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Bulletin #1, February 2005


Welcome to 2005. This year offers most interesting events on Artificial Intelligence in Europe. First, you have a chance to improve your knowledge on Advanced Knowledge Technologies (including Knowledge Discovery) at ECCAI's summer school (called ACAI-2005). The courses will given in one of the most charming new capitals of the new EU member countries, namely Ljubljana (Slovenia). A Doctoral Consortium will be part of ACAI-2005. It will give young scientists a forum for presenting and discussing their ideas. The ECCAI Travel Award Scheme will support participation in ACAI-2005.

Lateron, beginning of August, Edinburgh should be on your travel plan. This year's IJCAI is located in Europe, more exactly in Scotland. Go for it.

Best wishes for a successful year of AI research and applications.

Werner Horn, ECCAI chair

ACAI-05 Summer school (see

ACAI 2005 will focus on Advanced Knowledge Technologies : data mining and semantic web. It will take place in Ljubljana, Slovenia, 26 June 27 - July 5. It is complemented by SEKT-05, July 6 - 8. It is organized by the Slovenian Artificial Intelligence Society (SLAIS).

Early registration are due
April, 30 2005. Late registration are due June, 20 2005. Special prices for students.

Content :
    - Intelligent data analysis:
Fundamental concepts, Statistics, Statistical methods, Neural Networks, Fuzzy Logic, Time series, Bayesian Networks, Visualization tools, Rule Induction, Evolutionary systems, Kernel Methods… Based on the book by Berthold and Hand (eds.), “Intelligent Data Analysis”, second edition, Springer 2003
    - Data mining and decision support: Text mining, Data mining, Web mining, Decision Support, Link Analysis,… Based on the book by Mladenic, Lavrac, Bohanec and Moyle (eds.)   “Data Mining and Decision Support: Integration and Collaboration “, Kluwer 2003

ECCAI Travel Award :
An ECCAI Travel Award Scheme has been established to support students, young researchers and faculty who are members of an ECCAI affiliated society participating in ECAI or ACAI. The awards, valued at 400 Euros each, are for reimbursement of travel and part payment of registration fees. This year the ECCAI Travel Award Scheme supports participation to ACAI. For application and information, see or contact the ECCAI Travel Grant Officer, Ulrich Furbach (uli[at]

ECCAI Journals

IEEE Intelligent systems ( Last issue (January/February 2005) on Intelligent Manufacturing Control. Also in this issue: A letter from the new editor in chief, a fuzzy semantic approach to retrieving bird information, how social networks apply to AI, ...

Artificial Intelligence Communications: Last issue Volume 17, Number 4 / 2004, Special issue: Spatial and Temporal Reasoning (in memoriam Franz D. Anger)

ECCAI related/sponsored Conferences

ICAIL-05: the 10th International Conference on Artificial Intelligence and Law

IEA/AIE-2005 and 2006: International Conference on Industrial and Enginering Applications of Artificial Intelligence and Expert Systems

IJCAI-05: The nineteenth International Joint Conference on Artificial Intelligence will be held in Edinburgh, Scotland, 30 July-5 August 2005 . For full details and the most up-to-date information regarding IJCAI-05, please see

AIED 2005: 12th International Conference on Artificial Intelligence in Education

ECAI'06: in Trento, Italy,  28 August-1 September 2006 see
The PC chair for ECAI-06, selected by the last ECCAI assembly, is Gerhard Brewka. The conference chair is Rob Milne.

Other Conferences

2005 AAAI Fall Symposium: Roles, an interdisciplinary perspective, from Guido Boella guido[at]
Hyatt Crystal City in Arlington, Virginia, November 3-6, 2005, see


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