Introducing this year’s theme, Jason Morris, chairman of IntelliFest 2013, notes, “By now, we all have heard about the ‘Big Data problem’ and the hype around it.The truth is, people don’t pay for data…they pay for information. Information is actionable; you can make decisions based upon it. Decision-making is a time-sensitive, information-consuming process, and therefore the information used in decision-making is also time-sensitive. The more serious the consequences of any given decision, the more valuable–in an economic sense–the information used to make it.” This year at IntelliFest attendees will examine specific tools, technologies, and techniques for programmatically converting data into information and for reasoning about that information.
Reasoning technologies include but are not limited to rule engines, constraint solvers, and machine learning algorithms. They are the building blocks of applied AI systems that exhibit logical reasoning, such as expert systems, case-based reasoning systems, theorem provers, and constraint satisfaction system. These systems, increasingly found at the core of cloud-based and “big data” applications, are widely used in business and research for automated decision-making, business rule processing, complex event processing, run-time governance, policy enforcement, rating systems, optimization, scheduling, predictive analytics, intrusion detection, security and integrity, fraud detection, and many other purposes.
IntelliFest is a single-track conference where software and IT developers, project managers and executives responsible for driving new business development and initiatives can meet to learn about, discuss, and explore the state-of-the-art in reasoning technologies and applied AI to create intelligent products and services. Authors are invited to submit presentations showcasing mobile apps, web services, distributed and cloud apps, as well as other commercial and internal systems that illustrate this theme. Preferred presentations will include but are not limited to: case studies, code-walks, application demos, and engineering considerations surrounding this growing need.
The three-day conference, October 7-11, is preceded by special “boot camps” Monday before the main conference for hands-on basic training and followed by advanced skills building for developers, engineers, programmers, and architects on Friday.
IntelliFest attracts attendees from varied industries, such as aerospace, defense, finance, e-commerce, healthcare, manufacturing, and transportation on the basis of their shared interest in leveraging reasoning technologies to deliver superior, more cost-effective products and services.
March 20, 2013 – Registration opens
April 12, 2013 – Abstracts due
May 3, 2013 – Notice of acceptance
May 17, 2013 – Speakers bios, photos due
July 30, 2013 – Super Early Bird registration rate ends
July 26, 2013 – Draft slides and papers due
September 20, 2013 – Final slides and papers due
Conference Fee and Package Pricing
The standard fee for the conference is $599, and boot camps are $399. For a limited time, a special early bird rate is available for $499 for the conference and $299 per boot camp. This “super early bird” rate is available until July 30, 2013. Special room rates are available at the Bahia Resort Hotel of $149 per night, from Sunday, October 6 through Friday night, October 11. This special rate is also available to attendees three days prior and following the event for those attendees who may wish to enjoy San Diego. Room nights are limited and attendees are encouraged to register early. To register, attendees should visit the conference registration site at www.intellifest.org.
Companies that support big data, reasoning, artificial intelligence, rules, decision-making and other such development technologies who wish to network with this unique audience are encouraged to consider sponsoring and exhibiting at IntelliFest. See sponsorship opportunities here.
The non-profit Rules Fest™ Association, Inc. produces the annual IntelliFest: International Conference on Reasoning Technologies, the world’s only technical conference devoted to the practical application of reasoning technologies, the systems derived from them, and the developers who create those systems. More information is available at www.intellifest.org.
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