Bulletin #5, November 2006
Nominations are invited for the 2006 Artificial Intelligence
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, 2005 in the
area of Artificial Intelligence. The dissertation must have been
at an European university and the author must be a personal member of
ECCAI member society. Multiple submissions of the same doctoral
to other dissertation award activities of other societies are excluded.
To be considered,
a dissertation must be nominated by the thesis supervisor, who must
the following items:
- three copies of the
dissertation or a link to a WWW version of the thesis,
- five copies of an extended
abstract (3 to 5 pages) in English,
- if the thesis was not
written in English the nomination must include an English paper
the core ideas of the thesis that has been submitted for publication in
an international journal or a prestigious conference. The nominee must
be the first author of this
- nomination letters from
two referees selected by the dissertation supervisor, supporting the
and stating their assessment of why the thesis should win the award.
will be judged by the Peer Reviewing Procedure, coordinated by a
representative of the ECCAI Board.
and Requests should be sent
LSI - Departament de Llenguatges i Sistemes Informàtics
Universitat Politècnica de Catalunya UPC
The deadline for receipt of submissions is January
For more details, see
Twentieth International Joint Conference on Artificial Intelligence
Theme: Artificial Intelligence and Its Benefits to Society…
Conference Chair: Ramon Lopez de Mantaras
The IJCAI-07 Workshop Program is already available at http://www.ijcai-07.org.
It consists of 28 workshops covering a large number of topics,
including language technologies, agents and multiagent systems,
learning, and several application areas like health, music, and
space. The program is organised in ten parallel sessions along
three days, January 6-8 2007, and tries to avoid, up to which is
possible, the overlapping of related workshops. We aim at setting
the appropriate atmosphere to foster the active exchange of
For further information on individual workshops follow the links
that you will find in the workshop table and get in touch
whenever necessary with their contact person.
The next ACAI summer shool will be held in August,
20-28, in Leuwen (Belgium) on “Logic for AI”.
It will be hosted by the Laboratory
for declarative languages and artificial intelligence (DTAI /
More details in the next bulletin.
ECAI -08 in Patras (Greece) / 21-25 July 2008
The University of Patras Conference centre (http://www.confer.upatras.gr)
is situated within the University campus.
For more details: http://www.ece.upatras.gr/ecai2008
More details coming soon.
ECAI-10 in Lisbon (Portugal)
More details later.
Intelligent Agents in Healthcare
Intelligent agents’ basic properties (autonomy, proactivity, and
social ability) and multiagent systems’ main features (management of
distributed information, and communication and coordination between
entities) potentially make them a good solution for problems in the
domain. This special issue presents successful applications of agent
in healthcare-related areas such as diagnosis, monitoring, scheduling,
Also in this issue: What's wrong with hit ratio, formal
software engineering, and more
Issue: Volume 19, Number 3 / 2006
- Template programs for Disjunctive Logic
Programming: An operational semantics pp. 193 - 206 by Francesco
Calimeri and Giovambattista Ianni
- A conceptual clustering approach
for user profiling in personal information agents pp. 207 - 227 by
Daniela Godoy and Analía Amandi
- Rewriting queries using views with
negation pp. 229 - 237
by Foto Afrati and Vassia Pavlaki
- A Compact Representation for Least
Common Subsumers in the description logic ALE pp. 239 - 273 by Chan Le
Duc, Nhan Le Thanh, Marie-Christine Rousset
- Fuzzy constraint satisfaction
approach for landmark recognition in mobile robotics pp. 275 - 289 by
Abraham Otero, Paulo Félix, Carlos Regueiro, Miguel
Rodríguez, Senén Barro
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