From: Saso Dzeroski
Date: Wed, 12 Dec 2001 16:07:05 +0100
Subject: Ecological Informatics Conference, deadline Dec 31, 2001
3rd CONFERENCE OF THE INTERNATIONAL SOCIETY FOR ECOLOGICAL INFORMATICS (ISEI) Villa Grazioli Park Hotel, Grottaferrata (Rome), Italy, 26-30 August 2002 http://www.isei3.org/ ORGANISING COMMITTEE Michele Scardi, University of Bari, Italy (firstname.lastname@example.org) Friedrich Recknagel, Adelaide University, Australia (Friedrich.Recknagel@adelaide.edu.au) Sovan Lek, University of Toulouse, France (email@example.com) KEYNOTE SPEAKERS 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 OBJECTIVES 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. CALL FOR PAPERS 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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