ASAI'99 

Argentine Symposium on Artificial Intelligence

Buenos Aires, Argentina

September 7-10, 1999


Program

Tuesday, 7 September

9:00 Session 1: Intelligent Tutoring Systems
        Chairman: MsC. Jane Pryor (ISISTAN, Universidad Nacional del
Centro,
Tandil)

   * A Cognitivist Instructional Approach Applied to the Design of an
     Intelligent Tutoring System
     Enrique A. Sierra, Roberto Fernandez , Gustavo E. Monte and Juan J.
     Quiroga
     Columbia University, USA and Universidad Nacional del Comahue,
     Argentina.

   * Building ITS with an authoring system
     Constanza Huapaya, Graciela Arona and Pablo Albornoz
     Universidad Nacional de Mar del Plata, Argentina.

10:00 Invited Talk: An Introduction to Neural Networks
        Dr. Juan Santos (Universidad Nacional de Buenos Aires)

11:00 Session 2: Neural Networks
        Chairman: Dr. Juan Santos (Universidad de Buenos Aires)

   * Survey of Neural Networks for a Financial Predictor
     Sara M. Abecasis and Evangelina S. Lapenta
     CONICET, Universidad Nacional de Lujan, Argentina.

   * ANN Training for High Impedance Fault Detection
     Marcos A. Donolo, Juan C. Amatti and Juan C. Gsmez
     Universidad Nacional de Rmo Cuarto, Argentina.

12:00 Session 3: Genetic Algorithms
        Chairman: Ing. Andris Dmaz Pace (ISISTAN, Universidad Nacional
del
Centro, Tandil)

   * Comparing Evolutionary Algorithms Applied to the Optimal Design of
     Generation Power Systems
     Gustavo Sanchez and Alejandro Hoese
     Universidad Nacional de San Juan, Argentina.

   * Approximate solutions to TSP using Genetic Algorithms and Self
     Organizing Maps
     Edgardo J. Trenti
     Universidad Nacional de Salta, Argentina.

14:00 Session 4: Learning
        Chairman: Dra. Gabriela Henning (Universidad Nacional del
Litoral, Santa
Fi)

   * Automatic Theory Formation in Graph Theory
     Hemerson Pistori and Jacques Wainer
     Universidade Catslica Dom Bosco and Universidade Estadual de
Campinas,
     Brazil.

   * Evaluation of CN2 Induced Rules Using Feature Selection
     Josi Augusto Baranauskas, Marma Carolina Monard and Paulo Sirgio
Horst
     University of Sco Paulo, Brazil.

   * Some Experiences with the Discretization Process: from Regression
to
     Classification
     Luis Carlos Molina Filix, Solange Oliveira Rezende, Marma Carolina
     Monard and Chandler Caulkins
     Universitat Polithcnica de Catalunya, Spain and University of Sco
     Paulo, Brazil.

   * Computing Similarity Among Cases: An Operational Model Using
Cognitive
     Theory
     Agenor Martins and Edilson Ferneda
     UFPI and UFPB, Brazil.

16:00 Talk: Agents for Generating Personal Newspapers
        Dra. Analma Amandi (ISISTAN, Universidad Nacional del Centro,
Tandil)

17:00 Session 5: Intelligent Agents I
        Chairman: Ing. Alejandro Zunino (ISISTAN, Universidad Nacional
del
Centro,Tandil)

   * Intelligent Agents to Solve Real-Time Control Problems
     Gilberto Nakamiti, Ricardo Freitas and Fernando Gomide
     Paulista University and University of Campinas, Brazil.

   * Agent-Based Architecture to Support Distance Learning
     Marcello Thiry and Ricardo Barcia
     University of Vale do Itajam, Brazil.

   * Modeling Defeasibility into an Extended Logic Programming Setting
Using
     an Abstract Argumentation Framework
     Carlos Ivan Chasqevar and Guillermo Simari
     Universidad Nacional del Sur, Argentina.

   * An Evolutionary Approach for Controlling an Autonomous Agent By
     Dynamically Generating Run-Time Behavior Networks
     John A. Atkinson-Abutridy and Julio R. Carrasco Lesn
     Universidad de Concepcisn, Chile.

Wednesday, 8 September

9:00 Tutorial: Multi-Agent Systems
        Dr. Yves Demazeau (Institut National Polytechnique de Grenoble -
France)

11:00 Session 6: Natural Languages
        Chairman: Lic. Henri Avancini (Universidad Nacional del Comahue,
Neuquen)

   * Multilingual Natural Language Generation for 3D Learning
Environments
     Charles B. Callaway, Brent H. Daniel and James C. Lester
     North Carolina State University, USA.

   * Using Lexical Functional Grammars for Natural Language Systems
     Javier Blanco and Pablo Duboui
     Universidad Nacional de Csrdoba, Argentina.

   * Applying Inductive Decision Trees in Co-reference Resolution of
     Definite NPs
     Renata Vieira
     Universidade Federal do Vale do Rio dos Sinos, Brazil.

14:00 Tutorial (First part): Machine Learning in Automated Text
Categorisation
        Dr. Fabrizio Sebastiani (Istituto di Elaborazione
dell'Informazione -
Italy)

16:30 Coffee Break

17:00 Keynote: Multi-Agent Systems Organizations
        Dr. Yves Demazeau (Institut National Polytechnique de Grenoble -
France)

Thursday, 9 September

9:00 Tutorial: Genetics Algorithms

Dr. Zbigniew Michalewicz (University of North Carolina at Charlotte)
(Invited by SIO99)

14:00 Tutorial (Second part): Machine Learning in Automated Text
Categorisation
        Dr. Fabrizio Sebastiani (Istituto di Elaborazione
dell'Informazione -
Italy)

15:30 Coffee Break

16:00 Session 7: Visualization
        Chairman: Dr. Ricardo Orosco (ISISTAN, Universidad Nacional del
Centro,
Tandil)

   * PESCE: a Search-based System to Automate the Generation of Visual
     Presentations
     Rogelio Adobbati, W. Lewis Johnson and Stacy Marsella
     University of Southern California, USA.

   * A Visual-Based System for Gesture Recognition On a Mobile Robot
     Roseli Romero, Sebastian Thrun and Stefan Waldherr
     University of Sco Paulo, Brazil and Carnegie Mellon University,
USA.

17:00 Invited Talk: Reactive Agents Coordination: The football
simulation case
        Dr. Marcelo Campo (ISISTAN, Universidad Nacional del Centro,
Tandil)

18:00 Session 8: Intelligent Agents II
        Chairman: Dr. Marcelo Campo (ISISTAN, Universidad Nacional del
Centro,
Tandil)

   * Purposeful Behavior in Robot Soccer Team Play
     Wei-Min Shen, Rogelio Adobbati, Andrew Marshall, Jay Modi, Hadi
Moradi,
     Behnam Salemi and Sheila Tejada
     University of Southern California, USA.

Friday, 10 September

9:00 Session 9: Reactive Systems
        Chairman: C.C. Raquel Huapaya (Universidad Nacional de Mar del
Plata)

   * An Operational Semantics for Statecharts
     Juan Pablo Gruer, Pablo Rovarini and Roberto Fanjul
     Universidad Nacional de Tucuman, Argentina.

   * Simula++: a Tool for Evolutionary Reactive Multi-Agent Systems
     Andre Zanki Cordenonsi and Luis Otavio Alvares
     Universidade Federal do Rio Grande do Sul, Brazil.

10:00 Invited Talk: Personalized Agents for Internet Querying
        Ing. Mario Zito (ANALYTE S.R.L.)



-- 
Alejandro Zunino
ASAI'99 Organizing Committee Coordinator
ISISTAN Research Institute
Universidad Nacional del Centro
Campus Universitario Paraje Arroyo Seco 
(7000) Tandil, Buenos Aires, Argentina.
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