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AISB event Bulletin Item

CALL FOR PARTICIPATION: ECAI 2014 Conference - Tutorials, Aug 18-22, 2014, Prague, CZECH REPUBLIC

The tutorials will be scheduled on August 18 and 19, 2014. As in former editions, the conference registration will include free access to all tutorials.
However, for organization convenience, we kindly ask you to register for all tutorials you are interested in, in advance.

18.8.   9:00-12:30      
T1 - Constraint Processing: From Algorithms to Applications - Roman Bartak

18.8.   9:00-12:30
T2 - Temporal Representation and Reasoning in Interval Temporal Logics - Dario Della Monica, Angelo Montanari, Pietro Sala

18.8.   9:00-10:30      
T3 - The Yesterday, Today and Tomorrow of Parallelism in Declarative Programming - Enrico Pontelli

18.8.   11:00-12:30     
T4 - Metalearning & Algorithm Selection - Pavel Brazdil, Carlos Soares, Joaquin Vanschoren

18.8.   14:00-17:30     
T5 - Software Engineering for Search and Optimization Problems - Luca Di Gaspero, Tommaso Urli

18.8.   14:00-17:30     
T6 - Formal Methods for Event Processing - Alexander Artikis, Georgios Paliouras

18.8.   14:00-15:30     
T7 - Tabling for Planning - Neng-Fa Zhou

18.8.   16:00-17:30     
T8 - Probabilistic Programming - Luc De Raedt, Angelika Kimmig

19.8.   9:00-12:30      
T9 - Introduction to Statistical and Behavioural Analysis of Agent-Based Models - Tamas Mahr, Laszlo Gulyas, Richard Oliver Legendi

19.8.   9:00-10:30      
T10 - Procedural Content Generation in Games - Noor Shaker

19.8.   11:00-12:30     
T11 - Replication and Recomputation in Scientific Experiments - Ian Gent, Lars Kotthoff

19.8.   14:00-17:30     
T12 - Search Methods for Classical and Temporal Planning - Jussi Rintanen

19.8.   14:00-15:30     
T13 - Intelligent Socio Technical Interaction - Virginia and Frank Dignum

19.8.   16:00-17:30     
T14 - Multilingual Semantic Processing - Roberto Navigli, Andrea Moro

More information is available on

Agostino Dovier and Paolo Torroni (ECAI 2014 Tutorials Chairs)