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From: Saso Dzeroski
Date: Wed, 12 Dec 2001 16:07:05 +0100
Subject: Ecological Informatics Conference, deadline Dec 31, 2001
Villa Grazioli Park Hotel, Grottaferrata (Rome), Italy, 26-30 August 2002

Michele Scardi, University of Bari, Italy (mscardi@mclink.it)
Friedrich Recknagel, Adelaide University, Australia (Friedrich.Recknagel@adelaide.edu.au)
Sovan Lek, University of Toulouse, France (lek@cict.fr)

Alan H. Fielding, Manchester Metropolitan University, UK
Peter T. Hraber, Santa Fe Institute, USA
Sven E. Jorgensen, University Park 2, Copenhagen, Denmark
Samuel Kaski, Helsinki University of Technology, Finland

Both the design and management of ecological databases and their
exploration by machine learning computation for ecosystem analysis,
synthesis and prediction appear as features of the newly emerging discipline: Ecological Informatics.
The conference will provide a forum for the promotion and discussion of
recent research and future developments in Ecological Informatics. It
will focus on the design and application of biologically inspired
computational techniques for ecological analysis, synthesis and forecasting.
The aim of the conference is to encourage and facilitate
interdisciplinary communication and research amongst professionals in
computer science, machine learning computation, ecosystem research and management.
Some of the themes on which the conference will focus in specialised sessions are:
o nonlinear regression, ordination and visualization of ecological data
  by artificial neural networks;
o ecological time series analysis and prediction by artificial neural networks;
o discovery of predictive rules and equations for ecosystem processes by
  evolutionary algorithms;
o ecological data mining by machine learning computation;
o discovery and forecasting of emergent ecosystem structures and
  behaviours by adaptive agents;
o ecological applications of pattern recognition and classification of microscopic,
  macroscopic and remotely sensed images by machine learning computation;
o ecological perspective of fuzzy logic, cellular automata and artificial life;
o expert systems and decision support systems in environmental management.

Papers are invited on the topics outlined above and others that fall
within the general scope of the conference. Abstracts should be
submitted by December 31, 2001 to the conference Organising Committee,
together with the registration form. Details at http://www.isei3.org

Dr. Saso Dzeroski, Assistant Professor
Department of Intelligent Systems, Jozef Stefan Institute
Jamova 39, SI-1000 Ljubljana, Slovenia
Phone: +386 1 477 3217, Fax: +386 1 425 1038
Email: Saso.Dzeroski@ijs.si
URL: http://www-ai.ijs.si/SasoDzeroski/SasoDzeroski.html

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