Appel: MIWAI 2010 - Second Call for Papers and Student Travel Scholarships

Thierry Hamon thierry.hamon at UNIV-PARIS13.FR
Thu Sep 2 19:34:16 UTC 2010

Date: Wed, 1 Sep 2010 13:51:44 +0200
From: Richard Booth <richard.booth at>
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Apologies for Multiple Copies Due to Cross Posting

The 4th Mahasarakham International Workshop on Artificial Intelligence.

December 9-10, 2010, Mahasarakham University, Mahasarakham, Thailand.

Some travel scholarships are now available for students wishing to
attend MIWAI 2010:

. At least one scholarship for students enrolled at universities
  outside Thailand of up to a maximum of 20,000 Thai Baht (approx 630

. FOUR scholarships for students enrolled at Thai universities of
  2,500 Baht each.

More scholarships may be made available soon. For details about how to
apply see

Important Dates
Papers due:                      October 15, 2010
Author notification:             November 12, 2010
Camera-ready papers due:         November 22, 2010
Registration deadline:           December 2, 2010
Tutorial:			 December 8, 2010
Workshop dates:                  December 9-10, 2010

Artificial Intelligence (AI) research has broad applications in real
world problems. Examples include control, planning and scheduling,
pattern recognition, knowledge mining, software applications and
strategy games.  The ever-evolving needs in business both on a local
and on a global scale demand better technologies for solving more and
more complex problems. Such needs can be found in all industrial
sectors and in any part of the world.

This workshop aims to be a meeting place where excellence in AI
research meets the needs for solving dynamic and complex problems in
the real world.  The academic researchers, developers, and industrial
practitioners will have extensive opportunities to present their
original work, technological advances and practical
problems. Participants can learn from each other and exchange their
experiences in order to fine tune their activities in order to help
each other better.

The main purposes of the MIWAI series of workshops are as follows:

. to provide a meeting place for AI researchers and practitioners in
  Thailand and beyond.

. to inform Thai students about cutting-edge AI research via the
  presence of outstanding international invited speakers.

. to raise the standards of practice of AI research in the whole of
  Thailand by providing Thai researchers and students with feedback
  from an internationally-renowned program committee.

Invited Speakers + Tutorials
Invited Speakers:
1.Arun Agarwal (University of Hyderabad, India)
2.Anthony Cohn (University of Leeds, UK)

Tutorial (December 8):
Richard Booth (University of Luxembourg and Mahasarakham)
"Reasoning using Argumentation: An Introduction"

There will be five awards given out at the workshop:

(i) Best original paper: Given to the best category A submission (see
    below), from any origin.

(ii) Best original paper by a PhD student: Given to the best category
    A paper whose first author is a registered PhD student, from any

(iii) Best original paper by a Masters student: Given to the best
    category A paper whose first author is a registered Masters
    student, from any origin.

(iv) Best demonstration: Given to the best demonstration (see category
    C submissions below - note this prize will only be awarded in case
    at least 3 demonstrations are presented at the workshop).

(v) Best reviewer: Given to the reviewer who has given the most
    helpful feedback on the papers they have been assigned to review.

Call for Papers
Submission of papers is due on October 15, 2010. The research areas in
AI include but not limited to:

- Agent-based simulation
- Agent-oriented software engineering
- Agents and Web services
- Agent-based electronic commerce, auctions and markets
- AI in video games
- Computer vision
- Constraint satisfaction
- Data mining
- Decision theory
- Distributed AI
- E-Commerce and AI
- Game theory
- Internet/WWW intelligence
- Industrial applications of AI
- Intelligent tutoring
- Knowledge representation and reasoning
- Machine learning
- Multiagent planning and learning
- Multiagent systems and their applications
- Multiagent systems and evolving intelligence
- Natural language processing
- Neural networks
- Planning and scheduling
- Robotics
- Uncertainty in AI
- Web services

Submission requirements
Submissions of the following three categories are invited:

Papers presenting new original work. Submitted papers should not
exceed a length of 12 pages in the IEEE format style (templates here:,
Regular papers will be reviewed on overall quality and
relevance. Reviewing of category A papers will be (at least)
double-blind. In order to make blind reviewing possible, the authors
should follow that:

. The authors' names and institutions should not appear in the paper.
. Unpublished work of the authors should not be cited.
. Using "we" or "us" in reviews of literature should be avoided, e.g.,
"In [1] we have proposed..." should be changed to "In [1] the authors have

The program committee will evaluate Category A papers as either
rejected‚ or accepted as a long paper, or accepted as a short
paper. All accepted category A papers (long and short) will be fully
published in the proceedings.

Papers that have been accepted after June 1 2009 for AI-related
refereed conferences or journals can be resubmitted and will be
accepted as "compressed contributions". Authors are invited to submit
the published version (without page or format restriction) together
with a 1 or 2-page abstract prepared in the IEEE format style (links
to templates above). Note the above double-blind instructions apply
only to category A papers, not to category B. The abstract of the
paper will be published in the proceedings.  Every author may submit
at most one B-paper of which they are the corresponding author, and
only if they do not submit any A-paper as corresponding author.

Proposals for demonstrations will be evaluated based on submitted
demonstration summaries stating the following: the purpose of the
system to be demonstrated, its user groups, the organization or
project for which it is developed, the developers, and the technology
used. In addition, the system requirements and the duration of the
demo (not exceeding 30 minutes) should be mentioned. Especially master
students are encouraged to submit papers presenting their applications
and experiences. The maximum size of demonstration summaries is 2
pages (links to templates above). Reviewing of category C papers will
be double-blind (see above under "category A" papers for details).

The workshop proceedings will be published with ISBN number.

At least one author of each accepted paper (in each submission
category) is required to attend the workshop.

Language Requirements
As MIWAI is an international workshop, its official language is
English.  This means all submitting authors must submit an English
language version of their paper, as well as present their paper in
English if accepted for the workshop.


Advisory Committee
-Wanchai Rivepaiboon (Chulalongkorn University, Bangkok, Thailand)
-Wirat Pongsiri (Mahasarakham University, Thailand)
-Sujin Butdeesuwan (Mahasarakham University, Thailand)
-Somnuk Puangpronpitag (Mahasarakham University, Thailand)

Program Co-Chairs
- Richard Booth (University of Luxembourg and Mahasarakham University,
- Chattrakul Sombattheera (Mahasarakham University, Thailand)

Publicity Chairs
-Wijittra Noisanguan (Rajamangala University of Technology, Isan, Surin
 campus, Thailand)
-Mana Setwong (Mahasarakham University, Thailand)

Program Committee (provisional)
- Arun Agarwal (Hyderabad, India)
- Samir Aknine (Paris 6, France)
- Laor Boongasame (Bangkok University, Thailand)
- Roger Boyle (Leeds, UK)
- Kosin Chamnongthai (KMUTT, Bangkok, Thailand)
- Matthew Dailey (AIT, Bangkok, Thailand)
- Juergen Dix (Clausthal, Germany)
- Patrick Doherty (Linkoping, Sweden)
- Andreas Herzig (IRIT, Toulouse, France)
- Jerome Lang (CNRS, Universite Paris-Dauphine, France)
- Kittichai Lavangnananda (KMUTT, Bangkok, Thailand)
- Fangzhen Lin (HKUST, Hong Kong)
- Jerome Mengin (IRIT, Toulouse, France)
- Ekawit Nantajeewarawat (SIIT, Bangkok, Thailand)
- Eric Pacuit (Tilburg, Netherlands)
- Vineet Padmanabhan (Hyderabad, India)
- Patrice Perny (Paris 6, France)
- Supawan Phonphitakchai (Naresuan University, Thailand)
- Guilin Qi (Southeast University, Nanjing, China)
- Jun Shen (Wollongong, Australia)
- Alok Singh (Hyderabad, India)
- Virach Sornlertlamvanich (NECTEC, Thailand)
- Siriwan Suebnukarn (Thammasat University, Bangkok, Thailand)
- Boontawee Suntisrivaraporn (SIIT, Bangkok, Thailand)
- Leon van der Torre (Luxembourg)
- Thanaruk Theeramunkong (SIIT, Bangkok, Thailand)
- Siba Kumar Udgata (Hyderabad, India)
- Paul Weng (Paris 6, France)

Please direct any comments or enquiries to Chattrakul Sombattheera
(chattrakul.s[AT] or Richard Booth (richard.booth[AT]

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