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Bulletin #1, January 2006


Dissertation award (2006) : don't forget and see the deadline !

Nominations are invited for the *2006 Artificial Intelligence Dissertation Award * sponsored by ECCAI, the European Coordinating Committee for Artificial Intelligence. This Award includes a certificate signed by the ECCAI Chair and 1.500 Euros (which includes the travel grant for the Award ceremony).
See for details on the ECCAI web page

ECCAI conferences

ECAI-06  : There will be grants available to participants in ECAI 2006. Details will be posted asap on the ECAI06 web site.

Call for ACAI-07  organization:

    1 May 2006 : submission of draft detailed bids
    30 June 2006 : end of the discussion between the candidates and the ECCAI board
    August2006 : presentation of the bids and selection by the ECCAI General Assembly at Lago de Garda (ECAI-06) Information can be obtained by Ulises Cortes  (email:) or see the web page

Calls for Ecai-08 (PC Chair) and ECAI-10 (organization)

  • Call for Program Committee (PC) Chair position for ECAI-2008 in Patras (2008)

The national societies and the General Conference Chair should nominate a possible candidate and the next ECCAI General Assembly will elect the ECAI-2008 PC chair. Such nominations should be accompanied by appropriate supporting material including a curriculum vitae, letters of support and a statement by the candidate that s/he will have the time necessary and secretarial assistance to serve as a PC Chair for ECAI-2008.

The nominations can be submitted for 1st May 2006 via email to Silvia Codareschi ().
The selection of the PC Chair will take place during the ECCAI General Assembly in Riva del Garda (ECAI-06).

  • Call for ECAI-10 Organisation
    1 May 2006 : submission of draft detailed bids
    30 June 2006 : end of the discussion between the candidates and the ECCAI board
    August2006 : presentation of the bids and selection by the ECCAI General Assembly at Lago de Garda (ECAI-06) Guidelines for organizing ECAI. See also the map of the last ECAIs and the content of the last ECCAI General Assembly
For information, please contact Silvia Codareschi (email: )

ECCAI Journals

- IEEE Intelligent systems ( :

January/February 2006 : AI, Agents, and the Web : Together, the articles in this issue indicate a breakthrough in AI—as our field explores new ways to utilize intelligent systems’ powerful tools on the ever-expanding, continually changing information space that’s the World Wide Web.

Also in this issue: practical pattern matching, determining drug safety, and more

A Letter from the Editor
Fly, But Not Like an Eagle

James Hendler
It’s time to look at human intelligence through the lens of what we’ve learned in the 50+ years of AI.

Feature Article
Knowledge Management and the Semantic Web: From Scenario to Technology
Paul Warren
A new vision sees the Semantic Web not just a tool for providing services but also as a knowledge management environment. This vision introduces new requirements, such as the ability to semiautomatically learn ontologies and extract metadata.

Histories & Futures
Machine Learning in Biology: A Profile of David Haussler
Sara Reese Hedberg
David Haussler, a leader in bioinformatics research, was one of the first computer science researchers to apply statistical machine learning to biology. This work culminated in his team’s contribution to the assembly pipeline for the International Human Genome Sequencing Consortium.

- Artificial Intelligence Communications:

IJCAI-07 :

Twentieth International Joint Conference on Artificial Intelligence
6-12 January, 2007          Hyderabad, India
Theme: Artificial Intelligence and Its Benefits to Society…
Conference Chair : Ramon Lopez de Mantaras

Important Dates:
June 23, 2006 - Electronic abstract submission deadline
June 30, 2006 - Electronic paper submission deadline
September 18, 2006 - Paper notifications sent
October 16, 2006 - Camera-ready copy due
January 9-12, 2007 - IJCAI-07 Technical program
Important Dates:
April 7, 2006 - Proposal submission deadline
May 5, 2006 - Acceptance notification
October 27, 2006 - Syllabus and course handouts
January 6-8, 2007 - IJCAI-07 Tutorials
Important Dates:
May 2, 2006 - Proposal submission deadline
June 2, 2006 - Acceptance notification
September 25, 2006 - Submission of papers to workshops
October 23, 2006 - Workshop paper acceptance notification
November 15, 2006 - Final complete workshop notes deadline
January 6-8, 2007 - IJCAI-07 Workshops

ECCAI Conferences

28 Aug - 1 Sep 2006
ECAI-06 17th European Conference on Artificial Intelligence, Riva del Garda (Italy)

ECCAI Sponsored Conferences

27 - 30 Jun 2006
IEA/AIE-2006 19th International Conference on Industrial and Enginering Applications of Artificial Intelligence and Expert Systems, Annecy (France)

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