Murray Shanahan, of Queen Mary and Westfield College, London, has
been selected for the best paper award at ECAI-96 for his paper
"Robotics and the Common Sense Informatic Situation". ECSTER
congratulates its member to this recognition!
Linköping University creates E-press
The Board of Regents of Linköping University decided on the 17 of April
to create Linköping University Electronic Press
as a special entity. The mission of Linköping E-Press is to make
scientific publications available on the Internet in a reliable
way. The goal is that a reference to an electronic publication
in the E-Press shall be considered as fully acceptable in the place
of a reference to a paper-based publication. This means that the
E-Press must guarantee the integrity of its publications in two
ways. There must be an integrity over time: publications
will be kept on-line for an extended period of time (25 years has
been mentioned), and will also be archived in the University Library.
Furthermore, for each article there must be safeguards for its
integrity against change: no one,
and least of all the author shall be able to modify an article
after it has been published.
Linköping E-Press will of course publish Ph.D. dissertations, master's
theses, and departmental technical reports from its own departments.
It will also accept to publish proceedings from workshops and small
conferences where university faculty have been involved as program
chair or in other comparable positions. Additional types of publications
may be considered.
For ECSTER, the creation of Linköping E-Press will hopefully
provide a reliable
basis for our repositories of technical reports and technical notes.
We expect the details to be worked out during the next few months.
ECSTER bibliographic reference structure growing
Additional material is continuously being added to the bibliographic
reference structure (BRS), which was described in the previous issue of
the newsletter. The policy for the BRS can be found in the
policy statement for the
Notice in particular that the lists of actions&change contributions for
AAAI-96 and TIME-96 that follow below are linked into the BRS: clicking
at a topic indication leads to a llist of contributions for that topic;
clicking at the first author leads to his or her BRS card, containing
other publications by the same author, which in turn are clickable in
the same way. Notice, however, that this database is still far from
complete: you will not [yet] obtain a complete list of references for
a given topic or a given author in this way.
The ECAI-96 program has not yet been published, and therefore we do
not include any list of STR papers at ECAI. The corresponding list
for AAAI-96 follows below.
Make sure you didn't overlook...
This heading will contain references to papers that were published in
1995 and which you may have missed - but which may be quite significant
for your interests.
Editor:Erik Sandewall, Linköping University,
Sweden. Date of issue: 5.5.1996
Date of last correction:05.05.1996