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     EXPERT SYSTEMS '93: FURTHER INFORMATION AND BOOKING FORM
     --------------------------------------------------------

Expert  Systems  '93 is the thir{*filter*}th annual  conference  of  the
British  Computer Society Specialist Group on Expert  Systems.  It
will  be  held  from  13th to 15th December  1993  at  St.  John's
College, Cambridge, UK.

Organised and Sponsored by BHR Group Limited. Co-sponsored by  the
Institution of Electrical Engineers.

WHO SHOULD ATTEND?

The  Conference  is aimed at those who wish to  update  themselves
with  news and views of recent developments, understand how  other
groups are applying the technology and exchange ideas with leading
international  experts in the field.  Our goal, as always, is  for
ES93  to  be  a meeting place  for  the  European  knowledge-based
systems community.  The multi-track Conference, the Tutorials  and
the Exhibition are designed to provide a wide range of options for
delegates,  whether  they  are  newcomers  to  the  technology  or
seasoned   practitioners.   The  social  programme   provides   an
opportunity to relax, meet old friends and make new contacts.

TWO-DAY CONFERENCE

Refereed Papers
---------------
ES93  has  two parallel refereed tracks. These are  the  Technical
Track  extending  over  the two days of  the  Conference  and  the
smaller  Poplog Environment Applications Track on the  second  day
only.   The  Technical  Track includes  21  refereed  papers.  The
technical areas range from Model Based Reasoning to Rule Induction
and  include  papers  on such important  issues  as  Verification/
Validation  and  Knowledge Engineering  Methodology.   The  Poplog
Environment Applications Track  collects together papers that  use
one  of  the Pop family of languages or  the  Poplog  environment.
There  are  papers on Visual Programming,  Hypermedia  and  Object
Oriented  Programming  and others which deal with  traditional  AI
topics such as Language Understanding and Vision.

Applications Track
------------------
The  papers in the Applications Track have been chosen to  reflect
practical issues of applying knowledge-based system technology  to
real world problems. Sample applications areas include Scheduling,
Condition Monitoring and Design. The applications cover a  variety
of  industry sectors ranging from aerospace through  manufacturing
to finance.

TUTORIALS

This year ES93 is supported by three independent Tutorials:

Design and Development of Knowledge-Based Systems
John Kingston, AIAI, University of Edinburgh, UK

An Introduction to Constraint Handling
James Little, AI International Limited, UK

Case-Based Reasoning
Dr Robert Milne, Intelligent Applications Limited, UK

The  presenters are all technical authorities in their own  right.
Delegates  will  find these Tutorials to  be  especially  valuable
where  there  is a current need to consider  the  introduction  of
these technologies into their own organisations.

SPECIAL EVENTS

Keynote Speakers
----------------
Opening  Keynote  Presentation: 'A Business  Plan  for  Knowledge-
Inclusive Systems'. Dr Chas Church, Hitachi Europe Ltd, UK.

Closing  Keynote  Presentation: 'Knowledge  Science;  a  pragmatic
approach  to  research in Expert  Systems':  Professor  T.R.Addis,
University of Reading, UK

The HEFCs' Knowledge-Based Systems Initiative
---------------------------------------------
This  Track includes a selection of reports and  poster-papers  on
KBS  applications  development projects sponsored  by  the  Higher
Education  Funding Councils' Joint Information  Systems  Committee
(HEFCs' JISC) under its Knowledge-Based Systems Initiative.

The Great Debate
----------------
'Developers  trained in conventional IT are incapable of  adapting
to KBS'.

Many industrial companies are disillusioned with leaving KBS up to
individual  engineers, external consultants or AI suppliers.   But
at  the same time, as companies look to computerise the  heart  of
their   business  -  their  industrial  processes,   rather   than
administration  and finance - the limitations of  conventional  IT
become ever more obvious.  Should we support the absorption of KBS
development  into IT - or stage a take-over bid for the future  of
computer  systems development?  Supporting the absorption  of  KBS
into  general systems development will be a software manager in  a
major  industrial  organisation  and a  consultant  from  a  large
software  house; arguing against them will be two  successful  KBS
developers.

Awards for the Best Submitted Papers and Best Presentation
----------------------------------------------------------
Hewlett-Packard   Laboratories  and  ILOG  Limited   are   jointly
sponsoring   the   best  submitted  technical  papers   and   best
presentation  awards. Extended presentations of the prize  winning
papers will be given on Wednesday 15 December 1993.

THE EXHIBITION

ES93  is  supported  by  a  small  exhibition  in  which   leading
'intelligent  systems'  suppliers  will  be  providing   practical
demonstrations  of their products and services. Included  in  this
Exhibition are demonstrations of authors' software from the Poplog
Environment Applications track.  The Exhibition package includes a
display  space  (approx.  2m x 2m) with table,  chairs  and  power
points;  lunches and refreshments daily; full address list of  all
delegates; a reduced attendance fee at the tutorials or  technical
sessions.  Price:  SGES Member 550.00  pounds.  Non-Member  650.00
pounds.

WELCOME RECEPTION AND GALA DINNER

Delegates are invited to attend a Welcome Reception on the evening
of  Monday  13 December 1993.  The Reception will be held  in  the
Exhibition Lounge and will be an ideal opportunity to meet up with
old friends and colleagues and make new ones. The Gala Dinner will
be  held on the evening of Tuesday 14 December 1993 and will  take
place  within the 16th Century Dining Hall at St. John's  College.
This year's after dinner speaker will be Alan Montgomery, Managing
Director, ISL (Integral Solutions Limited).

GENERAL INFORMATION

Promotional Literature Service
------------------------------
There is an opportunity for companies to insert their  promotional
literature in the delegates' wallets, at a cost of 200.00  pounds.
A  sample of literature must be sent when making your booking  for
this service.

Sponsorship
-----------
An excellent opportunity to create or reinforce your image  within
a community such as the KBS and expert systems users.  Sponsorship
opportunities and cost to the sponsor:

Drinks Reception: 500 pounds.
Conference Gala Dinner: 2,500 pounds.
Refreshment Breaks: 200 pounds.
AV Equipment: 800 pounds.

Contact: Carl Welch, BHR Group Conference Manager
Tel: + 44 (0)234 750422

ACCOMMODATION

A  limited  number of student bedrooms have been reserved  at  St.
John's College.  These can be booked through BHR Group and will be
allocated  on  a  first  come, first serve  basis.   The  cost  to
delegates  is  35.00 pounds bed and breakfast per  night.   Please
indicate on your reservation form the nights you wish to book.

STUDENTS

There  are a limited number of places at a special rate  for  bona
fide research students, available on application to the Organiser.
Special group discounts are also available.

CANCELLATIONS

Fees will be refunded in full for cancellations received at  least
six weeks prior to the event. Cancellations received more than  28
days and less than six weeks prior to the event will attract a  50
pounds  administration  charge.   No  refund  will  be  made   for
cancellations  received  less  than 28 days prior  to  the  event.
Substitutions may be made at any time.

ACKNOWLEDGEMENTS

The  Conference Committee would like to acknowledge  the  valuable
assistance  of  the  panel  of referees  and  the  Institution  of
Electrical Engineers for co-sponsoring ES93.

HOW TO BOOK

Please print out, complete and post or fax the booking form at the
end  of  this  document to: ES93 Conference,  BHR  Group  Limited,
Cranfield,  Bedford,  MK43 OAJ, UK.  An official invoice  will  be
sent to you by return.

PRICES (excluding VAT) in pounds sterling

Tutorial Options
----------------
Full day (or 2 x half day) Tutorial/s      240 pounds
Half day Tutorial                          170 pounds

Conference Options
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                          Non-Member          Fully Paid SGES/PLUG
                                                      Members
                       Non-        Academic        Non-   Academic
                      Academic                   Academic
(1) *
Full Conference Fee    630            480           530       400
OR
(2)**
2 Day Conference Fee   430            280           380       250

(1)*   The Full Conference Fee includes:
Full  Day  (or  2  x Half-Day)  Tutorial/s,  Two  day  Conference,
Proceedings,  Lunch  and  Refreshments daily,  Invitation  to  the
Welcome Reception on Monday 13 December 1993 and one ticket to the
Gala Dinner on Tuesday  14 December 1993

(2)**   The Two Day Conference Fee includes:
2  day  Conference,  Proceedings, Lunch  and  Refreshments  daily,
Invitation to the Welcome Reception on Monday 13 December 1993 and
one ticket to the Gala Dinner on Tuesday 14 December 1993

PLEASE NOTE:  Discounts apply to current SGES and PLUG Members  as
at  15  December 1993. Please note your membership number  on  the
registration form.

The  first presenting author of each paper receives the  SGES/PLUG
member rate.

ALL PAYMENTS SHOULD BE MADE TO:
BHR Group Limited, Cranfield, Bedford MK43 0AJ, United Kingdom.
Registered in England No.2420351 VAT Reg No.536 4271 46

Bank transfers should be paid to:
The  National Westminster Bank, Wharley End,  Cranfield,  Bedford,
United  Kingdom. Account Number: 00609471: Bank sort code  number:
60.06.56

Credit  card payment details should be given on  the  Registration
Form.

Sterling Bank Drafts should be used by delegates wishing to attend
from countries with currency restrictions.

CONFERENCE BOOKING FORM : ES93
TO BOOK, PLEASE COMPLETE THIS FORM AND RETURN BY POST OR FAX TO:
BHR Group Ltd, Conference Office, Cranfield, Bedford, MK43 OAJ, UK
Tel: + 44 (0)234 750422  Fax: + 44 (0)234 750074

Prof/Dr/Mr/Mrs/Miss/Ms  (delete as applicable)
Forename                               Surname
Position/Appointment
Organisation/Company
Postal Address

Post/ZipCode                                Country
Telephone                                   Fax
SGES/PLUG Membership No.

I WOULD LIKE TO BOOK THE FOLLOWING (please indicate your choices)

FULL CONFERENCE FEE
Non-Member: 630 pounds + VAT 110.25 pounds = 740.25 pounds
Non-Member Academic: 480 pounds + VAT 84.00 pounds = 564.00 pounds

SGES/PLUG Member: 530 pounds + VAT 92.75 pounds = 622.75 pounds
SGES/PLUG Academic Member: 400 pounds + VAT 70.00 pounds =  470.00
pounds

TWO DAY CONFERENCE FEE
Non-Member: 430 pounds + VAT 75.25 pounds = 505.25 pounds
Non-Member Academic: 280 pounds + VAT 49.00 pounds = 329.00 pounds

SGES/PLUG Member: 380.00 pounds + VAT 66.50 pounds = 446.50 pounds
SGES/PLUG Academic Member: 250 pounds + VAT 43.75 pounds =  293.75
pounds

TUTORIALS
Full  Day (or 2 x Half-Day Tutorials): 240.00 pounds +  VAT  42.00
pounds = 282.00 pounds
Half Day Tutorial: 170 pounds + VAT 29.75 pounds = 199.75 pounds

PLEASE INDICATE WHICH TUTORIAL/S YOU WISH TO ATTEND
Design & Development of KBS
An Introduction to Constraint Handling
Case Based Reasoning

EXHIBITION SERVICE
Non-Member: 650 pounds + VAT 113.75 pounds = 763.75 pounds
SGES Members: 550 pounds + VAT 96.25 pounds = 646.25 pounds

PROMOTIONAL LITERATURE SERVICE
200 pounds + VAT 35.00 pounds = 235.00 pounds

EXTRA CONFERENCE GALA DINNER TICKET

ACCOMMODATION FOR THE NIGHT OF:
12 Dec. 93
13 Dec. 93
14 Dec. 93
15 Dec. 93

FOR SPONSORSHIP BOOKINGS PLEASE TELEPHONE BHR GROUP DIRECT.



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