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AISB event Bulletin Item

CF participation: AI-2009, Cambridge, UK, December 2009

*** AI-2009, Cambridge, UK, December 2009: Invitation to Register *** 

AI-2009: Cambridge, UK, December 15th - 17th 2009

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


AI-2009 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 (15th December) 

There is a preliminary day (Tuesday December 15th) devoted to half-day  workshops on: 

- Artificial Intelligence in Games

- Computational Optimisation 

- Artificial Intelligence in Education 

- Intelligent Systems in Accounting, Finance and Management 

together with the 14th 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 16th - Thursday  December 17th) includes: 

- Keynote lectures: 

Professor Chris Bishop (Microsoft Research) on 'Third Generation Machine Intelligence'

Colin Cadas and Badr Haque (Rolls-Royce) on 'Whatever Happened to  Expert Systems?'

- Technical stream papers on Knowledge Discovery and Data Mining,  Reasoning, Data Mining and Machine Learning, Optimisation and Planning,  and Knowledge Acquisition and Evolutionary Computation.

- Application stream papers on AI and Design, Commercial Applications of AI  and other AI applications.

- Business and Industry Presentations with the theme of Real Artificial  Intelligence.

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

- The eighth 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-2009 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 

- Local Arrangements Chair: 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: Richard Ellis, Stratum 

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

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

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

- Research Student Liaison: Dr. 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