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AISB event Bulletin Item

2nd Invitataion to Register: AI-2009 Cambridge, UK

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

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

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

- 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