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AISB opportunities Bulletin Item

FINAL INVITATION TO REGISTER: AI-2011, Dec 13th-15th 2011, Cambridge (UK,)

The thirty-first SGAI annual conference -Organised by BCS SGAI: The British Computer Society Specialist Group on Artificial Intelligence (an ECCAI Member Society)

AI-2011 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 
- 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
 - Day tickets are available for all three days of the conference


There is a preliminary day (Tuesday December 13th) devoted to half- day workshops on: 

- Machine Learning and Intelligent Autonomous Systems 

- Applications of AI in Geospatial Information Systems 

- Towards Autonomic Road Transport Support Systems 

- Introduction to Artificial Intelligence

together with the 16th UK CBR Workshop (full day). 

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


The main 2-day conference (Wednesday December 14th - Thursday December 15th) includes: 

- Keynote lectures: 

Prof. Peter Cowling (Professor of Artificial Intelligence, University of Bradford) "Graph Search + 
Machine Learning = Monte Carlo Tree Search"

Dr. Blay Whitby (Brighton and Sussex Medical School) "The Myth of AI Failure"

- Technical stream refereed papers on Planning; Evolutionary Algorithms; Speech and Vision; and 
Machine Learning

- Application stream refereed papers on Knowledge Discovery and Data Mining; Machine Learning; and 
AI in Action

- Business and Industry Presentations with the theme of `Real Artificial Intelligence. 

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

 - A special session on 'Alan Turing and the Turing Test for Machine Intelligence', as an early 
commemoration of the centenary of the birth of the British mathematician, code breaker and 
Artificial Intelligence pioneer Dr. Alan Turing, who was born in London in June 1912.

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-2011 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. 



- Conference Chair: Dr. Lars Nolle, Nottingham Trent University 

- Workshop Organiser: Prof. Adrian Hopgood, Sheffield Hallam University 

- Treasurer: Rosemary Gilligan, University of Hertfordshire 

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

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

- Deputy Technical Programme Chair: Dr. Daniel Neagu, University of Bradford 

- Application Programme Chair: Prof. Miltos Petridis, University of Brighton

- Deputy Application Programme Chair: Dr. Jixin Ma, University of Greenwich

- Research Student Liaison: Dr. Alice Kerly, SELEX Systems Integration

- UK CBR Organiser: Prof. Miltos Petridis, University of Brighton 

- Real AI Day Organiser: Dr. Aladdin Ayesh, De Montfort University, Leicester

- Publicity Group (chair): Dr. Ariadne Tampion

- Industry Group (chair): Dr. Patrick Fogarty

- Paper Administrator: Bryony Bramer 

- Conference Administrator: Mandy Bauer, BCS