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10TH KES CONFERENCE: A DECADE OF EXCELLENCE
09 October 2006 — 11 October 2006
IOS Press BV
Bournemouth, 09 October 2006 – The 10th edition of the International Conference on Knowledge-Based & Intelligent Information & Engineering Systems (KES 2006) was opened in Bournemouth, United Kingdom, on Monday morning by Paul Curran, Professor at the University of Bournemouth. The conference is jointly organised by the Universities of Brighton and Bournemouth and is held in the Bournemouth International Conference Centre. Professor Lakhmi Jain, the founder of the conference, welcomed the guests, delegates and friends. He thanked Bob Howlett for his wonderful contribution and urged the delegates to encourage young minds for their participation.
For ten years KES has been organising conferences for the Intelligent Systems community. The 2006 conference consists of keynote talks and paper presentations, invited sessions and workshops, on the applications and theory of Intelligent Systems and related areas. For this year’s conference, almost 1400 papers were submitted of which almost 500 were accepted, from over 20 countries.
The first few years, the conference was held in Australia. In 2000, KES moved to the United Kingdom and after that, the conference was held in Osaka, Japan, Crema near Milan, Italy, Oxford, United Kingdom, Wellington, New Zealand and last year, KES was held in Melbourne, Australia. Delegate numbers have grown from about 100 in the first year to over 500 in recent years.
A special issue of the International Journal of Knowledge-based and Intelligent Engineering Systems (KES) will appear after the conference. The journal’s Editors-in-Chiefs Bob Howlett, Bogdan Gabrys and Lakhmi Jain will select the best papers from the conference.
The KES journal will appear in 1 volume of 6 issues in 2007 (volume 11) and is published by IOS Press (ISSN: 1327-2314).