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AISB event Bulletin Item

AI-2007 December 2007: Second Invitation to Register

http://www.bcs-sgai.org/ai2007/

*** AI-2007, Cambridge, UK, December 2007: Second Invitation to Register ***

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

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

INVITATION TO REGISTER

http://www.bcs-sgai.org/ai2007/

AI-2007 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 range of workshops - 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.

The BCS SGAI is pleased at announce that:

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

WORKSHOPS (10th December)

There is a preliminary day (Monday December 10th) devoted to half-day workshops  on:

- Type-2 Fuzzy Logic and the Modelling of Uncertainty

- Serious Games

- Artificial Intelligence in Education

- Intelligent Systems in Accounting, Finance and Management

together with the 12th UK CBR Workshop (full day).

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

MAIN CONFERENCE

The main 2-day conference (Tuesday December 11th - Wednesday December 12th)  includes:

- Keynote lectures:

Prof. Barry Smyth, University College Dublin on 'Personalizing Web Search'

Alex Whittaker, Beautiful Game Studios (Eidos) on 'Practice Makes Perfect: Video Game AI Development Over the Last Decade'

- Technical stream papers on Constraint Satisfaction, AI Techniques, Machine Learning, Multi-Agent Systems, Data Mining, and Knowledge Acquisition and Management.

- Application stream papers on Medical Systems; HCI and Natural Language Systems: Imaging and Sensing Systems; Decision Support Systems; Autonomous  Machines; and Industrial Systems.

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

- Poster sessions on emerging research and applications in intelligent systems.

- The sixth 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-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 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 COMMITTEE

ALL CORRESPONDENCE SHOULD BE SENT BY EMAIL TO 
THE CONFERENCE SECRETARIAT: sgai-conference@bcs.org.uk

- Conference Chair: Dr. Miltos Petridis, University of Greenwich

- Deputy Conference Chair (Electronic Services): Dr. Alun Preece, University of Aberdeen

- Deputy Conference Chair (Local Arrangements): Dr Frans Coenen, University of  Liverpool

- Workshop Organiser: Prof. Adrian Hopgood, De Montfort University

- Treasurer: Rosemary Gilligan, University of Hertfordshire

- Poster Session Organiser: Dr Nirmalie Wiratunga, The Robert Gordon University,  Aberdeen

- Application Programme Chair: Richard Ellis, Stratum

- Deputy Application Programme Chair: Dr. Tony Allen, The Nottingham Trent University

- Technical Programme Chair: Professor Max Bramer, University of Portsmouth

- Deputy Technical Programme Chair: Dr Frans Coenen, University of Liverpool

- Research Student Liaison: Alice Kerly, University of Birmingham and Dr. Maria Fasli  (University of Essex)

- UK CBR Organiser: Dr. Miltos Petridis, University of Greenwich

- Conference Administrator: Rachel Browning, BCS 
(sgai-conference@bcs.org.uk)
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As a pre-Christmas present, every delegate will be given a free copy of the book "Intelligent Systems for Engineers and Scientists" by Adrian Hopgood.