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AISB event Bulletin Item

AI-2008 Cambridge UK December 2008: Second Invitation to Register

*** 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 

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) includes:  

- 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

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.  



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

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

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

- Treasurer: Rosemary Gilligan, University of Hertfordshire  

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

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

- Deputy Application Programme Chair: Richard Ellis, Stratum  

- Technical Programme Chair: Professor Max Bramer, University of

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

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

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

- Paper Administrator: Bryony Bramer 

- Conference Administrator: Rachel Browning, BCS