KBCS-2002 Call for Papers - Deadline Extended to Aug.31, 2002

Jojumon Kavalan joju at ncst.ernet.in
Tue Jul 23 20:48:05 EST 2002

.                                KBCS-2002
                   Mumbai, India, December 18 - 21, 2002


                Call for Papers: Deadline Extended to August 31

The deadline for paper submission to KBCS2002 has been extended
to August 31, 2002. International authors, please note that the 
travel advisory for India by the US Department of State and the
UK Foreign and Commonwealth Office has been relaxed. 

KBCS is the premium International AI Conference held in India. 
Don't miss out on it! 

       The KBCS series of conferences, held every two years, is intended to
   act as a forum for promoting interaction among researchers in the field
   of Artificial Intelligence in India and abroad. The schedule includes
   a three-day conference on KBCS from Dec 19-21, and one day of tutorials,
   on the 18th. Papers are invited on substantial, original and unpublished
   research on all aspects of Artificial Intelligence, including, but not
   limited to those given below.

      This year, ICON-2002, International Conference on Natural Language
   Processing, will be held concurrently with KBCS-2002. Authors may,
   therefore, choose to submit papers focusing on Natural Language
   Processing (NLP) to ICON-2002. KBCS-2002 will also consider NLP papers
   provided they have substantial AI content. The programme committee may
   shift some papers between these two conferences based on content and

   Topics for the Conference:
   Case Based Reasoning
   Cognitive Modelling
   Data Mining
   Expert Systems
   Foundations of AI
   Fuzzy Logic
   Genetic Algorithms
   Intelligent Agents
   Intelligent Tutoring Systems
   Knowledge Acquisition
   Knowledge Representation
   Knowledge Management
   Intelligent Information Retrieval *
   Machine Learning
   Machine Translation *
   Natural Language Processing *
   Neural Networks
   Planning and Scheduling
   Search Techniques
   Soft Computing
   Speech Processing
   Theorem Proving
   Uncertainty Handling
                    * overlapping areas with ICON

   Format of Submission:
       Papers should be in English, not exceeding 5000 words (including
   figures and references). Papers should include an abstract of about
   100-200 words. Papers outside the specified length are subject to
   rejection without review. Since reviewing will be "blind", the authors'
   names and affiliations along with the main area of the paper should be
   given only on a separate cover sheet. Authors should also exercise
   care to see that there aue no indirect clues to the identity of the
   author or the institution (e.g. self-citations reading 'in our earlier
   work cited below' ... etc)

       Submissions should be in electronic form and can be in any of the
   following formats: PDF, Latex or Microsoft Word (RTF format). Papers
   may be submitted by E-mail or via the web at the URL given. Those who
   are unable to make electronic submissions may send four hard copies of
   the paper. Papers selected for the conference will be published in the

   Call for Tutorials:
       Proposals are invited for conference tutorials. Tutorials can be of
   half-day or full-day duration. The proposal should be presented in the
   form of a 200-word abstract, one page topical outline of the content
   and bio-data of the speakers, including their qualifications relating
   to the tutorial content.

   Submission Deadlines:
   Due:                             August 31, 2002
   Acceptance Notification:         October 10, 2002
   Camera Ready Copy Due:           November 5, 2002

   Tutorial Proposals
   Due:                             August 31, 2002
   Acceptance Notification:         September 15, 2002
   Materials Due:                   November 25, 2002

   KBCS-2002 Secretariat
   National Centre for Software Technology
   Gulmohar Cross Rd No. 9
   Juhu, Mumbai 400 049, India
   Phone: +91-22-6201606
   Fax: +91-22-6210139
   E-mail: kbcs at ncst.ernet.in

   For ICON-2002:
   E-mail: icon2002 at iiit.net

   Advisory Committee:
   Nick Cercone, University of Waterloo, Canada
   J.R. Isaac,Professor Emeritus, IIT Mumbai
   Aravind K. Joshi, U of Pennsylvania, USA
   H.N. Mahabala, Indian Inst. of IT, Bangalore
   R. Narasimhan, CMC, Bangalore
   P.V.S. Rao, Tata Infotech Ltd., Mumbai

   Programme Committee:
   K.S.R. Anjaneyulu, ESN Tech Ltd., Hyderabad
   Vivek Balaraman, TRDDC, Pune
   Pushpak Bhattacharya, IIT Mumbai
   PP Chakraborti, IIT Kharagpur
   B.B. Chaudhuri, ISI, Calcutta
   R. Chandrasekar, Microsoft, USA
   S. Kambhampati, Arizona State Univ, USA
   M. Narasimha Murty, IISc, Bangalore
   Bernd Neumann, Univ Hamburg, Germany
   Arun K Pujari, Univ of Hyderabad, Hyderabad
   S. Ramani, HP India, Bangalore
   P.V.S. Rao, TataInfotech, Mumbai (Chair)
   Durgesh D. Rao, NCST, Mumbai
   P. Saint-Dizier, U of Paul Sabatier, France
   K. Samudravijaya, TIFR, Mumbai
   R. Sangal, IIIT, Hyderabad
   M. Sasikumar, NCST, Mumbai (Co-chair)
   S. Sen Gupta, Tata Infotech, Mumbai
   R. Uthurusamy, GMR Labs, USA (Co-chair)


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