ECAI 2006 Proceedings

ECAI 2006
17th European Conference on Artificial Intelligence
Volume 141 Frontiers in Artificial Intelligence and Applications
Edited by: G. Brewka, S. Coradeschi, A. Perini and P. Traverso
August 2006, 892 pp., softcover
ISBN: 978-1-58603-642-3
Price: US$278 / €192

Proceedings of the 17th European Conference on Artificial Intelligence, Riva del Garda, Italy / Aug 28th - Sept 1st. ECAI, the biennial European Conference on Artificial Intelligence, is the leading conference in its field in Europe. ECAI-06, the 17th conference in this series, is jointly organized by the European Coordinating Committee on Artificial Intelligence and the Italian Association of Artificial Intelligence.

In the summer of 1956, John McCarthy organized the famous Dartmouth Conference which is now commonly viewed as the founding event for the field of Artificial Intelligence. During the last 50 years, AI has seen a tremendous development and is now a well-established scientific discipline all over the world. Also in Europe AI is in excellent shape, as witnessed by the large number of high quality papers in this publication. In comparison with ECAI 2004, there’s a strong increase in the relative number of submissions from Distributed AI / Agents and Cognitive Modelling. Knowledge Representation & Reasoning is traditionally strong in Europe and remains the biggest area of ECAI-06. One reason the figures for Case-Based Reasoning are rather low is that much of the high quality work in this area has found its way into prestigious applications and is thus represented under the heading of PAIS.

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