Conf: ECAI-2000

Philippe Blache pb at
Wed Mar 22 18:39:48 UTC 2000

From: "ECAI 2000 Publicity [Markus Hannebauer]" <hannebau at>

[Please accept our apologies for multiple copies of this call.]

------------------  CALL FOR PARTICIPATION  -----------------------

                     ECAI 2000/PAIS 2000

       14th European Conference on Artificial Intelligence
         Prestigious Applications of Intelligent Systems

                 Berlin, Humboldt University
                      August 20-25, 2000



Organized by
German Informatics Society (GI) and
European Coordinating Committee for Artificial Intelligence (ECCAI)

Hosted by
Humboldt University Berlin

    In this special turn of the century we invite you to  celebrate
  ECAI 2000 in Berlin.  Being  the  fourteenth in a very successful
  series  of  European  Conferences  on   Artificial  Intelligence,
  ECAI 2000  will  offer a unique opportunity to bring industry and
  academics together to explore the  full  spectrum  of  Artificial
  Intelligence,  from theory and  methodology to its application in
  commercial systems.

    Respond to the call of the German Informatics Society (GI)  and
  the European Coordinating Committee for Artificial  Intelligence,
  the world's largest umbrella organization for AI,  and meet well-
  known AI experts at Humboldt University Berlin, a University that
  can proudly look back on almost 200 years  of  tradition  and  29
  associated Nobel prize winners.

    Since the year 2000 is a special year, we will make ECAI 2000 a
  very special conference.  ECAI 2000 gathered 443 submissions from
  which, however, only roughly a third can be accepted for  presen-
  tation. Although the majority of papers comes from Europe,  there
  is a significant number of papers from Australia, Asia, and North
  America,  leading  to  a  total  of  42  contributing  countries.
  Furthermore,  ECAI 2000  comprises  six  invited  talks  given by
  distinguished scientists, master-class lectures in  10  tutorials
  and serious discussions of hot new research topics  in  34  work-

    The real success of Artificial intelligence will be measured by
  the applications that use the technology rather than the  techno-
  logy itself.  For the first time,  ECAI comprises the Prestigious
  Applications of Intelligent Systems  sub-conference  (PAIS 2000),
  which is the first major  European  showcase of beneficial  solu-
  tions for industry and commerce based on AI technologies.

    ECAI and PAIS are accompanied by an exhibition concept that re-
  flects AI's history, its gaining grounds in the 20th century  and
  its progress paths envisioned into the 21st century. We also plan
  to have a rather unusual sidetrack meant  to  attract layman such
  that ECAI 2000  becomes an event in Berlin and not  only  one  of
  diverse scientific congresses hardly noticed by the public. In so
  far,  we aim at presenting  AI on ECAI 2000 in a very broad scope
  in order to show its relation to  other  classical  and  advanced
  IT topics.

    In the following we will present a short glance at the  program
  of ECAI 2000. We will also provide some information on  registra-
  tion deadlines and fees.  More  detailed information is available
  on the conference home page at


    Do not miss this opportunity.  Register  now  and  be cordially
  welcome at ECAI 2000 in Berlin!


   15    Jun  2000       Early Registration Deadline
    1    Aug  2000       Late Registration Deadline
   20-25 Aug  2000       ECAI/PAIS 2000


  Piero P. Bonissone
    General Electric, USA
    Corporate Research and Development

    "Hybrid Soft Computing: Where are we going?"

  Patrick Doherty
    Linkoeping University, Sweden
    Artificial Intelligence and
    Integrated Computer Systems Division

    "A Bird's-Eye View of the
     WITAS Unmanned Aerial Vehicle Project"

  Daniele Nardi
    Universita di Roma "La Sapienza", Italy
    Artificial Intelligence Research Group

    "Artificial Intelligence in RoboCup"

  Bernhard Nebel
    Albert-Ludwigs-Universitaet Freiburg, Germany
    Artificial Intelligence Research Group

    "Knowledge Representation and Reasoning -
     The Theoretical Side of AI"

  Luc Steels
    Sony Computer Science Laboratory Paris, France
    Vrije Universiteit Brussels, Belgium
    Artificial Intelligence Laboratory

    "The Emergence of Grammar in
     Communicating Autonomous Robotic Agents"

  Mark Wallace
    Imperial College, UK
    ICL and IC-Parc

    "Constraint Programming -
     Applications, Algorithms, Languages"


  T1: Ant Algorithms and Swarm Intelligence: An Introduction
    M. Dorigo

  T2: Stochastic Search Algorithms
    H. H. Hoos, T. Stuetzle

  T3: AI Techniques for Knowledge Management
    S. Decker, S. Staab

  T4: Solving and Programming with Soft Constraints:
    Theory and Implementation
    F. Rossi, P. Codognet

  T5: Empirical Methods for Computer Science
    P. Cohen, I. Gent, T. Walsh

  T6: Knowledge Markup Techniques
    H. Boley, S. Decker, M. Sintek

  T7: Applying Automatic Text Generation
    M. Stede, L. Wanner

  T8: Rational Action in Autonomous Agents
    S. Parsons, M. Wooldridge

  T9: Seeking Information: Methods from Information Retrieval and
    Artificial Intelligence
    D. Fensel, M. Lalmas

  T10: Neural Networks and Structured Knowledge
    F. Kurfess


  W1: 14th Workshop on Planning and Configuration (PuK 2000)
    Submission date: March 28th, 2000

  W2: Configuration
    Submission date: April 16th, 2000

  W3: Agent-oriented Software Management (AOSM)
    Submission date: March 31st, 2000

  W4: Cognitive Robotics
    Submission date: April 7th, 2000

  W5: Current Issues in Spatio-Temporal Reasoning
    Submission date: March 31st, 2000

  W6: Local Search for Planning & Scheduling
    Submission date: May 1st, 2000

  W7: 2nd ECAI Workshop on Binding Environmental Sciences and
      Artificial Intelligence (BESAI 2000)
    Submission date: expired

  W8: Scientific Reasoning in AI and Philosophy of Science
    Submission date: April 7th, 2000

  W9: Application of Ontologies and Problem Solving Methods
    Submission date: March 29th, 2000

  W10: Engineering Societies in the Agents' World (ESAW 00)
    Submission date: April 7th, 2000

  W11: Knowledge Management and Organizational Memory
    Submission date: expired

  W12: Knowledge Representation and Ontologies in Education
    Submission date: expired

  W13: Agent Technologies and Their Application Scenarios in Logistics
    Submission date: May 31st, 2000

  W14: Multi-Agent Systems and Geographical Information Systems
    Submission date: April 3rd, 2000

  W15: Foundations of Connectionist-Symbolic Integration:
       Representation, Paradigms, and Algorithms
    Submission date: March 31st, 2000

  W16: Machine Learning for Information Extraction
    Submission date: expired

  W17: AI in Product Data Management: Modelling and Reasoning
       about Product Data in e-Commerce and e-Business (AiPDM)
    Submission date: May 5th, 2000

  W18: Knowledge Representation Meets Databases (KRDB-2000)
    Submission date: March 20th, 2000

  W19: Applied Semiotics: Control Problems (ASC2000)
    Submission date: expired

  W20: Service Robotics - Applications and Safety Issues in an Emerging
    Submission date: March 31st, 2000

  W21: Workshop on Bayesian and Causal Networks: From Inference to Data
    Submission date: expired

  W22: Computational Dialectics:
       Models of Argumentation, Negotiation and Decision Making
    Submission date: April 8th, 2000

  W23: Intelligent Data Analysis in Medicine and Pharmacology (IDAMAP-2000)
    Submission date: April 20th, 2000

  W24: Ontology Learning
    Submission date: April 1st, 2000

  W25: Modelling and Solving Problems with Constraints
    Submission date: May 5th, 2000

  W26: Analysis and Modelling of Collaborative Learning Interactions
    Submission date: expired

  W27: Machine Learning in Computer Vision (MLCV)
    Submission date: March 20th, 2000

  W28: Modelling Artificial Societies and Hybrid Organizations
    Submission date: April 7th, 2000

  W29: Balancing Reactivity and Social Deliberation in Multi-Agent Systems
    Submission date: May 1st, 2000

  W30: Flexible Strategies for Maintaining Knowledge Containers
    Submission date: April 17th, 2000

  W31: Knowledge-Based Systems for Model-Based Engineering
    Submission date: April 10th, 2000

  W32: Artificial Intelligence in Mobile Systems (AIMS 2000)
    Submission date: April 21st, 2000

  W33: AI in Agriculture and Natural Resources
    Submission date: April 3rd, 2000

  W34: Empirical Methods in Artificial Intelligence
    Submission date: May 5th, 2000


    The details given here  are for your  information only. To  re-
  gister for ECAI 2000,  its tutorials  and workshops and to book a
  hotel please use the forms provided on our home page.

    Prices are given in Euro (EUR) and Deutsche Mark (DM).  To  re-
  ceive the reduced fee as a member of an ECCAI member  society  or
  being a member of GI, please provide evidence of membership (e.g.
  membership card) and send  it  together  with  your  registration
  form. If you are a student, please provide proof on your status.

  ECAI 2000 CONFERENCE (PAIS 2000 included)

                     Early                 Late                  On-Site
                     (until June 15th)     (until August 1st)    (after
August 1st)

  Member             EUR 350 / DM 684.54   EUR 410 / DM 801.89   EUR 480 /
DM 938.08

  Non-Member         EUR 450 / DM 880.12   EUR 510 / DM 997.47   EUR 570 /
DM 1114.82

  Student/Member     EUR 120 / DM 234.07   EUR 145 / DM 283.06   EUR 190 /
DM 371.61

  Student/Non-Member EUR 130 / DM 254.26   EUR 155 / DM 303.15   EUR 200 /
DM 391.17

  TUTORIALS (each)
                     Early                 Late                  On-Site
                     (until June 15th)     (until August 1st)    (after
August 1st)

  Member             EUR 200 / DM 391.17   EUR 220 / DM 430.28   EUR 260 /
DM 508.52

  Non-Member         EUR 250 / DM 488.96   EUR 270 / DM 528.07   EUR 310 /
DM 606.31

  Student/Member     EUR  80 / DM 156.47   EUR 110 / DM 215.14   EUR 140 /
DM 273.82

  Student/Non-Member EUR  90 / DM 176.02   EUR 120 / DM 234.70   EUR 150 /
DM 293.37

  WORKSHOPS (each)

  There is a flat fee for each workshop:  EUR 50 / DM 97.79

  Workshop participants must register for the main ECAI conference.
  No extra charge for late workshop registrations.

"At the change of ages we will make ECAI 2000 in Berlin a special

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