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Calls: Knowledge representation and reasoning (KR'96)

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Message 1: KR'96 - CALL FOR PAPERS (Knowledge representation and reasoning)

Date: Fri, 29 Mar 1996 13:32:02 PST
From: Rick Skalsky <skalskyaaai.org>
Subject: KR'96 - CALL FOR PAPERS (Knowledge representation and reasoning)

KR'96 - CALL FOR PAPERS

FIFTH INTERNATIONAL CONFERENCE ON PRINCIPLES OF KNOWLEDGE
REPRESENTATION AND REASONING

Cambridge, Massachusetts, U.S.A.
November 5-8, 1996

World Wide Web: http://kr.org/kr/
Information Autoresponder: kr96-infokr.org
Contact information below


INVITATION

Explicit representations of knowledge manipulated by inference
algorithms provide an important foundation for much work in Artificial
Intelligence, from natural language dialogue systems to expert
systems. We intend KR'96 to be a place for the exchange of news,
issues, and results among the community of researchers in the
principles and practices of knowledge representation and reasoning
(KR&R) systems.

We encourage papers that present substantial new results in the
principles of KR&R systems while clearly showing the applicability of
those results to implemented or implementable AI systems. We also
encourage "reports from the field" of applications, experiments,
developments, and tests. The following topics are meant to be
suggestive of the scope of the conference.

Representational Formalisms
 Representing Belief, Intention, Time, Space, Action, Events
 Nonmonotonic Logics
 Description Logics

Reasoning Techniques
 Deduction
 Induction
 Abduction
 Reasoning under Uncertainty
 Parallel and Distributed Implementations
 Efficiency Measures and Complexity

Implemented KR&R Systems
 Reports
 Updates
 Comparisons
 Evaluations

Significant Applications of KR&R Systems and Techniques
 Planning
 Robotics
 Diagnosis
 Natural Language
 Multi-Agent Environments
 Knowledge Bases

Implications for/of Other Areas of AI and CS
 Machine Learning
 Decision Theory
 Databases
 Software Engineering


SCHEDULE

KR'96 will be held in Cambridge immediately preceding the AAAI Fall
Symposia Series, and immediately after several independent workshops.
More information on these adjoining meetings appears at the end of
this announcement.

May 6, 1996 Extended abstracts due
June 14, 1996 Results to authors
July 17, 1996 Final papers due
November 2-4, 1996 Workshops (DL'96, Relevance)
November 5-8, 1996 KR'96
November 9-11, 1996 AAAI Fall Symposia


SUBMISSION OF PAPERS

The Program Committee will review EXTENDED ABSTRACTS rather than
complete papers. Submissions must be at most twelve (12) pages,
excluding the title page and the bibliography, with a maximum of 38
lines per page and an average of 75 characters per line (corresponding
to the LaTeX article-style, 12pt). Overlength submissions will be
rejected without review. All abstracts must be submitted on 8 1/2 by
11 inch or A4 paper, and printed or typed in 12-point font (10
characters per inch on a typewriter). Dot matrix printout, FAX, or
electronic submission will not be accepted. Each submission should
include the names and complete addresses (including email, when
possible) of all authors. Correspondence will be sent to the first
author, unless otherwise indicated. Also, authors should indicate
under the title which of the topic areas listed above best describes
their paper (if none is appropriate, please give a set of keywords
that best describe the topic of the paper).

KR'96 is arranging with AAAI to handle the collection and
acknowledgment of submissions. To be considered, five (5) paper
copies of each extended abstract must be received no later than May
20, 1996 at the following address:
 KR'96
 c/o AAAI
 445 Burgess Drive
 Menlo Park, CA 94025

Receipt of submissions will be acknowledged, ordinarily by email.
Remaining questions concerning receipt of submission may be addressed
to AAAI at
 Tel: 415-328-3123
 Fax: 415-321-4457
 Email: kraaai.org

MULTIPLE SUBMISSIONS

Submitted papers must be unpublished and substantively different from
papers currently under review.

NOTIFICATION

Authors will be notified of the Program Committee's decision by July
1, 1996. Notification will be made by electronic mail whenever
possible.

FINAL PAPERS

Authors of accepted papers will be expected to submit substantially
longer full papers for the conference proceedings. Final camera-ready
copies of the full papers will be due July 31, 1996. Final papers
will be allowed at most twelve (12) double-column pages in the
conference proceedings (corresponding to approximately 28
article-style LaTeX pages; a style file will be provided by the
publisher).

REGISTRATION

Registration, lodging, and travel information will be distributed
later; check the web page or autoresponder listed above for current
information. KR'96 is arranging with AAAI to handle registration,
including payment by credit card.

CONFERENCE CHAIR
Jon Doyle
Massachusetts Institute of Technology
Laboratory for Computer Science
545 Technology Square
Cambridge, MA 02139
USA
Voice: +1 (617) 253-3512
Fax: +1 (617) 258-8682
EMAIL: doylemit.edu

PROGRAM CO-CHAIRS
Luigia Carlucci Aiello Stuart C. Shapiro,
Universit di Roma La Sapienza State University of New York at Buffalo
Dipartimento di Informatica Department of Computer Science
e Sistemistica 		 226 Bell Hall
via Salaria 113 Buffalo, NY 14260-2000 
00198 Roma 	 USA 
ITALY 
Voice: +39 6 8841947 Voice: +1 716 645 3180 ext. 125
Fax: +39 6 85300849 Fax: +1 716 645 3464
EMAIL: aiellodis.uniroma1.it EMAIL: shapirocs.buffalo.edu
EMAIL: kr96-pc-chairskr.org


INTER-CONFERENCE COOPERATION CHAIR
Ronald P. Loui
Washington University, USA
EMAIL: louics.wustl.edu


PUBLICITY CHAIR
Werner Horn
Austrian Research Institute for Artificial Intelligence
Austria
EMAIL: wernerai.univie.ac.at


PROGRAM COMMITTEE
(Preliminary)

Syed Ali (SW. MO St. U., USA)
John A. Barnden (NM St. U., USA)
Ron Brachman (ST&T, USA)
Ernest Davis (NYU, USA)
Richard Fikes (Stanford U., USA)
Fausto Giunchiglia (U. Trento, Italy)
Patrick Hayes (U. IL, USA)
Jim Hendler (U. Md, USA)
Eduard Hovy (USC/ISI, USA)
Kurt Konolige (SRI, USA)
David Israel (SRI, USA)
Lucja Iwanska (Wayne St. U., USA)
Benjamin Kuipers (U. TX, USA)
Deepak Kumar (Bryn Mawr Coll., USA)
Fritz Lehmann (Cycorp and GRANDAI, USA)
Doug Lenat (Cycorp, USA)
Hector Levesque (U. Toronto, Canada)
Vladimir Lifschitz (U. TX, USA)
Robert MacGregor (USC/ISI, USA)
Hwee Tou Ng (DSO, Singapore)
Ramesh Patil (USC/ISI, USA)
Anand Rao (AAII, Australia)
Len Schubert (U. Rochester, USA)
Yoav Shoham (Stanford U., USA)
John Sowa (U. Binghamton, USA)
Wolfgang Wahlster (DFKI, Germany)


ADJOINING CONFERENCES

KR'96 will be immediately preceded by several workshops and
immediately followed by the AAAI Fall Symposia Series. Tentative
information for these meetings is as follows, with all located in
Cambridge, Massachusetts. The AAAI Fall Symposia Series will be held
November 9-11, 1996. For more information, see http://www.aaai.org/.
Description Logic '96 will be held November 2-4, 1996. For more
information contact the organizing committee at dl96dl.kr.org. The
organizing committee consists of Lin Padgham (chair), Deborah
McGuinness, Peter Patel-Schneider, Enrico Franconi, and Manfred
Gehrke. Relevance in Knowledge Representation and Reasoning (RRR-96)
will be held (tentatively) November 2-4, 1996. For more information,
contact the organizers, Alon Levy and Russ Greiner, at
levyresearch.att.com and greinerscr.siemens.com.


Julia Bowen bowenuranus.aaai.org
AAAI
445 Burgess Drive
Menlo Park,CA 94025
(415)328-3123 fax (415)321-4457

Richard Skalsky
AAAI
445 Burgess Drive
Menlo Park, CA 94025
Voice (415) 328-3123
Fax (415) 321-4457
skalskyaaai.org
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