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Bulletin #5, November 2001
At IJCAI-2001 in Seattle, USA, 20 representatives of national Artificial Intelligence Societies worldwide met to discuss whether there should be some form of 'World AI Society'. I represented ECCAI as representative umbrella organisation for Europe. Representatives of the UK, German, Spanish and French National AI societies were also present, joined by people from AAAI, Mexico, Japan, China and many others.
It was agreed that it would be very helpful to
know the contact persons for national AI societies around the world.
Part of the purpose of this would be to provide a way to disseminate
information on events and have contacts to encourage collaboration.
It was also agreed that National Society representatives would meet
every few years to discuss common issues, problems and opportunities.
The final conclusion of the meeting was that a new 'Society' was not
needed. AAAI agreed to enhance their web
Rob Milne, ECCAI President.
NEWS from the ECCAI board and the ECCAI web site
The biennial European Conferences on AI is organized every even-numbered year, by ECCAI, jointly with one of the member associations of ECCAI.
The previous ECAI meetings was organized at Brighton (1974), Edinburgh (1976), Hamburg (1978), Amsterdam (1980), Orsay (1982), Pisa (1984), Brighton (1986), Munich (1988), Stockholm (1990), Vienna (1992), Amsterdam (1994), Budapest (1996), Brighton (1998), Berlin (2000) and the next ones will take place in Lyon, France on 21 - 26 July 2002 (ECAI-02) and in Valencia, Spain on 23-27 August 2004 (ECAI-04).
Guidelines for organizing ECAI : http://www.eccai.org/admin/ecaiproc.shtml
Any member society of ECCAI may submit a bid to ECCAI for organizing ECAI-06.
A notification of the intention to bid is required by the ECCAI Board.
The timetable should be :
The bid will contain at least the following information:
You can see the ECAI-04 bid at http://www.dsic.upv.es/ecai2004/
For additional informations, please contact Marc.Ayel@univ-savoie.fr
Nominations are invited for the 2001 AI Dissertation Award sponsored by ECCAI, the European Coordinating Committee for Artificial Intelligence. This Award includes a certificate signed by the ECCAI Chair and 1.500 Euros (which includes the travel grant for the Award ceremony).Eligible doctoral dissertations are those defended after December 1, 2000 in the general area of Artificial Intelligence. The dissertation must have been defended at an European university and the author must be a personal member of an ECCAI member society. Multiple submissions of the same doctoral dissertation to other dissertation award activities are excluded.
For details about submission, please visit: http://www.eccai.org/diss-award/2001.shtml
CONTENTS of Artificial Intelligence Communications
Volume 14, Number 3, 2001
CONTENTS of Electronic Transactions on Artificial Intelligence
NEWS from the ECCAI Conferences
The ECAI CfP, the PAIS CfP are available on the web site of the conference : http://ecai2002.univ-lyon1.fr/
The deadlines are:
- ACAI-01 from Hana Krautwurmova
The 9th Advanced Course on Artificial Intelligence
ACAI 2001 and The 3rd European Agent Systems Summer School EASSS 2001
were joint in one event called Multi-Agent Systems and
Applications, which was held at the Czech Technical University
in Prague in July 2-13, 2001.
The ACAI selected tutorials were published in the Springer Verlag volume LNAI 2086 (http://link.springer.de/link/service/series/0558/tocs/t2086.htm).
Presentation slides appeared on the ACAI web page for details see http://cyber.felk.cvut.cz/ACAI01/
In addition to the ACAI 2001 course, four
co-located events were organised: AEMAS workshop (Adaptability
and Embodiment using Multi-agent System), ESAW 2001 workshop
(Engineering Societies in the Agents World), the
AgentLink SIG meetings and the meeting of the FIPA working group on
Product Modelling and Manufacturing).
NEWS from the ECCAI societies
- The chairperson of AIAI (ArtificialIntelligence Association of Ireland) is Derek Bridge
Fifth International Baltic Conference on DB and IS
: June 3-6, 2002 Tallinn, Estonia
Next ECCAI-Bulletin in December 2001
ECCAI Bulletin Editor : Marc AYEL email@example.com