Advance Information - ECAI92

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     10th European Conference on Artificial Intelligence (ECAI 92)

                   August 3-7, 1992, Vienna, Austria

                         Programme Chairperson
             Bernd Neumann, University of Hamburg, Germany

                     Local Arrangements Chairperson
        Werner Horn, Austrian Research Institute for AI, Vienna

The  European  Conference  on  Artificial  Intelligence  (ECAI)  is  the
European  forum for scientific exchange and presentation of AI research.
The aim of the conference is to cover all aspects of AI research and  to
bring  together  basic  research  and  applied  research.  The Technical
Programme will  include  paper  presentations,  invited   talks,  survey
sessions, workshops,  and  tutorials.  The  conference  is  designed  to
cover all subfields of AI, including non-symbolic methods.

ECAIs are held in alternate years and  are  organized  by  the  European
Coordinating  Committee  for  Artificial  Intelligence (ECCAI). The 10th
ECAI in 1992 will be hosted  by  the  Austrian  Society  for  Artificial
Intelligence  (OGAI).  The  conference  will  take  place  at the Vienna
University of Economics and Business Administration.


Mon-Tue (Aug 3-4): Tutorials and Workshops
Wed-Fri (Aug 5-7): Invited Talks, Paper Presentations, Survey Sessions
Tue-Fri (Aug 4-7): Industrial Exhibition

======================== INVITED LECTURES ==============================

Stanley J.Rosenschein (Teleos Research, Palo Alto, Calif., USA):
   Perception and Action in Autonomous Systems

Oliviero Stock (IRST, Trento, Italy):
   A Third Modality of Natural Language? 
   Promising Trends in Applied Natural Language Processing

Peter Struss (Siemens AG, Muenchen, Germany):
   Knowledge-Based Diagnosis - An Important Challenge and Touchstone
   for AI

=================== TECHNICAL PAPERS PROGRAMME =========================

This will consist of papers selected from the 681 that were submitted.
These papers will be given in parallel sessions held from August 5
to 7, 1992. The topics of the papers include:

- Automated Reasoning
- Cognitive Modeling
- Connectionist and PDP Models for AI
- Distributed AI and Multiagent Systems
- Enabling Technology and Systems
- Integrated Systems
- Knowledge Representation
- Machine Learning
- Natural Language
- Philosophical Foundations
- Planning, Scheduling, and Reasoning about Actions
- Principles of AI Applications
- Reasoning about Physical Systems
- Robotics
- Social, Economic, Legal, and Artistic Implications
- User Interfaces
- Verification, Validation & Test of Knowledge-Based Systems
- Vision and Signal Understanding

============================ TUTORIALS =================================

--- Tutorials ----- Mon, August 3, 9:00-13:00

Applied Qualitative Reasoning
   Robert Milne, Intelligent Applications Ltd, Scotland, and
   Louise Trave-Massuyes, LAAS, Toulouse, France

In Search of a New Planning Paradigm - Steps Beyond Classical Planning
   Joachim Hertzberg, GMD, Germany, and
   Sam Steel, Essex University, Cholchester, UK

Machine Learning: Reality and Perspectives
   Lorenza Saitta, Universita di Torino, Italy

--- Tutorials ----- Mon, August 3, 14:00-18:00

AI in Service and Support
   Anil Rewari, Digital Equipment Corp., Marlboro, Mass.

Case-Based Reasoning
   Katia P. Sycara, Carnegie Mellon University, Pittsburgh, Penn.

Computer Vision, Seeing Systems, and Their Applications
   Jan-Olof Eklundh, Royal Institute of Technology, Stockholm, Sweden

Nonmonotonic Reasoning
   Gerhard Brewka, ICSI, Berkeley, Calif., and
   Kurt Konolige, SRI, Menlo Park, Calif.

--- Tutorials ----- Tue, August 4, 9:00-13:00

Distributed AI
   Frank von Martial, Bonn, and Donald Steiner, Siemens AG, Germany

Fuzzy Set-Based Methods for Inference and Control
   Henri Prade, IRIT, Universite Paul Sabatier, Toulouse, France

Validation of Knowledge-Based Systems
   Jean-Pierre Laurent, Universite de Savoie, Chambery, France

--- Tutorials ----- Tue, August 4, 14:00-18:00

Current Trends in Language Technology
   Harald Trost, Austrian Research Institute for AI and University of
   Vienna, Austria

KADS: Practical, Structured KBS Development
   Robert Martil, Lloyd's Register of Shipping, Croydon, UK, and
   Bob Wielinga, University of Amsterdam, The Netherlands

Neural Networks: From Theory to Applications
   Francoise Fogelman Soulie, Mimetics, France

User Modeling and User-Adapted Interaction
   Sandra Carberry, University of Delaware, Newark, Delaware,
   and Alfred Kobsa, University of Konstanz, Germany

============================ WORKSHOPS =================================

Workshops are part of the ECAI92 scientific programme.  They  will  give
participants  the  opportunity to discuss specific technical topics in a
small, informal environment, which encourages interaction  and  exchange
of  ideas. Persons interested in attending a workshop should contact the
workshop organizer (addresses below), and the  conference  office  (ADV)
for  ECAI92  registration.  Note  that  all  workshops  require an early
application for participation.

A full description of all workshops can be obtained by sending an  email
to at, which will automatically respond.

--- Workshops ----- Mon, August 3

Art and AI: Art / ificial Intelligence
   Robert Trappl, Austrian Research Institute for Artificial Intelli-
   gence, Schottengasse 3, A-1010 Vienna, Austria; Fax: +43-1-630652,
   Email: robert at

Coping with Linguistic Ambiguity in Typed Feature Formalisms
   Harald Trost, Austrian Research Institute for Artificial Intelli-
   gence, Schottengasse 3, A-1010 Vienna, Austria; Fax: +43-1-630652,
   Email: harald at

Formal Specification Methods for Complex Reasoning Systems
   Jan Treur, AI Group, Dept.of Mathematics and Computer Science, Vrije
   Universiteit Amsterdam, De Boelelaan 108-1a, NL-1081 HV Amsterdam,
   The Netherlands; Fax: +31-29-6427705, Email: treur at

Knowledge Sharing and Reuse: Ways and Means
   Nicolaas J.I. Mars, Dept.of Computer Science, University of Twente,
   PO Box 217, NL-7500 AE Enschede, The Netherlands; Fax: +31-53-339605,
   Email: mars at

Model-Based Reasoning
   Gerhard Friedrich, Franz Lackinger, Dept.Information Systems, CD-Lab
   for Expert Systems, Univ.of Technology, Paniglg.16, A-1040 Vienna;
   Fax: +43-1-5055304, Email: friedrich at

Neural Networks and a New AI
   Georg Dorffner, Austrian Research Institute for Artificial Intelli-
   gence, Schottengasse 3, A-1010 Vienna, Austria; Fax: +43-1-630652,
   Email: georg at

Scheduling of Production Processes
   Juergen Dorn, CD-Laboratory for Expert Systems, University of 
   Technology, Paniglgasse 16, A-1040 Vienna, Austria;
   Fax: +43-1-5055304; Email: dorn at

Validation, Verification and Test of KBS
   Marc Ayel, LIA, University of Savoie, BP.1104, F-73011 Chambery, 
   France; Fax: +33-79-963475, Email: ayel at frgren81.bitnet

--- Workshops ----- Tue, August 4

Advances in Real-Time Expert System Technologies
   Wolfgang Nejdl, Department for Information Systems, CD-Lab for Expert
   Systems, University of Technology, Paniglgasse 16, A-1040 Vienna,
   Austria; Fax: +43-1-5055304, Email: nejdl at

Application Aspects of Distributed Artificial Intelligence
   Thies Wittig, Atlas Elektronik GmbH, Abt.TEF, Sebaldsbruecker
   Heerstrasse 235, D-W-2800 Bremen 44, Germany; Fax: +49-421-4573756,
   Email: t_wittig at

Applications of Reason Maintenance Systems
   Francois Charpillet, Jean-Paul Haton, CRIN/INRIA-Lorraine, B.P. 239,
   F-54506 Vandoeuvre-Les-Nancy Cedex, France; Fax: +33-93-413079, 
   Email: charp at

Artificial Intelligence and Music
   Gerhard Widmer, Austrian Research Institute for Artificial Intelli-
   gence, Schottengasse 3, A-1010 Vienna,  Austria; Fax: +43-1-630652,
   Email: gerhard at

Beyond Sequential Planning
   Gerd Grosse, FG Intellektik, TH Darmstadt, Alexanderstr.10, D-6100
   Darmstadt, Germany; Fax: +49-6151-165326,
   Email: grosse at

Concurrent Engineering: Requirements for Knowledge-Based Design Support
   Nel Wognum, Dept. of Computer Science, University of Twente, P.O.Box
   217, NL-7500 AE Enschede, The Netherlands; Fax: +31-53-339605, Email:
   wognum at

Improving the Use of Knowledge-Based Systems with Explanations
   Patrick Brezillon, CNRS-LAFORIA, Box 169, University of Paris VI,
   2 Place Jussieu, F-75252 Paris Cedex 05, France; Fax: +33-1-44277000,
   Email: brezil at

The Theoretical Foundations of Knowledge Representation and Reasoning
   Gerhard Lakemeyer, Institut f.Informatik III, Universitaet Bonn,
   Roemerstr.164, D-W-5300 Bonn 1, Germany; Fax: +49-228-550382,
   Email: gerhard at

--- Workshops ----- Mon and Tue, August 3-4

Expert Judgement, Human Error, and Intelligent Systems
   Barry Silverman, Institute for AI, George Washington University, 2021
   K St. NW,  Suite 710, Washington, DC 20006, USA; Fax: (202)785-3382,
   Email: barry at

Logical Approaches to Machine Learning
   Celine Rouveirol, Universite Paris-Sud, LRI, Bat 490, F-91405 Orsay,
   France; Fax: +33-1-69416586, Email: celine at

Spatial Concepts: Connecting Cognitive Theories with Formal
   Simone Pribbenow, Email: pribbeno at, and
   Christoph Schlieder, Institut f.Informatik und Gesellschaft, 
   Friedrichstr.50, D-7800 Freiburg, Germany; Fax: +49-761-2034653,
   Email: cs at

======================== GENERAL INFORMATION ===========================


(in Austrian Schillings, approx. 14 AS = 1 ECU, 12 AS = 1 US$)

                                           early       late     on-site
                             (rec.before) (Jun 1)    (Jul 15)
Members of ECCAI member organizations      4.500,-    5.000,-    6.000,-
Non-Members                                5.000,-    6.000,-    7.000,-
Students                                   1.500,-    2.000,-    2.500,-

The  delegate's  fee  covers  attendance  at  the  scientific  programme
(invited  talks,  

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