The 2009 UK Workshop on Computational Intelligence, University of Nottingham, 7th-9th September 2009
Welcome to UKCI 2009, the 9th Annual Workshop on Computational Intelligence, this year being hosted by the University of Nottingham.
The workshop is taking place on The Jubilee Campus, University of Nottingham, Monday 7th September to Wednesday 9th September 2009 inclusive. For information about the scope and background of the workshop please read the introduction page.
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Local Organising Committee:
Workshop Chair: Jon Garibaldi
Programme Chair: Julie Greensmith
Workshop Secretary: Janice Wells
Monday 7th: Prof. Jon Timmis, University of York
Rethinking Artificial Immune Systems
Artificial Immune Systems (AIS) has been seen as a computational intelligence approach concerned with the extraction of ideas from the natural immune system to engineering problems. There has been some degree of success in the venture, but times are changing for the area of AIS. This talk will revisit the fundamentals of AIS: its rationale, motivation and usefulness as a computational intelligence approach. We will then discuss how AIS is changing from an area that sat firmly in computational intelligence that built solutions to problems, to one that is interdisciplinary and can have significant input to the science of immunology through the use of modelling and simulation.
Tuesday 8th: Prof. Trevor Martin, University of Bristol
Computational Intelligence in the Era of Approximate Computing and Partial Information
In the past, information systems tended to be monolithic, rigorously defined and built on a centralised data model which was set in stone. The 'real world', as perceived by people, was adapted to fit the information system. In recent years, we have faced a step change in the volume of data, the range of data formats and access modes, plus a huge increase in the speed at which many data sources are updated. The pursuit of maximum efficiency, 100% completeness and correctness in information systems is no longer valid (if it ever was) and we are in an era where the focus is on approximate solutions that are 'generally correct and 'adequate for the job'. The talk will look at the strengths and weaknesses of Computational Intelligence in dealing with these issues and its use in developing tools that can support today's knowledge workers.