Appel: Call For Workshop/Session Proposals, ICAI'11

Thierry Hamon thierry.hamon at UNIV-PARIS13.FR
Sun Jan 23 11:34:45 UTC 2011

Date: Sat, 22 Jan 2011 02:42:12 -0500
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                          CALL  FOR  PAPERS
                 Call For Workshop/Session Proposals

                 The 2011 International Conference on
                       Artificial Intelligence

         Date and Location: July 18-21, 2011, Las Vegas, USA

Conference Web site:
This is the 13th annual offering of ICAI conference.

You are invited to submit a full paper for consideration. All accepted
papers will be published in the ICAI conference proceedings (in
printed book form; later, the proceedings will also be accessible
online). Those interested in proposing workshops/sessions, should
refer to the relevant sections that appear below.

SCOPE: Topics of interest include, but are not limited to, the following:

O  Brain models / cognitive science
O  Natural language processing
O  Fuzzy logic and soft computing
O  Software tools for AI
O  Expert systems
O  Decision support systems
O  Automated problem solving
O  Knowledge discovery
O  Knowledge representation
O  Knowledge acquisition
O  Knowledge-intensive problem solving techniques
O  Knowledge networks and management
O  Intelligent information systems
O  Intelligent data mining and farming
O  Intelligent web-based business
O  Intelligent agents
O  Intelligent networks
O  Intelligent databases
O  Intelligent user interface
O  AI and evolutionary algorithms
O  Intelligent tutoring systems
O  Reasoning strategies
O  Distributed AI algorithms and techniques
O  Distributed AI systems and architectures
O  Neural networks and applications
O  Heuristic searching methods
O  Languages and programming techniques for AI
O  Constraint-based reasoning and constraint programming
O  Intelligent information fusion
O  Learning and adaptive sensor fusion
O  Search and meta-heuristics
O  Swarm Optimization
O  Multisensor data fusion using neural and fuzzy techniques
O  Integration of AI with other technologies
O  Evaluation of AI tools
O  Social intelligence (markets and computational societies)
O  Social impact of AI
O  Emerging technologies
O  Topics on satisfiability
O  Applications (including: computer vision, signal processing,
   military, surveillance, robotics, medicine, pattern recognition,
   face recognition, finger print recognition, finance and marketing,
   stock market, education, emerging applications, ...)

O  Workshop on Machine Learning; Models, Technologies and Applications:

   - General Machine Learning Theory
     . Statistical learning theory
     . Unsupervised and Supervised Learning
     . Multivariate analysis
     . Hierarchical learning models
     . Relational learning models
     . Bayesian methods
     . Meta learning
     . Stochastic optimization
     . Topics on satisfiability
     . Simulated annealing
     . Heuristic optimization techniques
     . Neural networks
     . Reinforcement learning
     . Multi-criteria reinforcement learning
     . General Learning models
     . Multiple hypothesis testing
     . Decision making
     . Markov chain Monte Carlo (MCMC) methods
     . Non-parametric methods
     . Graphical models
     . Gaussian graphical models
     . Particle filter
     . Cross-Entropy method
     . Ant colony optimization
     . Time series prediction
     . Fuzzy logic and learning
     . Inductive learning and applications
     . Grammatical inference

   - General Graph-based Machine Learning Techniques
     . Graph kernel and graph distance methods
     . Graph-based semi-supervised learning
     . Graph clustering
     . Graph learning based on graph transformations
     . Graph learning based on graph grammars
     . Graph learning based on graph matching
     . General theoretical aspects of graph learning
     . Statistical modeling of graphs
     . Information-theoretical approaches to graphs
     . Motif search
     . Network inference
     . General issues in graph and tree mining

   - Machine Learning Applications
     . Aspects of knowledge structures
     . Computational Finance
     . Computational Intelligence
     . Knowledge acquisition and discovery techniques
     . Induction of document grammars
     . Supervised and unsupervised classification of web data
     . General Structure-based approaches in information retrieval,
       web authoring, information extraction, and web content mining
     . Latent semantic analysis
     . Aspects of natural language processing
     . Intelligent linguistic
     . Aspects of text technology
     . Computational vision
     . Bioinformatics and computational biology
     . Biostatistics
     . High-throughput data analysis
     . Biological network analysis:
       protein-protein networks, signaling networks, metabolic networks,
       transcriptional regulatory networks
     . Graph-based models in biostatistics
     . Computational Neuroscience
     . Computational Chemistry
     . Computational Statistics
     . Systems Biology
     . Algebraic Biology


The DBLP list of accepted papers of ICAI 2010 is at:
The main web site of ICAI'11 is at:

ICAI'11 conference will be held simultaneously (same location and
dates) with WORLDCOMP 2011 congress - WORLDCOMP 2011 congress is
composed of major tracks in the following areas:
Bioinformatics & Computational Biology (BIOCOMP); Computer Design
(CDES); Computer Graphics & Virtual Reality (CGVR); Scientific
Computing (CSC); Data Mining (DMIN); e-Learning, e-Business,
Enterprise IS, & e-Government (EEE); Engineering of Reconfigurable
Systems (ERSA); Embedded Systems (ESA); Foundations of Computer
Science (FCS); Frontiers in Education, CS & CE (FECS); Grid Computing
(GCA); Genetic and Evolutionary Methods (GEM); Artificial Intelligence
(ICAI); Internet Computing (ICOMP); Wireless Networks (ICWN);
Information & Knowledge Engineering (IKE); Image Processing, Computer
Vision, & Pattern Recognition (IPCV); Modeling, Simulation &
Visualization Methods (MSV); Parallel & Distributed Processing
Techniques & Applications (PDPTA); Security & Management (SAM);
Software Engineering (SERP); and Semantic Web and Web Services (SWWS).
For more information about each of the above tracks, refer to:


March 10, 2011:    Submission of papers (about 5 to 7 pages)
April 03, 2011:    Notification of acceptance (+/- two days)
April 24, 2011:    Final papers + Copyright/Consent + Registration
July 18-21, 2011:  The 2011 International Conference on Artificial
                   Intelligence (ICAI'11)


Currently being prepared - The Academic sponsors of the last offering
of ICAI (2010) included research labs and centers affiliated with (a
partial list): University of California, Berkeley; University of
Southern California; University of Texas at Austin; Harvard
University, Cambridge, Massachusetts; Georgia Institute of Technology,
Georgia; Emory University, Georgia; University of Minnesota;
University of Iowa; University of North Dakota; NDSU-CIIT Green
Computing & Comm. Lab.; University of Siegen, Germany; UMIT, Austria;
SECLAB (University of Naples Federico II + University of Naples
Parthenope + Second University of Naples, Italy); National Institute
for Health Research; World Academy of Biomedical Sciences and
Technologies; Russian Academy of Sciences, Russia; International
Society of Intelligent Biological Medicine (ISIBM); The International
Council on Medical and Care Compunetics; Eastern Virginia Medical
School & the American College of Surgeons, USA. (56223)


Prospective authors are invited to submit their papers by uploading
them to the evaluation web site at: Submissions
must be uploaded by March 10, 2011 and they must be in either MS doc
(but not docx) or pdf formats (about 5 to 7 pages - single space, font
size of 10 to 12). All reasonable typesetting formats are acceptable
(later, the authors of accepted papers will be asked to follow a
particular typesetting format to prepare their final papers for
publication.) Papers must not have been previously published or
currently submitted for publication elsewhere.
The first page of the paper should include: title of the paper, name,
affiliation, postal address, and email address for each author. The
first page should also identify the name of the Contact Author and a
maximum of 5 topical keywords that would best represent the content of
the paper. Finally, the name of the conference (ie, ICAI) that the
paper is being submitted for consideration must be stated on the first

The length of the final/Camera-Ready papers (if accepted) will be
limited to 7 (two-column IEEE style) pages.

Each paper will be peer-reviewed by two experts in the field for
originality, significance, clarity, impact, and soundness. In cases of
contradictory recommendations, a member of the conference program
committee will be charged to make the final decision (accept/reject) -
often, this would involve seeking help from additional referees by
using a double-blinded review process. In addition, all papers whose
authors included a member of the conference program committee will be
evaluated using the double-blinded review
process. (Essay/philosophical papers will not be refereed but may be
considered for discussion/panels).

All proceedings of WORLDCOMP will be published and indexed in: Inspec
/ IET / The Institute for Engineering & Technology, DBLP / CS
Bibliography, and others. The printed proceedings will be available
for distribution on site at the conference.

In addition to the publication of the proceedings, selected authors
will be invited to submit extended versions of their papers for
publication in a number of research books being proposed/contracted
with various publishers (such as, Springer, Elsevier, ...) - these
books would be composed after the conference. Also, many chairs of
sessions and workshops will be forming journal special issues to be
published after the conference.


The members of the Steering Committee of The 2010 congress included:
Dr. Selim Aissi (Chief Strategist, Intel Corporation, USA);
Prof. Hamid Arabnia (ISIBM Fellow & Professor, University of Georgia;
Associate Editor, IEEE Transactions on Information Technology in
Biomedicine; Editor-in-Chief, Journal of Supercomputing, Springer;
Advisory Board, IEEE TC on Scalable Computing); Prof. Ruzena Bajcsy
(Member, National Academy of Engineering, IEEE Fellow, ACM Fellow,
Professor; University of California, Berkeley, USA); Prof. Hyunseung
Choo (ITRC Director of Ministry of Information & Communication;
Director, ITRC; Director, Korea Information Processing Society;
Assoc. Editor, ACM Transactions on Internet Technology; Professor,
Sungkyunkwan University, Korea); Prof. Winston Wai-Chi Fang (IEEE
Fellow, TSMC Distinguished Chair Professor, National ChiaoTung
University, Hsinchu, Taiwan, ROC); Prof. Andy Marsh (Director HoIP,
Secretary-General WABT; Vice-president ICET and ICMCC, Visiting
Professor, University of Westminster, UK); Dr. Rahman Tashakkori
(Director, S-STEM NSF Supported Scholarship Program and NSF Supported
AUAS, Appalachian State U., USA); Prof. Layne T. Watson (IEEE Fellow,
NIA Fellow, ISIBM Fellow, Fellow of The National Institute of
Aerospace, Virginia Polytechnic Institute & State University, USA);
and Prof. Lotfi A. Zadeh (Member, National Academy of Engineering;
IEEE Fellow, ACM Fellow, AAAS Fellow, AAAI Fellow, IFSA Fellow;
Director, BISC; Professor, University of California, Berkeley, USA).
The list of Program Committee of ICAI 2010 appears at:

The ICAI 2011 program committee is currently being compiled.  Many who
have already joined the committee are renowned leaders, scholars,
researchers, scientists and practitioners of the highest ranks; many
are directors of research labs., members of National Academy of
Engineering, fellows of various societies, heads/chairs of
departments, program directors of research funding agencies, deans and
provosts as well as members of chapters of World Academy of Science.

Program Committee members are expected to have established a strong
and documented research track record. Those interested in joining the
Program Committee should email editor at the following
information for consideration/evaluation: Name, affiliation and
position, complete mailing address, email address, a one-page
biography that includes research expertise and the name of the
conference (ie, ICAI 2011) offering to help with.


ICAI conference is a track of a federated research conference.  It is
being held jointly (same location and dates) with a number of other
research conferences (WORLDCOMP). WORLDCOMP is the largest annual
gathering of researchers in computer science, computer engineering and
applied computing. We anticipate to have 2,000 or more attendees from
over 85 countries.

WORLDCOMP 2011 will be composed of research presentations, keynote
lectures, invited presentations, tutorials, panel discussions, and
poster presentations. In recent past, keynote/tutorial/panel speakers
have included: Prof. David A. Patterson (pioneer/ architecture, U. of
California, Berkeley), Dr. K. Eric Drexler (known as Father of
Nanotechnology), Prof. John H. Holland (known as Father of Genetic
Algorithms; U. of Michigan), Prof. Ian Foster (known as Father of Grid
Computing; U. of Chicago & ANL), Prof. Ruzena Bajcsy (pioneer/VR,
U. of California, Berkeley), Prof. Barry Vercoe (Founding member of
MIT Media Lab, MIT), Dr. Jim Gettys (known as X-man, developer of X
Window System, xhost; OLPC), Prof. John Koza (known as Father of
Genetic Programming, Stanford U.), Prof. Brian D. Athey (NIH Program
Director, U. of Michigan), Prof. Viktor K. Prasanna (pioneer, U. of
Southern California), Dr. Jose L. Munoz (NSF Program Director and
Consultant), Prof. Jun Liu (Broad Institute of MIT & Harvard U.),
Prof. Lotfi A. Zadeh (Father of Fuzzy Logic), Dr. Firouz Naderi (Head,
NASA Mars Exploration Program/2000-2005 and Associate Director,
Project Formulation & Strategy, Jet Propulsion Lab, CalTech/NASA), and
many other distinguished speakers. To get a feeling about the
conferences' atmosphere, see the 2010 delegates photos available at:

An important mission of WORLDCOMP is "Providing a unique platform for
a diverse community of constituents composed of scholars, researchers,
developers, educators, and practitioners. The Congress makes concerted
effort to reach out to participants affiliated with diverse entities
(such as: universities, institutions, corporations, government
agencies, and research centers/labs) from all over the world. The
congress also attempts to connect participants from institutions that
have teaching as their main mission with those who are affiliated with
institutions that have research as their main mission. The congress
uses a quota system to achieve its institution and geography diversity

One main goal of the congress is to assemble a spectrum of affiliated
research conferences, workshops, and symposiums into a coordinated
research meeting held in a common place at a common time. This model
facilitates communication among researchers in different branches of
computer science, computer engineering, and applied computing. The
Congress also encourages multi-disciplinary and inter-disciplinary
research initiatives; ie, facilitating increased opportunities for
cross-fertilization across sub-disciplines.


Each session will have at least 6 paper presentations from different
authors (12 papers in the case of workshops). The session chairs will
be responsible for all aspects of their sessions; including,
soliciting papers, reviewing, selecting, ...  The names of session
chairs will appear as Associate Editors in the conference proceedings
and on the cover of the books.

Proposals to organize sessions should include the following
information: name and address (+ email) of proposer, his/her
biography, title of session, a 100-word description of the topic of
the session, the name of the conference the session is submitted for
consideration (ie, ICAI), and a short description on how the session
will be advertised (in most cases, session proposers solicit papers
from colleagues and researchers whose work is known to the session
proposer).  email your session proposal to editor at We
would like to receive the session proposals as soon as possible
(preferably before Feb. 5, 2011).

Thanks to authors and speakers of last WORLDCOMP congress and members
of the editorial boards who informed us of the following good news:
According to "Microsoft Academic Search" (a Microsoft initiative) all
tracks of WORLDCOMP are listed as worldwide "Top-ranked Conferences"
(based on various metrics but mainly based on the number of
citations). You can access "Microsoft Academic Search" and specific
information extracted from it (in reference to WORLDCOMP's individual
conferences' names/acronyms and tracks) from the link below: As of January
21, 2011, papers published in IC-AI/ICAI conference proceedings have
received 1,478 citations - see:


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