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  1. 1. Elektronisk Dansk A.I.Meddelser 110 Juni 08 Dette nummer af EDAIM er foreloebigt sendte til den voksende antal DAIS medlemmer jeg har email adresse paa. Fortsat er der meget faa rettelser til medlemslisten fra jer . Medlem-email-adresser er meget velkomne. Medlems bidrag til EDAIM er meget velkommen. Index: 0) ECCAI-Bulletin #1, June 2008: 1) AI-2008 Cambridge, UK, December 2008 2) AIIDE-08 3) AAAI-08/IAAI-08 4) BCI2008 5) MIcompetition 6) Book Chapters: FCI 7) Book chapters: optimisation 8) Book Chapters: Learning 9) CELDA 08 10) CIMCA'08 11) DASIP 2008 12) ESM'2008 13) HIS 2008 15) ISDA 2008 - Taiwan 16) ISC'2008 17) ICLP'08 18) IJCAR'08 Workshop on Automated Reasoning 19) LION 3 -- Learning and Intelligent OptimizatioN 20) Machine Learning 21) ICML competition & workshop on Physiological Data Modeling 22) META'08, Tunisia 23) IJPRAI- New Issue 24) IJAIT - New Issue 25) Nature Inspired Cooperative Strategies for Optimization 26) 5th IEEE Symposium on Swarm Intelligence 27) artificial ants special session at META'08 28) Swarm Intelligence Journal on Particle Swarm Optimization 29) The Gene Expression Programming Bibliography 30) SCCGIV’08 31) WORLDCOMP'08 Congress, Las Vegas 32) AISB
  2. 2. 0) ECCAI-Bulletin #1, June 2008: http://www.eccai.org/bulletin/current.shtml ======================== Easy access to AI Journal ECAI conferences ECAI08 ECCAI Sponsored conferences National conferences of ECCAI member societies IEEE Intelligent systems + AI Communications ============================================================================== === Bulletin #1, June 2008 Easy access to AI Journal We are pleased to announce that in order to maximise the readership of the AI Journal, through an arrangement with Elsevier, Associates of IJCAI may obtain personal electronic access to the online contents of this international publication. This arrangement is intended for members of the international scientific AI community who do not otherwise have access to the AI Journal. To become an Associate of IJCAI at no cost, visit www.aijd.org or sign up directly at http://www.aiinternational.org/AIJ/register.php. A nontransferable link will be provided to you via e-mail once you have successfully registered on this site. This customized link will enable you to activate your free personal e-subscription to the journal Artificial Intelligence at Elsevier's Science Direct web site. Potential authors should note that these new arrangements mean that any article now submitted to the AI journal, once accepted, will always be available to anyone free of charge through these arrangements if they do not already have access to the journal. Ray Perrault and Tony Cohn Editors-in-Chief of the AI Journal ECCAI conferences ECAI- 08 in Patras (Greece) / 21- 25 July 2008 We look forward meeting you at next ECAI, in Patras! For all information, have a look here : http://www.ece.upatras.gr/ecai2008/main.htm ECCAI sponsored conferences 25 - 28 Aug Almende-0 Almende Summer School on Self-Organizin 2008 8 Agent Networks, Rotterdam (The Netherlan 14 - 18 Sep ICAPS'08 International Conference on Automated Pla 2008 Scheduling,, Sydney (Australia) 16 - 19 Sep KR 2008 11th International Conference on Principles 2008 Representation and Reasoning, Sydney (A 19 - 22 Oct ICAI-08 International Conference on Advanced Inte 2008 (China) 30 - 31 Oct RuleML-20 International RuleML Symposium on Rule I
  3. 3. 2008 08 Applications, Orlando, Florida (USA) National conferences of ECCAI member societies 04 - 06 Sep AIMSA 13th International Conference on Artificial Int 2008 2008 Methodology, Systems, Applications, Varna 02 - 04 Oct SETN ´08 5th Hellenic Conference on Artificial Intellige 2008 (Greece) 09 - 11 Dec AI-08 28th SGAI International Conference on Artifi 2008 Cambridge (UK) ECCAI journals - IEEE Intelligent systems http://www.computer.org/intelligent/ Last issue: May- June 2008 on Ambient Intelligence : Research into, and deployment of, Semantic Web technology continues to be an important part of the intelligent systems scene. This special issue explores the range of tools and techniques in current Semantic Web efforts. Also in this issue: AI's 10 to Watch, Brain-Computer Interfaces, Essay Graders, Cognitive Brain Imaging, Collaborative Semantic Authoring, and more The following articles are available without an electronic subscription: A Letter from the EditorA New Portrait of the Semantic Web in Action (pdf) James HendlerThis special issue, rather than focusing on tools specifically for ontologies, looks at how they're being used and becoming part of the overall Web ecology. The Future of AI AI's 10 to Watch (pdf) James Hendler, Philipp Cimiano, T Dmitri Dolgov, Anat Levin, Peter Mika, Brian Milch, Louis-Philippe Morency, Boris Motik, Jennifer Neville, Erik B. Sudderth, and Luis von AhnThe recipients of the 2008 IEEE Intelligent System's 10 to Watch award discuss their current research and their visions of AI for the future. Semantic Web Update Games with a Purpose for the Semantic Web (pdf) Katharina Siorpaes and Martin HeppWeaving the Semantic Web requires that humans contribute their labor and judgment for extending and updating formal knowledge structures. Hiding such tasks behind online multiplayer games presents the tasks as fun and intellectually challenging entertainment. T Trends & Controversies Brain-Computer Interfacing for Intelligent Systems (pdf) Anton Nijholt, Desney Tan, Gert Pfurtscheller, Clemens Brunner, José del R. Millán, Brendan Allison, Bernhard Graimann, Florin Popescu, Benjamin Blankertz, and Klaus-R. MüllerUsing cognitive neuroscience and brain- imaging technologies, researchers are building brain-computer interfaces- communication systems that don't depend on the brain's normal output pathways of peripheral nerves and muscles. - AI Communications http://aicom.star.dist.unige.it Last issue : Volume 21, Number 1 / 2008 http://iospress.metapress.com/content/h54x44u91772/? p=117b05b0e95b4e34ac341317423f701b&pi=0 To secure an anchor – a recovery planning approach to ambiguity in perceptual anchoring
  4. 4. by Lars Karlsson, Abdelbaki Bouguerra, Mathias Broxvall, Silvia Coradeschi and Alessandro Saffiotti Ripple Down Rule learning for automated word lemmatisation by Joël Plisson, Nada Lavrač, Dunja Mladenić and Tomaž Erjavec Pattern-based automatic taxonomy learning from the Web by David Sánchez and Antonio Moreno An ASP-based approach to dealing with agent perception failure by Francesco Buccafurri, Gianluca Caminiti and Domenico Rosaci The CADE-21 automated theorem proving system competition by Geoff Sutcliffe Next ECCAI- Bulletin in September 2008 -- IRISA-INRIA, Campus de Beaulieu, 35042 Rennes cedex, France Tél: +33 (0) 2 99 84 71 00, Fax: +33 (0) 2 99 84 71 71 1) AI- 2008 Cambridge, UK, December 2008 In response to many requests it has been decided to extend the deadline for submitting papers/posters to SUNDAY JUNE 15th. (There will not be any further extension.) *************************************************************** AI-2008: Peterhouse College, Cambridge, UK December 9th-11th 2008 http://www.bcs-sgai.org/ai2008/ FINAL CALL Organised by BCS SGAI: The British Computer Society Specialist Group on Artificial Intelligence (an ECCAI Member Society) The leading series of UK-based international conferences on Artificial Intelligence and one of the longest running AI conference series in Europe. CALL FOR CONTRIBUTIONS AI-2008 is the Twenty-eighth SGAI International Conference on Innovative Techniques and Applications of Artificial Intelligence. The scope of the conference comprises the whole range of AI technologies and application areas. AI-2008 reviews recent technical advances in AI technologies and shows how these advances have been
  5. 5. applied to solve business problems. Key features of AI-2008 are: - Papers will be published in book form by Spinger. - The Technical Stream presents the best of recent developments in AI, covering a wide range of technical areas. - The Application Stream is the largest annual showcase in Europe of real applications using AI technology. - The best papers will be reprinted in a special issue of the international journal 'Knowledge Based Systems'. - The Poster Session is a forum for disseminating new developments and latest work in progress, especially suited to MSc and PhD students. - Prizes for Best Paper in each stream and Best Poster. - The programme also includes tutorials and workshops to provide greater depth in selected topics. (These are free to delegates of the main conference, but separate registration is also available.) - The Machine Intelligence (MI) competition exhibits working systems that are a significant step towards machine intelligence. - UK CBR13, the 13th UK CBR Workshop, will be co-located with AI- 2008. - The conference qualifies for the IEE and BCS CPD schemes. - In addition to the formal sessions, the conference programme includes a welcome reception and a Gala Dinner. AI-2008 offers a valuable opportunity to keep up to date with developments in AI and to share experiences in the practical issues of developing AI systems. IMPORTANT DATES - Paper/Poster Submission: Sunday 15th June 2008 - Notification of Acceptance: Monday 21st July 2008 - Camera Ready Paper: Monday 1st September 2008 CALL FOR CONTRIBUTIONS Contributions are invited in the form of papers of up to fourteen A4 pages presenting original work in AI. Contributions may be submitted to either of two streams for oral presentation, or a parallel poster session (six pages maximum). Technical Stream Areas of interest include (but are not restricted to): knowledge
  6. 6. engineering; semantic web; constraint satisfaction; intelligent agents; machine learning; model based reasoning; verification and validation of AI systems; natural language understanding; speech-enabled systems; case based reasoning; neural networks; genetic algorithms; data mining and knowledge discovery in databases; knowledge representation, inference and reasoning; robotics and pervasive computing; qualitative and temporal reasoning; knowledge management; AI languages and environments; robotics and pervasive computing. Application Stream Case studies are welcomed describing the application of AI to real-world problems. Papers in recent years have covered all application domains, including commerce, manufacturing and government, and every major AI technique. In addition to case studies and specific applications of AI, we would welcome papers that discuss issues such as managing the transfer from research to production of AI-based products. Papers are selected to highlight critical areas of success (and failure) and to present the benefits and lessons of value to other developers. Submitted papers should make these points clear. Guidance notes for Application Stream authors are available from the website. Poster Session The Poster Session is intended for the presentation of work which meets the high standards of AI-2008, but which is more topical and preliminary than the work presented in the main two streams. It is an excellent forum for disseminating new developments and latest work in progress, especially suited to MSc and PhD students. Poster papers will be printed as short papers (maximum 6 pages) in the proceedings volumes. Papers submitted to the Technical and Application streams will automatically be considered as posters if they fall short of the standard for oral presentation in full form. Publication of Papers Papers accepted for presentation at the conference will be published in book form by Springer. - The books will be prepared from camera-ready copy supplied by the authors of accepted papers. - Formatting specifications for the proceedings have been provided by the publisher and are available from the conference website. - Authors will retain copyright in all papers published in the two volumes of proceedings. - The best six refereed papers in each stream will be reprinted as a special issue of the international journal Knowledge Based Systems. Submission of Papers
  7. 7. Papers must be prepared in either Microsoft Word or Latex. Initial versions of papers should be submitted in PDF format only and uploaded to the conference website by SUNDAY JUNE 15th 2008 at the latest. There are revised Word macro and Latex style files compared with previous years. - At least one author of each accepted paper must register for and attend the conference to present it in person, for the paper to be published. - Presenting authors will be asked to register for the conference at the discounted speakers' rate when they return the final camera-ready printed versions of their papers. Tutorials & workshops The Conference Committee invites proposals for tutorials and workshops to be presented on the first day of the conference. These should be directed in the first instance to the Tutorial/Workshop Organiser. Prizes There are sponsored prizes (a trophy plus 500 pounds) for the best paper submitted in each stream and a trophy plus a cash prize for the best poster, awarded on the basis of delegate voting. Machine Intelligence Competition A permanent trophy awarded for one year plus a 1,000 pounds cash prize will be awarded to the winner of the annual machine intelligence competition. This prize will be awarded to the working system that is considered to be the most significant step forward towards Machine Intelligence on display at the competition. All further information including details of the conference committee, program committees, paper format and uploading instructions is given on the conference website. ALL CORRESPONDENCE SHOULD BE SENT BY EMAIL TO THE CONFERENCE SECRETARIAT: sgai-conference@bcs.org.uk 2) AIIDE- 08 May 6: AIIDE-08 Demo Submissions Due The Fourth Conference on Artificial Intelligence and Interactive Digital Entertainment http://www.aaai.org/Conferences/AIIDE/aiide08.php http://www.aiide.org Dear AAAI Members,
  8. 8. Please note that the deadline for demo submissions to AIIDE-08 is next Tuesday, May 6. Prospective authors are required to register at the AIIDE-08 paper submission site at http://aaai.confmaster.net/pages/login.php? Conf=AIIDE. The software will assign a password, which will enable authors to log on to submit an abstract and paper. AIIDE-08 invites researchers and practitioners to share insights and cutting- edge results from a wide range of topics and encourages the demonstration of a) research systems in the context of existing commercial games, b) new games authored by researchers, c) contributions demonstrating the adoption and/or extension of AI research results published games, and d) completely new forms of interactive digital entertainment made possible by AI research. An electronic submission of a 2-page abstract and demonstration materials is required. Demonstration materials can take the form of a recorded demonstration session, an executable version of the demonstration with written instructions, or a detailed description of the demonstration heavily illustrated with screenshots. Please note that these materials are for review only; it is hoped that all demonstrations will be conducted live at AIIDE-08. Submissions will be judged on technical merit, accessibility to developers and researchers , originality, presentation, and significance. Demonstration abstracts will be published in the conference proceedings. The full Call for Participation, including formatting and submission requirements, is available at http://www.aaai.org/Conferences/AIIDE/2008/aiide08call.php and http://www.aiide.org/. Please also feel free to contact us at aiide08@aaai.org. Regards, Carol Hamilton Executive Director, AAAI 3) AAAI- 08/IAAI- 08 The deadline for early registration for AAAI-08 is Friday, May 16. Registration information and the online registration form are available at http://www.aaai.org/Conferences/AAAI/aaai08.php. In case you haven't had a chance to catch up on the activities planned for AAAI-08, please take a moment to visit the conference site. Here is a brief recap of some of the highlights: * AAAI Presidential Address by Eric Horvitz * AAAI-08/IAAI-08 Invited Speaker Program Alexei A. Efros (Carnegie Mellon University) David Haussler (University of California, Santa Cruz) Lillian Lee (Cornell University) Mark Newman (University of Michigan) Stuart Russell (University of California, Berkeley) Kenneth M. Ford (Florida Institute for Human & Machine Cognition
  9. 9. (IHMC)) Seth Copen Goldstein (Carnegie Mellon University) Chris Urmson (Carnegie Mellon University) * AAAI-08 Technical Paper Program 227 Technical Oral Presentations, including Special Tracks on AI & the Web, Integrated Intelligence, and Physically Grounded AI IAAI-08 Technical Papers, including 4 deployed applications and 18 emerging applications of AI Nectar Papers Senior Member Papers * AAAI-08 Poster/Demo Reception Technical Paper Poster Presentations, highlighting ~50 exceptional papers Technical Short Papers (NEW!) AI Teaching Forum Posters (NEW!) Intelligent Systems Demo Program Student Posters * AAAI-08 Tutorial Forum * AAAI-08 Workshop Program * AAAI-08 Exhibit/Competition Program AAAI Mobile Robot Exhibition AAAI General Game Playing Competition AAAI Computer Poker Competition AAAI Video Competition 2008 Trading Agent Competition (TAC-08) * AAAI-08 Student Programs Doctoral Consortium Student Abstract Posters Special Student Reception (more info TBA) AAAI-08 will be held at the Hyatt Regency McCormick Place in Chicago, Illinois, July 13-17. IAAI-08 will be collocated, July 15-17. Please feel free to contact us at aaai08@aaai.org with any questions! We look forward to seeing you at AAAI-08! Regards, Carol Hamilton Executive Director, AAAI 4) BCI2008 **************************************************************
  10. 10. FIFTH INTERNATIONAL SCHOOL ON BIOLOGY, COMPUTATION AND INFORMATION (BCI 2008) ************************************************************** September 8-12, 2008, Trieste, Italy ************************************************************** CALL FOR PARTICIPATION ************************************************************** The School of Biology, Computation, and Information (BCI), reaching this year its fifth edition, aims at bringing together Teachers and Students in Biology, Mathematics, and Computer Science. The main goal of the School is to give an updated overview of interdisciplinary techniques and problems cross-bordering the three fields. This year's edition will be centered on (Re)Sequencing and Annotating Genomes, touching a field in which new technologies and old problems meet in a context calling for an even higher level of interaction among the three different disciplines at the core of the School. The three distinguished speakers for this year's edition are Michele Morgante (Biology), Alberto Apostolico (Computer Science), and Laxmi Parida (Mathematics) and the school will take place during the second week of September (September 8-12, 2008). During the school, on Tuesday September 9th, a one-day workshop will take place. It will be titled "New Sequencing Technologies". Excellence lecturers and technological representatives will be invited and the participants to the School may submit an abstract leading to a twenty-minute presentation during the workshop. Abstracts will be sent to and selected/judged by the Scientific Committee. ************************************************************** COURSES Main topic: (Re)Sequencing and Annotation of Genomes ------------------------------------------------------------- Area: Mathematics Lecturer: Prof. Laxmi Parida, IBM Watson Research Center (Yorktown, USA) and Courant Institute of Mathematical Sciences, New York University, USA Prof. Laxmi Parida's research is focussed in the area of computational
  11. 11. biology, bioinformatics, and design and analysis of algorithms. One of the threads of her recent work has been in combinatorics and statistics of patterns in bioinformatics and another in recombination patterns for phylogeography in the ongoing Genographic Project. ------------------------------------------------------------- Area: Computer Science Lecturer: Prof. Alberto Apostolico, College of Computing, Georgia Institute of Technology and Centro Interdisciplinare ''Beniamino Segre'', Accademia Nazionale dei Lincei Professor Apostolico's research interests are in the areas of algorithmic analysis and design and applications. His recent work deals with algorithms and data structures for combinatorial pattern matching and discovery problems as arising in biomolecular sequence analysis and other application areas. ------------------------------------------------------------- Area: Biology Lecturer: Prof. Michele Morgante University of Udine, Italy. Institute for Applied Genomics, Udine, Italy. Professor Morgante's research is focused on genetic and physical mapping of plant genomes, genome sequencing and resequencing, transposable elements and plant genome evolution, plant genome organization, and population genetics of plants. He is currently the director of IGA, a research center in Udine that has recently sequenced the grape genome. He is also member of the prestigious “Accademia dei Lincei”. ************************************************************** WORKSHOP "New Sequencing Technologies" The recent advances in sequencing technology are leading to new challenges in biology, computer science, and mathematics. The workshop aims at discussing the advantages and the problems of these new technologies. ------------------------------------------------------------- Invited speakers Mike Brudno, Toronto University, Canada. Stefano Gustincich, ISAS, Trieste, Italy. Heinz Himmelbauer, Max Planck Institute for Molecular Genetics, Germany. Alberto Policriti, IGA, Udine, Italy.
  12. 12. More speakers to be announced. ************************************************************** REGISTRATION Early registration deadline: 15 June 2008. Late registration deadline: 15 August 2008. We can provide accommodation in Hotels located in the city center at a discounted rate, please visit the School website for booking details. For persons accompanying the School participants, please, contact the organizing committee. Early registration fee: EUR 200. Late registration fee: EUR 250. The registration fee covers participation to all lectures and to the workshop, course texts and general course material, coffee breaks, mid-day lunches, and transport to the conference venue. ************************************************************** LOCATION This school will be held at CBM, the company appointed for the coordination of the Friuli Venezia Giulia Technology District of Molecular Biomedicine. CBM operates around Area Science Park in Basovizza, within a picturesque woody landscape just a few miles from Trieste city centre. ************************************************************** WEBSITE AND CONTACT For all additional information, please visit the website: http://bci2008.cbm.fvg.it You can also contact the school organizers. ********************************************************************************* SPONSORS
  13. 13. - CBM (Cluster in Biomedicine), Area Science Park, Trieste. - Department of Mathematics and Computer Science, University of Trieste. - IGA (Institute for Applied Genomics), Scientific Research Park, Udine. - Department of Mathematics and Computer Science, University of Udine. - National Group of Scientific Computation of the National Institute of High Mathematics. ********************************************************************************* ORGANIZING COMMITTEE - Alberto Policriti, University of Udine (school director) - Luca Bortolussi, University of Trieste (school co-director) - Elia Stupka, CBM, Trieste (school co-director) - Alberto Casagrande, IGA, Udine - Cristian Del Fabbro, IGA, Udine - Cristina Leonesi, CBM, Trieste - Simone Scalabrin, IGA, Udine - Andrea Sgarro, University of Trieste - Nicola Vitacolonna, University of Udine ********************************************************************************* SCIENTIFIC COMMITTEE - Alberto Apostolico, Georgia Institute of Technology - Luca Bortolussi, University of Trieste - Michael Brudno, University of Toronto - Alberto Casagrande, IGA, Udine - Francesco Fabris, University of Trieste - Michele Morgante, University of Udine - Eugenio Omodeo, University of Trieste - Laxmi Parida, IBM Watson Research Center - Carla Piazza, University of Udine - Alberto Policriti, University of Udine - Simone Scalabrin, IGA, Udine - Andrea Sgarro, University of Trieste - Elia Stupka, CBM, Trieste - Nicola Vitacolonna, University of Udine ********************************************************************************* 5) MIcompetition
  14. 14. The Seventh British Computer Society Machine Intelligence Competition Wednesday December 10th 2008 at Peterhouse College, Cambridge, UK, during the annual SGAI conference AI-2008 Closing Date for Entries: October 1st 2008 This is the seventh in an annual series of competitions for live demonstrations of 'Progress Towards Machine Intelligence' organized by the British Computer Society Specialist Group on Artificial Intelligence (SGAI) in association with AKRI Ltd. The demonstration can be of either software (e.g. a question- answering system or a speech recognition system) or hardware (e.g. a mobile robot). This competition will put on show real systems demonstrated live. It is hoped that the competition and the competitors, over several years, will provide a new interest and visible improvements in the development of machine intelligence. Entry Fee: There is no entry fee and conference registration is not required. Prize: A permanent trophy awarded for one year plus a £1,000 cash prize. Format: The prize will be awarded on the basis of a 10-15 minute live demonstration (not a paper or a technical description). The prize will be awarded to the demonstration that in the opinion of the judges best demonstrates 'progress towards an intelligent machine'. Judges: All registered delegates at the conference will be eligible to vote in a secret ballot. Eligibility: The competition is open to all. A maximum of 5 entries will be presented. To control numbers, these will be selected by the organizers on the basis of information provided by the entrants.
  15. 15. Further information is available at http://www.bcs-sgai.org/micomp/ or by email from the organizers Prof. Max Bramer (Chairman, SGAI) max.bramer@port.ac.uk Richard Ellis richard.ellis@stratum-management.co.uk and Dr. John Gordon (Director, AKRI) john@akri.org. The AI-2008 conference website is at http://www.bcs-sgai.org/ai2008/. 6) Book Chapters: FCI We are editing a series of volumes on 'Foundations on Computational Intelligence' which will be published by the Springer Series in Studies in Computational Intelligence. Until today, we have received an overwhelming response (over 100 proposals so far!) to the first call for chapters. We are now considering to divide the contributions into several volumes as follows: 1. Learning and Approximation: Theoretical Foundations and Applications (covering neural networks, support vector machines, machine learning and hybrid approaches etc.) . Editors: Aboul-Ella Hassanien, Ajith Abraham 2. Approximate Reasoning: Theoretical Foundations and Applications (covering fuzzy set, rough set, probabilistic reasoning, hybrid approaches etc.) . Editors: Aboul-Ella Hassanien, Ajith Abraham, Francisco Herrera 3. Global Optimization: Theoretical Foundations and Applications (covering evolutionary algorithms, swarm intelligence, bacterial foraging, simulated annealing, tabu search, GRASP, hybrid approaches etc.) . Editors: Aboul- Ella Hassanien, Ajith Abraham, Patrick Siarry 4. Data Mining: Theoretical Foundations and Applications . Editors: Aboul- Ella Hassanien, Ajith Abraham, Andre de Carvalho 5. Multi agent systems: Theoretical Foundations and Applications . Editors: Aboul-Ella Hassanien, Ajith Abraham 6. Computational Intelligent Paradigms: Theoretical Foundations and Applications . Editors: Aboul-Ella Hassanien, Ajith Abraham, Witold Pedrycz,
  16. 16. Andries P Engelbrecht All accepted chapters will be seggregated into one of the above volumes. More information about the book is available online at: http://www.cba.edu.kw/abo/FCI-AboAjith/foundci.html We would like to take this opportunity to personally invite you to kindly consider preparation of a chapter to be included into one of the above volume . If you are interested in contributing to any of the volumes, please send an e-mail to the following address: Aboitcairo@gmail.com informing the title of the chapter and its abstract. We would like to hear from you before May 23, 2008. Sincerely yours, Aboul-Ella Hassanien, Ajith Abraham, Francisco Herrera, Witold Pedrycz, Andre de Carvalho, Patrick Siarry, Andries P Engelbrecht Volumes Editors 7) Book chapters: optimisation Dear Colleagues, We have received many good proposals during the first round of our call for chapters. In this second round, we would like to focus particularly on the following areas: (1) novel algorithms for optimisation (2) optimisation in planning, scheduling and timetabling problems (3) the use of artificial immune systems in optimisation If you are interested in this publication, please drop me a short reply at rchiong@swinburne.edu.my. Best wishes, Raymond ~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~ ~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~ CALL FOR CHAPTERS ================== Proposals Submission Deadline: 31 MAY 2008 (flexible) Full Chapters Due: 15 JULY 2008 (strict deadline) Nature-Inspired Algorithms for Optimisation A volume edited by Raymond Chiong To be published by Springer-Verlag in the series Studies in Computational Intelligence (SCI)
  17. 17. Book Objectives & Mission: Nature has always been a source of inspiration. In recent years, new concepts, techniques and computational applications stimulated by nature are being continually proposed and exploited to solve a wide range of optimisation problems in diverse fields. Various kinds of nature-inspired algorithms have been designed and applied, and many of them are producing high quality solutions to a variety of real-world applications and optimisation problems, including scheduling, manufacturing, logistics, space allocation, stock cutting, anomaly detection, engineering design, software testing, bioinformatics and data mining, etc. The success of these algorithms has led to competitive advantages and cost savings not only to the industry but also the society at large. The use of nature-inspired algorithms stands out to be promising due to the fact that many real-world problems have become increasingly complex. The size and complexity of the optimisation problems nowadays require the development of methods and solutions whose efficiency is measured by their ability to find acceptable results within a reasonable amount of time. Despite there is no guarantee of finding the optimal solution, approaches based on the influence of biology and life sciences such as evolutionary algorithms, neural networks, ant systems, swarm intelligence, artificial immune systems, and many others have been shown to be highly practical and provided state-of-the-art solutions to various optimisation problems. The aim of this book is to provide a central source of reference by collecting and disseminating the progressive body of knowledge on nature-inspired algorithms and their applications. The main focus will be the implementation of novel nature-inspired solutions for optimisation based on empirical studies. Recommended topics include, but are not limited to, the following: Methods: -evolutionary algorithms -memetic algorithms -neural networks -artificial life -particle swarm optimisation -ant colony optimisation -artificial immune systems -membrane, molecular, cellular and DNA computing -tabu search, simulated annealing, etc -hybrid methods with metaheuristics, machine learning, game theory, mathematical programming, constraint programming, co-evolutionary learning, etc Applications: -evolutionary games -evolutionary economics -production, logistics and transportation -telecommunications and engineering design -planning, scheduling and timetabling -bioinformatics and data mining
  18. 18. -grid computing and computer security -software testing and software self assembly -numerical and combinatorial optimisation -multi-objective optimisation, dynamic optimisation, problems with uncertainty, etc -integration of natural computing techniques in intelligent systems -optimisation strategies in robotics path planning, task allocation and coordination -optimisation and control of highly nonlinear, large scale or networked engineering -successful optimisations in the fields of business, science and engineering Submission Procedure: Researchers and practitioners are invited to submit on or before May 31, 2008 a 1-2 page proposal to rchiong@swinburne.edu.my clearly explaining the mission and concerns of his or her proposed chapter. Authors of accepted proposals will be notified in 2-3 weeks time about the status of their proposals. Full chapters are expected to be submitted by July 15, 2008. All submitted chapters will be reviewed by at least three reviewers. About the series Studies in Computational Intelligence: The series Studies in Computational Intelligence (SCI) publishes new developments and advances in the various areas of computational intelligence - quickly and with a high quality. The intent is to cover the theory, applications, and design methods of computational intelligence, as embedded in the fields of engineering, computer science, physics and life science, as well as the methodologies behind them. The series contains monographs, lecture notes and edited volumes in computational intelligence spanning the areas of neural networks, connectionist systems, genetic algorithms, evolutionary computation, artificial intelligence, cellular automata, self- organising systems, soft computing, fuzzy systems, and hybrid intelligent systems. Critical to both contributors and readers are the short publication time and world-wide distribution - this permits a rapid and broad dissemination of research results. Inquiries and submissions can be forwarded electronically or by mail to: Raymond Chiong Head of Intelligent Informatics Research Group School of Computing & Design Swinburne University of Technology (Sarawak Campus) State Complex, 93576 Kuching Sarawak, Malaysia Tel.: +60 82 416 353 • Fax: +60 82 423 594 E-mail: rchiong@swinburne.edu.my 8) Book Chapters: Learning CALL FOR CHAPTERSProposals Submission Deadline: 15 June 2008 Full Chapters Due: 30 July 2008
  19. 19. Learning and Approximation: Theoretical Foundations and Applications A Springer book edited by Ajith Abraham, Aboul-Ella Hassanien, and Athanasios Vasilakos http://www.cba.edu.kw/abo/FCI-AboAjith/foundciLA.html Introduction Approximation and Learning algorithms are fundamental tools that deal with computationally hard problems and problems in which the input is gradually disclosed over time. Both kinds of problems have a large number of applications arising from a variety of fields, such as algorithmic game theory, approximation classes, coloring and partitioning, competitive analysis, computational finance, cuts and connectivity, geometric problems, inapproximability results, mechanism design, network design, packing and covering, paradigms for design and analysis of approximation and online algorithms, randomization techniques, real-world applications, and scheduling problems. The past years have witnessed a large number of interesting applications of various computational intelligence techniques, such as rough sets, Neural Networks; Fuzzy Logic; Evolutionary Computing; Artificial Immune Systems; Swarm Intelligence; Reinforcement Learning and evolutionary computation, to intelligent multimedia processing. In spite of numerous successful applications of computational intelligence techniques in business and industry, it is sometimes difficult to explain from a theoretical perspective. Therefore, we encourage authors to present original chapter dealing with the incorporation of such CI techniques into Learning and Approximation algorithms and processes. Objective of the Book The main objective of this book is to provide a central source of reference on computational intelligence algorithms that deals with all theoretical, computational, and applied aspects of Learning and Approximation. Original research articles explore Learning and Approximation in the widest sense, including Statistical learning algorithms, Theoretical foundations of learning in large probabilistic environments, Neural networks, kernel methods, Graphical models, Gaussian processes, Learning in complex systems. Function approximation, dimensionality reduction, feature selection for learning, and alternative state representations. Cooperative and competitive multi-agent reinforcement learning. Learning in nonstationary domains and stochastic, network, and dynamic games. It will contain open- solicited and invited chapters written by leading researchers and well- known academics in relevant fields. All articles will be reviewed by three
  20. 20. independent reviewers. The book will cover the state-of-the-art as well as latest research discoveries and applications, thus making it a valuable reference for a large community of audiences. Target Audience This book will be an important reference to researchers/academics working in the field of Learning and Approximation and its related areas including neural networks, support vector machines, and machine learning. It will also be a potential resource for senior undergraduate and postgraduate students. Recommended topics include, but are not limited to, the following: Statistical learning algorithms,Theoretical foundations of learning in large probabilistic environments.Neural networks, kernel methods, Graphical models, Gaussian processes, Learning in complex systems. Function approximation, dimensionality reduction, feature selection for learning, and alternative state representations.Cooperative and competitive multi-agent reinforcement learning. Learning in nonstationary domains and stochastic, network, and dynamic games. Dimensionality reduction and manifold learning, Reinforcement Learning with Approximation SpacesModel selection, Combinatorial optimization, Relational learning. Neuroimaging, Cognitive neuroscience, EEG (electroencephalogram),ERP (event related potentials), MEG (magnetoencephalogram), fMRI (functional magnetic resonance imaging), Brain mapping, brain segmentation, and brain computer interfaces. Cognitive Science and Artificial Intelligence: theoretical, computational, or experimental studies of perception, psychophysics, human or animal learning, reasoning, problem solving, natural language processing, and neuropsychology. Control and Reinforcement LearningLearning Theory: generalization, regularization and model selection, Bayesian learning, spaces of functions and kernels, statistical physics of learning, online learning and competitive analysis, hardness of learning and approximations, large deviations and asymptotic analysis, information theory. Neuroscience: theoretical and experimental studies of processing and transmission of information in biological neurons and networks, including spike train generation, synaptic modulation, plasticity and adaptation.Innovative applications that use machine learning, including systems for time series prediction, bioinformatics, text/web analysis, multimedia processing, and robotics. Etc. Submission Procedure Researchers and practitioners are kindly invited to send on or before June 15 2008 a short email to to Aboitcairo@gmail.com containing a preliminary title and a short abstract of their chapter. This will facilitate the planning of the review process. All chapter proposals will be peer reviewed. Full chapters will be expected by JULY 30 2008. All submitted chapters will be reviewed by at least three reviewers on a
  21. 21. double-blind review basis. The book is scheduled to be published by To be published in "Studies in Computational Intelligence" published by Springer Verlag, Germany Editors Ajith Abraham, Aboul Ella Hassanien (Abo) and Athanasios Vasilakos 9) CELDA 08 IADIS International Conference on Cognition and Exploratory Learning in Digital Age (CELDA 2008) October 13 - 15, 2008 - Freiburg, Germany (http://www.celda-conf.org/) Co-organised by: Albert-Ludwigs-Universität Freiburg Endorsed by the Japanese Society of Information and Systems in Education * Conference background and goals The IADIS CELDA 2008 conference aims to address the main issues concerned with evolving learning processes and supporting pedagogies and applications in the digital age. There have been advances in both cognitive psychology and computing that have affected the educational arena. The convergence of these two disciplines is increasing at a fast pace and affecting academia and professional practice in many ways. Paradigms such as just-in-time learning, constructivism, student-centered learning and collaborative approaches have emerged and are being supported by technological advancements such as simulations, virtual reality and multi-agents systems. These developments have created both opportunities and areas of serious concerns. This conference aims to cover both technological as well as pedagogical issues related to these developments. Main tracks have been identified. However innovative contributions that do not easily fit into these areas will also be considered as long as they are directly related to the overall theme of the conference – cognition and exploratory learning in the digital age. * Format of the Conference The conference will comprise of invited talks and oral presentations for discussion-oriented papers. The proceedings of the conference will be published in the form of a book and CD-ROM. Authors of the best published papers in the CELDA 2008 proceedings will be invited to publish extended versions of their papers in a
  22. 22. special issue of the Educational Technology Research and Development Journal (ETR&D) - ISSN: 1042-1629 (print version) ISSN: 1556-6501 (electronic version). * Types of submissions Full papers, Short Papers and Reflection papers. All submissions will go through a double-blind refereeing process with at least two international experts. * Topics of interest include, but are not limited to the following areas: - Acquisition of expertise - Assessing progress of learning in complex domains - Assessment of exploratory learning approaches - Assessment of exploratory technologies - Cognition in education - Collaborative learning - Educational psychology - Exploratory technologies (such as simulations, VR, i-TV and so on) - Just-in-time and Learning-on-Demand - Learner Communities and Peer-Support - Learning Communities & Web Service Technologies - Pedagogical Issues Related with Learning Objects - Learning Paradigms in Academia - Learning Paradigms in Corporate Sector - Life-long Learning - Student-Centered Learning - Technology and mental models - Technology, learning and expertise - Virtual University * Important Dates: - Submission Deadline: 26 May 2008 - Notification to Authors: until 7 July 2008 - Final Camera-Ready Submission and Early Registration: Until 28 July 2008 - Late Registration: After 28 July 2008 * Conference Location The conference will be held in Freiburg, Germany. * Secretariat IADIS Secretariat - IADIS INTERNATIONAL CONFERENCE CELDA 2008 Rua Sao Sebastiao da Pedreira, 100, 3 1050-209 Lisbon, Portugal E-mail: secretariat@celda-conf.org Web site: http://www.celda-conf.org/ * Program Committee Conference Co-Chairs Pedro Isaias, Universidade Aberta (Portuguese Open University), Portugal Dirk Ifenthaler, Albert-Ludwigs-Universität Freiburg, Germany Program Co-Chairs Kinshuk, Athabasca University, Canada Demetrios G Sampson, University of Piraeus, Greece J. Michael Spector, Florida State University, USA Committee Members: please see http://www.celda-
  23. 23. conf.org/committees.asp for updated list. * Co-located Conference: This conference is co-located with the IADIS International Conference WWW/Internet 2008 (http://www.internet-conf.org/) - participants of one conference may attend the sessions from the other conference at no extra charges. This mailing system may only be used for sending permission based email. If you did not give permission to receive emails from this sender, please notify us. This email was sent to brian@daimi.au.dk by ana.sofia@celda-conf.org | Print / PDF version | Read our Priva Policy. 10) CIMCA'08 CFP: 2008 International Conference on Computational Intelligence for Modelling, Control and Automation - CIMCA'08 CALL FOR PAPERS International Conference on Computational Intelligence for Modelling, Control and Automation 10-12 December 2008 - Vienna, Austria http://community.ise.canberra.edu.au/conference/cimca08/ Jointly with International Conference on Intelligent Agents, Web Technologies and Internet Commerce - IAWTIC08 http://community.ise.canberra.edu.au/conference/iawtic08/ International Conference on Innovation in Software Engineering - ISE08 http://community.ise.canberra.edu.au/conference/ise08/ Honorary Chair: Lotfi A. Zadeh, University of California, USA Stephen Grossberg, Boston University, USA Important Dates: 29 August 2008 Submission of papers to the conference 26 September 2008 Notification of acceptance 17 October 2008 Deadline for camera-ready copies of accepted papers 10 - 12 December 2008 Conference sessions Collaborators and sponsors: European Society for Fuzzy Logic and Technology - EUFLAT International Association for Fuzzy Set in Management and Economy - SIGEF
  24. 24. Japan Society for Fuzzy Theory and Intelligent Informatics - SOFT Taiwan Fuzzy Systems Association - TFSA World Wide Web Business Intelligence - W3BI Hungarian Fuzzy Association - HFA University of Canberra IEEE - Conference Proceedings will be published by IEEE in USA The international conference on computational intelligence for modelling, control and automation will be held in Vienna, Austria on 10-12 December 2008. The conference provides a medium for the exchange of ideas between theoreticians and practitioners to address the important issues in computational intelligence, modelling, control and automation. The conference will consist of both plenary sessions and contributory sessions, focusing on theory, implementation and applications of computational intelligence techniques to modelling, control and automation. For contributory sessions, papers (4 pages or more) are being solicited. Several well-known keynote speakers will address the conference. Conference Proceedings will be published as books by IEEE (The Institute of Electrical and Electronic Engineering) in USA and will be index world wide. All papers will be peer reviewed by at least two reviewers. Topics of the conference include, but are not limited to, the following areas: Modern and Advanced Control Strategies: Neural Networks Control, Fuzzy Logic Control, Genetic Algorithms and Evolutionary Control, Model-Predictive Control, Adaptive and Optimal Control, Intelligent Control Systems, Robotics and Automation, Fault Diagnosis, Intelligent agents, Industrial Automations, Modelling, Simulation Hybrid Systems: Fuzzy Evolutionary Systems, Fuzzy Expert Systems, Fuzzy Neural Systems, Neural Genetic Systems, Neural-Fuzzy-Genetic Systems, Hybrid Systems for Optimisation Data Analysis, Prediction and Model Identification: Signal Processing, Prediction and Time Series Analysis, System Identification, Data Fusion and Mining, Knowledge Discovery, Intelligent Information Systems,
  25. 25. Image Processing, and Image Understanding, Parallel Computing applications in Identification & Control, Pattern Recognition, Clustering and Classification Decision Making and Information Retrieval: Case-Based Reasoning, Decision Analysis, Intelligent Databases & Information Retrieval, Dynamic Systems Modelling, Decision Support Systems, Multi-criteria Decision Making, Qualitative and Approximate-Reasoning Paper Submission Papers will be selected based on their originality, significance, correctness, and clarity of presentation. Papers (4 pages or more) should be submitted to the following e-mail or through conference website: E-mail: cimca@canberra.edu.au CIMCA'2008 Secretariat School of Information Sciences and Engineering University of Canberra, Canberra, 2616, ACT, Australia Electronic submission of papers (either by E-mail or through conference website) is preferred. Papers should present original work, which has not been published or being reviewed for other conferences. Important Dates 29 August 2008 Submission of papers to the conference 26 September 2008 Notification of acceptance 17 October 2008 Deadline for camera-ready copies of accepted papers 10 - 12 December 2008 Conference sessions Special Sessions and Tutorials Special sessions and tutorials will be organised at the conference. The conference is calling for special sessions and tutorial proposals. All special session proposals should be sent to the conference chair (by email to: masoud.mohammadian@canberra.edu.au) on or before 4th of August 2006. CIMCA'06 will also include a special poster session devoted to recent work and work-in-progress. Abstracts are solicited for this session. Abstracts (3 pages limit) may be submitted up to 30 days before the conference date. Visits and social events Sightseeing visits will be arranged for the delegates and guests. A separate program will be arranged for companions during the conference. Further Information For further information either contact cimca@canberra.edu.au or see the conference homepage at: http://community.ise.canberra.edu.au/conference/cimca08/ Organising Committee: Canada and USA Liaison: J. D. Pinter, J. D. Pinter, PCS Inc. & Dalhousie University, Canada
  26. 26. Asia Liaison: Christina Meier, W3BI, Australia R. Amin Sarker, ADFA, Australia Europe Liaison: Frank Zimmer, ASTRA - Luxembourg Nasser Jazdi, Institut für Automatisierungs- und Softwaretechnik, Germany Andreas S. Andreou, University of Cyprus,Cyprus Publication: Masoud Mohammadian, University of Canberra, Australia International Programme Committee J. Liu, Hong Kong Baptist University, Hong Kong A. Namatame, National Defense Academy, Japan A. Agah, The University of Kansas, USA J. P. Bigus, IBM T.J. Watson Research Center, USA E. André, Universit ät Augsburg, Germany K. Sycara, Carnegie Mellon University, USA H. Adeli, The Ohio State University, USA B. Kosko, University of Southern California, USA A. Kandel, University of South Florida, USA T. Fukuda, Nagoya University, Japan T. Baeck, Informatic Centrum Dortmund, Germany J.Bezdek, University of West Florida, USA M. Mohammadian University of Canberra, Australia K. Hirota, Tokyo Institute of Technology, Japan E. Oja, Helsinki University of Technology, Finland W. Pedrycz, University of Manitoba, Canada X. Yao, The University of New South Wales, ADFA, Australia H. R. Berenji, NASA Ames Research Center, USA R. C. Eberhart, Purdue University,USA T. Shibata, MITI, Ministry of International Trade and Industry, Japan H. Liljenstrom, Royal Institute of Technology, Sweden A. Y. Zomaya, University of Western Australia, Australia F. Herrera, University of Granada, Spain A Jafari, Indiana University Purdue University Indianapolis, IUPUI, USA A. Bulsari, AB Nonlinear Solutions OY, Finland B. Ruhul Sarker, University of New South Wales (ADFA), Australia J. D. Pinter, Dalhousie University, Canada T. Furuhashi, Nagoya University, Japan A. Aamodt, Norwegian University of Science and Technology, Norway J. Fernandez de Cañete, University of Malaga, Spain W. Duch, Nicholas Copernicus,University, Poland E. Tulunay, Middle East Technical University, Turkey L. Guan, University of Sydney, Australia C. Kuroda, Tokyo Institute of Technology, Japan T. Yamakawa, Kyushu Institute of Technology, Japan 11) DASIP 2008
  27. 27. Conference on Design and Architecturesfor Signal and Image Processing DASIP 2008 Paper submission extended deadline: May 30, 2008Special session paper submission deadline: June 16, 2008 http://www.ecsi.org/dasip Université Libre de Bruxelles, BelgiumNovember 24-26, 2008 DASIP Conference is sponsored by ECSI, EURASIP and Universite Libre de Bruxelles and technically co-sponsored by IEEE Benelux Section and IEEE France Section Call for Papers The development of complex applications involving signal, image and control processing, is classically divided into three consecutive steps: a theoretical study of the algorithms, a study of the target architecture, and finally the implementation. Such a linear design flow is reaching its limits due to the intense pressure on design cycle and strict performance constraints. The approach, called Algorithm- Architecture-Matching, aims to leverage the design flow by a simultaneous study of both algorithmic and architectural issues, taking into account multiple design constraints, as well as algorithm and architecture optimizations. Introducing new design methodologies is necessary when facing the new emerging applications as for example advanced mobile communication systems or smart sensors based systems. This forms a driving force for the future evolutions of embedded system designs methodologies. The research community in Europe addressing these issues is very active both in academy and industry. The goals of this Conference are to present the latest results in the domain of design and architecture for signal and image processing and to initiate a regular meeting of European researchers addressing this topic. The DASIP Conference will give the opportunity for researchers to exchange the ideas and to build the collaboration on emerging topics and technologies. It also aims to strength the links between the European Information Society Technologies (IST) priorities and the researchers in the domain of design and architecture for signal and image processing. The DASIP Conference results from the success for more than ten years of the French workshop on Algorithm-Architecture-Matching. The first edition called "Workshop on Algorithm Architecture Adequation" was held in Lannion in 1992 (AAA 1992). During eight years a two-year event was organized, AAA 1994 in Grenoble, AAA 1996 in Toulouse, AAA 1998 in Saclay and AAA 2000 in Rocquencourt. In 2002 thanks to its widespread success the workshop was extended to all francophone
  28. 28. countries, JFAAA 2002 was held in Monastir and JFAAA 2005 in Dijon. In 2007 the workshop was extended to the Europe in order to reach a wider community. Each edition was a great success gathering more than one hundred of researchers from industry, academia and government organizations. DASIP 2008 will aim to promote and strengthen the links between European researchers further. In the context of the architectures and tools for signal and image processing DASIP 2008 topics include but are not limited to: Methods and tools for Algorithm-Architecture-Matching _ System level design and hardware/software codesign_ RTOS for embedded systems_ Formal models and transformations_ Algorithm transformations and metrics_ Communication synthesis_ Architectural and logic synthesis_ Design verification, fault tolerance_ Performance analysis and estimations_ Rapid system prototyping, embedded software_ Embedded system security New and emerging architectures and technologies _ SoC and MPSoC_ Reconfigurable ASIP_ FPGA, dynamic reconfigurable systems_ Asynchronous circuits (self-timed)_ Analog circuits and mixed-signal circuits_ Biologically based or biologically inspired systems_ MEMS, bioMEMS_ Nano-technologies, quantum computing Smart sensors _ Vision and audio sensor_ Fingerprint sensor, biosensor_ Structurally-embedded sensor_ Sensing requirements for active control systems_ Distributed and multiplexed sensors, sensors network_ Adaptive sensor, evolutionary sensor_ Sensor for health monitoring_ Sensor system monitoring_ Environmental monitoring Applications _ Embedded systems for automotive_ Embedded systems for health_ Embedded platforms for multimedia and telecom_ Analog mixed-signal design challenge_ Ambient intelligence, ubiquitous computing_ Wearable computing_ Handheld devices (smart cameras, PDAs, GPSs)_ Security systems, cryptography_ Object recognition and tracking Special sessions and demonstrations A number of special sessions are planned during the Conference. We have two special sessions approved so far. If you wish to propose a special session you can still do so by submitting the following via e-mail (in either pdf or plain ascii text form) to Ahmet.Erdogan@ee.ed.ac.uk. - Title of the proposed special session- Rationale of the need for the special session at DASIP 2008- Short biography of the special session organizers If you want to contribute to any of the special sessions approved so far (please see below) you should submit your paper via the online submission link. Papers should conform to the formatting and electronic submission guidelines of a regular DASIP paper. A list of special sessions approved so far: Special Session 1 Organizers: Yves SOREL, National Institute for Research in Computer Science and Control (INRIA), France and Joël GOOSSENS, Université Libre de Bruxelles (ULB), Belgium Title: Resource Management Techniques for Real-time Operating Systems in a Co-Design Framework
  29. 29. The session is dedicated to original contributions about resource management techniques for real-time operating systems (RTOS) based on specific and realistic hardware devices in a co-design framework. More precisely, the session will consider research papers which contribute to the techniques (resources management, scheduling, worst case execution time (WCET) characterization, synchronization mechanisms, etc.) used at operating system level but based on realistic, accurate and pragmatic hardware issues. Examples of such hardware issues include but are not limited to: Multi-Processor System-on-Chip (MPSoC) technologies, multi-core architectures, low-power aware platforms, context- switch sensitive systems, caches memory devices, etc. Papers dealing with the fact that the different abstraction layers impact each other in those techniques are welcome.For further information please e- mail: yves.sorel@inria.fr and joel.goossens@ulb.ac.be Special Session 2 Organiser: Ahmet T. Erdogan, The University of Edinburgh, UK Title: Systems and Architectures for Real-time Image Processing Due to rapid advancements in integrated circuit technology, the rich theoretical results that have been developed by the image and video processing research community are now being increasingly applied in practical systems to solve real-world image and video processing problems. Examples of such systems are mobile phones, digital still/video/cell-phone cameras, portable media players, personal digital assistants, high-definition television, video surveillance systems, industrial visual inspection systems, medical imaging devices, vision-guided autonomous robots, and many other real-time embedded systems. In these real-time systems, strict timing requirements demand that results are available within a certain interval of time as imposed by the application. In addition to these strict timing constraints, these systems also involve constraints such as area and power consumption. This special session brings together practitioners and researchers working in all aspects of real-time image and video processing. It will serve as a forum for exchange of novel ideas on corresponding hardware developments, software tools, system solutions, and all types of applications. Topics of interest of this special session include, but are not be restricted to: - Real-time image and video processing algorithms- Real-time embedded image and video processing systems- Real-time image and video processing architectures including dynamically reconfigurable architectures (both conventional FPGAs and custom reconfigurable architectures), parallel DSP systems and Media processors, application specific parallel architectures, parallel and distributed architectures - Real-time hardware/software co-design for image and video processing- Real-time image and video processing applications including HDTV, set-top boxes, mobile multimedia, smart cameras, machine vision, industrial inspection, surveillance and security, image and video compression for transmission and for database storage and retrieval, biomedical imaging, satellite image processing, etc. For further information please e-mail: Ahmet.Erdogan@ee.ed.ac.uk Special Session 3 Organiser: Gareth Howells, University of Kent, UK and Klaus McDonald-Maier, University of Essex, UK Title: "Formal Models, Transformations and Architectures for Reliable Embedded System Design" Due to the increasing complexity and demand for reliability and integrity there is a mounting pressure for design paradigms that facilitate safety and mission critical operation in embedded software and hardware systems, significantly in transport, industrial control and automotive systems. This special session brings together practitioners and researchers working in reliable embedded system design. This session is dedicated to contributions in the general areas of formal models, transformations and architectures with a focus on reliable embedded system design and their application for specific problems of interest. It will serve as a forum for exchange of novel
  30. 30. ideas on corresponding hardware developments, software tools, system solutions, and all types of applications. Topics of interest of this special session include, but are not be restricted to:- Model Driven Design- Design and System Verification- Applications and algorithms- Execution platform for automotive and other applications (FPGA, MPSoC, etc)- Technology design For further information please e-mail: kdm@essex.ac.uk and w.g.j.howells@kent.ac.uk Instructions for Authors Electronic paper submission requires a full paper, up to 8 double-column IEEE format pages, including figures and references. Demonstration papers should not exceed 1 double-column IEEE format page long. Document templates are available at the following address: http://www.ecsi.org/dasip/. Publications of DASIP papers:- All accepted papers will be published in electronic version on USB key, CD-ROM, and on the web pages (ECSI, EURASIP, DBLP)- Selected papers will be published in a Special Issue Journal of EURASIP- The authors of selected papers submitted to DASIP will be invited to prepare an extended manuscript for publication in Signal and Image Processing Architectures book to be published by Springer Science + Business Media publisher. Important Dates Deadline for paper submission: May 30, 2008 (Extended deadline) Deadline for Special Session proposals: May 26, 2008 (Extended deadline) Deadline for Special Session paper submissions: June 16, 2008 Notification of paper acceptance: July 18, 2008 Final camera-ready papers due: October 10, 2008
  31. 31. Sponsoring Organisations DASIP Conference is sponsored by ECSI, EURASIP and Universite Libre de Bruxelles The event is technically co-sponsored by IEEE Benelux Section and IEEE France Section Additional Information & Workshop Web Site For additional information about the event please visit the Web Site: http://www.ecsi.org/dasip/ Please, transfer this message to persons interested in this topic! We apologise if you've received multiple copies of this message! 12) ESM'2008 ------------ESM'2008, OCTOBER 27-29, 2008, UNIVERSITE DU HAVRE, LE HAVRE, FRANCE, 2ND CFP------------ ESM'2008 EUROPEAN SIMULATION AND MODELLING CONFERENCE 2008 October 27-29, 2008 2ND CALL FOR PAPERS Sponsored by EUROSIS-UNIVERSITE DU HAVRE and LITIS The ESM'2008 (The 22nd annual European Simulation and Modelling Conference) [ http://www.eurosis.org/cms/?q=taxonomy/term/129 ] is the original international European conference concerned with state of the art technology in modelling and simulation. ESM'2008 aims to provide an overview of academic research in the field of computer simulation. A number of major tracks of simulation research
  32. 32. are presented next to specific workshops, which capture the art and science of present-day simulation research. The conference will feature the following keynotes [ http://www.eurosis.org/cms/index.php?q=node/694 ]: Spatial Simulation and Complex Systems Prof. Denise Pumain, UMR Géographie-cités, Paris - France Multi-agent modelling and applications to robotics and cognition Dr.Aladdin Ayesh, De Montfort University, Leicester, United Kingdom The following tutorials [ http://www.eurosis.org/cms/index.php?q=node/695 ]: Agent-Based Modeling and Simulation with the Multi-Agent Simulation Suite Laszlo Gulyas, PhD, AITIA International Inc. and Lorand Eotvos University, Budapest Michel Cotsaftis, LACSC – ECE, Paris, France Prof. Jean-Pierre Müller, LIRMM, CIRAD, Montpellier cedex 5, France SOFTWARE TUTORIALS: (you can still submit other software tutorials here) Multi-Agent Systems Implementations – Practical Sessions REPAST-MIMOSA-GRAPHSTREAM The following themes [ http://www.eurosis.org/cms/index.php?q=node/706 ]: - Modelling Methodology - Modelling Simulation Tools - Object-Orientation and Re-use - Simulation and AI - AI and Expert Systems - AI and Neural Networks - AI and Fuzzy Systems - High Performance/Parallel and Large Scale Computing - Simulation in Education and Graphics Visualization - Simulation in Environmental Ecology, Biology and Medicine - Simulation in Biological Systems - Analytical and Numerical Modelling Techniques - Web Based Simulation - Agent Based Simulation - Cosmological Simulation The following workshops [ http://www.eurosis.org/cms/index.php?q=node/707 ]: - Simulation with Petri Nets - Simulation with Bond Graphs - DEVS - Fluid Flow Modelling Simulation - Models and simulations for Emergency and Risk Management - Complex Systems: Historical & Dynamical point of view - Emotional dimensions of cognition - Artificial Society - Simulation, Modelling and Data Management in RTS Deadlines [ http://www.eurosis.org/cms/index.php?q=node/698 ]: You can send in submissions from June 15 to July 25.
  33. 33. Venue and Social Programme [ http://www.eurosis.org/cms/index.php? q=node/701 ]: The ESM2008 will be held at the Universite du Havre [ http://www.univ-lehavre.fr/internat/index_anglais.php ], France. More info on the venue [ http://www.eurosis.org/cms/index.php?q=node/709 ] page. The conference will feature a number of visits: 1) to Honfleur [ http://en.ot-honfleur.fr/Accueil,0,0,1.html ] (for the conference dinner) 2) to Etretat [ http://www.etretat.net/ ] or Port 2000. 3) a post conference tour to Mont Saint Michel [ http://www.lemontsaintmichel.info/ ]. Hotel Info [ http://www.eurosis.org/cms/index.php?q=node/700 ] Conference Committee *General Conference Chair* Cyrille Bertelle, Universite du Havre, le Havre, France *General Conference Co-Chair* to be announced *Past Conference Chair* Jaroslav Sklenar, University of Malta. Msida, malta *Journal Publication Chair* Laurence Tianruo Yang, St. Francis Xavier University, Canada. *Local Programme Committee* Cyrille Bertelle, Universite du Havre, le Havre, France Damien Olivier, Universite du Havre, le Havre, France Frédéric Guinand, Universite du Havre, le Havre, France M.A. Aziz-Alaoui, Universite du Havre, le Havre, France Stefan Balev, Universite du Havre, le Havre, France Antoine Dutot, Universite du Havre, le Havre, France Véronique Jay, Universite du Havre, le Havre, France INTERNATIONAL PROGRAMME COMMITTEE *Methodology and Tools* Pierre l'Ecuyer, Universite de Montreal, Canada Michel Gourgand, Universite Blaise Pascal, Aubiere, France Thomas Hanne, Fraunhofer -ITWM, Kaiserslautern, Germany Celso Hirata, Inst. Tecnologico de Aeronautica, Campos, Brazil Bjorn Johansson, Chalmers Univ. of Techn, Gotheburg, Sweden Abder Koukam, Univ.de Technologie de Belfort, Belfort, France Moreno Marzolla, Universita di Venezia, Mestre, Italy Carlos E. Pereira, Univ. Fed. do Rio Grande do Sul, Porto Alegre, Brazil Eric Ramat, LIL, Calais, France Roberto Revetria, University of Genova, Italy M. del Puerto Paulo Ruiz, Univesidad de Valladolid, Spain Bert van Beek, Eindhoven University of Technology, The Netherlands Abdou Zakari, LITA, Universite de Metz, France *Object-Orientation and Re-Use* Frederic Mallet, University of Nice, Sophia Antipolis, France *Simulation and Artificial Intelligence* Ajith Abraham, Chung-Ang University, Seoul, South Korea Mokhtar Beldjehem, École Polytechnique de Montréal, Montréal, Canada
  34. 34. Helder Coelho, Fac Ciencias, Lisbon, Portugal Paulo Cortez, University of Minho, Guimareas, Portugal Charbel Fares, ESIEE, Noisy-le-Grand, France Adina Magda Florea, Univ. Politehnica of Bucharest, Romania Adam Galuszka, Silesian Technical University, Gliwice, Poland Martin Hruby, Brno University of Technology, Brno, Czech Republic Vladimir Janousek, Brno University of Technology, Brno, Czech Republic Esko Juuso, University of Oulu, Finland Bernd Kleinjohann, University of Paderborn, Germany Jose Neves, Universidade do Minho, Braga, Portugal Tudor Niculiu, Univ. Politehnica of Bucharest, Romania Wolfgang Kreutzer, Univ. of Canterbury, Christchurch, New Zealand Damien Olivier, Universite du Havre, France Maja Pantic, Imperial College, London, United Kingdom Eshan Rajabally, University of Newcastle, Newcastle, United Kingdom Leon Rothkrantz, TU Delft, The Netherlands Franciszek Seredynski, Polish Acad.of Science, Warsaw, Poland Sarawut Suijtjorn, Suranaree Univ.of Technology, Nakhon Ratchasima, Thailand Jim Torresen, University of Oslo, Norway Frantisek Zboril, Brno University of Technology, Brno, Czech Republic Morched Zeghal, Nat. Res.Council Canada, Ottawa, Canada *High Performance Large Scale and Hybrid Computing* Track Chair: Beniamino di Martino, Second University of Naples, Italy Jan Broeckhove, University of Antwerp, Antwerp, Belgium Giancarlo Fortino, Universita della Calabria, Rende, Italy Mohammad Riaz Moghal, Univ.of Engineering and Technology, Mirpur, Pakistan Jari Porras, Lappeenranta University of Technology, Finland Simon See, Sun Microsystems Inc, Singapore Pierre Siron, ONERA, Toulouse, France Carl Tropper, McGill University, Montreal, Canada Behrouz Zarei, Sharif University of Technology, Tehran, Iran *Simulation in Education and Graphics Visualization* Ebad Banissi, South Bank University, London, United Kingdom Antonella Carbonaro, Universita di Bologna, Italy Carlos Luis dos Santos, Universite Blaise Pascal, Aubiere, France Magy Seif El-Nasr, Penn State University, Evanston, USA George Gyftodimos, University of Athens, Greece Jan Lemeire, VUB, Brussels, Belgium Qingping Lin, Nanyang Technological University, Singapore Marco Roccetti, University of Bologna, Italy Gerardo Silva, University of Santiago, Chile Guilherme Luis Roehe Vaccaro, PUCRS, Porto Alegre, Brazil Franz Wotawa, TU Graz, Austria *Simulation in Environment, Ecology, Biology and Medicine* Eduardo Ayesa, CEIT, San Sebastian, Spain Cyrille Bertelle, LIH, Le Havre, France Thierry Chaussalet, University of Westminster, London, UK Charbel Fares, A2SI-ESIEE, Noisy le Grand, France Brian S. McIntosh, Cranfield University, United Kingdom Vahid Nassehi, Loughborough University, United Kingdom Laurent Perochon, INRA, St Genes Champanelle, France Cezary Orlowski, Technical University Gdansk, Poland Tarik Ozkul, American University of Sharjah, UAE
  35. 35. Pierrick Tranouez, Labo Info du Havre, France *Analytical and Numerical Modelling Techniques* Ana M. Camacho, UNED, Madrid, Spain Tom Dhaene, University of Antwerp, Belgium Roland Haas, DaimlerChrysler Research and Technology, Bangalore, India Clemens Heitzinger, Purdue University, West Lafayette, USA Francesco Moscato, Seconda Univ.of Naples, Aversa, Italy Panajotis Katsaros, Aristotle University, Thessaloniki, Greece Eva M. Rubio, UNED, Madrid, Spain Bruno Tuffin, IRISA, Rennes, France Sarawut Sujitjorn, Suranaree Univ. of Technology, Nakhon Ratchasima, Thailand *Web Based Simulation* Dimosthenis Anagnostopoulos, Harokopion University of Athens, Greece Manuel Alfonseca, Universidad Autonoma de Madrid, Spain Ammar Al-Khani, VTT Processes, Espoo, Finland Jose Barata, New University of Lisbon, Portugal Lenin Lemus, UPV, Valencia, Spain Yan Luo, NIST, Gaithersburg, USA Jose Machado, University of Minho, Braga, Portugal Mara Nikolaidou, University of Athens, Greece Francesco Quaglia, University of Rome I, Italy Krzysztof Pawlikowski, University of Canterbury, Christchurch, New Zealand Vaclav Snasel, VSB Technical University of Ostrava, Czech Republic *Agent Based Simulation* Jian Chen, Tsinghua University, Beijing, China Jacinto A. Dávila, Universidad de los Andes, Merida, Venezuela Marielle Delhom, Unviersite de Corse, Corti, France Eric Gouarderes, UPPA, Pau, France Frederic Guinand, Universite du Havre, France Zisheng Huang, Vrije Universiteit Amsterdam, The Netherlands Jean-Luc Koning, INPG-ESISAR-LEIBNIZ, Grenoble, France Peter Lawrence, Australian Catholic University, Melbourne, Australia Ioan Alfred Letia, TU Cluj Napoca, Romania Paulo Novais, Universidade do Minho, Braga, Portugal Jan-Torsten Milde, FH Fulda, Germany Lars Monch, TU Ilmenau, Germany Isabel Praca, Ist. Superior do Porto, Portugal Marco Remondino, University of Turin, Italy Agosthino Rosa, Technical University Lisbon, Portugal Xiaolan Xie, INRIA-LIGPM, Metz, France *Simulation with Petri Nets* Meziane Bennour, LIRRM, Montpellier, France Pascal Berruet, Universite Bretagne Sud, Lorient, France Carmen Bobeanu, Ghent University, Belgium Mauro Iacono, University of Naples II, Italy Juan de Lara, Univ. Autonoma de Madrid, Spain Hammid Demmou, LAAS CNRS, Toulouse, France Olivier Grunder, UTBM, Belfort, France Guenter Hommel, TU Berlin, Germany Stefano Marrone, Seconda Università degli Studi di Napoli, Naples, Italy Alexandre Nketsa, LAAS-CNRS, Toulouse, France Mario Paludetto, LAAS-CNRS, Toulouse, France Jean-Claude Pascal, LAAS-CNRS, Toulouse, France
  36. 36. Ivo Vondrak, Technical University of Ostrava, Czech Republic *Bond Graphs Simulation* Rui Esteves Araujo, DEEC-FEUP, University of Porto, Portugal Jesus Felez, Univ. Politecnica de Madrid, Spain Aziz Naamane, DIAM-IUSPIM, Marseille, France Manuel Rodrigues Quintas, FEUP, University of Porto, Portugal Andre Tavernier, BioSim, Brussels, Belgium *DEVS* Fabrice Bernardi, University of Corsica, Corte, France Dirk Brade, FOI, Stockholm, Sweden Adriano Carvalho, FEUP, University of Porto, Portugal Alexandre Muzy, Universite de Corse, Corti, France Fernando Tricas, Universidad de Zaragoza, Spain Armin Zimmerman, TU Berlin, Germany *Fluid Flow Simulation* Patrik Arlos, Blekinge Institute of Technology, Sweden Diganta Bhusan Das, University of Oxford, United Kingdom H.A.Nour Eldin, University of Wuppertal, Germany David Erman, Blekinge Institute of Technology, Sweden Markus Fiedler, Blekinge Institute of Technology, Sweden Hai Xiang Lin, TU Delft, The Netherlands Adrian Popescu, Blekinge Institute of Technology, Sweden *Models and simulations for Emergency and Risk Management* *Track Chair:* Damien Olivier, LITIS, UFR Sciences et Techniques, Le Havre, France *IPC* A. Ayesh, De Montfort University, Leicester, United Kingdom E. Babkin, Higher School of Economics (Nihzny Novgorod), Russia E. Daudé, Université de Rouen, Rouen, France D. Lefebvre, Université du Havre, Le Havre, France D. Olivier, Université du Havre, Le Havre, France G. Planchette, IMDR, France D. Provitolo, Université de Franche-Comté et de Bourgogne, France *Complex Systems: Historical & Dynamical point of view* *Track Chair:* Jean-Marc Ginoux, IUT de Toulon, La Garde, France *IPC* Cyrille Bertelle, University of Le Havre, Le Havre, France Aziz Alaoui, University of Le Havre, Le Havre, France Bruno Rossetto, Protee, Toulon, France Jean-Marc Ginoux, Protee, Toulon, France Gérard H.E. Duchamp, Paris 13, France Michel Cotsaftis, ECE, Paris, France *Emotional dimensions of cognition and their modelling in problem-solving, learning and decision-making* *Chairs:* Aladdin Ayesh, De Montfort University, Leicester, United Kingdom Evelyne Clément, Rouen University, Rouen, France *IPC* Habib Abdulrab, Rouen University, Rouen, France Aladdin Ayesh, De Monfort University, Leicester, United Kingdom Cyrille Bertelle, Le Havre University, le Havre, France Sophie Baudic, INSERM, Boulognes, France Evelyne Clément, Rouen University, Rouen, France
  37. 37. Gérard H.E. Duchamp, Paris 13 University, Paris, France Véronique Jay, Le Havre University, Le Havre, France Damien Olivier, Le Havre University, le Havre, France Pierrick Tranouez, Rouen University, Rouen, France *Artificial Society* *Chairs:* Aladdin Ayesh, De Montfort University, Leicester, United Kingdom Cyrille Bertelle, Le Havre University, Le Havre, France *IPC* Aladdin Ayesh, De Montfort University, Leicester, United Kingdom Edward Babkin, Cyrille Bertelle, Universite du Havre, Le Havre, France. Laszlo Gulyas Eric Daudé Bernard Elissalde *Simulation, Modelling and Data Management in Real-Time Systems (SMDM-RTS'2008)* *Chairs* L. Amanton, LITIS, University of Le Havre, Le Havre, France J-P. Babau, INSA, Lyon, France L. Baccouche, RIADI-GDL, University of Tunis, Tunisia L A. Bensrhair, LITIS, INSA, Rouen, France R. Bouaziz, MIRACL, Université de Sfax, Tunisie Ch. Collet, LIG, Grenoble, France F. Cottet, LISI, ENSMA, Poitiers, France J. Darmont, ERIC, Lyon 2, France C. Duvallet, LITIS, University of Le Havre, France F. Gargouri, REGIM, University of Sfax, Tunisie A. Hammad, LIFC, University of Franche-Comte, France M. Mainguenaud, LITIS, INSA, Rouen, France Z. Mammeri, IRIT, Univesity of Toulouse, France N. Navet, LORIA, University of Nancy, France P. Richard, LISI, ENSMA, Poitiers, France B. Sadeg, LITIS, University of Le Havre, France Y-Q. Song, LORIA, University of Nancy, France C. Soule-Dupuy, IRIT, University of Toulouse, France K. Yetongnon, IEE, University of Dijon, France *Session Co-Chairs* Bruno Sadeg [ bruno.sadeg@univ-lehavre.fr ], Claude Duvallet [ claude.duvallet@univ-lehavre.fr ], Laurent Amanton [ laurent.amanton@univ-lehavre.fr ] You can reply by using the following link [ http://www.eurosis.org/cms/?q=node/795 ] More info about the conference can be found on: http://www.eurosis.org/cms/?q=taxonomy/term/129 Regards Philippe -- Philippe Geril Tel: + EUROSIS -ETI Fax: +32.59.255339 Greenbridge NV E-mail: philippe.geril@eurosis.org
  38. 38. Wetenschapspark 1 E-mail: pgeril@yahoo.co.uk Plassendale 1 URL: http://www.eurosis.org B-8400 Ostend Belgium ********************************************************************* * Your Scientific information site on * * Computer Simulation - Concurrent Engineering - Multimedia- Games * * WWW.EUROSIS.ORG * ********************************************************************* 13) HIS 2008 HIS 2008 - Last Call for Papers http://his2008.lsi.upc.edu/ The 8th Hybrid Intelligent Systems Conference – HIS 2008 will be held at the Technical University of Catalonia, UPC Barcelona, Spain 10–12 September 2008 -- HIS 2008 is Technicaly Co-sponsored by -- IEEE Systems Man and Cybernetics Society (pending approval) ENNS: European Neural Network Society IFSA: International Fuzzy Systems Association EUSFLAT: European Society for Fuzzy Logic and Technology Journal Special Issues: Authors of accepted papers of HIS2008 will be invited to submit extended version of their papers to the following International Journals. Details will be given soon for each special issue. * Applied Soft Computing, Elsevier. The international electronic journal of the World Federation on Soft Computing (WFSC), covering fuzzy logic, neural networks, evolutionary computing http://www.elsevier.com/locate/asoc * International Journal of Intelligent Computing and Cybernetics, Emerald Pub. The International Journal of Intelligent Computing and Cybernetics' objectives are to discuss, through papers, new theoretical developments and techniques in the fields of intelligent computing and cybernetics http://info.emeraldinsight.com/products/journals/journals.htm?id=ijicc
  39. 39. * Neural Network World, International Journal on Neural and Mass-Parallel Computing and Information Systems In negotiation http://www.uivt.cas.cz/nnw/ * The International Journal of Hybrid Intelligent Systems (IJHIS), IOS Press. The International Journal of Hybrid Intelligent Systems (IJHIS) is a peer refereed journal on the theory and applications of hybrid and integrated intelligent systems. PLENARY TALKS: José Luís Balcázar Departament de Llenguatges i Sistemes Informàtics Universitat Politècnica de Catalunya Barcelona, Spain Stefano Cagnoni Dipartimento di Ingegneria dell'Informazione Università degli Studi di Parma Parma, Italy Andries Engelbrecht University of Pretoria South Africa Imre Rudas Budapest Tech Hungary Albert Y. Zomaya Chair Professor of High Performance Computing & Networking School of Information Technologies The University of Sydney Australia SCOPE Hybridization of intelligent systems is a promising research field of modern artificial/computational intelligence concerned with the development of the next generation of intelligent systems. A fundamental stimulus to the investigations of Hybrid Intelligent Systems (HIS) is the awareness in the academic communities that combined approaches will be necessary if the remaining tough problems in artificial/computational intelligence are to be solved. Recently, Hybrid Intelligent Systems
  40. 40. are getting popular due to their capabilities in handling several real world complexities involving imprecision, uncertainty and vagueness. HIS'07 builds on the success of last year's. HIS'07 was held during September 17-19, 2007, Kaiserslautern - Germany and attracted participants from several countries. HIS'08 is the Eighth International conference that brings together researchers, developers, practitioners, and users of soft computing, computational intelligence, agents, logic programming, and several other intelligent computing techniques. The aim of HIS'08 is to serve as a forum to present current and future work as well as to exchange research ideas in this field. HIS'08 invites authors to submit their original and unpublished work that demonstrates current research using soft computing, computational intelligence and other intelligent computing techniques and their applications in science, technology, business and commerce. HIS'08 will focus on the following themes: * Hybrid Intelligent Systems: Architectures and Applications * Soft Computing for Image and Signal Processing * Intelligent Internet Modeling, Communication and Networking * Intelligent Data mining * Computational Biology and Bioinformatics * Intelligent Business Information Systems * Soft Computing for Control and Automation * Multi Agent Systems and Applications * Special topics (See the full topic list at http://his2008.lsi.upc.edu/call-for-papers-topic-list.html) Submitted papers should be original and contain contributions of theoretical, experimental or application nature, or be unique experience reports. Papers must be submitted no later than May 31, 2008 and electronic submission in PDF is required. The page limit for a full-length paper is 6 pages. All submissions should be in the IEEE 8.5 two-column format. Papers should contain up to 5 keywords. Papers will be evaluated for originality, significance, clarity, and soundness, and will be reviewed by at least three or more independent reviewers. Accepted papers will be published by IEEE Computer Society Press. Selected papers presented at the conference will be considered for publication in special issues of several international Journals. The HIS'08 Program Committee will select one winner for the Best Paper Award (all regular papers are eligible)
  41. 41. and one winner for the Best Student Paper Award. For the best student paper award, the student must be the sole author of the paper or the first author and primary contributor. A cover letter (clearly stating the satisfaction of the above mentioned requirement) to the General Chair/Program Chair must identify the paper as a candidate for this competition at the time of submission. The award winners will each be presented with an award certificate and a direct payment of 500 Euros at the conference, and an extended version of the award-winning papers will be considered for publication in the International Journal of Hybrid Intelligent Systems (IJHIS). It is assumed that all accepted manuscripts would be presented at the conference. All accepted papers must be accompanied by a full paid registration to appear in the proceedings. All full papers are to be submitted in PDF electronically via the web site. Important dates: May 31st, 2008 Submission deadline June 30th, 2008 Notification of acceptance July 15th, 2008 Camera ready papers due For Poster Session, please visit the HIS2008 web page at http://his2008.lsi.upc.edu/ For Workshop and special session proposals, please visit the HIS2008 web page at http://his2008.lsi.upc.edu/ For Industrial Track / Panel session, please visit the HIS2008 web page at http://his2008.lsi.upc.edu/ The following Special Sessions are now opened: Hybrid learning for Neural Networks: Architecture and Applications Cesar Hervás, Pedro Antonio Gutiérrez University of Cordoba, Spain Learning Classifier Systems: New trends and challenges Ester Bernadó-Mansilla Ramon Llull University, Barcelona, Spain Hybrid Intelligent Business and Industrial Information Systems (HIBI2S) Alberto Bugarín, Manuel Lama University of Santiago de Compostela, Spain Intelligent Systems and Data Mining Techniques for Bioinformatics Alicia Troncoso, Raul Giráldez Pablo de Olavide University, Sevilla, Spain Hybrid Intelligent Sytems for Data Reduction in Data Mining José Manuel Benítez, Salvador García University of Granada, Spain Bioinspired and Evolutionary Computation based Data Mining Techniques María José del Jesús, Univ. Jaen
  42. 42. Jose Antonio Gámez, Univ. Castilla-La Mancha, Spain Neural Netwoks and Neuro fuzzy systems H.Pomares, L.J.Herrera, Ignacio Rojas University of Granada, Spain Hybrid Metaheuristics and their applications Pedro Isasi University Carlos III, Madrid, Spain HIS 2008 Organization General Chairs * Fatos Xhafa, UPC, Spain * Ajith Abraham, NTNU, Norway * Mario Koeppen, KIT, Japan Programme Chairs * Francisco Herrera, Spain * Andreas Koenig, Germany * Enrique Alba, Spain International Co-Chairs * Nikola Kasabov, New Zealand * Oscar Cordon, Spain * Jose Mira, Spain * Luis Magdalena, Spain * Andre C.P.L.F. de Carvalho, Brazil * Aureli Soria Frisch, Spain * Christian Igel, Germany * Jun Wang, The Chinese U. of Hong Kong, China Organizing Chair * Leonor Frias, UPC, Spain Local Organizing Committee * Josefina López (co-chair), UPC, Spain * Angel Alejandro Juan (co-chair), UOC& UPC, Spain * Ivan Bruque, UPC, Spain * Pepa López, UPC, Spain * Oscar Romero, UPC, Spain * Àngela Martín, UPC, Spain * Andreu Moreno, UPC, Spain * Angel Alejandro Juan, UPC, Spain Web Administrator Chair * Pau Fernández, UPC, Spain Contact
  43. 43. Fatos Xhafa PhD in Computer Science Associate Professor Departament de Llenguatges i Sistemes Informàtics Universitat Politècnica de Catalunya Barcelona, Spain Voice +34 93-413-7880 Fax +34 93-413-7833 Email: fatos at lsi upc edu 15) ISDA 2008 - Taiwan ISDA 2008 - Final Call for Papers (Deadline: May 21, 2008) ------------------------------------------------------------------------------------- Eighth International Conference on Intelligent Systems Design and Applications (ISDA 2008) November 26-28, Kaohsuing, Taiwan http://bit.kuas.edu.tw/~isda08/ - over 30 special sessions and International Workshops aproved so far! -- Proceedings published by IEEE Computer Society Press (Indexed by EI) Special issues of Journals: http://bit.kuas.edu.tw/~isda08/special_issue.html ISDA Previous locations: http://www.softcomputing.net/isda.html Proceedings of previous ISDA conferences: http://csdl2.computer.org/persagen/DLPublication.jsp? pubtype=p&acronym=ISDA About ISDA 2008: The International Conference on Intelligent Systems Design and Applications (ISDA) is a major annual international conference to bring together researchers, engineers, developers and practitioners from academia and industry working in all interdisciplinary areas of computational intelligence and system engineering to share their experience, and exchange and cross-fertilize their ideas. Following the big success of ISDA'2007, ISDA'2008, which is the eighth edition of ISDA, serves as a forum for the dissemination of state-of-the-art research, development, and implementations of intelligent systems, intelligent technologies and useful applications in these fields. Submission web site: http://bit.kuas.edu.tw/paper_management/index.php?conf_alias=isda08
  44. 44. Looking forward to seeing your contribution. General Chairs Jeng-Shyang Pan, National Kaohsiung University of Applied Sciences, Taiwan Ajith Abraham, Norwegian University of Science and Technology, Norway Chin-Chen Chang, Feng Chia University, Taiwan Program Committee Chairs Saman Halgamuge, University of Melboume, Australia Tzung-Pei Hong, National University of Kaohsiung, Taiwan Bao-Long Guo, Xidian University, China Xia-Mu Niu, Harbin Institute of Technology, China ISDA 2008 PC: http://bit.kuas.edu.tw/~isda08/committee.html 16) ISC'2008 ------------ISC'2008, UNIVERSITE DE LYON FINAL PROGRAMME IS NOW ONLINE------------ Dear Colleague, this is to inform you that the ISC'2008 final programme can now be downloaded in doc format from the following links http://www.eurosis.org/cms/files/ISC2008FINPROG.doc and from http://www.eurosis.org/cms/files/isc/isc2008/ISC2008FINPROG.doc The pdf will be linked tomorrow Regards Philippe - Philippe Geril Tel: + EUROSIS -ETI Fax: +32.59.255339 Greenbridge NV E-mail: philippe.geril@eurosis.org Wetenschapspark 1 E-mail: pgeril@yahoo.co.uk Plassendale 1 URL: http://www.eurosis.org B-8400 Ostend Belgium ********************************************************************* * Your Scientific information site on *
  45. 45. * Computer Simulation - Concurrent Engineering - Multimedia- Games * * WWW.EUROSIS.ORG * ********************************************************************* 17) ICLP'08 CALL FOR PAPERS ICLP'08 24th International Conference on Logic Programming Udine, Italy, December 9th-13th, 2008 http://iclp08.dimi.uniud.it CONFERENCE SCOPE ---------------- Since the first conference held in Marseilles in 1982, ICLP has been the premier international conference for presenting research in logic programming. Contributions (papers, position papers, and posters) are sought in all areas of logic programming including but not restricted to: * Theory: Semantic Foundations, Formalisms, Nonmonotonic Reasoning, Knowledge Representation. * Implementation: Compilation, Memory Management, Virtual Machines, Parallelism. * Environments: Program Analysis, Program Transformation, Validation and Verification, Debugging, Profiling, Integration. * Language Issues: Extensions, Integration with Other Paradigms, Concurrency, Modularity, Objects, Coordination, Mobility, Higher Order, Types, Modes, Programming Techniques. * Related Paradigms: Abductive Logic Programming, Inductive Logic Programming, Constraint Logic Programming, Answer-Set Programming. * Applications: Databases, Data Integration and Federation, Software Engineering, Natural Language Processing, Web and Semantic Web, Agents, Artificial Intelligence, Bioinformatics The three broad categories for submissions are: (1) Technical papers, providing novel research contributions, innovative perspectives on the field, and/or novel integrations across different areas; (2) Application papers, describing innovative uses of logic programming technology in real-world application domains; (3) Posters, ideal for presenting and discussing current work, not yet ready for publication, for PhD thesis summaries and research project overviews. A separate session dedicated to the celebration of the 20th anniversary of
  46. 46. stable model semantics will also be part of the program. Accepted papers and posters will be allocated time for presentation during the conference. At least one author of each accepted submission is expected to register and participate in the event. In addition to papers and posters, the technical program will include invited talks, advanced tutorials, specialized sessions, workshops, and a Doctoral Student Consortium. Details, as they become available will be posted at: http://iclp08.dimi.uniud.it PAPERS AND POSTERS ------------------ Papers and posters must describe original, previously unpublished research, and must not be simultaneously submitted for publication elsewhere. Emphasis will be placed on the novelty and innovative nature of the results (even if not completely polished and refined). All submissions will be peer-reviewed by an international panel. Submissions MUST contain substantial original, unpublished material. All submissions must be written in English. Technical papers and application papers must not exceed 15 pages in the Springer LNCS format (see http://www.springeronline.com/lncs/) The limit for posters is 5 pages in the same format. The primary means of submission will be electronic, through the Easychair submission system. The submission page is available at http://www.easychair.org/conferences/?conf=ICLP08 PUBLICATION ----------- The proceedings of the conference will be published by Springer-Verlag in the LNCS series. All accepted papers and posters will be included in the proceedings. WORKSHOPS --------- The ICLP'08 program will include several workshops. They are perhaps the best place for the presentation of preliminary work, novel ideas, and new open problems to a more focused and specialized audience. Workshops also provide a venue for presenting specialised topics and opportunities for intensive discussions and project collaboration in any areas related to logic programming, including cross-disciplinary areas.
  47. 47. DOCTORAL CONSORTIUM ------------------- The Doctoral Consortium (DC) on Logic Programming is the 4th Doctoral consortium to provide doctoral students with the opportunity to present and discuss their research directions, and to obtain feedback from both peers and word-renown experts in the field. The DC will also offer invited speakers and panel discussions. Accepted participants will receive partial financial support to attend the event and the main conference. The best paper and presentation from the DC will be given the opportunity to present in special session of the main ICLP conference. CELEBRATING 20th YEARS OF STABLE MODEL SEMANTICS ------------------------------------------------ The year 2008 marks the 20th anniversary of the publication that introduced the stable model semantics for logic programs with negation. The paper titled "The stable semantics for logic programs" by Michael Gelfond and Vladimir Lifschitz was presented at ICLP-1988. It was a momentous event that gave rise to a vibrant subfield of logic programming known now as the answer-set programming. Its distinguishing aspects are close connections to the fields of knowledge representation, satisfiability and constraint satisfaction, ever faster computational tools, and a growing list of successful applications. To celebrate the stable-model semantics, there will be a special session at ICLP 2008 dedicated to answer-set programming. The session will feature talks by Michael Gelfond and Vladimir Lifschitz. as well as by other major contributions to the field, presenting personal perspectives on the stable-model semantics, its impact and its future. There will be a panel discussion, and regular accepted ICLP papers falling into the answer-set programming area will complete the program. CONFERENCE VENUE ---------------- The conference will be held in the city of Udine, the capital of the historical region of Friuli, Italy. Located between the Adriatic sea and the Alps, close to Venice, Austria and Slovenia, Udine is a city of Roman origins, funded by Emperor Otto in 983. Rich of historical sites, Udine is also famous for its commercial and shopping opportunities and its outstanding wine and culinary traditions. SUPPORT SPONSORING AND AWARDS ----------------------------- The conference is sponsored by the Association for Logic Programming (ALP). The ALP has funds to assist financially disadvantaged participants. The ALP is planning to sponsor two awards for ICLP 2008: for the best technical paper and for the best student paper.
  48. 48. IMPORTANT DATES --------------- Papers Posters Abstract submission deadline June 2nd n/a Submission deadline June 9th August 15th Notification of authors August 1st September 1st Camera-ready copy due September 15th September 15th 20 Years of Stable Models TBA Doctoral Consortium TBA Workshop Proposals June 2nd Early-bird Registration TBA Conference December 9-13, 2008 ICLP'2008 ORGANIZATION ---------------------- General Chair: Agostino Dovier (University of Udine) Program Co-Chairs: Maria Garcia de la Banda (Monash University) Enrico Pontelli (New Mexico State University) Workshop Chair: Tran Cao Son (New Mexico State University) Doctoral Student Consortium: David Warren (SUNY Stony Brook) Tom Schrijvers (K.U.Leuven) Publicity Co-Chairs: Marcello Balduccini (Kodak Research Labs) Alessandro Dal Palu' (University of Parma) Programming Competition Chair: Bart Demoen (K.U.Leuven) 20 Years of Stable Models: Mirek Truszczynski (University of Kentucky) Andrea Formisano (University of Perugia) Program Committee: Salvador Abreu Sergio Antoy Pedro Barahona Chitta Baral Gerhard Brewka Manuel Carro Michael Codish Alessandro Dal Palu' Bart Demoen Agostino Dovier John Gallagher Michael Gelfond Carmen Gervet Gopal Gupta Manuel Hermenegildo Andy King Michael Maher Juan Moreno Navarro Alberto Pettorossi Brigitte Pientka Gianfranco Rossi Fariba Sadri Vitor Santos Costa Tran Cao Son Paolo Torroni Frank Valencia Mark Wallace Web Master: