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AISB event Bulletin Item

AI-2008 Cambridge UK December 2008: Invitation to Register


AI-2008: Cambridge, UK, December 9th - 11th 2008 

Organised by BCS SGAI: The British Computer Society Specialist  Group on Artificial 
Intelligence (an ECCAI Member Society)  



AI-2008 offers the perfect opportunity for you to update your  knowledge of current AI 
developments and applications, and to meet  with leading AI practitioners in a relaxed 
social environment. This  year's conference brings technical papers on the latest 
developments  in AI, presentations from industry practitioners with practical  experience 
of applying AI in the real world, and a range of workshops -  ideal for those seeking to 
expand and deepen their knowledge of a  wide range of AI techniques. All this in the 
historic surroundings of  Peterhouse, Cambridge's oldest college.  

The BCS SGAI is pleased at announce that:  

- Registration prices are held below AI-2004 levels  
- Workshops are now FREE for those registering at the main  conference  

WORKSHOPS (9th December)  

There is a preliminary day (Tuesday December 9th) devoted to half- day workshops on:  

- Recent Developments in Intelligent Robotics Practice 

- Application of Natural Language Processing 

- Artificial Intelligence in Education  

- Intelligent Systems in Accounting, Finance and Management  

together with the 13th UK CBR Workshop (full day).  

This day is included FREE for attendees of the main conference,  but can be attended 
on its own at a special rate.  


The main 2-day conference (Wednesday December 10th - Thursday  December 11th) 

- Keynote lectures: 

Professor John Debenham (University of Technology, Sydney,  Australia) on 
'Automating Negotiation: It's what you know that matters' 

Dr Graham Ball (Nottingham Trent University, UK) on 'Using Artificial  Neural Network 
based computational algorithms for finding patterns in  complex biomedical data'  

- Technical stream papers on CBR and Classification, AI Techniques,  Argumentation 
and Negotiation, Intelligent Systems, From Machine  Learning To E-Learning and 
Decision Making. 

- Application stream papers on Machine Learning, Web Technologies,  Intelligent 
Systems and AI in Health Care. 

- Industry Presentations: the Application Stream will include  presentations and case- 
studies by industry practitioners, offering  insights into the practical issues that are faced 
when implementing and  deploying AI based systems.  

- Poster sessions on emerging research and applications in intelligent  systems.  

- The seventh annual BCS prize competition for the best live  demonstration of 
Progress Towards Machine Intelligence.  

This year's conference will be held at Peterhouse College in  Cambridge. In addition to 
the formal sessions, the conference  programme includes a welcome reception and a 
Gala Dinner. Plenty of  time has been inserted into the programme to allow discussions 
with  other delegates and time to make new contacts and renew old  acquaintances.  

AI-2008 offers a valuable opportunity to keep up to date with  developments in AI and to 
share experiences in the practical issues of  developing AI based systems.  

Discounts are available for members of SGAI, AISB and other ECCAI  member 
societies, students and also for members of NCAF.  


THE CONFERENCE SECRETARIAT: sgai-conference@bcs.org.uk  

- Conference Chair: Dr. Miltos Petridis, University of Greenwich  

- Deputy Conference Chair (Local Arrangements): Dr Frans Coenen,  University of 

- Workshop Organiser: Prof. Adrian Hopgood, De Montfort University  

- Treasurer: Rosemary Gilligan, University of Hertfordshire  

- Poster Session Organiser: Dr Nirmalie Wiratunga, The Robert  Gordon University, 

- Application Programme Chair: Dr. Tony Allen, The Nottingham Trent  University  

- Deputy Application Programme Chair: Richard Ellis, Stratum  

- Technical Programme Chair: Professor Max Bramer, University of  Portsmouth  

- Deputy Technical Programme Chair: Dr Frans Coenen, University of  Liverpool  

- Research Student Liaison: Alice Kerly, University of Birmingham and  Dr. Kirsty 

- UK CBR Organiser: Dr. Miltos Petridis, University of Greenwich  

- Paper Administrator: Bryony Bramer 

- Conference Administrator: Rachel Browning, BCS