the First KES International Symposium on Intelligent Decision Technologies (KES IDT'09)

Venue: Egret Himeji Convention Center

Location: Himeji, Hyogo, Japan

Event Date/Time: Apr 23, 2009 End Date/Time: Apr 25, 2009
Paper Submission Date: Dec 01, 2008
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First KES International Symposium
Intelligent Decision Technologies IDT'09


Venue: Egret Himeji Convention Center, Himeji, Japan

23-25 April 2009

-----Welcome -----

We are pleased to invite participation in IDT2009 hosted by
University of Hyogo and Himeji City in conjunction with KES International.
The conference will take place in Himeji, Japan, home of Himeji Castle
which is a spectacular UNESCO world heritage site.
The conference is interdisciplinary in nature and will consist of keynote talks,
oral and poster presentations, invited sessions and workshops,
on the applications and theory of intelligent decision systems and related areas.
It will provide excellent opportunities for the presentation of interesting
new research results and discussion about them, leading to knowledge transfer and
generation of new ideas.

----- General Topics of Interest.-----

Theoretical and applied papers are of interest. Authors should relate their topic
to improving some aspect of decision making.
Topics related to intelligent decision making include, but are not limited to,

/ intelligent agents,
/ fuzzy logic,
/ multi-agent systems,
/ artificial neural networks,
/ genetic algorithms,
/ expert systems,
/ intelligent decision making support systems,
/ information retrieval systems,
/ geographic information systems,
/ knowledge management systems,
/ learning systems,
/ multicriteria systems.

----- IDT Applications. -----

IDTs have the potential to support decision making in many areas including management,
international business, finance, accounting, marketing, healthcare, medical
and diagnostic systems, military decisions, production and operation, networks,
traffic management, crisis response, human-machine interfaces, financial and stock market
monitoring and prediction, robotics.

----- Emergent Intelligent Decision Technologies. -----

Virtual decision environments, social networking, 3D human-machine interfaces,
cognitive interfaces, collaborative systems, intelligent web mining, e-commerce,
e-learning, e-business, bioinformatics, evolvable systems, virtual humans, designer drugs.

----- Call for Track/Subject Chairs and Programme Committee. -----

An international programme committee is currently being formed.
If you would like to be involved in the organisation of the conference, please contact us.
The focus is interdisciplinary in nature, and includes research on all aspects of intelligent
decision technologies, from fundamental development to applied systems.

----- Call for papers. -----

Papers are invited from prospective authors with interests in the conference topics
and related areas of application. All contributions should be of high quality,
original and not published elsewhere or submitted for publication during the review period.
Papers must be submitted following the instructions available on the web site.
All papers will be blind reviewed by an International Committee and,
if of a high enough standard, accepted for presentation orally or by poster.
The conference proceedings will be published by Springer in LNCS/LNAI subject to confirmation.
Outstanding papers will be invited for publication as full papers in a special issue of
the Intelligent Decision Technologies Journal (IDT) and so on.

----- Call for invited sessions and workshops.-----

We invite senior scientists and researchers to organise invited sessions or parallel workshops
on specific topics with the field. Please, contact the conference secretariat.
We also welcome suggestions for other activities that will appeal to our delegates.

----- Call for Industrial Panel and Round Table. -----

The aim of this round table discussion is to provide a forum to stakeholders to discuss
matters of interest relating to conference topics. Contact us if you would be interested
in being involved.

----- Call for exhibitors.-----

An exhibition for trade suppliers of equipment relevant to the topics of the conference
will run in parallel with the presentation sessions. Manufacturers and retailers are invited to
contact the conference organisers for details of opportunities to exhibit to the international
audience that will attend the conference.


Important Dates (Tentative)

// General Track Sessions

 Submission of Papers by: 1 December 2008
 Notification for Acceptance: 15 January 2009

//Invited Sessions and Workshops

 Proposal for Invited Sessions/Workshops:
Any final proposals should be made as soon as possible.
 Session/Workshop Chairs set submission deadlines.

All final papers must be uploaded by: 1 February 2009

Organisation : IDT'09 is organised by KES International research organisation
and hosted by the University of Hyogo.

Sponsors: KES International, Himeji City, University of Hyogo.

Conference Chair: Professor Kazumi Nakamatsu, University of Hyogo, Japan

Conference Executive Chair:
Professor Bob Howlett, KES International and the University of Brighton, UK

Conference General Chairs: Professor Gloria Phillips-Wren and Professor Lakhmi Jain

Programme Committee: To follow

General Email Enquiries:

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