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AISB event Bulletin Item

AI-2007 Cambridge, UK, December 2007. Third Call


[The two books of conference proceedings will be published by Springer with a publication date of December 2007. The papers included will therefore qualify for the UK University's Research Assessment Exercise 2008.]


AI-2007: Peterhouse College, Cambridge, UK, December 10th-12th 2007

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

The leading series of UK-based international conferences on Artificial
Intelligence and one of the longest running AI conference series in


AI-2007 is the Twenty-seventh SGAI International Conference on
Innovative Techniques and Applications of Artificial Intelligence.

The scope of the conference comprises the whole range of AI
technologies and application areas. AI-2007 reviews recent technical
advances in AI technologies and shows how these advances have been
applied to solve business problems. Key features of AI-2007 are:

- Papers will be published in book form by Spinger.

- The Technical Stream presents the best of recent developments in AI,
covering a wide range of technical areas.

- The Application Stream is the largest annual showcase in Europe of
real  applications using AI technology. 

- The best papers will be reprinted in a special issue of the
international  journal 'Knowledge Based Systems'.

- The Poster Session is a forum for disseminating new developments and
latest work in progress, especially suited to MSc and PhD students.

- Prizes for Best Paper in each stream and Best Poster. 

- The programme also includes tutorials and workshops to provide
greater depth in selected topics. (These are free to delegates of the
main  conference, but separate registration is also available.) 

- The Machine Intelligence (MI) competition exhibits working systems
that  are a significant step towards machine intelligence.

- UKCBR12, the 12th UK CBR Workshop, will be co-located with AI-2007.

- The conference qualifies for the IEE and BCS CPD schemes.

- In addition to the formal sessions, the conference programme
includes  a welcome reception and a Gala Dinner.

AI-2007 offers a valuable opportunity to keep up to date with
developments in AI and to share experiences in the practical issues of
developing AI systems.


- Paper/Poster Submission:Monday 4th June 2007 (This deadline will not
be extended)

- Notification of Acceptance: Monday 23th July 2007

- Camera Ready Paper: Monday 3rd September 2007


Contributions are invited in the form of papers of up to fourteen A4
pages  presenting original work in AI. Contributions may be submitted
to either of  two streams for oral presentation, or a parallel poster
session (six pages  maximum).

Technical Stream

Areas of interest include (but are not restricted to): knowledge
engineering; semantic web; constraint satisfaction; intelligent
agents;  machine learning; model based reasoning; verification and
validation of  AI systems; natural language understanding;
speech-enabled systems;  case based reasoning; neural networks;
genetic algorithms; data mining  and knowledge discovery in databases;
knowledge representation,  inference and reasoning; robotics and
pervasive computing; qualitative  and temporal reasoning; knowledge
management; AI languages and  environments; robotics and pervasive

Application Stream

Case studies are welcomed describing the application of AI to
real-world  problems. Papers in recent years have covered all
application domains,  including commerce, manufacturing and
government, and every major AI  technique. In addition to case studies
and specific applications of AI, we  would welcome papers that discuss
issues such as managing the  transfer from research to production of
AI-based products. Papers are  selected to highlight critical areas of
success (and failure) and to present  the benefits and lessons of
value to other developers. Submitted papers  should make these points
clear. Guidance notes for Application Stream  authors are available
from the website.

Poster Session

The Poster Session is intended for the presentation of work which
meets  the high standards of AI-2007, but which is more topical and
preliminary  than the work presented in the main two streams. It is an
excellent forum  for disseminating new developments and latest work in
progress,  especially suited to MSc and PhD students. Poster papers
will be printed  as short papers (maximum 6 pages) in the proceedings
volumes. Papers  submitted to the Technical and Application streams
will automatically be  considered as posters if they fall short of the
standard for oral  presentation in full form.

Publication of Papers

Papers accepted for presentation at the conference will be published
in  book form by Springer.

- The books will be prepared from camera-ready copy supplied by the
authors of accepted papers. 

- Formatting specifications for the proceedings have been provided by
the  publisher and are available from the conference website.

- Authors will retain copyright in all papers published in the two
volumes  of proceedings. 

- The best six refereed papers in each stream will be reprinted as a
special issue of the international journal Knowledge Based Systems.

Submission of Papers

Papers must be submitted as either Word 2000 or PDF files and
uploaded to the conference website by *** Monday June 4th 2007 *** at
the latest. Please note:

- At least one author of each accepted paper must register for and
attend  the conference to present it in person, for the paper to be

- Presenting authors will be asked to register for the conference at
the  discounted speakers' rate when they return the final camera-ready
printed versions of their papers.

Tutorials & workshops

The Conference Committee invites proposals for tutorials and workshops
to be presented on the first day of the conference. These should be
directed in the first instance to the Tutorial/Workshop Organiser.


There are sponsored prizes (a trophy plus 500 pounds) for the best
paper  submitted in each stream and a trophy plus a cash prize for the
best  poster, awarded on the basis of delegate voting.

Machine Intelligence Competition

A permanent trophy awarded for one year plus a 1,000 pounds cash
prize, sponsored by Electrolux, will be awarded to the winner of the
annual machine intelligence competition. This prize will be awarded to
the  working system that is considered to be the most significant step
forward  towards Machine Intelligence on display at the competition.

All further information including details of the conference committee,
program committees, paper format and uploading instructions is given
on  the conference website.