrent engineering, enterprise integration, case-based
Engineering design, crisis action planning). Dr. Sycara is the author of a
book on manufacturing and over 70 technical papers dealing with
negotiation, distributed problem solving, case-based reasoning, integration
of case-based reasoning with other problem solving methods, and
constraint-based reasoning. She is the Area Editor for AI and Management
Science for the journal "Group Decision and Negotiation" and on the
editorial board of "AI in Engineering" and "Concurrent Engineering:
Research and Applications". She is a member of AAAI, ACM, IEEE, and the
Institute for Management Science (TIMS).

Friday, 25th November : Professor John F. Sowa,
 State University of New York - Binghamton
Topic of Address : Sharing and Integrating Knowledge Bases

John F. Sowa is the author of the book Conceptual Structures, which in the
past ten years has led to a world-wide movement of people who are using,
implementing, and extending the theory of conceptual graphs. He had been
working at IBM for 30 years on various aspects of computer systems design
and development, especially artificial intelligence and computational
linguistics. Now, he is teaching, writing, and working on standards for
conceptual schemas with the American National Standards Institute (ANSI)
and the International Standards Organization (ISO).

PROGRAM COMMITTEE
Dr. Chengqi Zhang (co-chair); UNE Dr. Dickson Lukose; UNE
Prof. John Debenham (co-chair); UTS Dr. Anand Rao; AAII
A/Prof. Mike Brooks; Adelaide A/Prof. Claude Sammut; UNSW
Dr. Jennie Clothier; DSTO A/Prof. Liz Sonenberg; Melbourne
Dr. Robert Dale; Microsoft Prof. Rodney Topor; Griffith
A/Prof. Wee Leng Goh; NTU, Singapore Dr. Wayne Wobcke; Sydney
Mr. Andy Horsfall; Fujitsu Dr. Xindong Wu; James Cook
Prof. Ray Jarvis; Monash Dr. Xin Yao; ADFA
Dr. Chris Leckie; TRL Dr. Waikiang Yeap; Otago, N.Z.
Dr. Craig Lindley; CSIRO A/Prof. David W. Russell, USA

ORGANISING COMMITTEE
Dr. Dickson Lukose (chair) Dr. Chengqi Zhang Mr. Prakash Bhandari
Mr. Allan Williams (secretary) Dr. Gregory Zevin Ms. Gabrielle Aldridge

We invite authors to submit papers describing both experimental and
theoretical results from all stages of AI research. We encourage submission of
papers that describe innovative concepts, techniques, perspectives, or
observations that are not yet supported by mature results. Such submissions
must include substantial analysis of the ideas, the technology needed to
realise them, and their potential impact. Papers describing applied AI are
particularly solicited. Topics of interest include, but are not limited to:

Machine Learning Distributed Artificial Intelligence
Knowledge Acquisition Artificial Intelligence Applications
Natural Language Generation Intelligent Decision Support Systems
Natural Language Understanding Cognitive Modeling
Hybrid Systems Robotics
Genetic Algorithms Vision
Evolutionary Programming Planning and Scheduling
Knowledge Based Systems Neural Network
Knowledge Representation Image Analysis
Qualitative Reasoning Automated Reasoning

Authors must submit five (5) copies of the completed paper to the AI'94
Conference Secretary, which should be received by or on 15th June 1994. All
five (5) copies of the submitted paper must be clearly legible. Neither
computer files nor fax submission are acceptable. Papers received after
15th June 1994 will be returned unopened. Notification of receipt will be
mailed to the first author (or designated author) soon after receipt.

PAPER FORMAT FOR REVIEW
All five copies of the submissions must be printed on 8 1/2" x 11" or A4
paper using 12 point type (10 characters per inch for typewriters or 12
point LaTeX article-style). The body of submitted papers must be at most 8
pages, including figures, tables, diagrams, and bibliography, but excluding
the title page. Papers exceeding the specified length or not conforming to
the formatting requirements are subject to rejection without review. Each
copy of the paper must have a title page (separate from the body of the
paper) containing the title of the paper, the names and addresses of all
authors, telephone number, fax number, electronic mail address, a short
(less than 200 word) abstract, topic, and a keyword list. The body of the paper
must also contain a copy of the title and abstract without any author
details. In addition each page within the paper must be clearly numbered.

To facilitate the reviewing process, authors are requested to select
their paper's keywords from the list below. Authors are invited to add
additional keywords to their keyword list if necessary.

Artificial Life, Automated Reasoning, Behaviour-Based Control, Belief
Revision, Case-Based Reasoning, Cognitive Modelling, Common Sense
Reasoning, Communication and Cooperation, Constraint-Based Reasoning,
Computer-Aided Education, Connectionist Models, Corpus-Based Language
Analysis, Deduction, Diagnosis, Discourse Analysis, Distributed Problem
Solving, Expert Systems, Geometrical Reasoning, Information Extraction,
Knowledge Acquisition, Knowledge Representation, Knowledge Sharing
Technology, Large Scale Knowledge Engineering, Learning/Adaptation, Machine
Learning, Machine Translation, Mathematical Foundations, Multi-Agent
Planning, Natural Language Processing, Neural Networks, Nonmonotonic
Reasoning, Perception, Planning, Probabilistic Reasoning, Qualitative
Reasoning, Reasoning about Action, Reasoning about Physical Systems,
Reactivity, Robot Navigation, Robotics, Rule-Based Reasoning, Scheduling,
Search, Sensor Interpretation, Sensory Fusion/Fission, Simulation, Situated
Cognition, Spatial Reasoning, Speech Recognition, System Architectures,
Temporal Reasoning, Terminological Reasoning, Theorem Proving, Truth
Maintenance, User Interfaces, Virtual Reality, Vision, 3-D Model
Acquisition.

Each paper will be carefully reviewed. The criteria that will be given to the
conference reviewers have been reproduced below. Authors are advised to bear
these criteria in mind while writing their papers: How important is the work
reported? Does it attack an important/difficult problem or a
peripheral/simple one? Does the approach offered advance the state of the
art? Has this or similar work been previously reported? Are the problems
and approaches completely new? Is this a novel combination of familiar
techniques? Does the paper point out differences from related research? Is
it re-inventing the wheel using new terminology? Is the paper technically
sound? Does it carefully evaluate the strengths and limitations of its
contribution? How are its claims backed up? Is the paper clearly written?
Does it motivate the research? Does it describe clearly the algorithms or
techniques employed? Does the paper describe previous work? Are the results
described and evaluated? Is the paper organised in a logical fashion?

PROCEEDINGS PUBLICATION
The proceedings of AI'94 will be published by World Scientific Publishers.

IMPORTANT DATES
Deadline for paper submission : 15th June 1994
Notification of acceptance : 31st July 1994
Camera Ready Copy : 22nd August 1994
Conference : 21st - 25th November 1994

FURTHER INFORMATION
All enquires regarding AI'94 and papers submitted to AI'94 should be directed
to the following address:

 AI'94 Conference Secretary
 Department of Mathematics, Statistics, and Computing Science
 The University of New England, Armidale, N.S.W., 2351, AUSTRALIA

 E-mail: ai94fermat.une.edu.au

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obtain details on AI'94, UNE, and Armidale.

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