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Bulletin #3, July2005



Unfortunately this ECCAI bulletin has to report about very sad news.

We all have been saddened and shocked by the news that Rob Milne died on Mount Everest on Sunday, 5th June 2005.

Rob was one of the early pioneers in AI applications. He founded Intelligent Applications Ltd and became successful with his TIGER system. Rob was president of ECCAI from 2000 to 2004. He acted as Local Chair for IJCAI'05 in Edinburgh and he was designated Conference Chair of ECAI'06 in Riva del Garda.

Rob was an experienced mountaineer. The Everest was his last challenge after having climbed the highest peaks on each continent.

ECCAI has lost a good friend.

Werner Horn
ECCAI chair

PS. You may want to visit and

ECCAI Fellows

We are very pleased to welcome nine new ECCAI Fellows :

Luc De Raedt, Belgium - Albert-Ludwigs-University Freiburg
Luis Fariñas del Cerro, France - IRIT
Christian Freksa, Germany - Universität Bremen
Martin Golumbic, Israel - University of Haifa
Alberto Martelli, Italy - Università degli Studi di Torino
John-Jules Meyer, The Netherlands - University of Utrecht
Marie-Christine Rousset, France - Université Paris Sud
Carles Sierra, Spain - Spanish Scientific Research Council (CSIC)
Paolo Traverso, Italy - ITC/IRST

For more details on ECCAI fellows, the link is

ACAI-05 Summer school (see

ACAI 2005  focused on Advanced Knowledge Technologies : data mining and semantic web. It took place in Ljubljana, Slovenia, 26 June 27 - July 5 and was complemented by SEKT-05, July 6 - 8. It was organized by the Slovenian Artificial Intelligence Society (SLAIS).  It was a success with around 70 registered students.  10 students were awarded ECCAI grants of 400 Euro each.

ECCAI Journals

- IEEE Intelligent systems ( and :

May/June 2005
Nontheme Issue
Articles in this issue cover such topics as data mining, machine vision, intelligent agents, bioinformatics, and constraint-based reasoning.
Also in this issue: Segway-based robots, mimicking bat echolocation, an autonomous earth-observing sensorweb, and more

- Artificial Intelligence Communications:

Last issue Volume 18, Number 1 / 2005

ECCAI sponsored Conferences


The web page of these colocated conferences is

- see you at IJCAI-05
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

Important : ECCAI will have a stand at IJCAI.  ECCAI member societies are invited to use it to distribute promotional material.

- AIED 2005:

12th International Conference on Artificial Intelligence in Education see

- ECAI'06: 

The next ECAI conference will be held in Riva del Garda, Italy,  28 August-1 September 2006, see

- EPIA'05, organized by the Portuguese Association of Artificial Intelligence (APPIA).

The 12th Portuguese Conference on AI ( ), will be held in Covilhã, Portugal, on 5-8 December 2005.

Next ECCAI-Bulletin in September 2005

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