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The focus of the papers presented in these proceedings is on employing various methodologies and approaches for solving real-life problems. Although the mechanisms that the human brain employs to solve problems are not yet completely known, we do have good insight into the functional processing performed by the human mind. On the basis of the understanding of these natural processes, scientists in the field of applied intelligence have developed multiple types of artificial processes, and have employed them successfully in solving real-life problems. The types of approaches used to solve problems are dependant on both the nature of the problem and the expected outcome. While knowledge-based systems are useful for solving problems in well-understood domains with relatively stable environments, the approach may fail when the domain knowledge is either not very well understood or changing rapidly. The techniques of data discovery through data mining will help to alleviate some problems faced by knowledge-based approaches to solving problems in such domains. Research and development in the area of artificial intelligence are influenced by opportunity, needs, and the availability of resources. The rapid advancement of Internet technology and the trend of increasing bandwidths provide an opportunity and a need for intelligent information processing, thus creating an excellent opportunity for agent-based computations and learning. Over 40% of the papers appearing in the conference proceedings focus on the area of machine learning and intelligent agents - clear evidence of growing interest in this area.
Content Level »Research
Keywords »AI applications - Artificial intelligence - evolutionary algorithm - expert system - expert systems - information system - information systems - intelligence - knowledge discovery - modeling - neural computation - neural network - optimization - pattern recognition - proving
Keynote Presentation.- Multisensor Data Fusion.- Intelligent Agents I.- Implementing Multi-party Agent Conversations.- Agreement and Coalition Formation in Multiagent-Based Virtual Marketplaces.- A Framework for the Development of Cooperative Configuration Agents.- Java-Based Distributed Intelligent Agent Architecture for Building Safety-Critical Tele-Inspection Systems on the Internet.- Artificial Neural Network I.- The Use of AI Methods for Evaluating Condition Dependent Dynamic Models of Vehicle Brake Squeal.- Towards an Estimation Aid for Nuclear Power Plant Refuelling Operations.- Drilling Performance Prediction Using General Regression Neural Networks.- Identifying Significant Parameters for Hall-Heroult Process Using General Regression Neural Networks.- Data Mining I.- Mapping Object-Oriented Systems to Distributed Systems Using Data Mining Techniques.- Scaling the Data Mining Step in Knowledge Discovery Using Oceanographic Data.- Information Management and Process Improvement Using Data Mining Techniques.- Combinatorial Optimization.- Combinatorial Optimization A Comparative Analysis of Search Methods as Applied to Shearographic Fringe Modelling.- Vision Guided Bin Picking and Mounting in a Flexible Assembly Cell.- A Brokering Algorithm for Cost & QoS-Based Winner Determination in Combinatorial Auctions.- An Overview of a Synergetic Combination of Local Search with Evolutionary Learning to Solve Optimization Problems.- Expert Systems I.- Maintenance of KBS’s by Domain Experts.- A Simulation-Based Procedure for Expert System Evaluation.- Gas Circulator Design Advisory System: A Web Based Decision Support System for the Nuclear Industry.- Expert Systems and Mathematical Optimization Approaches on Physical Layout Optimization Problems.- Diagnosis I.- Locating Bugs in Java Programs — First Results of the Java Diagnosis Experiments Project.- Application of a Real-Time Expert System for Fault Diagnosis.- Operative Diagnosis Algorithms for Single-Fault in Graph-Based Systems.- On a Model-Based Diagnosis for Synchronous Boolean Network.- DermatExpert: Dermatological Diagnosis through the Internet.- Best Papers.- Aerial Spray Deposition Management Using the Genetic Algorithm.- Dynamic Data Mining.- Information Systems I.- Knowledge-Intensive Gathering and Integration of Statistical Information on European Fisheries.- Using a Semantic Model and XML for Document Annotation.- Understanding Support of Group in Web Collaborative Learning, Based on Divergence among Different Answering Processes.- Fuzzy Logic and Its Applications.- Fuzzy Modeling Approach for Integrated Assessments Using Cultural Theory.- Fuzzy Knowledge-Based System for Performing Conflation in Geographical Information Systems.- Modeling of, and Reasoning with Recurrent Events with Imprecise Durations.- Linguistic Approximation and Semantic Adjustment in the Modeling Process.- A Fuzzy Inference Algorithm for Lithology Analysis in Formation Evaluation.- Intelligent Agents II.- Approximating the 0–1 Multiple Knapsack Problem with Agent Decomposition and Market Negotiation.- Design and Development of Autonomous Intelligence Smart Sensors.- ADDGEO: An Intelligent Agent to Assist Geologist Finding Petroleum in Offshore Lands.- SOMulANT: Organizing Information Using Multiple Agents.- Design.- Inventiveness as Belief Revision and a Heuristic Rule of Inventive Design.- A Decision Support Tool for the Conceptual Design of De-oiling Systems.- ProCon: Decision Support for Resource Management in a Global Production Network.- Intelligent Infrastructure That Support System’s Changes.- Diagnosis II.- Using Description Logics for Case-Based Reasoning in Hybrid Diagnosis.- Printer Troubleshooting Using Bayesian Networks.- Using XML and Other Techniques to Enhance Supportability of Diagnostic Expert Systems.- Learning and Diagnosis in Manufacturing Processes through an Executable Bayesian Network.- Expert Systems II.- Solving Large Configuration Problems Efficiently by Clustering the ConBaCon Model.- XProM: A Collaborative Knowledge-Based Project Management Tool.- Building Logistics Networks Using Model-Based Reasoning Techniques.- A Supporting System for Colored Knitting Design.- Machine Learning and Its Applications.- Learning Middle-Game Patterns in Chess: A Case Study.- Meta-classifiers and Selective Superiority.- Logic and Its Applications.- The Formal Specification and Implementation of a Modest First Order Temporal Logic.- Determining Effective Military Decisive Points through Knowledge-Rich Case-Based Reasoning.- A Constraint-Based Approach to Simulate Faults in Telecommunication Networks.- A Least Common Subsumer Operation for an Expressive Description Logic.- Pattern Recognition.- Blob Analysis Using Watershed Transformation.- A Novel Fusion of Holistic and Analytical Paradigms for the Recognition of Handwritten Address Fields.- Pawian — A Parallel Image Recognition System.- An Automatic Configuration System for Handwriting Recognition Problems.- Detection of Circular Object with a High Speed Algorithm.- Artificial Neural Networks II.- Neural Network Based Compensation of Micromachined Accelerometers for Static and Low Frequency Applications.- Improving Peanut Maturity Prediction Using a Hybrid Artificial Neural Network and Fuzzy Inference System.- CIM — The Hybrid Symbolic/Connectionist Rule-Based Inference System.- A Neural Network Document Classifier with Linguistic Feature Selection.- Color Pattern Recognition on the Random Neural Network Model.- Integrating Neural Network and Symbolic Inference for Predictions in Food Extrusion Process.- Natural Language Processing.- Automatic Priority Assignment to E-mail Messages Based on Information Extraction and User’s Action History.- Information Extraction for Validation of Software Documentation.- Object Orientation in Natural Language Processing.- Genetic Algorithm.- A Study of Order Based Genetic and Evolutionary Algorithms in Combinatorial Optimization Problems.- Nuclear Power Plant Preventive Maintenance Planning Using Genetic Algorithms.- Progress Report: Improving the Stock Price Forecasting Performance of the Bull Flag Heuristic with Genetic Algorithms and Neural Networks.- Advanced Reservoir Simulation Using Soft Computing.- Information Systems II.- Forest Ecosystem Management via the NED Intelligent Information System.- Friendly Information Retrieval through Adaptive Restructuring of Information Space.- A Smart Pointer Technique for Distributed Spatial Databases.- Distributed Problem Solving.- Deploying the Mobile-Agent Technology in Warehouse Management.- A Lightweight Capability Communication Mechanism.- Model-Based Control for Industrial Processes Using a Virtual Laboratory.- Autonomous Agents for Distributed Problem Solving in Condition Monitoring.- Modeling Issues for Rubber-Sheeting Process in an Object Oriented, Distributed and Parallel Environment.- Intelligent Agents III.- Reasoning and Belief Revision in an Agent for Emergent Process Management.- System Design and Control Framework for an Autonomous Mobile Robot Application on Predefined Ferromagnetic Surfaces.- Intelligent and Self-Adaptive Interface.- Agent Architecture: Using Java Exceptions in a Nonstandard Way and an Object Oriented Approach to Evolution of Intelligence.- Artificial Neural Networks III.- Neural Network Based Machinability Evaluation.- Performance of MGMDH Network on Structural Piecewise System Identification.- Black-Box Identification of the Electromagnetic Torque of Induction Motors: Polynomial and Neural Models.