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Date: Fri, 3 Feb 95 13:39:31 GMTAISB-95 SHEFFIELD: REGISTRATION(CON/WORK.TUT)
From: Paul Mc Kevitt <P.McKevittdcs.shef.ac.uk>
Subject: AISB-95 SHEFFIELD: REGISTRATION(CON/WORK.TUT)

 AISB-95 The Tenth Biennial Conference on AI and Cognitive Science
 SHEFFIELD, ENGLAND Monday 3rd -- Friday 7th April 1995
 THEME: Hybrid Problems, Hybrid Solutions

(EACL-95, 7th Conference of the European Chapter of the Association for
Computational Linguistics at University College Dublin, Belfield, Dublin,
IRELAND, precedes AISB-95 on March 27-31, 1995)

Hosted by The Society for the Study of Artificial Intelligence and Simulation
of Behaviour (SSAISB) and The Department of Computer Science (University of
Sheffield) in cooperation with Departments of Automatic Control and Systems
Engineering, Information Studies, Philosphy, Psychology;Artificial Intelligence
Vision Research Unit (AIVRU), Hang-Seng Centre for Cognitive Studies, Institute
for Language, Speech and Hearing (ILASH), (University of Sheffield); Dragon
Systems UK Limited (Melvyn Hunt); LPA Limited (Clive Spenser); Sharp
Laboratories Europe Limited (Paul Kearney); Wisepress Limited (Penelope G.Head)

MAIN CONFERENCE Wednesday 5th - Friday 7th April 1995
WORKSHOPS AND TUTORIALS Monday 3rd - Tuesday 4th April 1995

 INVITED SPEAKERS
++ Professor ALEX GAMMERMAN (Department of Computer Science, Royal Holloway/
 New Bedford College, University of London, England)
++ Professor MALIK GHALLAB (LAAS-CNRS, Toulouse, France)
++ Professor GRAEME HIRST (Department of Computer Science, U of Toronto)
++ Professor JOHN MAYHEW (AIVRU, University of Sheffield, England)
++ Professor NOEL SHARKEY (Department of Computer Science, U of Sheffield)

 THEME
The world's oldest AI society, the Society for the Study of Artificial
Intelligence and Simulation of Behaviour (AISB), will hold its Tenth
Biennial International Conference at The University of Sheffield.

The past few years have seen an increasing tendency for
diversification in research into Artificial Intelligence, Cognitive
Science and Artificial Life. A number of approaches are being
pursued, based variously on symbolic reasoning, connectionist systems
and models, behaviour-based systems, and ideas from complex dynamical
systems. Each has its own particular insight and philosophical
position.

This variety of approaches appears in all areas of Artificial
Intelligence. There are both symbolic and connectionist natural
language processing, both classical and behaviour-based vision
research, for instance.

While purists from each approach may claim that all the problems of
cognition can in principle be tackled without recourse to other
methods, in practice (and maybe in theory, also) combinations of
methods from the different approaches (hybrid methods) are more
successful than a pure approach for certain kinds of problems. The
committee feels that there is an unrealised synergy between the
various approaches that an AISB conference may be able to
explore. Thus, the focus of the tenth AISB Conference is on such
hybrid methods.

The AISB conference is a single track conference lasting three days,
with a two day tutorial and workshop programme preceding the main
technical event, and around twenty high calibre papers will be
presented in the technical sessions. Five invited talks by respected
and entertaining world class researchers complete the programme. The
proceedings of the conference will be published in book form at the
conference itself, making it a forum for rapid dissemination of
research results.

The preliminary programme for the conference is attached below. Note
that the organisers reserve the right to alter the programme as
circumstances dictate, though every effort will be made to adhere to
the provisional timings and calendar of events given below.

 PROGRAMME
Monday 3rd April, 1995
[all day] WORKSHOPS AND TUTORIAL PROGRAMME

Tuesday 4th April, 1995
[all day] WORKSHOPS AND TUTORIAL PROGRAMME
6.00-9.00 REGISTRATION RECEPTION, HALIFAX HALL, UNIVERSITY OF SHEFFIELD

Wednesday 5th April, 1995
08:00-on REGISTRATION
09:00 Chair opening address: Paul Mc Kevitt, Conference Chair/Local
 Organisation (University of Sheffield)
09:10 HOD opening address: Colin Smythe, Head of Department of
 Computer Science (University of Sheffield)
09:20 Programme Chair opening address: John Hallam, Programme Chair
 (University of Edinburgh)
09:30-10:30 Invited Talk Professor Malik Ghallab, LAAS-CNRS, Toulouse, FR
10:30-11:00 Break
11:00-12:45 3 Papers
+`An Introduction to Dynamic Symbol Systems'',Herbert Jaeger, Faculty of
Technology, University of Bielefeld, Germany.
+``Reactive Systems in Physical Environments'', Simin Nadjm-Tehrani,
 Departmentof Computer and Information Science, Linkoping University, Sweden.
+``From Numerical Observations to Propositional Representations: A Cognitive
Methodology to Structure Hybrid Spatial Knowledge in the WIRE project'', Mario
Borillo, IRIT Toulouse and Herve Pensec, SOGERMA-SOCEA, Groupe Aerospatiale,
Merignac, France.
12:45-14:15 Lunch
14:15-16:00 3 Papers
+``Decisions, decisions: Knowledge goals in planning'', Louise Pryor,
Department of Artificial Intelligence,University of Edinburgh, Scotland.
+``Knowing how: a semantic approach'', Sam Steel, Department of Computer
Science, University of Essex, England.
+``A Meta-Level Framework for Exploring Conflicts in Multiple Knowledge Bases''
Mandy Haggith,Department of Artificial Intelligence, U of Edinburgh, Scotland.
16:00-16:30 Break
16:30-17:50 2 Papers
+``Unsatisfied Variables in Local Search'', Ian Gent,Department of Artificial
Intelligence, University of Edinburgh and Toby Walsh, Mechanized Reasoning
Group, IRST, Genoa, Italy.
+``An Attempt to Map the Performance of a Range of Algorithm and Heuristic
Combinations'', Edward P.K. Tsang, James E. Borrett and Alvin C.M. Kwan,
Department of Computer Science, University of Essex, England.
20:00 CONFERENCE RECEPTION, SHEFFIELD KELHAM ISLAND INDUSTRIAL
 MUSEUM (WITH DON RIVER LIVE STEAM ENGINE)

Thursday 6th April, 1995
09:15-10:15 Invited Talk Professor John Mayhew, AIVRU, U of Sheffield
10:15-10:45 Break
10:45-12:30 3 Papers
+``The SOMASS System: a Hybrid Symbolic and Behaviour-based System to Plan and
Execute Assemblies by Robot'', Chris Malcolm, Department of Artificial
Intelligence, University of Edinburgh, Scotland.
+``Multiple Agent Systems for Configuration Design'',Stuart Watt, Zdenek
Zdrahal, Knowledge Media Institute, Open University & Mike Brayshaw,
School of Computer Science, University of Birmingham, England.
+``Symbolic and Continuous Proceses in the Automatic Selection of Actions'',
R Cooper, Tim Shallice & Jonathan Farringdan, Department of Psychology,
University College, London, England.
12:30-14:00 Lunch
14:00-15:00 Invited Talk Professor Noel Sharkey, Department of Computer
 Science, University of Sheffield, England.
15:00-15:20 Break
15:20-16:30 2 Papers
+``A Neural Network Decision-Support Tool for the Diagnosis of Breast Cancer'',
Joseph Downs, Robert F Harrison, Department of Automatic Control & Systems
Engineering, University of Sheffield and Simon S Cross, Department of
Pathology, University of Sheffield Medical School, England.
+``RULEX & CEBP Networks As the Basis for a Rule Refinement System'', R Andrews
& Shlomo Geva, Neurocomputing Research Centre, Queensland University, Australia
16:30-16:50 Break
16:50-18:00 2 Papers
+``A Heuristic for General Rule Extraction from a Multilayer Perceptron'',
Zhe Ma & Robert F Harrison, Department of Automatic Control & Systems
Engineering, University of Sheffield & R. Lee Kennedy, Department
of Medicine, University of Edinburgh, Scotland.
+``An Adaptive State Machine For Use In Unsupervised Parallel Learning
Systems'', Christopher J Holgate & Thomas J W Clarke, Neural Systems
Engineering Group, Imperial College, England.
20:00 CONFERENCE BANQUET, HALIFAX HALL
21:00 After dinner speech by DISTINGUISHED SEASONED AI RESEARCHER

Friday 7th April, 1995
09:15-10:15 Invited Talk Professor Graeme Hirst Department of Computer
 Science, University of Toronto, Canada
10:15-10:45 Break
10:45-12:30 3 Papers
+``Towards Learning Semantics of Spontaneous Dialog Utterances in a Hybrid
Framework'', Volker Weber and Stefan Wermter, Computer Science Department,
University of Hamburg, Germany.
+``Knowledge Acquisition Using Metaphors'', Asoka S Karunananda, Hyacinth S
Nwana & Pearl Brereton, Department of Computer Science, U of Keele, England.
+``Grounding DTMs: An Interview Tool for Acquiring Meta-Strategic Teaching
Knowledge'', Nigel Major and Kieron O Hara, Department of Psychology,
University of Nottingham, England.
12:30-14:00 Lunch
14:00-15:00 Invited Talk Professor Alex Gammerman,Dept of Computer Science,
Royal Holloway and New Bedford College, University of London, England.
15:00-15:20 Break
15:20-16:30 2 Papers
+``Towards Hybrid Nonmonotonic Reasoning Systems'',James P Delgrande, School of
Computer Science, Simon Fraser University, Canada & Torsten H Schaub,IRISA,
Rennes, France.
+``Why Some Hybrid Solutions aren't Really Solutions (and Why Others aren't
Really Hybrid)'', Bradley Franks,Department of Psychology, London School of
Economics & Richard Cooper, Department of Psychology, University College,
London, England.
16:30-17:00 Conference ends.

 WORKSHOPS AND TUTORIALS PROGRAMME Monday 3rd - Tuesday 4th April 1995
 http://www.cogs.susx.ac.uk/aisb/aisb95

Organiser Title Mon Tue
 ==============================================================================
(1) [CODE W1]
D. Bridge, Engineering Knowledge-Based Systems(U of York, England) X
Point of Contact: Derek Bridge dgbminster.york.ac.uk
anonymous ftp: ftp.cogs.susx.ac.uk
 pub/aisb/aisb95/engineering_kbs_workshop_cfp
(2) [CODE W2]
T. Fogarty, Evolutionary Computing(U of West England) X X
Point of Contact: Terence Fogarty: tcfbtc.uwe.ac.uk
anonymous ftp: ftp.cogs.susx.ac.uk
 pub/aisb/aisb95/evolutionary_computing_workshop_cfp
(3) [CODE W3]
A. Ireland, 2nd Workshop on Automated Reasoning: X
Bridging the Gap Between Theory and Practice (U of Edinburgh)
Point of Contact: Andrew Ireland: a.irelanded.ac.uk
anonymous ftp: ftp.cogs.susx.ac.uk
 pub/aisb/aisb95/automated_reasoning_workshop_cfp
(4) [CODE W4]
B. Jones, Postgraduate Workshop (U of Edinburgh) X X
Point of Contact: B. Jones: berniecogsci.ed.ac.uk
anonymous ftp: ftp.cogs.susx.ac.uk
v pub/aisb/aisb95/postgrad_workshop_cfp
(5) [CODE W5]
A. Narayanan, Language Visualisation(U of Exeter) X
Point of Contact: A.Narayanan: ajitdcs.exeter.ac.uk.
anonymous ftp: ftp.cogs.susx.ac.uk
 pub/aisb/aisb95/language_vis_workshop_cfp
(6) [CODE W6]
S. O Nuallain Reaching for mind:Foundations of Cog Science X X
(Dublin City University, Ireland) (National Research Council, Canada)
P. Mc Kevitt (University of Sheffield, England)
Point of Contact: Sean O Nuallain: onuallainsdcu.ie
anonymous ftp: ftp.cogs.susx.ac.uk
 pub/aisb/aisb95/cogsci_workshop_cfp
(7) [CODE W7]
T. Prescott,Mobile Robotics (U of Sheffield) X
Point of Contact: Tony Prescott T.Prescottaivru.sheffield.ac.uk.
anonymous ftp: ftp.cogs.susx.ac.uk
 pub/aisb/aisb95/mobile_robotics_workshop_cfp
(8) [CODE W8]
M. Rosner, AI Education -- Goals, Courses, Resources X
(IDSIA, Lugano, Switzerland)
Point of Contact: Michael Rosner aisbidsia.ch
anonymous ftp: ftp.cogs.susx.ac.uk
 pub/aisb/aisb95/ai_ed_workshop_cfp

 TUTORIALS

Organiser Title Mon Tue
 ==============================================================================
(1) [Code T1]
D. Benyon Intelligent user interfaces X
(Open University, England)
 anonymous ftp: ftp.cogs.susx.ac.uk
 pub/aisb/aisb95/intelligent-ui-tutorial
(2) [Code T2]
M. Fisher Programming with Temporal Logics X(afternoon)
(Manchester Metropoliton University, England)
 anonymous ftp: ftp.cogs.susx.ac.uk
 pub/aisb/aisb95/prog-temp-log-tutorial
(3) [Code T3]
T. Fruehwirth Constraint Reasoning - Build Your Own Solver X
 (ECRC, Munich, Germany)
 anonymous ftp: ftp.cogs.susx.ac.uk
 pub/aisb/aisb95/constraint-reasoning-tutorial
(4) [Code T4]
M. Patel GA+NN Hybrid Systems X
(ICS-FORTH, Heraklion, Greece)
 anonymous ftp: ftp.cogs.susx.ac.uk
 pub/aisb/aisb95/ga_nn_tutorial
(5) [Code T5]
F. Ritter SOAR Cognitive Architecture X
(University of Nottingham, England)
 anonymous ftp: ftp.cogs.susx.ac.uk
 pub/aisb/aisb95/soar_tutorial
(6) [Code T6]
S. Zrehen PerAc: A Modular Neural Network
Architecture for Autonomous Robots(Lausanne University, Switzerland) X
 anonymous ftp: ftp.cogs.susx.ac.uk
 pub/aisb/aisb95/perac_tutorial

 DEMOS/OPEN DAYS/SERVICES
Information on demos by The Departments of Computer Science and
Psychology on current research projects in AI and Cognitive Science
will be provided during the conference. Also, the Department of
Computer Science will have open days where delegates at the conference
can meet researchers. It is intended that the Department will provide
on site FTP/WWW and E-mail services to delegates.

CONTACT ADDRESSES:
AISB-95 CONFERENCE CHAIR/LOCAL ORGANISATION:
Paul Mc Kevitt E-mail: p.mckevittdcs.shef.ac.uk
Department of Computer Science WWW: http://www.dcs.shef.ac.uk/
Regent Court WWW: http://www.shef.ac.uk/
211 Portobello Street Ftp: ftp.dcs.shef.ac.uk
University of Sheffield FaX: +44 (0) 114-278-0972
GB- S1 4DP, Sheffield Phone: +44 (0) 114-282-5572 (Office)
England, UK, EU. 282-5596 (Lab.)
 282-5590 (Secretary)

AISB-95 WORKSHOPS AND TUTORIALS CHAIR:
 Dr. Robert Gaizauskas E-mail: robertgdcs.shef.ac.uk
 Department of Computer Science WWW: http://www.dcs.shef.ac.uk/
 University of Sheffield WWW: http://www.shef.ac.uk/
 211 Portobello Street Ftp: ftp.dcs.shef.ac.uk
 Regent Court FaX: +44 (0) 114 278-0972
 Sheffield S1 4DP Phone: +44 (0) 114 282-5572
 U.K.

AISB-95 PROGRAMME CHAIR:
 John Hallam E-mail: johnaifh.edinburgh.ac.uk
 Department of Artificial Intelligence FAX: + 44 (0) 1 31 650 6899
 University of Edinburgh Phone: + 44 (0) 1 31 650 3097
 5 Forrest Hill
 Edinburgh EH1 2QL
 SCOTLAND.

VENUE
The venue for registration and all conference events is: Halifax Hall of
Residence, Endcliffe Vale Road, GB- S10 5DF, Sheffield, UK, EU.
FaX: +44 (0) 114-266-3898 Tel: +44 (0) 114-266-3506 (24 hour porter)
 Tel: +44 (0) 114-266-4196 (manager Norma Taylor)

ADDRESS (for registrations)
 Alison White Email: alisonwcogs.susx.ac.uk
 AISB Executive Office WWW: http://www.cogs.susx.ac.uk/aisb
 Cognitive and Computing Sciences Ftp: ftp.cogs.susx.ac.uk/pub/aisb
 University of Sussex Tel: +44 (0) 1273 678448
 Falmer, Brighton Fax: +44 (0) 1273 671320
 England, UK, BN1 9QH

ADDRESS (for general enquiries)
 Gill Wells, Email: g.wellsdcs.shef.ac.uk
 Administrative Assistant, AISB-95, Fax: +44 (0) 114-278-0972
 Department of Computer Science, Phone: +44 (0) 114-278-5590
 Regent Court,
 211 Portobello Street,
 University of Sheffield,
 GB- S1 4DP, Sheffield,
 UK, EU.

 Email: aisb95dcs.shef.ac.uk (for auto responses)
 WWW: http://www.dcs.shef.ac.uk/aisb95 [Sheffield Computer Science]
 Ftp: ftp.dcs.shef.ac.uk (cd aisb95)
 WWW: http://www.shef.ac.uk/ [Sheffield Computing Services]
 Ftp: ftp.shef.ac.uk (cd aisb95)
 WWW: http://ijcai.org/) [IJCAI-95, MONTREAL]
 WWW: http://www.cogs.susx.ac.uk/aisb [AISB SOCIETY SUSSEX]
 Ftp: ftp.cogs.susx.ac.uk/pub/aisb

 PROGRAMME COMMITTEE
Dave Cliff (U of Sussex),Erik Sandewall (U of Linkoeping), Nigel Shadbolt (U
of Nottingham), Sam Steel (U of Essex), Yorick Wilks (U of Sheffield)

 LOCAL ORGANISATION COMMITTEE (U of Sheffield)
Phil Green, Jim McGregor, Bob Minors, Tony Prescott, and Tony Simons

 PUBLICITY
Malcolm Crawford, Mark Lee, Derek Marriott, and Simon Morgan (Cambridge)

Delegates wishing to join AISB (thus avoiding the non-AISB-member
supplement) should contact:
AISB Administration, E-mail: aisbcogs.susx.ac.uk
Cognitive and Computing Sciences (COGS) WWW: http://www.cogs.susx.ac.uk/aisb
University of Sussex Ftp: ftp.cogs.susx.ac.uk/pub/aisb
GB- BN1 9QH, Falmer, Brighton Fax: +44 (0) 1273 671320
UK, EU. Phone: +44 (0) 1273 678448

 AISB OFFICE (UNIVERSITY OF SUSSEX)
Tony Cohn (Chairman),Roger Evans (Treasurer), Chris Thornton (Secretary), and
Alison White (Executive Office)
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