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AISB event Bulletin Item

FINAL INVITATION TO REGISTER: AI-2009 Cambridge

http://www.bcs-sgai.org/ai2009/

*** AI-2009, Cambridge, UK, December 2009: Final 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)

FINAL INVITATION TO REGISTER

http://www.bcs-sgai.org/ai2009/

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.

MAIN CONFERENCE

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 COMMITTEE

ALL CORRESPONDENCE SHOULD BE SENT BY EMAIL TO THE CONFERENCE
SECRETARIAT: sgai-conference@bcs.org.uk

- 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, SELEX Systems Integration
Ltd and Dr. Kirsty Bradbrook

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

- Paper Administrator: Bryony Bramer

- Conference Administrator: Rachel Browning, BCS