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From: (Greg Provan)
Subject:  CFP: 5th International Workshop on Principles of Diagnosis
Date:     26 Mar 1994 13:54:58 -0600

        The Fifth International Workshop on Principles of Diagnosis
	                     New Paltz, NY, USA
                           October 17th-19th, 1994

                              Call for Papers

This is an annual workshop to encourage interaction and cooperation
among researchers in artificial intelligence with diverse approaches to
diagnosis.  Previous workshops in this series were held in Aberystwyth (UK)
in 1993, Washington State (USA) in 1992, Milan (Italy)
in 1991, at Stanford University (USA) in 1990, and in Paris (France) in 1989.

Attendance is by invitation, with three days of
presentations and substantial time reserved for discussion.

Those interested in presenting should submit papers for review by
the committee.  Submissions are welcome on (but not limited to) the
following topics:

  - Theory of diagnosis: abductive, deductive, or probabilistic

  - Inductive approaches to diagnosis: learning from examples, case-based
     reasoning, neural nets.

  -  Computational issues: controlling combinatorial explosion;
     focusing strategies; controlling inference in complex systems; use,
     inference, or absence of structural knowledge.

  -  Modelling for diagnosis: multiple, approximate, incomplete,
     probabilistic, and qualitative models; integration of heuristics with
     model-based diagnosis; principles of modelling; dynamic systems;
     modelling complex systems. Acquiring models and diagnostic knowledge.

  -  The diagnosis process: Strategies for Repair, Sensor Placement,
     Test Selection, Resource-bound diagnosis.

  -  Understanding the principles behind practical applications.
     Evaluation of the practical benefits of theoretical results.

  -  The relationship between diagnosis and other areas, particularly
     Logic Programming, Machine Learning, Control Theory,  and
     Software V&V debugging/synthesis.

  -  Principled Applications: real-world applications are encouraged,
     from a wide range of fields, such as control theory, medicine,
     chemical engineering, electrical engineering, etc.  Papers should
     make some contribution towards the principles of diagnostic reasoning.
     Of interest are the diagnostic techniques used, in particular the
     relationship between formal models of diagnosis and the techniques
     needed in practice.

Although not a requirement, previously unpublished work is preferred.
Papers are limited to a maximum of 5000 words; shorter papers are
encouraged, but space should be used to ensure adequate presentation.
Include postal (and courier) addresses, electronic mail, fax, and
telephone numbers.  Please indicate whether you wish to present or
only attend.  The conference chair (below) must receive three paper
copies of each submission by May 23rd, 1994, and notifications will be
sent by July 25th.  Accepted papers can be revised for inclusion in the
workshop working notes.

Workshop chair:  Gregory Provan
		 Institute for Decision Systems Research
		 350 Cambridge Avenue, Suite 380
		 Palo Alto, CA 94306-1546

		 Phone:  +1 415 324 9898
		 Fax:    +1 415 322 3554
Local Arrangements Chair:  to be announced.

D. Allport (Hewlett Packard, UK), I. Mozetic (T.U. Wien, Austria \& ARIAI)
R. Atkinson (U. Exeter, UK), W. Nejdl (U. Aachen, Germany)
R. Bakker (U. Twente, Netherlands), J. Pearl (UCLA, USA)
B. Chandrasekaran (Ohio State U., USA), C. Preist (HP, UK)
L. Console (U. Udine, Italy) , G. Provan (IDSR, USA)
G. Cooper (U. Pittsburgh, USA), J. Reggia (U. Maryland, USA)
M.O. Cordier (IRISA, France) , E. Scarl (Boeing, USA)
P. Dague (U. Paris, France), J. Sticklen (Michigan State U., USA)
J. de Kleer (XEROX PARC, USA), P. Struss (T.U. Munich, Germany)
W. Hamscher (Price Waterhouse, USA), P. Szolovits (MIT, USA)
R. Leitch (Herriott-Watt U., UK) , P. Torasso (U. Torino, Italy)
S. McIlraith (U. Toronto, Canada), L. Ungar (U. Pennsylvania, USA)
R. Milne (Intelligent Applications, USA).

Gregory M. Provan			Internet:
Computer and Information Science	Phone:	  215-898-8549
University of Pennsylvania
Philadelphia PA 19104-6228