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AISB event Bulletin Item

INVITATION TO REGISTER: AI-2012 Cambridge, 11th - 13th Dec 2012, Cambridge, UK

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

AI-2012 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 
- 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. 

Workshops are now FREE for those registering at the main conference 


There is a preliminary day (Tuesday December 11th) devoted to half- day workshops on: 

- Practical Data Mining 

- Artificial Intelligence and Geospatial Technology

- Natural Language Processing 

- Robotics and Intelligent Control

together with the 17th 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 12th - Thursday December 13th) includes: 

- Keynote lectures: 

Prof. Margaret Boden (University of Sussex)

Prof. Bob John (Director, Centre for Computational Intelligence, De Montfort University) 

- Technical stream refereed papers on Data Mining, Data Mining and Machine Learning, Planning and 
Optimisation, and Knowledge Management and Prediction

- Application stream refereed papers on Language and Classification, Recommendation, Practical 
Applications and Systems, and Data Mining and Machine Learning

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

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-2012 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: Professor Max Bramer, University of Portsmouth

- Workshop Organiser: Prof. Adrian Hopgood, Sheffield Hallam University 

- Treasurer: Rosemary Gilligan, University of Hertfordshire 

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

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

- Deputy Technical Programme Chair: Prof. Daniel Neagu, University of Bradford 

- Application Programme Chair: Prof. Miltos Petridis, University of Brighton

- Deputy Application Programme Chair: Dr. Jixin Ma, University of Greenwich

- Research Student Liaison: Dr. Paul Trundle (University of Bradford) and Giovanna Martinez 
(Nottingham Trent University)

- UK CBR Organiser: Prof. Miltos Petridis, University of Brighton 

-Publicity Officer: Dr. Ariadne Tampion

- Paper Administrator: Bryony Bramer 

- Conference Administrator: Mandy Bauer, BCS