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AISB event Bulletin Item

International Symmetry Conference - ISC - Registration Now Open

http://isc.cs.st-and.ac.uk/registration.php

CALL FOR PARTICIPATION

 International Symmetry Conference http://isc.dcs.st-and.ac.uk,
registration is now avalible at:
http://isc.cs.st-and.ac.uk/registration.php

 To be held in the Thistle Hotel, Edinburgh 14th to the 17th of January,
 2007 Conference Description

 This conference focuses on current symmetry research in the areas of
 Constraint Programming, Boolean Satisiability, Group Theory, Model
 Checking, Planning, and any other combinatorial research area.

 The objective is to promote discussion and presentation of novel ideas
 relating to symmetry within the above areas, and to foster new
 collaboration opportunities between areas. This will be achieved by
 presentations of current work both in individual areas and of a
 collaborative nature. Conference Format

 This conference is open to all members of the combinatorial research
 communities. The conference will emphasize discussion and
 cross-fertilization, so presentations will be balanced with discussion
 time, tutorials and invited talks. In this direction, the conference is
 seeking high quality papers that address cutting-edge research in this
 field, and that can contribute to the discussion.

 The agenda will include:

 * A tutorial day at the start, to introduce each area and the role
 symmetry plays within it to a general audience.

 * An invited speaker
 from each area to talk about recent research on a topic of their
 choice:

 Boolean Satisfiability: Karem Sakallah, University of Michigan, USA
 Constraint Programming: Dave Cohen, Royal Holloway, University of
 London, UK and Peter Jeavons, University of Oxford, UK.
 Group Theory: Peter Cameron, Queen Mary, University of London, UK
 Model Checking: Dragan Bosnacki, Eidenhoven University of Technology,
Netherlands
 Planning: Jacqueline Vauzeilles, University Paris 13, France

* A competition which will allow different techniques
 to tackle one problem, chaired by Dr Tom Kelsey, University of St
 Andrews, UK.
 * A doctoral program, where the best abstract will be
 invited for presentations, and the rest of standard will be allocated a
 poster. There will also be a mentoring session where Doctoral students
 will be paired with a more senior researcher from a different area.

 Program Chairs

 Ian Gent, University of St Andrews Steve Linton, University of St
 Andrews Organizing Chair

 Karen Petrie, University of St Andrews Area Chairs

 Constraint Programming - Chris Jefferson, University of Oxford Boolean
 Satisfiability - Ines Lynce, Universidade Tecnica de Lisoa Group Theory
 - Colva Roney-Dougal, University of St Andrews Model Checking -
 Alastair Donaldson, University of Glasgow Planning - Maria Fox,
 University of Strathclyde Program Committee

 Anton Betten, Colorado State University, USA Dragan Bosnacki,
 Eidenhoven University of Technology, Netherlands Alastair Donaldson,
 University of Glasgow, UK Stefan Edelkamp, University of Dortmund,
 Germany E. Allen Emerson, University of Texas at Austin, USA Maria Fox,
 University of Strathclyde,UK Ian Gent, University of St Andrews, UK
 Christopher Jefferson, University of Oxford, UK Tom Kelsey, University
 of St Andrews, UK Zeynep Kiziltan, University of Bologna, Italy Steve
 Linton, University of St Andrews, UK Derek Long, University of
 Strathclyde, UK Ines Lynce, Universidade Tecnica de Lisboa, Portugal
 Igor Markov, University of Michigan, USA Pedro Meseguer, Consejo
 Superior de Investigaciones Cientificas, Spain Ian Miguel, University
 of St Andrews, UK Alice Miller, University of Glasgow, UK Max
 Neunhoffer, RWTH Aachen, Germany Karen Petrie, University of St
 Andrews, UK Steve Prestwich, University College Cork, Ireland
 Jean-Francois Puget, ILOG, France Martyn Quick, University of St
 Andrews, UK Jussi Rintanen, National ICT, Australia Colva Roney-Dougal,
 University of St. Andrews Amitabha Roy, Boston College, USA Ashish
 Sabharwal, Cornell University, USA Lakhdar Sais, Universite d'Artois,
 France Csaba Schneider, Hungarian Academy of Sciences, Hungry Meinolf
 Sellmann, Brown University, USA A. Prasad Sistia, University of
 Illinois at Chicago, USA Barbara Smith, 4C, University College Cork,
 Ireland Leonard Soicher, Queen Mary, University of London, UK

Best regards,

Karen