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Research Institute for Artificial Intelligence "Institutul De Cercetari Pentru Inteligenta Artificiala, Academia Romana"
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050711 Bucuresti
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http://www.racai.ro

Research Institute for Artificial Intelligence "Institutul De Cercetari Pentru Inteligenta Artificiala, Academia Romana" (ICIA)

The Research Institute for Artificial Intelligence has been established in 1994 to conduct basic research in artificial intelligence and to promote international scientific research. It has a core of permanent staff (22 persons, 10 of them being experienced researchers), affiliates (10, out of which 5 are reputed scientists from abroad) and a variable number of temporary (contract-based) collaborators, mainly MSc. or PhD. students. The main research projects of the Institute are in the areas of natural language processing, machine learning and knowledge acquisition, computer-aided instruction and structural-phenomenological modeling.

Based on a new expertise, at the beginning of 2003 the Institute completes his activities under coordination of Dr. Math. Angela Ionita, with a new research group covering the study of GI management. Focus is the discovery Geographic knowledge (Geographic knowledge discovery using diverse data types, User interfaces for geographic knowledge discovery, GeoData mining, Semantics of GeoData) and GeoData in Intelligence Communities (GeoData analysis, Development of facilities to promote sharing, flow and communication of information, Technological transfer, Education and training, Infrastructures for GI, Social impact of GI and GI Technology).

The activity of this research group based on the experience gained by participation in national and international projects such as: WELL - GIS (West - East Linked Laboratories on GIS); EU-PHARE, "Romania Workstation Software: Cadastral System Design and Implementation", PANEL - GI (PAN European Linkage for Geographic Information), ABDS for the CEEC (Administrative Boundary Data Services for Central and East European Countries), "Data Mining Technologies and Image Processing: Theory and Applications“. Within the eSDI-Net+ project, ICIA participates in dissemination and awareness activities and is one of the organisers of the South East Euoropean SDI Best Practice workshop, which will take place on February 4-6, 2009 in Thessaloniki, Greece.