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CFP: SARA '07: The Seventh International Symposium on Abstraction, Reformulation and Approximation
SARA '07: The Seventh International Symposium on Abstraction, Reformulation and Approximation Whistler, Canada, July 18-21, 2007 (organised in cooperation with AAAI and co-located with AAAI'07) http://www.cs.st-and.ac.uk/~ianm/SARA2007.html It has been recognised since the inception of Artificial Intelligence that abstractions, problem reformulations and approximations (AR&A) are central to human common-sense reasoning and problem solving and to the ability of systems to reason effectively in complex domains. AR&A techniques have been used in a variety of problem-solving settings, including (but not limited to): * Automatic programming. * Automated reasoning. * Cognitive modelling. * Constraint programming. * Design. * Diagnosis. * Machine learning. * Model-based reasoning. * Planning. * Scheduling. * Search. * Theorem proving. * Tutoring. The primary use of AR&A techniques in such settings has been to overcome computational intractability by decreasing the combinatorial costs associated with searching large spaces. In addition, AR&A techniques are also useful for knowledge acquisition and explanation generation in complex domains. The aim of the symposium is to provide a forum for intensive interaction among researchers in all areas of Artificial Intelligence with an interest in the different aspects of AR&A techniques. The diverse backgrounds of participants of previous symposia has led to a rich and lively exchange of ideas, allowed the comparison of goals, techniques and paradigms, and helped identify important research issues and engineering hurdles. We expect that the upcoming symposium will include an equally diverse group of participants. Important Dates (provisional) ============================= Submission: March 11th Notification: April 18th Final Versions: May 18th Please see the website for details and submission procedures. Organisation ============ Conference Chairs: Ian Miguel, University of St Andrews, UK. Wheeler Ruml, Palo Alto Research Center, USA. Publicity Chair: Karen Petrie, University of Oxford, UK. Sponsorship Chair: Peter Nightingale, University of St Andrews, UK. Programme Committee: J. Christopher Beck University of Toronto, Canada. Berthe Choueiry University of Nebraska-Lincoln, USA. Stefan Edelkamp Universitat Dortmund, Germany. Ariel Felner Ben-Gurion University, Israel. Alan Frisch University of York, UK. Hector Geffner Universitat Pompeu Fabra, Spain. Mike Genesereth Stanford University, USA. Fausto Giunchiglia University of Trento, Italy. Brahim Hnich Izmir University, Turkey. Daniel Kayser Universite Paris-Nord, France. Sven Koenig University of Southern California, USA. Michael Lowry NASA, USA. Peter Revesz University of Nebraska-Lincoln, USA. Marie-Christine Rousset University of Grenoble, France. Lorenza Saitta Universita del Piemonte Orientale, Italy. Bart Selman Cornell University, USA. Barbara Smith Cork Constraint Computation Centre, Ireland. Miroslav Velev Carnegie Melon University, USA. Toby Walsh University of New South Wales, Australia. Weixiong Zhang Washington University, USA. Rong Zhou Palo Alto Research Center, USA. Robert Zimmer Goldsmiths College, University of London, UK. Jean-Daniel Zucker Universite Paris 6, France.