[Bioforum] ISMIS'08: new submission deadline and plenary speakers

ISMIS 2008 via bioforum%40net.bio.net (by ismis08 from cse.yorku.ca)
Wed Oct 24 14:00:31 EST 2007

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Dear Colleagues,

In response to a number of requests, the ISMIS'08 paper submission
deadline is extended to **November 4, 2007**. Thanks to all of you
who have already submitted. You may (if you wish) update your
submission before the new deadline.

We are also pleased to announce that plenary speakers for
ISMIS'08 will include
   John Mylopoulos (University of Toronto),
   Jiawei Han (Univ. of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign) and
   Michael Lowry (NASA Ames Research Center)

For more information about ISMIS'08, please go to

Best regards,

ISMIS'08 Program Chairs

Call for Papers

The Seventeenth International Symposium on Methodologies for Intelligent 
Systems (ISMIS'08)

May 20-23, 2008, York University, Toronto, Canada


ISMIS is an established and prestigious conference for exchanging the latest 
research results in building intelligent systems. Held twice every three years, 
the conference provides a medium for exchanging scientific research and 
technological achievements accomplished by the international community. In May 
2008, ISMIS will be held for the first time in Canada and in a dynamic city, 
Toronto, which is home to more than 100 cultures. The previous ISMIS 
conferences were held in Knoxville, Tennessee (1986, 1990), Charlotte, North 
Carolina (1987, 1989, 1991, 1994, 1997, 2000), Turin (1988), Trondheim (1993), 
Zakopane (1996), Warsaw (1999), Lyon (2002), Maebashi (2003), Saratoga Springs 
(2005) and Bari (2006).

Important Dates (new):

Paper submission due: November 4, 2007
Notification of review results: January 7, 2007
Camera ready due: February 1, 2008

Conference Theme:

The scope of ISMIS is intended to represent a wide range of topics on applying 
Artificial Intelligence techniques to areas as diverse as decision support, 
automated deduction, reasoning, knowledge based systems, machine learning, 
computer vision, robotics, planning, databases, information retrieval, etc.
The focus is on research in intelligent systems. The conference addresses 
issues involving solutions to problems that are complex to be solved through 
conventional approaches and that require the simulation of intelligent thought 
processes, heuristics and applications of knowledge. The integration of these 
multiple approaches in solving complex problems is of particular importance. 
ISMIS provides a forum and a means for exchanging information for those 
interested purely in theory, those interested primarily in implementation, and 
those interested in specific research and industrial applications.

Topics of Interest:

ISMIS'08 is intended to attract individuals who are actively engaged both in
theoretical and practical aspects of intelligent systems. The goal is to 
provide a platform for a useful exchange between theoreticians and 
practitioners, and to foster the cross-fertilization of ideas in the following 

o Active Media Human-Computer Interaction
o Autonomic and Evolutionary Computation
o Digital Libraries
o Intelligent Agent Technology
o Intelligent Information Retrieval
o Intelligent Information Systems
o Intelligent Language Processing
o Knowledge Representation and Integration
o Knowledge Discovery and Data Mining
o Knowledge Visualization
o Logic for Artificial Intelligence
o Music Information Retrieval
o Soft Computing
o Web Intelligence
o Web Services

In addition, we solicit papers dealing with Applications of Intelligent Systems 
in complex/novel domains, e.g. human genome, global change, manufacturing, 
health care, etc.

Paper Submission:

Authors are invited to submit their manuscript in LNCS/LNAI style (maximum 10 
pages). All paper submissions will be handled electronically. Detailed 
instructions are available on the conference homepage: 
http://www.cse.yorku.ca/~ismis08/submission.html. All submissions will be 
subject to review by the ISMIS'08 program committee.


The ISMIS'08 proceedings will be published by Springer-Verlag in LNCS/LNAI 
(Lecture Notes in Artificial Intelligence, the series homepage: 
http://www.springer.de/comp/lncs/index.html) and will be available at the 
conference.  Any necessary information concerning typesetting can be obtained 
directly from Springer-Verlag page at 

A special issue containing extended versions of selected papers presented at 
ISMIS'08 will appear in the Journal of Intelligent Information Systems (JIIS) 
by Kluwer.  Another selected number of accepted papers presented at ISMIS'08 
will be expanded and revised for possible inclusion in the Knowledge and 
Information Systems journal (KAIS) by Springer-Verlag.

Organizing team:

General Chair:
    Zbigniew W. Ras
    University of North Carolina (USA)
    ras from uncc.edu

Conference Chair:
    Nick Cercone
    York University (Canada)
    ncercone from yorku.ca

Program Co-chairs:
    Aijun An
    York University (Canada)
    aan from cse.yorku.ca

    Dominik Slezak
    Infobright Inc. (Canada)
    dominik.slezak from infobright.com

    Stan Matwin
    University of Ottawa (Canada)
    stan from site.uottawa.ca

Organizing Chair:
    Jimmy Huang
    York University (Canada)
    jhuang from yorku.ca

Workshop Chair:
    Parke Godfrey
    York University (Canada)
    godfrey from cse.yorku.ca

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