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AISB event Bulletin Item

CFP: International Symposium on Methodologies for Intelligent Systems (ISMIS'08) - new submission deadline and plenary speakers

Dear Colleagues,

In response to a number of requests, the ISMIS'08 paper submission
deadline is extended to **November 4, 2007**. Thanks to all of you
who have already submitted. You may (if you wish) update your
submission before the new deadline.

We are also pleased to announce that plenary speakers for
ISMIS'08 will include
  John Mylopoulos (University of Toronto),
  Jiawei Han (Univ. of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign) and
  Michael Lowry (NASA Ames Research Center)

For more information about ISMIS'08, please go to

Best regards,

ISMIS'08 Program Chairs

Call for Papers

The Seventeenth International Symposium on Methodologies for Intelligent Systems (ISMIS'08)

May 20-23, 2008, York University, Toronto, Canada

ISMIS is an established and prestigious conference for exchanging the latest research results in building intelligent systems. Held twice every three years, the conference provides a medium for exchanging scientific research and technological achievements accomplished by the international community. In May 2008, ISMIS will be held for the first time in Canada and in a dynamic city, Toronto, which is home to more than 100 cultures. The previous ISMIS conferences were held in Knoxville, Tennessee (1986, 1990), Charlotte, North Carolina (1987, 1989, 1991, 1994, 1997, 2000), Turin (1988), Trondheim (1993), Zakopane (1996), Warsaw (1999), Lyon (2002), Maebashi (2003), Saratoga Springs (2005) and Bari (2006).

Important Dates (new):

Paper submission due: November 4, 2007
Notification of review results: January 7, 2007
Camera ready due: February 1, 2008

Conference Theme:

The scope of ISMIS is intended to represent a wide range of topics on applying Artificial Intelligence techniques to areas as diverse as decision support, automated deduction, reasoning, knowledge based systems, machine learning, computer vision, robotics, planning, databases, information retrieval, etc.
The focus is on research in intelligent systems. The conference addresses issues involving solutions to problems that are complex to be solved through conventional approaches and that require the simulation of intelligent thought processes, heuristics and applications of knowledge. The integration of these multiple approaches in solving complex problems is of particular importance. ISMIS provides a forum and a means for exchanging information for those interested purely in theory, those interested primarily in implementation, and those interested in specific research and industrial applications.

Topics of Interest:

ISMIS'08 is intended to attract individuals who are actively engaged both in
theoretical and practical aspects of intelligent systems. The goal is to provide a platform for a useful exchange between theoreticians and practitioners, and to foster the cross-fertilization of ideas in the following areas:

o Active Media Human-Computer Interaction
o Autonomic and Evolutionary Computation
o Digital Libraries
o Intelligent Agent Technology
o Intelligent Information Retrieval
o Intelligent Information Systems
o Intelligent Language Processing
o Knowledge Representation and Integration
o Knowledge Discovery and Data Mining
o Knowledge Visualization
o Logic for Artificial Intelligence
o Music Information Retrieval
o Soft Computing
o Web Intelligence
o Web Services

In addition, we solicit papers dealing with Applications of Intelligent Systems in complex/novel domains, e.g. human genome, global change, manufacturing, health care, etc.

Paper Submission:

Authors are invited to submit their manuscript in LNCS/LNAI style (maximum 10 pages). All paper submissions will be handled electronically. Detailed instructions are available on the conference homepage: All submissions will be subject to review by the ISMIS'08 program committee.


The ISMIS'08 proceedings will be published by Springer-Verlag in LNCS/LNAI (Lecture Notes in Artificial Intelligence, the series homepage: and will be available at the conference.  Any necessary information concerning typesetting can be obtained directly from Springer-Verlag page at

A special issue containing extended versions of selected papers presented at ISMIS'08 will appear in the Journal of Intelligent Information Systems (JIIS) by Kluwer.  Another selected number of accepted papers presented at ISMIS'08 will be expanded and revised for possible inclusion in the Knowledge and Information Systems journal (KAIS) by Springer-Verlag.

Organizing team:

General Chair:
   Zbigniew W. Ras
   University of North Carolina (USA)

Conference Chair:
   Nick Cercone
   York University (Canada)

Program Co-chairs:
   Aijun An
   York University (Canada)

   Dominik Slezak
   Infobright Inc. (Canada)

   Stan Matwin
   University of Ottawa (Canada)

Organizing Chair:
   Jimmy Huang
   York University (Canada)

Workshop Chair:
   Parke Godfrey
   York University (Canada)