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  1. Paul Mc Kevitt, AI-97, N.Ireland, September 10-13, 1997

Message 1: AI-97, N.Ireland, September 10-13, 1997

Date: Sun, 10 Aug 1997 21:56:52 +0200 (MET DST)
From: Paul Mc Kevitt <pmckkom.auc.dk>
Subject: AI-97, N.Ireland, September 10-13, 1997





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 Eighth Ireland Conference on Artificial Intelligence (AI-97)
 (http://www.infm.ulst.ac.uk/research/ai97)

 WEDNESDAY 10th - SATURDAY 13th SEPTEMBER 1997

 Derry/Londonderry, Northern Ireland

 IN TANDEM WITH IMVIP-97:
 Irish Machine Vision and Image Processing Conference (IMVIP-97)
 (WEDNESDAY 10TH - SATURDAY 13th SEPTEMBER 1997)
 (http://www.infm.ulst.ac.uk/research/imvip97)

 FOLLOWING AI-97:
 "MIND-II:
 Computational Models of Creative Cognition"
 (MONDAY 15TH - WEDNESDAY 17TH SEPTEMBER 1997)
 (Dublin City University)
 (www.compapp.dcu.ie/~tonyv/mind.html)



 AI IN "CRISIS" ?

Has the field been in `crisis'? --- some argue we've been in the
wilderness with no breakthroughs for decades except minor shifts
towards connectionism and neural networks, artificial life, data
collection/corpora, and hybrid systems. Others say the move towards
integration (e.g. Intelligent MultiMedia integrating
language/vision), PersonKommunikation, mobile and remote computing,
more and more engineering and a focus on the significance or otherwise
of the self, mind and consciousness is emphasizing the successes of
AI...

Ireland hosts AI conferences usually annually since 1988. This eighth
AI-97 conference will continue the tradition of emphasising
presentations of Ireland's and International original research in all
areas of Artificial Intelligence and Cognitive Science including
Computer Science, Psychology, Linguistics, Philosophy, Neuroscience
and related disciplines on the obvious problems of speech, NLP, and
vision processing, robotics, learning, reasoning, knowledge
representation and mobile/remote computing. Papers which address
whether or not the field has been in `crisis' and its
failures/successes are particularly welcome!

Ever since George Boolean Logic (Cork), James Joyce's advances on
streams-of-consciousness (see Dennett's Joycean machine), Claude
Shannon found Information Theory and John McCarthy made LISP and gave
the field its name (Dartmouth, US, 1956) we have been into Artificial
Intelligence.


 AI-97/IMVIP-97 PLENARY LIVE FEED

It is intended that the main plenary sessions at AI/IMVIP go out on
streaming video and audio, stored and live with the possibility of
phone-in questions (Ted Leath, Magee College)

 AI-97 CONFIRMED INVITED PLENARY SPEAKERS

 *** John McCarthy ***

 Department of Computer Science
 Stanford University, Stanford, CA, US

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JOHN MCCARTHY entitled this field "Artificial Intelligence" at
Dartmouth, US in 1956. He works on the formalization of common sense
knowledge and reasoning in mathematical logic. His contributions to
this field include the situation calculus, the circumscription method
of nonmonotonic reasoning and formalization of contexts. Much of the
work is described in his "Formalizing Common Sense", Ablex 1990. He
is Professor of Computer Science at Stanford University. He has also
worked in other areas of computer science and computer engineering,
e.g. Lisp, time-sharing and program verification.
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 *** Walther Von Hahn ***

 Department of Computer Science
 University of Hamburg, GERMANY, EU

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WALTHER VON HAHN is the Father of Natural Language Processing
in Germany and has supervised a number of important figures
in the field.

Dr. phil. (German linguistics) Univ. of Marburg 1969
1988 - Professor of Computer Science University of Hamburg.
1976 - 87 Professor of Linguistics Univ. of HH,
Research fields: Natural Language, Discourse, Machine Translation,
Artificial Intelligence.
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 *** Naoyuki Okada ***

 Department of Computer Science
 Kyushu Institute of Technology, Iizuka, JAPAN

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NAOYUKI OKADA is a Professor of Artificial Intelligence at Kyushu
Institute of Technology, Iizuka, Japan. His research interest is in
the development of agents with integrated intelligence: language
association with mind, symbol grounding in perception or motion,
fusion of intellect and emotion, and integrated processing of
MultiMedia. He has actively published unique papers in these areas.
He was leader of the working group of systematizing science of
knowledge subordinate to Science Council of Japan. Okada is trustee of
Japanese Society for Artificial Intelligence, member of the editorial
board of Artificial Intelligence Review Journal and president of
PACLING (Pacific Association for Computational Linguistics).
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 IMVIP-97 CONFIRMED INVITED SPEAKERS

 *** James Crowley ***

 Institut National Polytechnique de Grenoble (INPG)
 Grenoble, France, EU

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JAMES L. CROWLEY holds the post of Professor at the Institut National
Polytechnique de Grenoble (INPG), France. He teaches courses in
Artificial Intelligence, Machine Vision, Robotics and Signal
Processing at l'Ecole National Superieure d'Informatique et de
Mathematiques Appliques (ENSIMAG). He is coordinator of the European
Computer Vision Network (ECVnet), an EC "Network of Excellence" as
well as the DG-XII Human Capital and Mobility network SMART whose
subject is the development of techniques for a mobile autonomous
surveillance robot. Professor Crowley served as the technical
coordinator of project ESPRIT basic research project EP 7108, "Vision
as Process" from 1989 to 1995. The VAP Project developed active vision
heads, model architectures for real time continuously operating
computer vision systems, and a theory of control of perception. In the
area of mobile robotics, Professor Crowley has developed systems for
world modeling and navigation using computer vision and ultrasonic
range sensors. Versions of these systems are used commercially by
Denning Mobile Robotics, and Helpmate Robotics. Professor Crowley has
published two books, two special issues of journals, and over 100
articles on vision and mobile robotics.
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 *** Anil Jain ***

 Department of Computer Science
 Michigan State University, US

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ANIL JAIN is a University Distinguished Professor and Chair of the
Department of Computer Science at Michigan State University, US. His
research interests include statistical pattern recognition, Markov
random fields, texture analysis, neural networks, fingerprint
matching, document image analysis and 3D object recognition. He was
the Editor-in-Chief of the IEEE Transactions on Pattern Analysis and
Machine Intelligence (1991-94) and currently serves as an Associate
Editor of Pattern Recognition, Pattern Recognition Letters, IEEE
Trans. Neural Networks, Applied Intelligence and J. of Mathematical
Imaging and Vision. He is the co-author of Algorithms for Clustering
Data, Prentice-Hall, 1988, has edited the book Real-Time Object
Measurement and Classification, Springer-Verlag, 1988, and co-edited
the books, Analysis and Interpretation of Range Images,
Springer-Verlag, 1989, Markov Random Fields, Academic Press, 1992,
Artificial Neural Networks and Pattern Recognition, Elsevier, 1993,
and 3D Object Recognition, Elsevier, 1993. He was elected a Fellow of
the IEEE in 1991 and received a Fulbright research fellowship in 1997.
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 *** Jean-Christophe Olivo ***

 Cell Biophysics Programme
 European Molecular Biology Laboratory
 Heidelberg, Germany, EU

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JEAN-CHRISTOPHE OLIVO is currently a staff research scientist in the
Cell Biophysics Programme at the European Molecular Biology Laboratory
in Heidelberg, Germany where he is in charge of developing image
processing methods for biological image analysis. He holds a M.Sc.
degree in Optical Science and Signal Processing, and a Ph.D. degree in
Optical Science, both from the Institut d'Optique Theorique et
Appliquee, University of Paris-Orsay, France. He is a member of SPIE
and IEEE. His research interests are in image processing and computer
vision with special emphasis in automatic segmentation,
multiresolution processing and movement.
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 AI-97 CHAIRS

 Fionn Murtagh
 University of Ulster, Magee College, Northern Ireland
 Paul Mc Kevitt
 Aalborg University, Denmark &
 University of Sheffield, England
 Jon Campbell
 University of Ulster, Magee College, Northern Ireland

 LOCATION
 Faculty of Informatics
 University of Ulster, Magee College
 Derry/Londonderry, Northern Ireland

 HOSTED BY 2
 Artificial Intelligence Association of Ireland (AI)
 The Society for the Study of Artificial Intelligence
 and Simulation of Behaviour (AISB)
 and
 Faculty of Informatics
 University of Ulster, Magee College


 IN COOPERATION WITH
 British Computer Society (BCS)
 The Institute of Electrical Engineers (IEE)
 British Speech and Language Technology (SALT) Club
 British Council
 N/Irl Industrial Development Board (IDB)
 N/Irl Tourist Board
 International Fund for Ireland (IFI)
 The Cognitive Science Society of Ireland (CSSI)
 Irish Computer Society
 Higher Education Authority (HEA)
 Irish Research Scientists Association (IRSA)
 Royal Irish Academy
 Dublin Institute for Advanced Studies (DIAS)
 Irish Linguistics Institute (ILI)
 National Centre for Language Technology (NCLT)
 Localisation Resources Centre
 National Microelectronics Research Centre (NMRC)
 FORF/AS
 Forbairt
 Industrial Development Authority (IDA)
 Irish Trade Board
 Shannon Development
 Bord Failte Eireann
 WEST
 Nua
 Telecom Eireann
 ESAT Digiphone
 The Irish Emigrant
 The IE Professional
 European Network in Language and Speech (ELSNET)
 European Language Observatory
 IntelliMedia 2000+
 NOKIA
 ERICSSON


AI-97 PROGRAMME COMMITTEE
Susan Armstrong (ISSCO, Geneva, Switzerland)
W. Brian Arthur (Sante Fe Institute, US)
Afzal Ballim (LITH, Lausanne, Switzerland)
Bill Barry (University of Sarbruecken, Germany)
David Bell (University of Ulster, Jordanstown)
Lynne Bowker (Dublin City University)
Mike Brady (INRIA, Sofia-Antipolis, France &
 Oxford University, England)
Derek Bridge (University College Cork)
Lynne Cahill (University of Sussex, England)
John Campbell (University College London, England)
Jon Campbell (University of Ulster, Magee College)
John Carroll (University of Sussex, England)
Arthur Cater (University College Dublin)
William J. Clancey (IRL, Menlo Park, US)
Norman Creaney (University of Ulster, Coleraine)
Roddy Cowie (Queen's University Belfast)
James Crowley (INPG, Grenoble, France)
Ivo Duentsch (University of Ulster, Jordanstown)
Jon Doyle (Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT), US)
Tim Finin (University of Maryland, US)
James Flanagan (Rutgers University, US)
Peter Fleming (University of Sheffield, England)
Terry Fogarty (Napier University, Scotland)
Eugene Gath (University of Limerick)
Niall Graham (University of Alabama at Huntsville, US)
Niall Griffith (University of Limerick)
Patrick Hanks (Oxford University Press, England)
Jerry Harper (St. Patrick's College, Maynooth)
Pat Hayes (University of West Florida, US)
Phil Hayes (Carnegie Group Inc. &
 Carnegie Mellon University (CMU), US)
Mary Hegarty (University of California, Santa Barbara, US)
Matthew Hennessy (University of Sussex, England)
Victor Johnson (New Mexico State University, US)
John Kinsella (University of Limerick)
John Hughes (University of Ulster, Jordanstown)
Eoghan Mac Aogain (Irish Linguistics Institute, Dublin)
Ronan MacLaverty (Nokia Research Centre, Finland)
Mike Manthey (Aalborg University, Denmark)
James Martin (University of Colorado, US)
Mark Maybury (MITRE, Massachusetts, US)
John McCarthy (Stanford University, US)
John McDermid (University of York, England)
Drew McDermott (Yale University, US)
John McDermott (Ellora Software Inc., US)
Jim McDonald (New Mexico State University, US)
Tony McEnery (Lancaster University, England)
Peadar McKevitt (Global Information Partnership (GIP) Ltd., Dublin)
Henry McLaughlin (University College Dublin)
Barry McMullin (Dublin City University & Sante Fe Institute, US)
Mike McTear (University of Ulster, Jordanstown)
Melanie Mitchell (Sante Fe Institute, US)
Tom Mitchell (Carnegie Mellon University (CMU), US)
Alex Monaghan (Dublin City University)
Noel Murphy (Dublin City University)
Niall Murtagh (Mitsubishi Electric, Osaka, Japan)
MURPHY (University of Sheffield, England)
Paddy Nixon (Trinity College Dublin)
Diarmuid O Donoghue (St. Patrick's College, Maynooth)
Se/an /O Nuall/ain (Dublin City University)
Sean O Scanlan (University College Dublin)
Douglas O Shaughnessy (INRS-Telecom, University of Quebec, Canada)
Tim O Shea (The Open University, England)
J. Ross Quinlan (University of Sydney, Australia)
Ronan Reilly (University College Dublin)
Michael Ryan (Dublin City University)
Ronan Scaife (Dublin City University)
Murray Shanahan (Queen Mary and Westfield College, London, England)
Noel Sheehy (Queen's University Belfast)
NNoel Sharkey (University of Sheffield, England)
SINEAD (University of Sheffield, England)
Jack Smith (Queen's University Belfast)
Barry Smyth (University College Dublin)
Humphrey Sorensen (University College Cork)
Alistair Sutherland (Dublin City University)
Richard Sutcliffe (University of Limerick)
Eric Thiele (Aalborg University, Denmark)
Josef Van Genabith (Dublin City University)
Tony Veale (Dublin City University)
David Vernon (St. Patrick's College, Maynooth)
Andy Way (Dublin City University)
Briony Williams (CSTR, University of Edinburgh, Scotland)
Gerry Wrixon (NMRC & University College Cork)


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 AI-97 PAPERS
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WEDNESDAY, 10TH SEPTEMBER, 1997: IMVIP-97 vision tutorials + REGISTRATION
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THURSDAY, 11TH SEPTEMBER, 1997 (9.00) - SATURDAY, 13th SEPTEMBER, 1997
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+REGISTRATION

ORAL PRESENTATIONS:

AI-97 Session 1: Natural Language Processing (Chair: Mike McTear)

"On generating quantifiers"
Norman Creaney
Faculty of Informatics,
University of Ulster, Coleraine, Northern Ireland

"Rationality, cooperation and conversational implicature"
Mark Lee
Department of Computer Science,
University of Sheffield, England

"A dialogue control algorithm for spoken dialogue
systems based on an object-oriented architecture"
Ian M. O Neill and Mike McTear
School of Information and Software Engineering,
University of Ulster, Jordanstown, Northern Ireland

"A rapid prototyping approach to spoken dialogue system
development: the directory assistance project"
Kevin Greenan and Mike McTear
Telecom Eireann, Letterkenny, Co. Donegal, Ireland &
School of Information and Software Engineering,
University of Ulster, Jordanstown, Northern Ireland

"Knowledge-based error diagnosis in CALL"
Anja Kruger, Henrik Dittman and Maureen Murphy
University of Osnabruck, Germany &
School of Information and Software Engineering,
University of Ulster, Jordanstown, Northern Ireland


AI-97 Session 2: Data analysis (Chair: Ivo Duentsch)

"From raw data to symbol processing"
Darryl Charles
Artificial Neural Network Group,
Paisley University, Scotland

"Non-invasive data analysis"
Ivo Duentsch and Guenther Gediga
School of Information and Software Engineering,
University of Ulster, Jordanstown, Northern Ireland &
FB Psychologie/Methodenlehre,
University of Osnabrueck, Germany

"Enhanced rough set analysis of the Pima Indian
diabetes data"
Ciaran Browne
School of Information and Software Engineering,
University of Ulster, Jordanstown, Northern Ireland


AI-97 Session 3: Artificial Life and Neural Networks (Chair: Niall Griffith)

"A new crossover operator for rapid function optimisation
using a genetic algorithm"
Bill Keller and Rudi Lutz
School of Cognitive and Computing Sciences,
University of Sussex, Brighton, England

"A framework for the evolution of autonomous agents"
Adrian Trenaman
Department of Computer Science
National University of Ireland at Maynooth, Ireland

"NeuroDraughts:
the role of representation, search, training regime
and architecture in a TD draughts player"
Niall Griffith and Mark Lynch
Department of Computer Science and Information Systems
University of Limerick, Ireland

"Efficient rule extraction from
real-valued feedforward neural networks"
Peter Howes and Nigel Crook
School of Computing and Mathematical Sciences,
Oxford Brookes University, Oxford, England


AI-97 Session 4: Psychology and Philosophy (Chair: Ronan Reilly)

"Brocas area and the development of object
assembly and language production skills"
Ronan Reilly
Department of Computer Science
University College Dublin, Ireland

"Reinventing behaviorism"
Patrick Juola
Department of Experimental Psychology,
Oxford University, England

"The changing role of representation in AI"
Steve Battle
The Intelligent Computer Systems Centre,
Computer Studies and Mathematics,
University of the West of England, Bristol, England

"Functional compositionality and a new view of knowledge representation"
James A. Hammerton
School of Computer Science,
University of Birmingham, England


AI-97 Session 5: Knowledge representation (Chair: Jack Smith)

"Representing relative temporal knowledge with TAND connective"
Pathirage Gamini Wijayarathna
Graduate School of Information Systems
University of Electro-Communications, Tokyo, Japan

"A category formation system based on an attribute typology:
the ROCE system"
Colette Faucher and Didier Borderie
1 DIAM-IUSPIM, Marseille, France

"A tesseral approach to multi-dimensional reasoning"
Frans Coenen, Michael Shave, Bernard (Diz) Diaz, Michael Shave,
Trevor Bench-Capon and Bridget Beattie
Department of Computer Science,
The University of Liverpool, England

"Representation of knowledge in a scientific problem solving system"
S. Loughlin, M. Sullivan, F.J. Smith
Department of Computer Science,
The Queen's University of Belfast, Northern Ireland

"A frame semantics for an IntelliMedia TourGuide"
Paul Mc Kevitt and Paul Dalsgaard
Center for PersonKommunikation,
Aalborg University, Denmark


FRIDAY, 12th SEPTEMBER, 1997:
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POSTER PRESENTATIONS:

"Off-line cursive script recognition system
for languages with diacritic symbols"
Hariton Costin, Adrian Ciobanu and Amalia Todirascu
Institute for Theoretical Informatics
Romanian Academy, Iasi Branch, Romania

"Clustering integration through examples"
Teresa Cristina Goncalves and Fernando Moura-Pires
Departamento de Informatica,
Universidade Nova de Lisboa, Portugal

"Advantage of hybrid reasoning strategies
in legal decision-support systems"
Kamalendu Pal and John A Campbell
Department of Computer Science,
University College London, London, England

"Methdology and monolingual requirements
for the acquisition of transfer functions"
Sean Barry Redmond, Norman Creaney & Ray J Hickey
Faculty of Informatics,
University of Ulster, Coleraine, Northern Ireland

"Using patterns in state spaces of complex problems
to hypothesise solution behaviour"
Paul Rogers and Martin Lefley
Department of Design Engineering and Computing,
Bournemouth University, England

"Turing test and intelligence with trick"
Sun Zhaohao and Klaus Weber
Fakultaet fuer Mathematik, Informatik und Naturwissenschaften,
TU Cottbus, Cottbus, Germany

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 GENERAL INFORMATION
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CONTACT ADDRESSES:

AI-97 CONFERENCE CHAIR
Fionn Murtagh
Faculty of Informatics
University of Ulster, Magee College
Derry/Londonderry BT48 7JL
NORTHERN IRELAND
Email: fd.murtaghulst.ac.uk
FaX: (+44) 1504 375489 (from Republic of Ireland: 080 1504 375489)
Phone: (+44) 1504 375453 ( " " " " " " 375453)
WWW: http://www.infm.ulst.ac.uk/~fionn

AI-97 LOCAL ORGANIZATION CHAIR
Jon Campbell
Faculty of Informatics
University of Ulster, Magee College
Derry/Londonderry BT48 7JL
NORTHERN IRELAND
E-mail: jg.campbellulst.ac.uk
FaX: (+44) 1504 370040 (from Republic of Ireland: 080 1504 370040)
Phone: (+44) 1504 375367 ( " " " " " " 375367)
 (answering machine here)
WWW: http://www.infm.ulst.ac.uk/~jon

AI-97 PROGRAMME CHAIR
Paul Mc Kevitt
Center for PersonKommunikation (CPK)
Fredrik Bajers Vej 7-A2
Institute of Electronic Systems (IES)
Aalborg University
DK-9220, Aalborg
DENMARK
E-mail: pmckcpk.auc.dk
FaX: (+45) 98 15 15 83
Phone: (+45) 96 35 86 56
WWW: http://www.cpk.auc.dk/CPK/MMUI


DERRY/LONDONDERRY
Straddling the meandering River Foyle where it becomes Lough Foyle,
Derry (from Doire (Oak Grove) in Gaelic) or Londonderry (and some other
names besides) has a rare scenic beauty. It is rich in history,
encompassing monastic settlement and fully extant city walls, the
great seige of the late 17th century, and much more. A visit to the
renowned Tower Museum is more than rewarding. It is a northern
European city of 100,000, almost on the border between the Republic of
Ireland and Northern Ireland. The area has wide renown for its
writers (Seamus Heaney, Brian Friel) and musicians (Phil Coulter,
Clannad, Enya, Daniel O Donnell) and of course its computer scientists.
(see http://www.ni-tourism.com/noplugin.htm and
http://www.ireland.travel.ie/
and http://www.interknowledge.com/northern-ireland)

To the East of the Foyle we have the north Derry coast, with beautiful
beaches at Benone and Castlenock and then through Coleraine to the
seaside resorts of Portstewart & Portrush. A few kilometres further
along the north Antrim coast we arrive at the Giant's Causeway and
Bushmills with the world's oldest distillery
(see http://www.infosites.net/tourism/topten/bushmills.html)
which delegates can visit as part of the conference tour.

The Inishowen Peninsula borders the West of Lough Foyle with a
beautiful "Inishowen 100" tour and one can visit the rugged mountains
and sea cliffs in the close hinterland of Donegal (e.g. Glenveagh
National Park once owned by the McIlhenney Family - inventors of famed
Tabasco Sauce)!, Gweedore, home of the Clannad Family and Enya and
Kincasslagh, home of Daniel O Donnell.

A Calendar of Events for Ireland and Northern Ireland can be found at
http://ireland.iol.ie/emigrant/calendar.html.

ARTIFICIAL INTELLIGENCE AT UNIVERSITY OF ULSTER
The Faculty of Informatics has a large research team in Artificial
Intelligence covering a broad range of themes. Particular strengths
lie in the areas of evidential reasoning, data mining/knowledge
discovery, user modelling/natural language processing, machine
learning, computational intelligence, Intelligent MultiMedia, and
distributed object computing.
(see http://www.infc.ulst.ac.uk/informatics/)

The Faculty hosts the Northern Ireland Knowledge Engineering
Laboratory (NIKEL), a joint venture with ICL, which carries out
extensive work on the application of AI techniques to industrial and
medical problems.

VENUE
The venue for registration, posters and exhibits, and for all
conference events, will be MG 220 and MG 229 in the MG Building.
Magee College itself is a short walk from the city centre.

>From car-park, MG is the more city-side (southerly) of the two long
buildings orthogonal to the River Foyle.
- stand in car park facing main building (old sort of gothic building),
- MG is the long building, _behind_ the long building to your left.

Behind building to left in campus view at
(see http://www.iscm.ulst.ac.uk/~jon/mgpics/mg.jpg)
See also: 'How to get to us page',
(http://www.infm.ulst.ac.uk/research/travel.html)

Full travel details will be sent on registration.

TRANSPORT
Derry/Londonderry is best reached by City of Derry Airport, Belfast
International Airport (BFS), Belfast City Airport and Dublin Airport.
Probably the most convenient connections will be with Belfast
International Airport (BFS). Look at conference web pages for detailed
travel details.

ACCOMMODATION
Accommodation has been reserved for conference delegates in University
Accommodation (Duncreggan Village, Duncreggan Road) within 3 minutes
walking from conference site and at 19.00 GBP per night Bed and
Breakfast (B&B) (single occupancy only). Delegates preferring to stay
at hotels or other B&B's must book their own accommodation --- lists
of others are given on the conference web pages.

COMPUTER SERVICES
The Faculty of Informatics will provide on site FTP/WWW and E-mail
services to delegates.

NEARBY FACILITIES
The neighbourhood nearby contains banks, hairdressers,
bookshops, and the City is a stone's throw away.

PARKING
There is ample free parking for over 100 cars in the vicinity of
the MG building.

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 REGISTRATION NOTES

 Main Programme and Tutorials
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ADDRESS (for registrations/general enquiries/venue)
Ms. Caroline McNutt,
Faculty of Informatics,
University of Ulster, Magee College,
Londonderry BT48 7JL,
Northern Ireland.
FaX: (+44) 1504 370040 (from Republic of Ireland: 080 1504 370040) (Caroline)
FaX: (+44) 1504 375489 ( " " " " " " 375489) (Fionn)
Tel: (+44) 1504 375408 ( " " " " " " 375408) (Caroline)
Tel: (+44) 1504 375446 ( " " " " " " 375446) (Janet)
 / 375453 ( " " " " " " 375453) (Fionn)
 / 375367 (Jon) (answering machine here)
E-mail: ai97ulst.ac.uk
WWW AI-97: http://www.infm.ulst.ac.uk/research/ai97
WWW IMVIP-97: http://www.infm.ulst.ac.uk/research/imvip97

PAYMENT
Payment should be made by cheque/Eurocheque/money order payable to
`IMVIP/AI-97, University of ULSTER' drawn in pounds sterling (or
equivalent Irish Pounds). Payment should be sent together with the
Registration Form to the above address. It is not possible to register
by email. (If paying by Irish Pounds/Eurocheque please add GBP 5.00
 to the amount paid)

CONFIRMATION
Confirmation of booking, a receipt, and a map with travel details will
be sent on receipt of the REGISTRATION FORM.

LATE REGISTRATIONS
Registrations postmarked after Friday, 15th August count as late
registrations.

CANCELLATIONS
In the event of DELEGATE cancellation, a 75% refund of the total cost
will be made provided that written notice is received by the Local
Organisers by Friday 29th August, 1997. After that date refunds
cannot be made, although substitutions are possible.

AISB MEMBERSHIP
Delegates wishing to join AISB (thus obtaining a reduction in
registration fee) should contact:

 AISB Administration,
 Cognitive and Computing Sciences (COGS)
 University of Sussex
 GB- BN1 9QH, Falmer, Brighton
 England.

 E-mail: aisbcogs.susx.ac.uk
 WWW: http://www.cogs.susx.ac.uk/aisb
 Ftp: ftp.cogs.susx.ac.uk/pub/aisb
 Fax:	 +44 (0) 1273 671320
 Phone: +44 (0) 1273 678448

DISCLAIMER
The University of Ulster and the Conference Organisers accept no
responsibility for injury to persons attending the Conference, nor for
loss of or damage to their property. The Conference Organisers
reserve the right to change the details given in this document without
notice.
________________________________________________________________________

 R E G I S T R A T I O N F O R M ---- AI-9 7 / IMVIP-97
________________________________________________________________________

LATE REGISTRATIONS
Registrations postmarked after Friday, 15th August count as late
registrations.

Figures in parentheses are for full-time students (send photo copy of
ID).


 REGISTRATION FEES
 -----------------

 TECHNICAL PROGRAMME

AI-97 AND IMVIP-97 REGISTRATION FEES:
(meetings running in tandem)

 AISB/OESI/SPIE NON
 MEMBERS MEMBERS STUDENTS COST

Technical Programme 100 120 75
LATE REGISTRATION:
 130 150 100 _____


 total _____ GBP Pounds

(The registration fee includes conference materials,
 coffees, and one copy of the proceedings)


 CONFERENCE TRIPS

(Giant's Causeway & Bushmills Distillery
 Sunday, 14th September, 1997)
(13.00-19.00)
 6.00 _____


 ACCOMMODATION and BANQUET

BED + Breakfast

 # days _____ X 19.00 _____

Banquet
(Friday, 12th September, 1997)
 25.00 _____


 total _____ GBP Pounds


Irish Pounds/Eurocheque 5.00 _____ GBP Pounds

Special dietary considerations _____
(please tick)

Attending Reception on Thursday, 11th September _____
(please tick)

 OVERALL TOTAL _____ GBP Pounds



 PERSONAL DETAILS

 Full time
LastName ___________________________________________ student? Y/N

FirstName ___________________________________________


Address ___________________________________________

 ___________________________________________

 ___________________________________________

 ___________________________________________

WWW ___________________________________________

Email ___________________________________________

Phone __________________ Fax __________________



I wish to register for the events indicated, and enclose a
cheque/Eurocheque/money order in pounds sterling (or equivalent Irish
pounds) and payable to the `IMVIP/AI-97, University of ULSTER' for .....
(If paying by Irish Pounds/Eurocheque please add GBP 5.00
 to the amount paid)



Signed _________________________ Date ___________


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