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Bulletin #2, June 2007

New ECCAI fellows

9 new ECCAI fellows have been nominated:
    - Ernst Dieter Dickmanns
    - Marco Dorigo
    - David Hogg
    - Teuvo Kohonen
    - Nada Lavrac
    - Carmen Torras
    - Linda van der Gaag
    - Frank van Harmelen
    - Mike Wooldridge
congratulations to each of them!
to get more information on the ECCAI fellows, have a look here :

Dissertation award

The 2006 Artificial Intelligence Dissertation Award sponsored by ECCAI  has been awarded to:Kristian Kersting, Institute for Computer Science, Albert-Ludwigs University of Freiburg, Germany, for his thesis: "An Inductive Logic Programming Approach to Statistical Relational Learning". Congraltulations to him!
The new diss award is now online at:

ECCAI conferences

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

Last reminder : The 2007 edition of ECCAI's Advanced Course on Artificial Intelligence will be held in Leuven, Belgium, August 20-28. The subject of the
school is "Logic for Artificial Intelligence". The target audience consists of PhD students in the area of Informatics or Computer Science with some background in computational logic, who want to broaden their knowledge of the domain.
For further information, see or contact .
About travel grants for ACAI, see

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

Malik Ghallab is the ECAI-08 program chair.
The important dates concerning paper submissions are the following:
- Paper submission deadline : Feb 25, 2008
- Notification : April 28
- Camera ready papers: May 26
- Conference : July 21st

The University of Patras Conference centre ( is situated within the University campus.
For more details: website.

ECAI-10 in Lisbon (Portugal) 

More details later.

ECCAI Sponsored Conferences

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

   Almende     28-30 Jul 2007  Almende Summer School 2007 on Self-Organisation, Rotterdam (The Netherlands) 

   RuleML-2007     25-26 Oct 2007 International RuleML Symposium on Rule Interchange and Applications, Orlando, Florida (USA)

   ICAI-08  25-28 Aug 2008   International Conference on Advanced Intelligence, Beijing, China

National Conferences of ECCAI Member Societies

    EAIA'07    27 - 31 Aug 2007  Summer School on Collective Robotics, Lisbon (Portugal)

    AICS07  29 - 31 Aug 2007     18th Irish Conference on Artificial Intelligence and Cognitive Science, Dublin (Ireland)

   AIIA 2007     10 - 13 Sep 2007     10th Congress of the Italian Association for Artificial Intelligence, Roma (Italy)

   KI-07  10 - 13 Sep 2007    30th Annual German Conference on Artificial Intelligence, Osnabrück (Germany)

   CCIA 2007     25 - 26 Oct 2007   Desè Congrés Internacional de l'Associació Catalana d'Intelligència Artificial, Andorra (Andorra)

   BNAIC 2007     5 - 6 Nov 2007    19th Belgian-Dutch Conference on Artificial Intelligence, Utrecht (The Netherlands)

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

   EPIA'07 3 - 7 Dec 2007                        13th Portuguese Conference on Artificial Intelligence, Guimarães (Portugal)

   AI-07     10 - 12 Dec 2007             27th SGAI International Conference on Artificial Intelligence, Cambridge (England)

ECCAI Journals

- IEEE Intelligent systems 

Recommender Systemscurrent issue : Recommendation problems have a long history as a successful AI application area. The interest in such systems has dramatically increased owing to the demand for personalization technologies by large, successful e-commerce applications. This special issue reports on successful implementations and on future research directions in recommender technologies.

Also in this issue: Intelligent Agents, Neuroscience and AI, the Semantic Web, and more

- AI Communications
Special issue on
Model-Based Systems : Volume 20, Number 1 / 2007

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