Bulletin #1, March 2007

ECCAI news

We greatly welcome Enrico Giunchiglia as the new Editor-in-Chief of the journal AI Communications. ECCAI thanks the former editor Toby Walsh for his excellent work and wishes Enrico good luck in his new position.

ECCAI conferences

ACAI-07:August 20-28th 2007, Leuven, Belgium

The 2007 edition of ECCAI's Advanced Course on Artificial Intelligence will be held in Leuven, Belgium, August 20-28. The subject of the school is "Logic for Artificial Intelligence". The target audience consists of PhD students in the area of Informatics or Computer Science with some background in computational logic, who want to broaden their knowledge of the domain. The school is a unique opportunity to learn from and interact with some of the world's most renowned specialists. The programme includes courses by Marc Denecker, Luc De Raedt, Bernhard Nebel, Marie-Christine Rousset, Fariba Sadri, Robert Kowalski, Ulrike Sattler, Heiner Stuckenschmidt and Pascal Van Hentenryck, on such diverse topics as logic for knowledge representation, logic-based agents, constraint programming, probabilistic logics and learning, logic for the semantic web. In addition, students will have the opportunity to present their own research in a poster session. The summerschool features an attractive social programme, including visits to Leuven and a daytrip to Bruges. Leuven is very easily accessible (15' by train from Brussels Airport) and is located right in the center of major touristic locations (just a few hours by train from Paris, London, Amsterdam). Participation costs will be low, with a registration cost of 350 euro, lodging opportunities from 29 euro per night, and student restaurants offering hot meals for 2.4 to 4.5 euro. In addition, ECCAI provides a limited number of grants.
For further information, see http://www.cs.kuleuven.be/~dtai/acai/ or contact acai2007@cs.kuleuven.be.

Important dates:
Poster abstract Deadline: May 15, 2007
Notification: May 22, 2007
Early registration Deadline: May 31, 2007

ECAI -08 in Patras (Greece) / 21-25 July 2008

Malik Ghallab is the ECAI-08 program chair.
The important dates concerning paper submissions are the following:

  • Paper submission deadline : Feb 25, 2008
  • Notification : April 28
  • Camera ready papers: May 26
  • Conference : July 21st

The University of Patras Conference centre (http://www.confer.upatras.gr) is situated within the University campus.
For more details:  http://www.ece.upatras.gr/ecai2008 website.

ECAI-10 in Lisbon (Portugal)

More details later.

ECCAI Sponsored Conferences

  AIME 2007   
7 - 11 Jul 2007  11th Conference on Artificial Intelligence in Medicine, Amsterdam (The Netherlands)

National Conferences of ECCAI Member Societies

KI-0710 - 13 Sep 200730th Annual German Conference on Artificial Intelligence, Osnabrück (Germany)

    CAEPIA 2007   12 - 16 Nov 2007    12th Conference of the Spanish Association for Artificial Intelligence, Salamanca (Spain)

ECCAI Journals

IEEE Intelligent systems http://www.computer.org/intelligent/

March/April 2007 : Interacting with Autonomy
For at least the foreseeable future, people will still need to interact with autonomous systems at various levels of involvement as conditions change dynamically. This special issue presents articles on human interaction with autonomous or semiautonomous physical systems such as ground-based robots, unmanned aerial vehicles, and assistive technologies.
Also in this issue: Homeland Security, Social Computing, Logic Fads and Fallacies, and more

AI Communications http://aicom.star.dist.unige.it

Issue: Volume 19, Number 4 / 2006

  • Tools for modeling and solving search problems, pp. 301 - 312, by D. East, M. Iakhiaev, A. Mikitiuk, M.Truszczyński 
  • On-line monitoring and diagnosis of a team of service robots: A model-based approach, pp. 313 - 340, by Roberto Micalizio, Pietro Torasso, Gianluca Torta 
  • Domain-independent temporal planning in a planning-graph-based approach, pp. 341 - 367, by Antonio Garrido and Eva Onaindía
  • Integrating heterogeneous adaptation techniques to build a flexible and usable mobile tourist guide, pp. 369 - 384, by Federica Cena, Luca Console, Cristina Gena, Anna Goy, Guido Levi, Sonia Modeo, Ilaria Torre

+ Theses :

  • Fault tolerant knowledge level inter-agent communication in open Multi-Agent Systems, pp. 385 - 387, by Nicola Dragoni
  • An inductive logic programming approach to statistical relational learning, pp. 389 - 390, by Kristian Kersting