Bulletin #4, September 2004
Dear member of the AI community,
have the great pleasure to look back to 4 most successful years
under the presidency of Rob Milne. Many thanks to him and 2 more
former board members, Mark Ayel and Kris Van Marcke. They have guided
ECCAI to provide a setting with increasing awareness and
participation in Artificial Intelligence. The field cleary goes up.
The most recent success was ECAI 2004. With approx. 720 participants
it was the best ECAI conference during the last 10 years. It was a great
week on a very nice campus in between ancient city and the beach. The
overwhelming hospitaly (one giant paella for 700 people in the open air
areal of the campus concluded by fireworks) gave us the relaxing
surroundings for intensive participation in the scientific talks (many
thanks to Lorenza Saitta for the well done program). We have to give
an extra applause to Vicente Botti and his team and to Ramon Lopez de
Mantaras for this excellent organization.
Looking forward we will have the ACAI 2005 summer school in
Ljubljana. Organized by the highly renowned Jozef Stefan Institute
it will focus on Advanced Knowledge Technologies. Go for this intensive
course and have a week or more in the modern and cultural active
capital of Slovenia.
Two years ahead is ECAI 2006. The Trento organizers managed to locate
the conference at Riva del Garda. This is one of the nicest
mediterranean areas situated on lake Garda. It is within easy
reach from the international airport of Verona. We expect a relaxing
week with a thrilling scientific program (chaired by Gerd Brewka).
News from the ECCAI board
The current Board, elected August 2004, has the following
PC chair for ECAI-06, selected by the last ECCAI assembly,
is Gerhard Brewka.
- Werner Horn (Chair)
- Hendrik Blockeel
- Silvia Coradeschi
- Marie-Odile Cordier
- Ulises Cortés
- Ulrich Furbach
ACAI 2005 will focus on Advanced Knowledge Technologies : data
mining and semantic web. It is planned for summer 2005 in Ljubljana,
Slovenia. It is organized by the Slovenian Artificial
Intelligence Society (SLAIS).
The nineteenth International Joint Conference on Artificial
Intelligence will be held in Edinburgh, Scotland, 30 July-5 August 2005
For full details and the most up-to-date information regarding
IJCAI-05, please see http://www.ijcai-05.org/
nest ECCAI general assembly will be held at IJCAI-05
Next ECCAI-Bulletin in October 2004
ECCAI Bulletin Editor