R. MILNE Intelligent Applications Ltd The papers in this volume are the Application Papers presented at ES98, the Eighteenth International Conference of the British Computer Society's Specialist Group on Expert Systems. This year has been yet another "applications" success for the conference with this volume containing seventeen papers describing either deployed applications or emerging applications. All these documented case studies provide clear evidence of the success of AI technology in solving real business problems. Six of these papers were nominated for the Best Application Award during the review process. These nominations were then reviewed by the members of the Programme Committee to select the winning paper. The papers in the volume were subject to refereeing by at least two referees. All papers which were controversial for some reason were discussed in depth by the Application Programme Committee. Ten referees from the industrial and commercial sector and nine referees from the academic sector assisted me in reviewing the papers. The review form asked the referee to score the papers according to a number of dimensions, to rate it overall, and to offer critical comments to me, and to the authors. It also asks the referee to score their expertise in the area of each paper they review. Only reviews from 'expert' referees are used.
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Table of ContentsApplication Keynote Address.- Expert Systems in the Knowledge Management Era.- Best Refereed Application Paper.- A Web Based CBR System for HVAC Sales Support.- Session 1.- PCONFIG: A Web-Based Configuration Tool For Build-To-Order Products.- Cakes - Getting The Right Balance.- Development of a Rule-Based Expert System for the Selection of Rapid Prototyping Processes.- ACCELERE: A Case-Based Design Assistant for Closed Cell Rubber Industry.- Session 2.- A Single-Agent Architecture Supports Decision Making.- Fuzzy Rule-Based Expert System for Real-Time Train Traffic Control.- Design Engineering - A Need to Rethink the Solution Using KBE.- A Case-Based Reasoning Tool For Vibration Analysis.- Session 3.- Internet-Based Decision Support for Evidence-Based Medicine.- A Temporal Protocol Model for Chronic Disease Management in the PRODIGY Project.- Modelling The Veterinary Diagnostic Process Using Rules And Cases.- Hascheck - The Croatian Academic Spelling Checker.- Session 4.- Invoice Discounting - A Strategic Analysis Using Case-Based Reasoning.- Using Statistical Models and Case-Based Reasoning In Claims Prediction: Experience from a Real-World Problem.- Developing Association Rules in Facilities Management Databases.- A Hybrid Case-Based Neural Network Approach to Scientific and Engineering Data Analysis.- Review Session.- Success Comes From Experiencing Failure….- Large Scale Knowledge Based Systems for Airborne Decision Support.