Minutes of the ECCAI General Assembly

on 6th July 2001 at the ACAI Summer School, Prague, Czech Republic


CHAIRMAN'S ANNUAL REPORT

For the President's annual report, please visit http://www.eccai.org/admin/chairreport_2001.html.

BUDGET FOR 2001 AND 2002

Budgets for 2000 and 2001 are enclosed.

REPORT ON ACAI-01

ACAI-01 is held in Prague this week and next, the event seems to be a great success, both, scientifically and with respect to the budget.

ECCAI TRAVEL GRANT PROGRAM

The travel grant program is still one major benefit for the member societies. Preference for the future procedure is to spread the grant over all societies of ECCAI.

AICOM: ELECTRONIC ACCESS SCHEME

AICOM succeeded in shaping the scientific profile by establishing a larger editorial board. Each member of the board will get a paper version of the journal. The societies get access to the Journal via the web. However, the General Assembly is unhappy about unavailability for a long time. The publisher will solve these problems soon.

STATUS OF ETAI: THE ELECTRONIC TRANSACTIONS ON AI

ETAI is appreciated very much as the major electronic scientific journal of ECCAI. The President of ECCAI is responsible for the liaison of the ECCAI Board and the editors of ETAI. It is planed that ETAI will broaden its spectrum, by adding new areas.

ECAI-2002 IN LYON PROGRESS REPORT

The preparations for ECAI-2002 in Lyon are on its way. The PAIS applications conference will be continued under the chairmanship of Boi Faltings. Frank van Harmelen will introduce special activities to increase Eastern European participation, such as pre-reviewing of papers. Alain Mille has made good progress leading the local organising committee and in raising initial sponsorship.

ACAI-2003: PROPOSALS

The plan is to have the summer school in 2003 in relation with RoboCup.

THE ECCAI DISSERTATION AWARD

The winner of the ECCAI Artificial Intelligence Dissertation Award 2001 is Christian FREI, Luanne, CH, for "Abstraction Techniques for Resource Allocation in Communication Networks". Thanks to Silvia Miksch for coordinating this big task. The Award will be presented as part of the ACAI summer school in Prague.

THE ECCAI FELLOWS PROGRAMME

This year the ECCAI Fellow Selection Panel selected eight new fellows. For the list of the new fellows please see the presidents report or visit www.eccai.org.

ECCAI MEMBERSHIP FEES FOR 2001 AND 2002

There are no changes for this year.

MEMBERSHIP STATUS OF SOCIETIES

Irish society is to be reactivated.

ECCAI STAND AT IJCAI-01

ECCAI will be present with its usual stand at IJCAI 01. Member societies are invited to display material at the stand.

DATE FOR THE NEXT GENERAL ASSEMBLY AT ECAI-2002 IN LYON

The next General Assembly will take place in Lyon, on Tuesday 23rd, 2003 after the Welcome Party (app. at 8pm).

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