AIS-ADM-07:
The International Workshop on
Autonomous Intelligent Systems: Agents and Data Mining

June 3-5, 2007, St. Petersburg, Russia

space.iias.spb.su/ais07

Sponsors

  1. European Office of Aerospace Research and Development, USA
  2. Office of Naval Research Global, USA
  3. Russian Foundation for Basic Research

Organizers

  1. St. Petersburg Institute for Informatics and Automation of the Russian Academy of Sciences (SPIIRAS)
  2. St. Petersburg Scientific Center of the Russian Academy of Sciences
  3. Binghamton University (State University of New York)

1. Title and scope: "Autonomous Intelligent Systems: Agents and Data Mining"

Since early 1990, multi-agent systems (MAS) and data mining and knowledge discovery (KDD) have remained areas of high interest for the research and development in intelligent information technologies. The multi-agent system technology offered powerful metaphors for information system conceptualization, a range of new architectures, techniques, and technologies specifically focused on the design and implementation of large-scale distributed intelligent systems operating in open heterogeneous environment. This technology is now approaching its industrial maturity, thus helping to cope with design, implementation, and deployment of critical industrial applications in many domains.

KDD technology also provides intelligent information technology with powerful ideas, algorithms, and software means intended for answering the main question of many Artificial Intelligence applied problems, “Where does the knowledge come from?", thus actually making modern applications intelligent and adaptive.

The evident recent trend in both science and industry is to integrate these technologies in order to use advantages of them both. The existing experience with combined application of multi-agent technology to design architectures of distributed data mining and KDD systems, and the utilization of distributed data mining and KDD to support learning tasks in multi-agent research, confirms the fact that both technologies are capable of mutual enrichment and their joint use results in information systems with emergent properties.

For instance, MAS architectures are used for distributed data mining and knowledge discovery systems, particularly, for distributed learning in data fusion systems making decisions based on many distributed heterogeneous data and information sources. The use of multi-agent technology in very large-scale data mining and KDD tasks is another example of the same trend. In return, multi-agent systems utilize data mining and KDD as a source of innovative ideas to provide applications more intelligence and adaptability.

The emergent technology may be outlined by such key words as autonomous intelligence, distributed intelligence, learning intelligence, emergent intelligence, emergent intelligent behavior, etc. It is worth noting that a number of very specific research problems arise on the cross-boundary of multi-agent, data mining and KDD technologies. The examples are specification framework and representation structures for distributed intelligence, the new role of ontology, joint use of knowledge extracted from different heterogeneous sources, protocols for distributed data mining, etc. Rapidly developing intelligent agent-based ad-hoc networks technology in particular, operating on peer-to-peer basis, represents one more example of the topmost problems currently given increasing attention from the scientific and industrial communities. Ubiquitous computing and ubiquitous knowledge discovery forming a class of novel distributed intelligent technology is practically infeasible without integration of multi-agent and KDD technologies.

During the past years, interest in joint use of the multi-agent and KDD technologies has also been proven by several successful international conferences and workshops which were devoted to the problem in question, either fully or partially.

The success of the First International Workshop "Autonomous Intelligent Systems: Agents and Data Mining" (AIS-ADM-05) held in June 2005 in St. Petersburg, Russia (http://space.iias.spb.su/ais05, LNAI-3505) confirmed the world wide interest in the theoretical and applied aspects of the new technology integrating agents, data mining and knowledge discovery.

However, like any newly emergent technology, integration of multi agent and data mining and KDD within distributed intelligent systems brought forward a number of novel problems and challenges. The Second International Workshop "Autonomous Intelligent Systems: Agents and Data Mining" (AIS-ADM-07) that will be held from June 3-5, 2007, in St. Petersburg, Russia, is intended for discovery and analysis of the aforementioned problems and challenges, as well as for sharing of new ideas, scientific results, lessons learned, and the best practices within the new cross boundary area integrating multi-agent and data mining and KDD technologies.

The Workshop invites researchers from both academia and industry to jointly discuss various aspects of theory and applications, as well as new opportunities provided by integration and interaction of multi-agent and data mining and KDD.

The list of main topics of the Workshop includes but is not limited to:

2. Important dates

Inclusive dates of Workshop:

June 2-6, 2007, (arrival on June 2, technical program June 3-5, departure on June 6)

For submission:

Paper draftsJanuary 10, 2007
Acceptance notificationFebruary 5, 2007
Camera ready papers dueMarch 1, 2007

For registration:

Early registration deadlinebefore April 20, 2007
On site registrationJune 2-5, 2007
Hotel reservation requestMay 10, 2007

3. Paper submission

The Workshop welcomes original, not previously published, papers from academic, government, and industry contributors on the above proposed and closed topics. All submissions will be subjected to a thorough review by at least two reviewers. Draft versions of original full papers up to 5500 words in English, including abstract (up to 300 words) and keywords (3 to 5), should be submitted by January 10, 2007 or sooner via upload through the Workshop web site at http://space.iias.spb.su/ais07. Only electronic submissions in PostScript or PDF formats will be accepted.

Guidelines for the proceedings camera-ready manuscripts of the accepted papers

Proceedings of the Workshop are planned to be published by Springer Publishers in their "Lecture Notes in Artificial Intelligence" series (the final decision of Springer will be made to the end of reviewing process). Camera-ready manuscripts of the accepted papers should be formatted in accordance with Springer requirements (in MS Word or LATEX formats). When preparing your paper, please follow the guidance from the "Information for Authors" Springer web site and use the style files for "Proceedings and Other Multi-Author Volumes" supplied by Springer. Springer author instructions are available at:
http://www.springeronline.com/sgw/cda/frontpage/0,11855,5-164-2-72376-0,00.html

The authors of accepted papers must strictly follow the aforementioned rules and templates. Camera- ready paper submission can be uploaded through the Workshop web site at
http://space.iias.spb.su/ais07/made or, in case of problems, via e-mail ais@mail.iias.spb.su.

4. Conference languages

The working language of the Workshop is English. The papers and presentation materials must be in English.

5. Workshop Website

All materials concerning AIS-ADM-07 preparation, program, and other arrangements can be found at the regularly updated web site http://space.iias.spb.su/ais07.

6. The Principal Invited Speakers

We intend to invite a number of worldwide-recognized specialists in both multi-agent system and data mining and knowledge discovery areas from the USA, Europe, Asia and Australia. The list of the invited speakers will be available at the Workshop web site.

7. Sponsors, Organizers, and Organizing Committee

Sponsors

  1. European Office of Aerospace Research and Development, USA
  2. Office of Naval Research Global, USA
  3. Russian Foundation for Basic Research

Organizers

  1. St. Petersburg Institute for Informatics and Automation of the Russian Academy of Sciences (SPIIRAS)
  2. St. Petersburg Scientific Center of the Russian Academy of Sciences
  3. Binghamton University (State University of New York)

Chairmen

  1. Professor Rafael M.Yusupov, St. Petersburg Institute for Informatics and Automation, Russia
  2. Dr. Igor Plonish, Air Force Research Laboratory/Information Directorate, USA

Local contact person Irina Podnozova
Phone 7-(812)-328-4446 Fax: +7(812)-328-06-85
E-mail ipp@mail.iias.spb.su

Local Organizing Committee

Chairman

R.M. Yusupov, St. Petersburg Institute for Informatics and Automation (SPIIRAS)

  1. I. Podnozova, (SPIIRAS, St. Petersburg)
  2. A.Tkatch (SPIIRAS, St. Petersburg, Vice Chairm)
  3. D.Bakuradze (SPIIRAS, St. Petersburg)
  4. O.Karsaev (SPIIRAS, St. Petersburg)
  5. V.Samoilov (SPIIRAS, St. Petersburg)
  6. V.Konushy (SPIIRAS, St. Petersburg)
  7. E.Man'kov (SPIIRAS, St. Petersburg)
  8. A.Malyshev (SPIIRAS, St. Petersburg)
  9. S.Serebrykov (SPIIRAS, St. Petersburg)
  10. V.Tikhomirov (SPIIRAS, St. Petersburg)
  11. D.Trotskiy (SPIIRAS, St. Petersburg)

8. Program Committee

Chairmen:

Vladimir Gorodetsky (SPIIRAS, Russia,
http://space.iias.spb.su/ai/gorodetsky)

Chengqi Zhang (University of Technology, Sydney, Australia,
http://www-staff.it.uts.edu.au/~chengqi/)

Victor Skormin (Binghamton University, USA,
http://www.ee.binghamton.edu/lasercom/vskormin/)

Longbing Cao (University of Technology, Sydney, Australia,
http://www-staff.it.uts.edu.au/~lbcao/)

Program Committee members

  1. Shlomo Berkovsky (University of Haifa, Israel)
  2. Sviatoslav Braynov (University of Illinois, USA)
  3. Cory Butz (University of Regina, Canada)
  4. Wei Dai (Victoria University, Australia)
  5. Nathan Griffiths (University of Warwick, UK)
  6. Heikki Helin (TeliaSonera, Finland)
  7. Henry Hexmoor (South. Illinois University, USA)
  8. Seunghyun Im (Univ. of Pittsburgh at Johnstown, USA)
  9. Xiaolong Jin (University of Bradford, UK)
  10. Oleg Karsaev (SPIIRAS, Russia)
  11. Kristian Kersting (University of Freiburg, Germany)
  12. Matthias Klusch (DFKI, Germany)
  13. Daniel Kudenko (University of York, UK)
  14. Mikko Laukkanen (TeliaSonera, Finland)
  15. Jiming Liu (University of Windsor, Canada)
  16. Michael Luck (University of Southampton, UK)
  17. Simon Miles (University of Southampton, UK)
  18. Vladimir Marik (Czech TU in Prague, Czech Rep.)
  19. Pericles Mitkas (Aristotle University of Thessaloniki, Greece)
  20. Jorg Muller (Technische Universitat Clausthal, German)
  21. Steve Munroe (University of Southampton, UK)
  22. Hung Son Nguyen (Inst. of Decision Support, Poland)
  23. Eugenio Oliveira (University of Porto, Portugal)
  24. Leonid Perlovsky (AFRL/IFGA, USA)
  25. Zbigniew Ras (University of North Carolina, USA)
  26. Michele Sebag (CNRS - Universite Paris-Sud Orsay, France)
  27. Andrzej Skowron (Inst. of Decision Support, Poland)
  28. Zhong Zhi Shi (Inst. for Computer Technology, China)
  29. Alexander Smirnov (SPIIRAS, Russia)
  30. Katia Sycara (Carnegie Mellon University, USA)
  31. Andreas Symeonidis (Aristotle University of Thessaloniki, Greece)
  32. Boleslaw Szymanski (Rensselaer Polytech. Institute, USA)
  33. Huaglory Tianfield (Glasgow Caledonian University., UK)
  34. Santtu Toivonen (VTT Tech. Res. Centre, Finland)
  35. Ran Wolff (Haifa University, Israel)
  36. Philipp Yu (IBM Thomas J. Watson Research Center, USA)
  37. Nikolay Zagoruiko (Inst. for Mathematics, Russia)
  38. Zili Zhang (Deakin University, Australia)
  39. Ning Zhong (Maebashi Inst. of Technology, Japan)
  40. Hai Zhuge (Inst. for Computer Technology, China)

9. Location of the Meeting, Accommodation, Cultural Program

According to the preliminary agreement, the AIS-ADM-07 Workshop will take place in the historical building "Palace of Grand Prince Vladimir Romanov," now "House of Scientists," located in the heart of St. Petersburg, address: 26, Dvortsovaya emb., St. Petersburg, 191186, Russia. This venue allows the conference organizers to arrange for the Workshop itself, as well as for the associated events (informal discussions, reception, breaks, etc.)

All participants are expected to arrive to St. Petersburg directly. Workshop organizers intend to arrange for transportation upon arrival and departure and to/from Workshop venue/other hotel upon a separate request of participants.

The following assistance in housing could be provided by local organizers. We intend to engage a Destination Management Company "Monomax" to assist participants in housing and cultural programs (http://monomax.ru/langeng). It is possible to make reservations at reasonable prices in hotels in the St. Petersburg downtown area from $120 per night (single room), and from $130 per night (double room). Also, reservations in better and more expensive hotels at $150 - $600 per night are available (hotels like Astoria, Europe, Radisson SAS, etc.). For students, the hostel from about $50 may be organized on special request.

10. Visa Issues

To come to Russia, all foreign participants will need an entering visa. As a host institution SPIIRAS will handle this issue through a formal invitation letter to every participant. To issue such a letter, we shall need the following details to include in the above letter for every individual: first name, middle name, surname, date of birth, citizenship, passport No., expiration date (as appear in a valid passport) and the city where the visa is applied in. In addition, each individual has to fax copy of the first page of his/her passport at +7(812)328-06-85 containing personal data and dates of the passport number and expiry date.

Note that about one month is required only to arrange formal invitation in St. Petersburg. Time for invitation mailing to the addressee and for getting visa at local consulate has to be added to calculate the deadline to be met for receiving request for invitation letter by organizers.

11. Contact us

Program Committee Co-Chairman

Professor Vladimir Gorodetsky
Phone: 7-(812)-323-3570; Fax: +7(812)-328-06-85
E-mail: ais@mail.iias.spb.su

Local contact person

Irina Podnozova
Phone: 7-(812)-328-4446 Fax: +7(812)-328-06-85
E-mail: ipp@mail.iias.spb.su