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MIWAI 2010 : The Fourth Mahasarakham International Workshop on Artificial Intelligence


When Dec 9, 2010 - Dec 10, 2010
Where Mahasarakham, Thailand
Submission Deadline Oct 22, 2010
Notification Due Nov 12, 2010
Final Version Due Nov 22, 2010
Categories    artificial intelligence   knowledge representation   machine learning   neural networks

Call For Papers

The 4th Mahasarakham International Workshop on Artificial Intelligence.

December 9-10, 2010, Mahasarakham University, Mahasarakham, Thailand.
(Tutorials December 8)


Some travel scholarships are now available for students wishing to attend MIWAI 2010:

. At least one scholarship for students enrolled at universities outside Thailand of up to a maximum of 20,000 Thai Baht (approx 630 USD).

. FOUR scholarships for students enrolled at Thai universities of 2,500 Baht each.

More scholarships may be made available soon. For details about how to apply see

Artificial Intelligence (AI) research has broad applications in real world problems. Examples include control, planning and scheduling, pattern recognition, knowledge mining, software applications and strategy games. The ever-evolving needs in business both on a local and on a global scale demand better technologies for solving more and more complex problems. Such needs can be found in all industrial sectors and in any part of the world.

This workshop aims to be a meeting place where excellence in AI research meets the needs for solving dynamic and complex problems in the real world. The academic researchers, developers, and industrial practitioners will have extensive opportunities to present their original work, technological advances and practical problems. Participants can learn from each other and exchange their experiences in order to fine tune their activities in order to help each other better.

The main purposes of the MIWAI series of workshops are as follows:

•to provide a meeting place for AI researchers and practitioners in Thailand and beyond.

•to inform Thai students about cutting-edge AI research via the presence of outstanding international invited speakers.

•to raise the standards of practice of AI research in the whole of Thailand by providing Thai researchers and students with feedback from an internationally-renowned program committee.

Important Dates
Papers due (NEW!): October 22, 2010
Author notification: November 12, 2010
Camera-ready papers due: November 22, 2010
Registration deadline: December 2, 2010
Tutorial: December 8, 2010
Workshop dates: December 9-10, 2010

Invited Speakers + Tutorials
Invited Speakers:
1.Arun Agarwal (University of Hyderabad, India)
2.Anthony Cohn (University of Leeds, UK)

Tutorials (December 8):
1.Siba K. Udgata (University of Hyderabad, India)
"Swarm Intelligence - A Tool for Optimization in various Information
Technology Applications"

2.Richard Booth (University of Luxembourg and Mahasarakham)
"Reasoning using Argumentation: An Introduction"

There will be five awards given out at the workshop:

(i) Best original paper (4,000 Baht): Given to the best category A submission, from any origin.

(ii) Best original paper by a PhD student (2,000 Baht): Given to the best category A paper whose first author is a registered PhD student, from any origin.

(iii) Best original paper by a Masters student (2,000 Baht): Given to the best category A paper whose first author is a registered Masters student, from any origin.

(iv) Best demonstration (2,000 Baht): Given to the best demonstration (see category C submissions above - note this prize will only be awarded in case at least 3 demonstrations are presented at the workshop).

(v) Best reviewer (a gift): Given to the reviewer who has given the most helpful feedback on the papers they have been assigned to review.

Call for Papers
Submission of papers is due on October 22, 2010. The research areas in AI include but not limited to:

- Agent-based simulation
- Agent-oriented software engineering
- Agents and Web services
- Agent-based electronic commerce, auctions and markets
- AI in video games
- Computer vision
- Constraint satisfaction
- Data mining
- Decision theory
- Distributed AI
- E-Commerce and AI
- Game theory
- Internet/WWW intelligence
- Industrial applications of AI
- Intelligent tutoring
- Knowledge representation and reasoning
- Machine learning
- Multiagent planning and learning
- Multiagent systems and their applications
- Multiagent systems and evolving intelligence
- Natural language processing
- Neural networks
- Planning and scheduling
- Robotics
- Uncertainty in AI
- Web services

Submission requirements
Submissions of the following three categories are invited:

Papers presenting new original work. Submitted papers should not exceed a length of 12 pages in the IEEE format style (templates here:, Regular papers will be reviewed on overall quality and relevance. Reviewing of category A papers will be (at least) double-blind. In order to make blind reviewing possible, the authors should follow that:

•The authors' names and institutions should not appear in the paper.
•Unpublished work of the authors should not be cited.
•Using "we" or "us" in reviews of literature should be avoided, e.g., "In [1] we have proposed..." should be changed to "In [1] the authors have proposed...".

The program committee will evaluate Category A papers as either “rejected” or “accepted as long paper” or “accepted as short paper”. All accepted category A papers (long and short) will be fully published in the proceedings.

Papers that have been accepted after June 1 2009 for AI-related refereed conferences or journals can be resubmitted and will be accepted as “compressed contributions”. Authors are invited to submit the published version (without page or format restriction) together with a 1 or 2-page abstract prepared in the IEEE format style (links to templates above). Note the above double-blind instructions apply only to category A papers, not to category B. The abstract of the paper will be published in the proceedings. Every author may submit at most one B-paper of which they are the corresponding author, and only if they do not submit any A-paper as corresponding author.

Proposals for demonstrations will be evaluated based on submitted demonstration summaries stating the following: the purpose of the system to be demonstrated, its user groups, the organization or project for which it is developed, the developers, and the technology used. In addition, the system requirements and the duration of the demo (not exceeding 30 minutes) should be mentioned. Especially master students are encouraged to submit papers presenting their applications and experiences. The maximum size of demonstration summaries is 2 pages (links to templates above). Reviewing of category C papers will be double-blind (see above under “category A” papers for details).

The workshop proceedings will be published with ISBN number.

At least one author of each accepted paper (in each submission category) is required to attend the workshop.

Language Requirements
As MIWAI is an international workshop, its official language is English. This means all submitting authors must submit an English language version of their paper, as well as present their paper in English if accepted for the workshop. To all our friends in the Thai AI community, this is the perfect opportunity to practice your English writing skills and, in so doing, make the wider international AI community aware of the exciting work you are doing! Do not be afraid of the English barrier. We will do our best to help you get through it.


Advisory Committee
-Wanchai Rivepaiboon (Chulalongkorn University, Bangkok, Thailand)
-Wirat Pongsiri (Mahasarakham University, Thailand)
-Sujin Butdeesuwan (Mahasarakham University, Thailand)
-Somnuk Puangpronpitag (Mahasarakham University, Thailand)

Program Co-Chairs
- Richard Booth (University of Luxembourg and Mahasarakham University, Thailand)
- Chattrakul Sombattheera (Mahasarakham University, Thailand)

Publicity Chair
-Wijittra Noisanguan (Rajamangala University of Technology, Isan, Surin campus, Thailand)
-Mana Setwong (Mahasarakham University, Thailand)

Program Committee (provisional)
- Arun Agarwal (Hyderabad, India)
- Samir Aknine (Paris 6, France)
- Laor Boongasame (Bangkok University, Thailand)
- Roger Boyle (Leeds, UK)
- Kosin Chamnongthai (KMUTT, Bangkok, Thailand)
- Matthew Dailey (AIT, Bangkok, Thailand)
- Juergen Dix (Clausthal, Germany)
- Patrick Doherty (Linkoping, Sweden)
- Andreas Herzig (IRIT, Toulouse, France)
- Jerome Lang (CNRS, Universite Paris-Dauphine, France)
- Kittichai Lavangnananda (KMUTT, Bangkok, Thailand)
- Fangzhen Lin (HKUST, Hong Kong)
- Jerome Mengin (IRIT, Toulouse, France)
- Ekawit Nantajeewarawat (SIIT, Bangkok, Thailand)
- Eric Pacuit (Tilburg, Netherlands)
- Vineet Padmanabhan (Hyderabad, India)
- Patrice Perny (Paris 6, France)
- Supawan Phonphitakchai (Naresuan University, Thailand)
- Guilin Qi (Southeast University, Nanjing, China)
- Jun Shen (Wollongong, Australia)
- Alok Singh (Hyderabad, India)
- Virach Sornlertlamvanich (NECTEC, Thailand)
- Siriwan Suebnukarn (Thammasat University, Bangkok, Thailand)
- Boontawee Suntisrivaraporn (SIIT, Bangkok, Thailand)
- Leon van der Torre (Luxembourg)
- Thanaruk Theeramunkong (SIIT, Bangkok, Thailand)
- Siba Kumar Udgata (Hyderabad, India)
- Paul Weng (Paris 6, France)

Please direct any comments or enquiries to Chattrakul Sombattheera (chattrakul.s[AT] or Richard Booth (richard.booth[AT]

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