UK Nonlinear News , January 1996.

ISIS: Information, Statistics and Induction in Science Melbourne, Australia, 20-23 August 1996

*** CALL FOR PAPERS ***

Introduction

Conference Chair: David Dowe
Co-chairs: Kevin Korb and Jonathan Oliver

Invited Speakers:

Henry Kyburg, Jr. (University of Rochester, NY),
Marvin Minsky (MIT),
J. Ross Quinlan (Sydney University),
Jorma J. Rissanen (IBM Almaden Research, San Jose, California),
Ray Solomonoff (Oxbridge Research, Mass).

This conference will explore the use of computational modelling to understand and emulate inductive processes in science. The problems involved in building and using such computer models reflect methodological and foundational concerns common to a variety of academic disciplines, especially statistics, artificial intelligence (AI) and the philosophy of science. This conference aims to bring together researchers from these and related fields to present new computational technologies for supporting or analysing scientific inference and to engage in collegial debate over the merits and difficulties underlying the various approaches to automating inductive and statistical inference.

Program Committee

Hirotugu Akaike, Lloyd Allison, Mark Bedau, Jim Bezdek, Hamparsum Bozdogan, Wray Buntine, Peter Cheeseman, Honghua Dai, David Dowe, Usama Fayyad, Doug Fisher, Alex Gammerman, Clark Glymour, Randy Goebel, Josef Gruska, David Hand, Bill Harper, David Heckerman, Colin Howson, Lawrence Hunter, Frank Jackson, Max King, Kevin Korb, Henry Kyburg, Ming Li, Nozomu Matsubara, Aleksandar Milosavljevic, Richard Neapolitan, Jon Oliver, Michael Pazzani, J. Ross Quinlan, Glenn Shafer, Peter Slezak, Ray Solomonoff, Paul Thagard, Neil Thomason, Raul Valdes-Perez, Tim van Gelder, Paul Vitanyi, Chris Wallace, Geoff Webb, Xindong Wu and Jan Zytkow.

Inquiries and Further Information

isis96@cs.monash.edu.au
David Dowe (dld@cs.monash.edu.au)
Kevin Korb (korb@cs.monash.edu.au) or
Jonathan Oliver (jono@cs.monash.edu.au)

Additional Information is available on the WWW at: http://www.cs.monash.edu.au/~jono/ISIS/ISIS.shtml.

Areas of Interest

The following streams/subject areas are of particular interest to the organisers:

Concept Formation and Classification.
Minimum Encoding Length Inference Methods.
Scientific Discovery.
Theory Revision.
Bayesian Methodology.
Foundations of Statistics.
Foundations of Social Science.
Foundations of AI.

Call for Papers

Prospective authors should mail five copies of their papers to Dr. David Dowe, ISIS chair. Alternatively, authors may submit by email to isis96@cs.monash.edu.au. Email submissions must be in LaTex (using the ISIS style guide [will be available at the ISIS WWW page]). Submitted papers should be in double-column format in 10 point font and not exceeding 10 pages. An additional page should display the title, author(s) and affiliation(s), abstract, keywords and identification of which of the eight areas of interest isis96@cs.monash.edu.au.

Submission (receipt) deadline: 11 March, 1996
Notification of acceptance: 10 June, 1996
Camera-ready copy (receipt) deadline: 15 July, 1996

Conference Venue

ISIS will be held at the Old Melbourne Hotel, 5-17 Flemington Rd. North Melbourne.

The Old Melbourne Hotel is within easy walking distance of downtown Melbourne, Melbourne University, many restaurants (on Lygon Street) and the Melbourne Zoo. It is about fifteen to twenty minutes drive from the airport.

Registration

A registration form will be available at the WWW site http://www.cs.monash.edu.au/~jono/ISIS/ISIS.shtml, or by mail from the conference chair. Dates for registration will be considered to be met assuming that legible postmarks are on or before the dates and airmail is used. Student registrations will be available at a discount (but prices have not yet been fixed). Relevant dates are:

Early registration (at a discount): 3 June, 1996.
Final registration: 1 July, 1996.


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