IFIP TC12 - Artificial Intelligence - Artificial Intelligence

  • About IFIP TC12


    TC12 “Artificial Intelligence” is one of the thirteen Technical Committees of the International Federation for Information Processing (IFIP). IFIP was founded by UNESCO in 1960 to be an international, apolitical, independent organisation for information processing. TC12 was founded in 1989 and now contains seven working groups — see links on the left. A complete list of the other IFIP Technical Committees is on the IFIP site — see link on left.

    Contacts

    Chair

       Professor Ulrich Furbach [University of Koblenz, Germany] [This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.]

    Vice-Chair

       Professor Max Bramer [University of Portsmouth, UK] This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.

    Additional Vice-Chair

       Prof. Nenad Stefanovic [University of Kragujevac, Serbia] This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.

    Secretary

       Prof. Elize Ehlers [University of Johannesburg, SAR] This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.

     

    Brief History

    TC12 was established in 1989, at that point Artificial Intelligence was already a well established and vital field, with its own journals, conferences and transnational organizations. The original aim of TC12 (which was revised in 1991) was to promote research in Artificial Intelligence and the interdisciplinary exchange between Artificial Intelligence and other fields of information processing. TC12 held its first meeting in Bruges, Belgium, May 31 – June 1, 1991. A primary objective for TC12 has since then been to build workable relationships with the existing organizations and to make clear that IFIP represents added value to Artificial Intelligence. The first chairman of TC12 was Robert A Meersman (Belgium) and he actively contributed to creating and shaping of the original five Working Groups:  

    • WG 12.1 (Knowledge Representation — established in 1990)
    • WG 12.2 (Machine Learning — established in 1990)  
    • WG 12.3 (Reasoning Techniques — established in 1990)   
    • WG 12.4 (Natural Language Processing — established in 1990, revised in 1992)  
    • WG 12.5 (Knowledge Development of Application — established in 1993)

    In 2003 Professor Max Bramer redesigned the working groups:

    • WG 12.1 (Knowledge Representation and Reasoning)
    • WG 12.2 (Machine Learning and Data Mining)   
    • WG 12.3 (Intelligent Agents)   
    • WG 12.4 (Semantic Web)   
    • WG 12.5 (Artificial Intelligence Applications)  
    • WG 12.6 (Knowledge Management)   
    • WG 12.7 (Computer Vision)

    In 2008 Professor Max Bramer reduced the number of working groups:

    • WG 12.1 (Knowledge Representation and Reasoning)   
    • WG 12.2 (Machine Learning and Data Mining)  
    • WG 12.3 (Intelligent Agents)   
    • WG 12.4 (Semantic Web)   
    • WG 12.5 (Artificial Intelligence Applications)  
    • WG 12.6 (Knowledge Management)

    In 2010 Professor Tharam Dillon redesigned the working groups as follows

    • WG 12.1 (Knowledge Representation and Reasoning)
    • WG 12.2 (Machine Learning and Data Mining)
    • WG 12.3 (Intelligent Agents)
    • WG 12.4 (Semantic Web)
    • WG 12.5 (Artificial Intelligence Applications)
    • WG 12.6 (Knowledge Management)
    • WG 12.7 (Social Networking Semantics and Collective Intelligence)
    • WG 12.8 (Intelligent Bioinformatics and Biomedical Systems)
    • WG 12.9 (Computational Intelligence)

    Key Dates

    1989
        TC12 Committee established
    1989 – 1995
        Chair: Prof. Dr. Robert A. Meersman
    1991
        Aims and scope for TC12 revised
    1995 – 1997
        Chair: Professor Luigia Carlucci Aiello
    1996 – 2002
        Webmaster: Dan O'Leary
    1997 – 2003
        Chair: Professor Dr. Bernd Neumann
    2003 – 2009
        Chair: Professor Max Bramer
    2009 –
        Chair: Professor Tharam Dillon