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AI-2006 Cambridge UK December 2006: Final Invitation to Register


*** AI-2006, Cambridge, UK, December 2006: Final Invitation to Register

AI-2006: Cambridge, UK, December 11th - 13th 2006 

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

The BCS SGAI is pleased at announce that: 

 - Registration prices are held below AI-2004 levels 
 - Workshops now FREE for those registering at the main conference 



AI-2006 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 new one day tutorial on the basics of AI - 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 (11th December) 

There is a preliminary day (Monday December 11th) devoted to workshops on:

 - AI in Recommender Systems,  
 - Intelligent Robotics, 
 - Intelligent Systems in Accounting, Finance and Management, 
 - Artificial Intelligence in Education. 

Together with the following: 

 - The 11th UK CBR Workshop. 
 - Basics of AI Workshop: suitable for new research students or 
   practitioners considering using AI. 

This day is included for FREE for attendees of the main conference, but
can be attended on its own at a special rate. 


The main 2-day conference (Tuesday December 12th - Wednesday December
13th) includes: 

 - Keynote lectures: 
 - Prof Max Bramer, Portsmouth University on Artificial Intelligence 
   in Fact and Fiction: The First 3,000 Years. 
 - Dr Graham Buckberry, Chief Software Architect at Siemens 
   Communications, on the subject of Pervasive Computing, a rapidly 
   developing area rich with opportunities and challenges for 
   artificial intelligence 

 - Technical stream papers on GAs, Bio-Motivated Computing and Bayesian 
   Techniques, Knowledge Discovery in Data, Argumentation, Dialogue Games
   And Optimisation, Knowledge Representation And Management, Semantic
   Web, Model Based Systems And Simulation. 

 - Application stream papers on Data Mining and Bayesian Networks, Genetic

   Algorithms and Optimisation Techniques, Agents and Semantic Web, and
   Natural Language. 

 - Industry Presentations: the Application Stream will include  
   presentations and case-studies by industry practitioners, offering
   insights into the practical issues that are faced with implementing and
   deploying AI based systems.  

 - Poster sessions on emerging research and applications in intelligent

 - The fifth annual BCS prize competition (sponsored by Electrolux) 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-2006 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. 

A limited number of bursaries are available to enable full-time research
students to attend. 



- Conference Chair: Dr. Andrew Tuson, The City University 
- Deputy Conference Chair and Deputy Application Programme Chair: Dr. Tony

  Allen, The Nottingham Trent University (tony.allen@ntu.ac.uk) 
- Secretary: Mark Firman, The City University (mfirman@soi.city.ac.uk) -
Treasurer: Rosemary Gilligan, University of Hertfordshire 
- Deputy Conference Chair (Electronic Services): Dr. Alun Preece, 
  University of Aberdeen (apreece@csd.abdn.ac.uk) 
- Deputy Conference Chair (Local Arrangements): Dr Frans Coenen, 
  University of Liverpool (frans@csc.liv.ac.uk) 
- Technical Programme Chair: Professor Max Bramer, University of 
  Portsmouth (Max.Bramer@port.ac.uk) 
- Deputy Technical Programme Chair: Dr Frans Coenen, University of 
  Liverpool (frans@csc.liv.ac.uk) 
- Application Programme Chair: Richard Ellis, Stratum 
- Research Student Liaison: Alice Kerly, University of Birmingham 
- Tutorial/Workshop Organiser: Prof. Adrian Hopgood, The Nottingham Trent 
  University (adrian.hopgood@ntu.ac.uk) 
- Poster Session Organiser: Dr Nirmalie Wiratunga, The Robert Gordon University, Aberdeen (nw@comp.rgu.ac.uk)