ISIS: Information, Statistics and Induction in Science
Melbourne, Australia, 20-23 August 1996
*** CALL FOR PAPERS ***
Conference Chair: David Dowe
Co-chairs: Kevin Korb and Jonathan Oliver
Henry Kyburg, Jr. (University of Rochester, NY)
J. Ross Quinlan (Sydney University)
Jorma J. Rissanen (IBM Almaden Research, San Jose, California)
Ray Solomonoff (U.S.A.)
Hirotugu Akaike, Lloyd Allison, Mark Bedau, 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, Jonathan 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, Jan Zytkow.
David Dowe: firstname.lastname@example.org
Kevin Korb: email@example.com or
Jonathan Oliver: firstname.lastname@example.org
Complete information is available on the WWW at:
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.
AREAS OF INTEREST.
The following streams/subject areas are of particular interest to the
- 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
email@example.com. 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
are most relevant to the paper. Refereeing will be blind; that is, this
additional page will not be passed along to referees.
The proceedings will be published; details have not yet been settled
with the prospective publisher. Accepted papers will have to be
represented by at least one author in attendance to be published.
Papers should be sent to:
Dr David Dowe
Department of Computer Science
Clayton Victoria 3168
Phone: +61-3-9 905 5226
FAX: +61-3-9 905 5146
Submission (receipt) deadline: 11 March, 1996
Notification of acceptance: 10 June, 1996
Camera-ready copy (receipt) deadline: 15 July, 1996
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.
A registration form will be available at the WWW site
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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