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Call for Papers: The 2009 International Conference on Artificial Intelligence (ICAI'09), USA, July 13-16, 2009

                 C A L L    F O R    P A P E R S
                 ===============================

                       CALL  FOR  PAPERS
                             and
              Call For Workshop/Session Proposals

             The 2009 International Conference on
                    Artificial Intelligence
                           ICAI'09

      Date and Location: July 13-16, 2009, Las Vegas, USA

You are invited to submit a paper (and/or a proposal to organize
a session/workshop).  All accepted papers will be published in the
respective conference proceedings.

SCOPE: Topics of interest include, but are not limited to, the
following:

  O  Brain models / cognitive science
  O  Natural language processing
  O  Fuzzy logic and soft computing
  O  Software tools for AI
  O  Expert systems
  O  Decision support systems
  O  Automated problem solving
  O  Knowledge discovery
  O  Knowledge representation
  O  Knowledge acquisition
  O  Knowledge-intensive problem solving techniques
  O  Knowledge networks and management
  O  Intelligent information systems
  O  Intelligent data mining and farming
  O  Intelligent web-based business
  O  Intelligent agents
  O  Intelligent networks
  O  Intelligent databases
  O  Intelligent user interface
  O  AI and evolutionary algorithms
  O  Intelligent tutoring systems
  O  Reasoning strategies
  O  Distributed AI algorithms and techniques
  O  Distributed AI systems and architectures
  O  Neural networks and applications
  O  Heuristic searching methods
  O  Languages and programming techniques for AI
  O  Constraint-based reasoning and constraint programming
  O  Intelligent information fusion
  O  Learning and adaptive sensor fusion
  O  Search and meta-heuristics
  O  Multisensor data fusion using neural and fuzzy techniques
  O  Integration of AI with other technologies
  O  Evaluation of AI tools
  O  Social intelligence (markets and computational societies)
  O  Social impact of AI
  O  Emerging technologies
  O  Applications (including: computer vision, signal processing,
     military, surveillance, robotics, medicine, pattern recognition,
     face recognition, finger print recognition, finance and
     marketing, stock market, education, emerging applications, ...)

  O  The 2009 International Workshop on Machine Learning; Models,
     Technologies and Applications:

     - General Machine Learning Theory
       . Statistical learning theory
       . Unsupervised and Supervised Learning
       . Multivariate analysis
       . Hierarchical learning models
       . Relational learning models
       . Bayesian methods
       . Meta learning
       . Stochastic optimization
       . Simulated annealing
       . Heuristic optimization techniques
       . Neural networks
       . Reinforcement learning
       . Multi-criteria reinforcement learning
       . General Learning models
       . Multiple hypothesis testing
       . Decision making
       . Markov chain Monte Carlo (MCMC) methods
       . Non-parametric methods
       . Graphical models
       . Gaussian graphical models
       . Bayesian networks
       . Particle filter
       . Cross-Entropy method
       . Ant colony optimization
       . Time series prediction
       . Fuzzy logic and learning
       . Inductive learning and applications
       . Grammatical inference

     - General Graph-based Machine Learning Techniques
       . Graph kernel and graph distance methods
       . Graph-based semi-supervised learning
       . Graph clustering
       . Graph learning based on graph transformations
       . Graph learning based on graph grammars
       . Graph learning based on graph matching
       . General theoretical aspects of graph learning
       . Statistical modeling of graphs
       . Information-theoretical approaches to graphs
       . Motif search
       . Network inference
       . General issues in graph and tree mining

     - Machine Learning Applications
       . Aspects of knowledge structures
       . Computational Finance
       . Computational Intelligence
       . Knowledge acquisition and discovery techniques
       . Induction of document grammars
       . Supervised and unsupervised classification of web data
       . General Structure-based approaches in information retrieval,
         web authoring, information extraction, and web content mining
       . Latent semantic analysis
       . Aspects of natural language processing
       . Intelligent linguistic
       . Aspects of text technology
       . Computational vision
       . Bioinformatics and computational biology
       . Biostatistics
       . High-throughput data analysis
       . Biological network analysis:
         protein-protein networks, signaling networks, metabolic
networks,
         transcriptional regulatory networks
       . Graph-based models in biostatistics
       . Computational Neuroscience
       . Computational Chemistry
       . Computational Statistics
       . Systems Biology
       . Algebraic Biology

Web links:
http://www.world-academy-of-science.org/worldcomp09/ws/conferences/icai09
http://www.world-academy-of-science.org/

ACADEMIC CO-SPONSORS:

   Currently being prepared - it will include a number of active
   research laboratories and centers that have helped to shape our
   field.  The Academic Co-Sponsors of the last offering of
   ICAI included research labs at Harvard University, UCLA,
   University of Minnesota, University of Illinois at Urbana-
   Champaign, Georgia Institute of Technology, Emory University,
   University of Texas at Austin, MIT, George Mason University,
   University of Iowa, Russian Academy of Sciences, NEMO/European
   Union, and others.  Corporate Co-Sponsors included, Google,
   Salford Systems, Synplicity, Supermicro, NIIT, and others.

General Co-Chair and Coordinator:

   H. R. Arabnia, PhD
   Professor, Computer Science
   Editor-in-Chief, The Journal of Supercomputing (Springer)
   Advisory Board, IEEE Technical Committee on TCSC
   Vice President, Int'l Society of Intelligent Biological Medicine
   The University of Georgia
   Department of Computer Science
   415 Boyd Building
   Athens, Georgia 30602-7404, USA

   Tel: (706) 542-3480
   Fax: (706) 542-2966
   E-mail: hra@cs.uga.edu

SUBMISSION OF PAPERS:

   Prospective authors are invited to submit their draft papers by
   uploading them to http://worldcomp.cviog.uga.edu/ .
   Submissions must be received by Feb. 25, 2009 and they must be in
   either MS doc or pdf formats (about 5 to 7 pages - single space,
   font size of 10 to 12).  All reasonable typesetting formats are
   acceptable (later, the authors of accepted papers will be asked to
   follow a particular typesetting format to prepare their papers for
   publication.)

   The length of the Camera-Ready papers (if accepted) will be limited
   to 7 (IEEE style) pages.  Papers must not have been previously
   published or currently submitted for publication elsewhere.  The
   first page of the draft paper should include: title of the paper,
   name, affiliation, postal address, and email address for each
author.
   The first page should also identify the name of the Contact Author
   and a maximum of 5 topical keywords that would best represent the
   content of the paper.  Finally, the name of the conference (ICAI)
   must be mentioned on the first page.

   Papers will be evaluated for originality, significance, clarity,
   impact, and soundness.  Each paper will be refereed by two experts
   in the field who are independent of the conference program
committee.
   The referees' evaluations will then be reviewed by two members of
   the program committee who will recommend a decision to the co-
chairs.
   The co-chairs will make the final decision.  Lastly, the Camera-
Ready
   papers will be reviewed by one member of the program committee.

PROPOSAL FOR ORGANIZING SESSIONS/WORKSHOPS:

   Each session will have at least 6 paper presentations from
   different authors (12 papers in the case of workshops).  The
   session chairs will be responsible for all aspects of their
   sessions; including, soliciting papers, reviewing, selecting, ...
   The names of session chairs will appear as Associate Editors in
   the conference proceedings and on the cover of the books.

   Proposals to organize sessions should include the following
   information: name and address (+ email) of proposer, title of
   session, a 100-word description of the topic of the session,
   the name of the conference the session is submitted for
   consideration (ie, ICAI'09), and a short description on how
   the session will be advertised (in most cases, session proposers
   solicit papers from colleagues and researchers whose work is
   known to the session proposer).  email your session proposal
   to Prof. Arabnia (address is given above).  We would like to
   receive the proposals by January 16, 2009.

IMPORTANT DATES:

   Jan.  16, 2009:    Proposals for organizing/chairing sessions/
workshops
   Feb.  25, 2009:    Submission of papers (about 5 to 7 pages)
   March 25, 2009:    Notification of acceptance
   April 25, 2009:    Camera-Ready papers and Registration due
   July 13-16, 2009:  The 2009 International Conference on Artificial
                      Intelligence (ICAI'09)

MEMBERS OF PROGRAM AND ORGANIZING COMMITTEES:

   The Program Committee includes members of chapters of World Academy
   of Science (chapters: supercomputing; scientific computing; AI;
   imaging science; databases; simulation; software engineering;
   embedded systems; internet and web technologies; communications;
   bioinformatics; computational biology; and computer security.)
   The Program Committee for ICAI is currently being formed.  Those
   interested in joining the Program Committee should email Prof.
Arabnia
   (hra@cs.uga.edu) the following information: Name, affiliation
   and position, complete mailing address, email address, a short
   biography together with research interests and the name of the
   conference (ICAI) offering to help with.
   Many who have already joined the committees of individual tracks
   are renowned leaders, scholars, researchers, scientists and
   practitioners of the highest ranks; many are directors of research
   laboratories, fellows of various societies, heads/chairs of
   departments, deans and provosts.

PURPOSE / HISTORY:

   ICAI'09 is an annual research conference about Artificial
Intelligence.
   It is being held jointly (same location and dates) with a number of
   other conferences (WORLDCOMP'09).  WORLDCOMP is the largest annual
   gathering of researchers in computer science, computer engineering
   and applied computing.

   The motivation is to assemble a spectrum of affiliated research
topics
   into a coordinated meeting held in a common place at a common time.
   The main goal is to provide a forum for exchange of ideas in a
number
   of research areas that interact.  The model used facilitates
   communication among researchers from all over the world in
different
   fields of computer science, computer engineering and applied
   computing.  Both inward research (core areas of computer science
and
   engineering) and outward research (multi-disciplinary, inter-
disciplinary,
   and applications) will be covered during the event.

   ICAI'09 and WORLDCOMP'09 will be composed of research
presentations,
   keynote lectures, invited presentations, tutorials, panel
discussions,
   and poster presentations.  In recent past, keynote and/or tutorial
   speakers included: Prof. David A. Patterson (U. of California,
   Berkeley); Prof. Michael J. Flynn (Stanford U.); Prof. John H.
Holland
   (U. of Michigan, Ann Arbor); Prof. Brian D. Athey (U. of Michigan,
   Ann Arbor), Prof. H. J. Siegel (Colorado State U.); Prof. Barry
Vercoe
   (MIT); Prof. Ruzena Bajcsy (U. of California, Berkeley);
   Prof. Jun Liu (Harvard U.); Dr. Jim Gettys (OLPC + developer of X
   Window); Dr. Chris Rowen (President and CEO, Tensilica, Inc.); and
   many other distinguished speakers.

LOCATION OF CONFERENCES:

   The conferences will be held in the Monte Carlo hotel, Las Vegas,
   Nevada, USA (with any overflows at other near-by hotels).  This is
   a mega hotel with excellent conference facilities and over 3,000
   rooms.  It is minutes from the airport with 24-hour shuttle
   service to and from the airport.  This hotel has many recreational
   attractions, including: waterfalls, spa, pools, sunning decks, Easy
   River, wave pool, lighted tennis courts, health spa, nightly shows,
   a number of restaurants, ...  The negotiated room rate for
   conference attendees is very reasonable.  The hotel is within
   walking distance from most other attractions (recreational
   destinations, Golf courses, ...)

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