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Classification, clustering, and phylogeny estimation
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                   Mumbai, India, December 18 - 21,


                Call for Papers: Deadline Extended to
August 31


The deadline for paper submission to KBCS2002 has been
to August 31, 2002. International authors, please note
that the
travel advisory for India by the US Department of
State and the
UK Foreign and Commonwealth Office has been relaxed.

KBCS is the premium International AI Conference held
in India.
Don't miss out on it!

       The KBCS series of conferences, held every two
years, is intended to
   act as a forum for promoting interaction among
researchers in the field
   of Artificial Intelligence in India and abroad. The
schedule includes
   a three-day conference on KBCS from Dec 19-21, and
one day of tutorials,
   on the 18th. Papers are invited on substantial,
original and unpublished
   research on all aspects of Artificial Intelligence,
including, but not
   limited to those given below.

      This year, ICON-2002, International Conference
on Natural Language
   Processing, will be held concurrently with
KBCS-2002. Authors may,
   therefore, choose to submit papers focusing on
Natural Language
   Processing (NLP) to ICON-2002. KBCS-2002 will also
consider NLP papers
   provided they have substantial AI content. The
programme committee may
   shift some papers between these two conferences
based on content and

   Topics for the Conference:
   Case Based Reasoning
   Cognitive Modelling
   Data Mining
   Expert Systems
   Foundations of AI
   Fuzzy Logic
   Genetic Algorithms
   Intelligent Agents
   Intelligent Tutoring Systems
   Knowledge Acquisition
   Knowledge Representation
   Knowledge Management
   Intelligent Information Retrieval *
   Machine Learning
   Machine Translation *
   Natural Language Processing *
   Neural Networks
   Planning and Scheduling
   Search Techniques
   Soft Computing
   Speech Processing
   Theorem Proving
   Uncertainty Handling
                    * overlapping areas with ICON

   Format of Submission:
       Papers should be in English, not exceeding 5000
words (including
   figures and references). Papers should include an
abstract of about
   100-200 words. Papers outside the specified length
are subject to
   rejection without review. Since reviewing will be
"blind", the authors'
   names and affiliations along with the main area of
the paper should be
   given only on a separate cover sheet. Authors
should also exercise
   care to see that there are no indirect clues to the
identity of the
   author or the institution (e.g. self-citations
reading 'in our earlier
   work cited below' ... etc)

       Submissions should be in electronic form and
can be in any of the
   following formats: PDF, Latex or Microsoft Word
(RTF format). Papers
   may be submitted by E-mail or via the web at the
URL given. Those who
   are unable to make electronic submissions may send
four hard copies of
   the paper. Papers selected for the conference will
be published in the

   Call for Tutorials:
       Proposals are invited for conference tutorials.
Tutorials can be of
   half-day or full-day duration. The proposal should
be presented in the
   form of a 200-word abstract, one page topical
outline of the content
   and bio-data of the speakers, including their
qualifications relating
   to the tutorial content.

   Submission Deadlines:
   Due:                             August 31, 2002
   Acceptance Notification:         October 10, 2002
   Camera Ready Copy Due:           November 5, 2002

   Tutorial Proposals
   Due:                             August 31, 2002
   Acceptance Notification:         September 15, 2002
   Materials Due:                   November 25, 2002

   KBCS-2002 Secretariat
   National Centre for Software Technology
   Gulmohar Cross Rd No. 9
   Juhu, Mumbai 400 049, India
   Phone: +91-22-6201606
   Fax: +91-22-6210139
   E-mail: [log in to unmask]

   For ICON-2002:
   E-mail: [log in to unmask]

   Advisory Committee:
   Nick Cercone, University of Waterloo, Canada
   J.R. Isaac,Professor Emeritus, IIT Mumbai
   Aravind K. Joshi, U of Pennsylvania, USA
   H.N. Mahabala, Indian Inst. of IT, Bangalore
   R. Narasimhan, CMC, Bangalore
   P.V.S. Rao, Tata Infotech Ltd., Mumbai

   Programme Committee:
   K.S.R. Anjaneyulu, ESN Tech Ltd., Hyderabad
   Vivek Balaraman, TRDDC, Pune
   Pushpak Bhattacharya, IIT Mumbai
   PP Chakraborti, IIT Kharagpur
   B.B. Chaudhuri, ISI, Calcutta
   R. Chandrasekar, Microsoft, USA
   S. Kambhampati, Arizona State Univ, USA
   M. Narasimha Murty, IISc, Bangalore
   Bernd Neumann, Univ Hamburg, Germany
   Arun K Pujari, Univ of Hyderabad, Hyderabad
   S. Ramani, HP India, Bangalore
   P.V.S. Rao, TataInfotech, Mumbai (Chair)
   Durgesh D. Rao, NCST, Mumbai
   P. Saint-Dizier, U of Paul Sabatier, France
   K. Samudravijaya, TIFR, Mumbai
   R. Sangal, IIIT, Hyderabad
   M. Sasikumar, NCST, Mumbai (Co-chair)
   S. Sen Gupta, Tata Infotech, Mumbai
   R. Uthurusamy, GMR Labs, USA (Co-chair)

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