Best Refereed Papers

The following have been selected by the conference programme committees as the best 6 refereed papers in each stream at AI-2003. They will be reprinted in a special issue of the international journal Knowledge Based Systems.

Technical Stream

Best Refereed Technical Paper (sponsored by Hewlett-Packard Laboratories)
An Improved Hybrid Genetic Algorithm: New Results for the Quadratic Assignment Problem
A. Misevicius; Department of Practical Informatics, Kaunas University of Technology, Lithuania

Off-line Recognition of Handwritten Arabic Words Using Hidden Markov Models
S. Alma'adeed, C. Higgins, D. Elliman, University of Nottingham, UK

Polynomial-Fuzzy Decision Tree Structures for Classifying Medical Data
E. Mugambi, G. Oatley, L. Kennedy, Computer Science Department, Sunderland University Durham, A. Hunter, Durham University

SPARQS: Automatic Reasoning in Qualitative Space
B.A. El-Geresy, School of Computing, University of Glamorgan, UK, A. Abdelmoty, Department of Computer Science, Cardiff University, UK

Adaptive Brokering in Agent-Mediated Electronic Commerce
T.J. Norman, D.H. Sleeman, N. Chapman, Department of Computing Science, University of Aberdeen, UK

Balancing User Satisfaction and Cognitive Load in Coverage-Optimised Retrieval
D. McSherry, School of Computing and Information Engineering, University of Ulster, Northern Ireland, UK

Application Stream

Best Refereed Application Paper (sponsored by the Department of Trade and Industry)
Design-a-Trial: A Rule-Based Decision Support System for Clinical Trial Design
K Nammuni, C Pickering (InferMed Ltd), S Modgil (University College, London), A Montgomery (InferMed Ltd), P Hammond (University College, London), JC Wyatt (National Institute for Clinical Excellence), DG Altman (Centre for Statistics in Medicine), R Dunlop (InferMed Ltd), H Potts (Kings College, London)

Context Boosting Collaborative Recommendations
Conor Hayes, Pádraig Cunningham, Computer Science Department, Trinity College Dublin

CBR for Smarthouse Technology
Nirmalie Wiratunga, Susan Craw, Bruce Taylor, Genevieve Davis, School of Computing, The Robert Gordon University, UK

An eNegotiation Framework
John Debenham, University of Technology, Sydney, Australia

Conducting Feasibility Studies fro Knowledge Based Systems
John Kingston, Joseph Bell Centre for Forensic Statistics and Legal Reasoning, University of Edinburgh, UK

Robot Docking with Neural Vision and Reinforcement
Cornelius Weber, Stefan Wermter, Alexandros Zochios, Centre for Hybrid Intelligent Systems, University of Sunderland, UK