Recreation Center "Koscielisko" Zakopane, Poland
June 9-13, 1996

NEW !!!: This confernce is over (see ISMIS'97)

Thanks to all contributors and participants.
Next ISMIS conference is scheduled for October 1997, in Charlotte, U.S.A.





This Symposium is intended to attract individuals who are actively engaged both in theoretical and practical aspects of intelligent systems. The goal is to provide a platform for a useful exchange between theoreticians and practitioners, and to foster the cross-fertilization of ideas in the following areas: In addition, we solicit papers dealing with Applications of Intelligent Systems in complex/novel domains, e.g. human genome, global change, manufacturing, health care, etc.


Piotr Dembinski (Polish Acad. Sci.) and
Miroslaw Dabrowski (Polish Acad. Sci.) posthumous


Zdzislaw Pawlak ( Warsaw Univ. Tech., Poland)
Zbigniew W. Ras (UNC-Charlotte & Polish Acad. Sci. )


Hojjat Adeli (Ohio-State Univ., USA)
Jacques Calmet (Karlsruhe, Germany)
Jaime Carbonell (CMU)
B. Chandrasekaran (Ohio State U.)
Su-Shing Chen (NSF)
Wesley Chu (UCLA)
Misbah Deen (Keele, U.K.)
Kenneth DeJong (George Mason Univ., USA)
Robert Demolombe (Toulouse, France)
Jon Doyle (MIT)
Ed Fox (Virginia Tech.)
Michael Georgeff (AI Inst., Australia)
David Hislop (US Army)
Yves Kodratoff (Paris, France)
Jan Komorowski (Trondheim, Norway)
Robert Kowalski (Imperial College, UK)
Catherine Lassez (IBM Yorktown Heights)
T.Y. Lin (San Jose State Univ., USA)
Michael Lowry (NASA Ames)
Alberto Martelli (Torino, Italy)
Robert Meersman (Tilburg, The Netherlands)
Maciej Michalewicz ( Polish Acad. Sci. )
Ryszard Michalski (George Mason & Polish Acad. Sci. )
Masao Mukaidono (Meiji U., Japan)
John Mylopoulos (Toronto, Canada)
Setsuo Ohsuga (Tokyo, Japan)
Lin Padgham (Melbourne, Australia)
Rohit Parikh (CUNY)
Francois Pin (ORNL)
Luc De Raedt (Leuven, Belgium)
Barry Richards (Imperial College, U.K.)
Colette Rolland (Paris, France)
Lorenza Saitta (Torino, Italy)
Erik Sandewall (Linkoping, Sweden)
Andrzej Skowron ( Institute of Mathematics, Warsaw Univ., Poland)
John Sowa (SUNY Binghamton)
Jeffrey Ullman (Stanford)
Carlo Zaniolo (UCLA)
Maria Zemankova (NSF)
Jan Zytkow (Wichita State & Polish Acad. Sci. )


Michael Brodie (GTE Lab.)
Matthias Jarke (RWTH Aachen, Germany)
Gregory Piatetsky-Shapiro (GTE Lab.)
Henri Prade (Univ. Paul Sabatier, France)
Erik Sandewall (Linkoping U., Sweden)


Thomas Back (Univ. Dortmund, Germany)
Kenneth DeJong (George Mason)
Augustin Eiben (Leiden Univ., The Netherlands)
Attilio Giordana (Univ. Torino, Italy)
Zbigniew Michalewicz (UNC-Charlotte & Polish Acad. Sci.)


Authors are invited to submit four copies of their manuscript (maximum 15 pages) to:

Dr. Zbigniew W. Ras
Univ. of North Carolina
Dept. of Comp. Science
Charlotte, N.C. 28223
e-mail: <>
fax: 704-547-3516
Submissions should include a separate title page (1 copy) specifying the title, all authors with their affiliations, abstract (100-200 words), up to 10 keywords (begin the keyword list with at least one of the ISMIS areas listed above); and the preferred address of the contact author, including a telephone number, fax number, and e-mail address (if available). If possible, the title page should be submitted via email (in plain text) to <> to facilitate submissions processing.


Submission of Papers: October 15, 1995
Acceptance Notification: December 15, 1995
Final Paper: February 15, 1996


Papers accepted for Regular Sessions will be published by Springer-Verlag in LNCS/LNAI.
Poster Session proceedings will be published by Oak Ridge National Laboratory.


The High Tatras are located in the mountain-system of the Carpathians, in the very core of Europe, on the southern border of Poland. With their extent of 260 square kilometres only, they are the smallest high mountain massif of the world, showing, however, all characteristic signs of high mountains. One of the characteristics of High Tatras is that even the highest and the most beautiful spots and mountaintops are accessible in a relatively easy, fast and secure way. Lakes, remnants of the Ice Age, are a major attraction, as are caves, of which several are open to tourists. Deer and stag may easily be met in the valleys, as might mountain goats in the crags; marmots are a rarer animal. With a bit of luck, a brown bear or an eagle might be seen. Located in a picturesque valley, Zakopane is Poland's only sub-Tatrian town. The distance from the center of Zakopane to forests and mountain fields is only about an hour's comfortable walk.
Please consult also

The closest Polish airports to reach Zakopane are in Warsaw (about 249 miles) and in Cracow (68 miles). There is also a nearby Slovakian airport in Poprad (31 miles).
The most convenient link with Warsaw is by reserve seat express train (about 6 hours) or by sleeper (about 9 hours). The best way to travel from Cracow is by PKS bus (2 hours). People driving their own cars from Central Poland usually travel through Cracow (Route T-15).

For further information please contact:

Dr. Maciek Michalewicz, ISMIS'96
Polish Academy of Sciences
Institute of Comp. Science
ul. Ordona 21
01-237 Warsaw, Poland
fax: 48-22-376564
e-mail: <>

Thank you for your interest in this Symposium.

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