IJCAI'99 Affiliate Event: Networks'99

Espoo, Finland, August 9-10

New! picures from the event.

Call for participation

The largest AI conference, IJCAI, will be organized in Stockholm, Sweden between 31st of July and 6th of August, 1999. As one of the affiliated events, workshop Networks'99 will be organized in Helsinki area also emphasizing the Nordic character of the conference. This workshop is arranged on August 9-10, 1999 in Helsinki. The organizers are Finnish Artificial Intelligence Society (FAIS), VTT Electronics, and University of Helsinki, Department of Computer Science (tbc).

The topics of Networks'99 include applications of Bayesian networks, case-based reasoning, neural networks and the hybrid systems based on the various combinations of these, evolutionary systems and fuzzy logic.

Participation fees

Participation fees are:


Payments should be directed to the account of FAIS (Finnish Artificial Intelligence Society):
Bank: Merita Espoo-Otaniemi
Account number: 130930-112672


Please EMAIL the registration form to Susanna Koskinen: susanna.koskinen@hennax.inet.fi or FAX it to +358 9 5617 0033

Registeration and payment should be received before July 15.   For IJCAI participants registration is also possible in FAIS stand during the IJCAI conference.

Final programme

Saturday, Aug 7

Not as a part of the official programme the participants of IJCAI'99 can benefit from the luxurious connections between Stockholm and Helsinki over the sea.

 The departure is from Stockholm at 5 p.m. and the ship will arrive to Helsinki next morning.

Sunday, Aug 8

VTT main building, Otaniemi, Espoo
18 - 20
Early registration, welcoming drink

Monday, Aug 9

Auditorium, VTT main building, Otaniemi, Espoo
8.00 - 9.00
Registration, coffee
8.45 - 9.00
Workshop opening
9.00 - 10.00
Invited talk

Henry Tirri
University of Helsinki, Finland
Urban Legends in Bayesian Network Research
10.00 - 10.30
Harriet Beaver, Ilkka Niemelä

Helsinki University of Technology, Finland
Finding MAPs for Belief Networks using Rule-based Constraint Programming
10.30 - 11.00
Coffee break
11.00 - 11.30
Bai Li, Dave Elliman

Nottingham University, UK
Pose Space Constraints for Pattern Matching with Genetic Algorithms
11.30 - 12.00
Pan Deng

Shanghai Jiaotong University, P.R. China
A Genetic Algorithm with Multiple-Chromosomes Crossover
12.00 - 13.00
13.00 - 13.30
Shigeaki Sakurai, Toshiro Mukai, Ryuichi Oka

Real World Computing Partnership, Japan
Network modeling of a human-computer interaction task based on a self-organization method
13.30 - 14.00
Heikki Hyötyniemi

Helsinki University of Technology, Finland
From Knowledge to 'Virtual Data'
14.00 - 14.30
Coffee break
14.30 - 15.00
Kari Haataja, Jorma Hintikka, Vesa Kyllönen

VTT Electronics, Finland
Simple Approach to Production Planning in Electronic Manufacturing
15.00 - 16.00
Excursion to VTT Electronics  microelectronics facilities
18.00 - 22.00
Banquet at Hotel Rivoli (in Otaniemi, Espoo, 5 minutes walk from the conference venue)

Tuesday, Aug 10

Auditorium, VTT main building, Otaniemi, Espoo
9.00 - 9.45
Registration & coffee
9.45 - 10.30
Invited talk

Timo Honkela
University of Art and Design Helsinki, Finland
Case-Based Reasoning and Self-Organizing Maps
10.30 - 11.00
Shamsul Chowdhury*, Kent Lindqvist**, Toomas Timpka**

*Jönköping International Business School, Sweden
**Linköping University, Sweden
Data Mining and CBR: Complimentary methodologies for
building information enhanced decision support systems
11.00 - 11.30
Coffee break
11.30 - 12.00
Paul Raduma

Helsinki University of Technology, Finland
Designing a CBR representation scheme for architectural design re-use
12.00 - 12.30
Marco Costa*, Orlando Sousa**, José Neves*

*Universidade do Minho, Portugal
**ISEP, Portugal
An Application of Case-Based Reasoning in the Legal Domain
12.30 - 13.30
13.30 - 14.00
Janne Göös, Pekka Ala-Siuru and Panu Korpipää

VTT Electronics, Finland
Fuzzy-CBR Tool for Process and Product Monitoring and Diagnosis
14.00 - 15.00
Panel discussion: Applicability of soft computing methods

Preliminary list of participants (in alphabetical order):
Timo Honkela, University of Art and Design Helsinki, Finland
Heikki Koivo, Helsinki University of Technology, Finland
Erkki Oja, Helsinki University of Technology, Finland
Henry Tirri, University of Helsinki, Finland

15.00 - 15.15
Workshop closing

Organizing committee

Program committee

Electronic publication

The special edition of Arpakannus edited by Heikki Hyötyniemi includes the papers of the workshop.

Travel information

If you travel by plane, the arrival is at the Helsinki-Vantaa airport. Transportation from the airport:

The trip from the airport to the city or to the Otaniemi area takes half an hour by taxi, or a little more by public transport. If the traffic is heavy it may take extra 15 minutes.

Boat from Stockholm arrives at Helsinki Olympic terminal, distance from center is only one kilometer. Tram 3T takes you from terminal to center, just beside bus station. ( 3B goes from center to terminal. )

Bus number 102 shuttles from the early morning till midnight between Helsinki bus station at the city center and Otaniemi. The bus leaves from pier 51 at the bus station, which is located in the immediate city center. The trip takes about 10 minutes, 5-7 minutes more if the bus goes via Lauttasaari (marked by T on the bus).

The conference venue is located at the VTT (Technical Research Centre of Finland) in Otaniemi area, city of Espoo (see also some additional information), Www-pages city of Helsinki and information about Finland from Finnish tourist board.


Below are listed some hotels that are not very far from the conference site.

Hotel Rivoli

Otaranta, 02150 Espoo
Tel. +358 (0)9 435 811, telefax +358 (0)9 466 693
E-mail rivoli.booking@rivoli.fi

A small quota reserved for Networks99 participants until July 16, reference NETWORKS99. Lowered prices for conference attendees:
Single FIM 490/night
Double FIM 630/night
(includes sauna and breakfast )

Tapiola Garden

Tapionaukio 3
Tel. +358-9-435 711 Fax +358-9-462 332

FIM 410/night

Scandic Espoo

Nihtisillantie 1
tel. +358-9-525 311, fax +358-9-502 1132
02630 Espoo

FIM 490/night


tel. +358 (0)9 435020
tel. +358 (0)9 43502411 SalesOffice
fax +358 (0)9 467 291

Details on pricing and booking available 19th of July.


Linnankatu 9, 00160 Helsinki
Tel. +358 9 6220470
Fax +358 9 655 044

Very cheap alternative at the city center:
Single FIM 185/night
Double FIM 120/night

July 29, 1999