The Application Team for AI-2006 are determined to enhance the value of the conference to industry, commerce and public sector delegates, building on the conference's established strength in the academic community. To this end a number of innovations have been introduced to appeal to all those interested in the practical business of applying AI in the real world.
Industry Presentations: We have introduced a new element to the Application Stream this year, in the form of presentations and case-studies by industry practitioners. Speakers from BT, BAE Systems, Smith & Nephew, HeadCase, Experian International and Elzware will present their perspective on the development of AI based applications, offering insights into the practical issues faced in implementing and deploying AI based systems. We hope that delegates will find these an interesting, valuable and thought-provoking counterpoint to the more theoretical papers that are the main staple of the conference, and that they promote (or provoke) wider consideration and discussion of the practical and non-technical issues involved in turning ideas and theories into reality. Full details can be found here.
Application Papers: As in previous conferences, the papers to be presented cover a wide variety of methods and application domains. The papers have been selected to highlight critical areas of success (and failure) and to present the benefits and difficulties encountered. A key criterion in the selection of papers will be their relevance to other developers, to ensure that this stream is of value and interest to all those responsible for developing or managing practical AI based systems.
Application Keynote: This year's keynote address will be given by Dr Graham Buckberry, Chief Software Architect at Siemens Communications, on the subject of Pervasive Computing, a rapidly developing area rich with opportunities and challenges for artificial intelligence.
Informal Discussions and Networking: AI-2006 will allow you to share your experiences with others, and to meet other AI developers, researchers and practitioners. Plenty of time has been inserted into the programme to allow discussions with other delegates and to give you the chance to make new contacts and renew old acquaintances.
A number of other aspects of the conference will be of particular interest to practical developers, including:
Workshops: 11 December 2006 will be given over to a day of workshops, offered FREE to delegates attending the other two days. The workshops will include:
Full day workshop on basic AI techniques
Additional workshops on specific AI applications
UKCBR 2006: UKs largest Case Based Reasoning workshop
Full details of the workshops can be found here.
Machine Intelligence Competition: The conference will host the Fifth Annual BCS Machine Intelligent Competition, a showcase for AI applications that demonstrate progress towards machine intelligence. Full details here.
Whether you are considering using AI to support your business or organisation, or a student who wants to know more about the various techniques available, AI-2006 will offer a perfect opportunity to update your knowledge or get a grounding in a range of useful AI techniques. The workshops, papers and presentations will provide a valuable professional development opportunity for IET and BCS members.
An A4 flyer outlining the value of AI-2006 to those interested in practical AI issues is available here.
Should you have any questions regarding the Application Stream, or if you would like to share your experiences through giving a presentation, then please contact Richard Ellis, the Application Programme Chair.
The papers to be presented in the application stream sessions cover a wide variety of methods and application domains. The papers have been selected to highlight critical areas of success (and failure) and to present the benefits and difficulties encountered. A key criterion in the selection of papers will be their relevance to other developers, to ensure that this stream is of value and interest to all those responsible for developing or managing practical AI based systems.
In addition to these papers, the application stream will include presentations and case studies from industry practitioners, providing insights into the practical aspects of developing and deploying AI-based systems. Further details will be posted here as the details of speakers and titles are confirmed.
Invited Keynote Lecture
Dr Graham Buckberry, Chief Software Architect, Siemens Communications
This is a rapidly developing area rich with opportunities and challenges for artificial intelligence.
Papers Accepted for the Application Stream
Best Refereed Application Papers
Application Stream Executive Programme Committee and Programme Committee