List of workshops

W1

3rd International Workshop on Computational Creativity, Concept Invention, and General Intelligence (C3GI)

Date: August 19, 2014

Organisers: Tarek Richard Besold, Kai-Uwe Kuehnberger, Alan Smaill and Marco Schorlemmer

Description: Over the last years, an old AI dream has seen its renaissance: "Thinking machines". Having been almost completely abandoned for decades, more and more researchers have recognized the necessity - and feasibility - of returning to the original goal of creating systems with human-like intelligence. Increasingly, there is a call for confronting the more difficult issues of human-level intelligence, addressing the artificial (re)creation of high-level cognitive capacities. Within the range of these capacities, due to their elusive and nonetheless indispensable nature, creativity in all its facets (e.g. in engineering, science, mathematics, business processes), concept invention, concept formation, creative problem solving, the production of art, and the like are assigned a special status. Researchers in several communities are trying to understand the basic principles underlying these special abilities, working on computational models of their functioning, and also their utilization in different contexts and applications (e.g. applications of computational creativity frameworks with respect to mathematical invention and inventions in engineering, to the creation of poems, drawings, and music, to product design and development, to architecture etc.). In particular, a variety of different methodologies are used in such contexts ranging from logic-based frameworks to probabilistic and neuro-inspired approaches. This workshop shall offer a platform for scientists and professional users within relevant areas, on the one hand presenting actual and ongoing work in research, on the other hand also offering a chance for obtaining feedback and input from applications and use-case studies. The format of the workshop will leave ample space for interaction and discussion, complementing talks highlighting the key points of the accepted paper submissions with dedicated discussion phases and special contributed "flash talks" by renowned people in the field. Furthermore, we explicitly encourage the submission of controversial position papers about open problems, ongoing discussions, and projections to the future of computational creativity.

Website: cogsci.uni-osnabrueck.de/~c3gi/

W2

ECAI 2014 Workshop on Computer Games

Date: August 18, 2014

Organisers: Tristan Cazenave, Mark Winands and Yngvi Björnsson

Description: A workshop on computer games is to be held at ECAI 2014 in Prague. The topics of the workshop concern all aspects of artificial intelligence for computer games. This includes:
Monte-Carlo methods
• Heuristic search
• Board games
• Card games
• Video games
• Perfect and imperfect information games
• Puzzles and single player games
• Multi-player games
• Serious games
• General game playing
• Combinatorial game theory

Website: www.lamsade.dauphine.fr/~cazenave/cgw2014/cgw2014.html

W3

MetaSel – Meta-learning & Algorithm Selection

Date: August 19, 2014

Organisers: Pavel Brazdil, Carlos Soares, Joaquin Vanschoren and Lars Kotthoff

Description: This workshop will provide a platform for discussing the nature of algorithm selection which arises in many diverse domains, such as machine learning, data mining, optimization and satisfiability solving, among many others.
Algorithm Selection and configuration are increasingly relevant today. Researchers and practitioners from all branches of science and technology face a large choice of parameterized machine learning algorithms, with little guidance as to which techniques to use. Moreover, data mining challenges frequently remind us that algorithm selection and configuration are crucial in order to achieve the best performance, and drive industrial applications.
Meta-learning leverages knowledge of past algorithm applications to select the best techniques for future applications, and offers effective techniques that are superior to humans both in terms of the end result and especially in the time required to achieve it. In this workshop we will discuss different ways of exploiting meta-learning techniques to identify the potentially best algorithm(s) for a new task, based on meta-level information and prior experiments. We also discuss the prerequisites for effective meta-learning systems such as recent infrastructure such as OpenML.org.
Many problems of today require that solutions be elaborated in the form of complex systems or workflows which include many different processes or operations. Constructing such complex systems or workflows requires extensive expertise, and could be greatly facilitated by leveraging planning, meta-learning and intelligent system design. This task is inherently interdisciplinary, as it builds on expertise in various areas of AI.

Website: metasel2014.inescporto.pt

W4 - cancelled

2nd European Workshop on Chance Discovery and Data Synthesis (EWCDDS14)

W5 - cancelled

9th workshop on agents applied in health care

W6

International Workshop on Reactive Concepts in Knowledge Representation (ReactKnow 2014)

Date: August 19, 2014

Organisers: Stefan Ellmauthaler and Jörg Pührer

Description: In the field of Artificial Intelligence (AI), the subdomain of Knowledge Representation (KR) has the aim to represent, integrate, and exchange knowledge in order to provide reasoning about given and potentially incomplete information. While most traditional KR formalisms are concerned with knowledge bases that do not change over time or are only subject to occasional revisions, the advent of smart devices and recent advances in Internet technology - guided by the visions of a Semantic Web and the Internet of Things - has increased the interest in online applications that are able to directly react on a possibly infinite stream of external information such as sensor or network data. While current approaches for handling continuous stream data focus on rapid data processing, they lack complex reasoning capacities. Recent endeavours try to combine KR formalisms such as answer-set programming, Semantic Web ontologies, and multi-context systems with stream processing for providing knowledge-intense stream reasoning capabilities to various application areas such as urban computing, ambient assisted living, robotics, or dynamic scheduling. The goal of making sophisticated KR techniques accessible in the reactive setting poses many scientific challenges how to deal with emerging as well as expiring data in a seamless way. The International Workshop on Reactive Concepts in Knowledge Representation (ReactKnow) aims to provide an international forum for researchers in the AI and KR community to discuss and present advances in theories, formalisms, and applications to get closer to the vision of an artificial intelligence system which may react according to changing knowledge.

Website: reactknow2014.uni-leipzig.de/

W7 - cancelled

COmbining COnstraint solving with MIning and LEarning (CoCoMiLe)

W8

IAT4SIS – 2014 Workshop on Intelligent Agents and Technologies for Socially Inter­connected Systems

Date: August 18, 2014

Organisers: Ana Paula Rocha, Virginia Dignum, Eugenio Oliveira, Laurent Vercouter and Huib Aldewereld

Description: TBA

Website: paginas.fe.up.pt/~iat4sis/

W9

DARe-14: International Workshop on Defeasible and Ampliative Reasoning

Date: August 19, 2014

Organisers: Richard Booth, Giovanni Casini, Szymon Klarman, Gilles Richard and Ivan Varzinczak

Description: There are expressions of human cognition for which the development of logical formalisations is desirable but particularly problematic, since classical reasoning cannot be straightforwardly applied. Some typical examples are reasoning with uncertainty, exceptions, similarity, vagueness, incomplete or contradictory information and many others. They often show two strongly intertwined aspects:

  • Ampliative aspect: the ability to make inferences that venture beyond the scope of the premises, in a somehow daring but justifiable way. The focus is on those forms of inference that, moving from true premises, allow the derivation of conclusions that are not necessarily true, but that we are somehow rationally justified in expecting to be true. Some examples are default, inductive and abductive reasoning.
  • Defeasible aspect: the ability to backtrack one's conclusions or to admit exceptions in reasoning. Some examples are retractive reasoning (e.g. belief contraction and negotiation), and preemptive reasoning (e.g. multiple inheritance networks and in regulatory systems).

DARe aims at bringing together researchers and practitioners from core areas of artificial intelligence, cognitive sciences, philosophy and related disciplines to discuss the defeasible and ampliative aspects of reasoning in a multi-disciplinary forum. The goal of the workshop is to present latest research developments, to discuss current directions in the field, and to collect first-hand feedback from the community. Among the foreseen outcomes is the emergence of a framework to relate canonical problems, tools and applications, filling an important gap in the convergence of logical, statistical and probabilistic approaches to defeasibility and ampliativeness in reasoning.

Website: dare2014.yolasite.com

W10

Workshop on Multi-Agent Coordination in Robotic Exploration

Date: August 18, 2014

Organisers: Jan Faigl and Olivier Simonin

Description: The goal of this one day event is to foster a discussion about approaches and paradigms studied in artificial intelligence (AI) and multi-agent system (MAS) communities with the robotic limitations and requirements arising from their practical deployment in multi-robot exploration. The workshop is intended to explore questions about a bridge between algorithmic complexity and robotic limitations, scalable solutions, and real performance guarantees of modern sophisticated exploration strategies within a context of the following scientific challenges: Distributed algorithms and decentralized approaches; Robustness of the exploration policies; Level of cooperation; Communication complexity; Bio-inspired and novel computational decision-making approaches; Benchmarks, performance metrics, and methodology of experimenting.

Website: robotics.fel.cvut.cz/macorex14

W11 - cancelled

Artificial Intelligence meets Business Processes and Services (AIBPS2014 @ECAI)

W12

CogRob 2014 – The 9th International Workshop on Cognitive Robotics

Date: August 18–19, 2014

Organisers: Esra Erdem and Fredrik Heintz

Description: This workshop aims to bring together researchers and practitioners involved in all aspects of the theory and implementation of cognitive robots, to discuss current work and future directions. The workshop is concerned with foundational research questions on cognitive robotics, as well as robotic system design and robotic applications that utilize AI methods.

Website: www.ida.liu.se/~frehe/cogrob2014

W13

What can FCA do for Artificial Intelligence? (Third FCA4AI Workshop)

Date: August 19, 2014

Organisers: Sergei O. Kuznetsov, Amedeo Napoli and Sebastian Rudolph

Description: Formal Concept Analysis (FCA) is a mathematically well-founded theory aimed at data analysis and classification that can be used for many purposes, especially for Artificial Intelligence (AI) needs.

The objective of the workshop is to investigate two main main issues:
How can FCA support various AI activities (knowledge discovery, knowledge representation and reasoning, learning, data mining, NLP, information retrieval), and how can FCA be extended in order to help AI researchers to solve new and complex problems in their domain.
 
Recent years have been witnessing increased scientific activity around FCA and extensions. All these works extend the capabilities of FCA and offer new possibilities for AI activities, especially in knowledge processing, in the framework of FCA. Topics of interest are the
following:
  • Knowledge representation based on concept lattices, reasoning.
  • Knowledge discovery based on FCA: classification, data mining, iceberg lattices, stability, visualization...
  • Applications: natural language processing, information retrieval, recommendation, social networks...

W14 - cancelled

Industrial Applications of Holonic and Multi-Agent Systems (APL-MAS)

W15

Third international workshop on AI Problems and Approaches for Intelligent Environments (AI4IE)

Date: August 18, 2014

Organisers: Sebastian Bader, Anika Schumann and Stephan Sigg

Description: Researchers in the area of intelligent environments (IE) try to embed intelligence into everyday working and living spaces. To reach this goal they investigate options to integrate smart technologies into ordinary objects within the environment or by controlling the available infrastructure in some clever way. The scale of tackled environments ranges from single rooms up to complete houses and whole cities. The ultimate goal is the creation of environments which support their users proactively and optimise themselves, for example, with respect to energy usage. Advances in the area of artificial intelligence as well as in computer science in general should already enable researchers to build truly intelligent environments. In the last decade, numerous projects in industry and academia have targeted at providing intelligent environments and produced an impressive count of showcase-rooms or even buildings. Researchers from diverse disciplines, most notably pervasive computing, have been attracted by the chances and challenges in applying AI in IEs. However, so far most intelligent environments are not yet intelligent from an AI perspective, but only instrumented environments providing some intelligent interaction modalities or support for maintenance tasks. With this workshop we aim at bridging the gap between AI researchers and developers of intelligent environments in various disciplines. We provide a forum for discussion between the different communities. The workshop organisers are active within the three communities brought together by the workshop and will each work to attract researchers from their respective area. The aim of the workshop and its organisers is to identify jointly with the workshop participants collaboration opportunities and establish an interdisciplinary platform to exchange experiences and methods to tackle relevant open aspects at the intersection of intelligent environments, artificial intelligence and pervasive computing.

Website: 2014.ai4ie.de

W16 - cancelled

Artificial Intelligence meets Web of Knowledge (AIWK)

W17 - cancelled

ERLARS 2014 – 7th International Workshop on Evolutionary and Reinforcement Learning for Autonomous Robot Systems

W18

15th International Workshop on Computational Logic in Multi-Agent Systems (CLIMA XV)

Date: August 18–19, 2014

Organisers: Nils Bulling, Leon van der Torre and Serena Villata

Description: Multi-Agent Systems are communities of problem-solving entities that can perceive and act upon their environment in order to achieve both their individual and their joint goals. The work on such systems integrates many technologies and concepts from artificial intelligence and other areas of computing as well as other disciplines. Over recent years, the agent paradigm gained popularity, due to its applicability to a full spectrum of domains, such as search engines, recommendation systems, educational support, e-procurement, simulation and routing, electronic commerce and trade, etc. Computational logic provides a well-defined, general, and rigorous framework for studying the syntax, semantics and procedures for the various tasks in individual agents, as well as the interaction between, and integration amongst, agents in multi-agent systems. It also provides tools, techniques and standards for implementations and environments, for linking specifications to implementations, and for the verification of properties of individual agents, multi-agent systems and their implementations.
In this workshop we aim to bring together researchers from all these areas to discuss and present their work. Relevant topics include, but are not limited to, the following (all with a focus on agents, multi-agent systems, or agent organizations): logical foundations, extensions of logic programming, modal logic approaches, logic-based programming languages, non-monotonic reasoning, decision theory, hypothetical reasoning and learning, knowledge and belief representation and updates, operational semantics and execution agent models, model checking approaches using (multi-)agent logics, semantics of interaction and agent communication languages, distributed constraint satisfaction, temporal reasoning, distributed theorem proving, logic-based implementations, and specification and verification of formal properties.
In addition to CLIMA's regular topics this edition will also feature two special sessions. They will be announced shortly.

Website: www-sop.inria.fr/members/Serena.Villata/climaXV.html

W19

3rd International Workshop on Artificial Intelligence and Assistive Medicine (AI-AM/NETMED 2014)

Date: August 18, 2014

Organisers: Constantine D. Spyropoulos, Aldo Dragoni and Stavros Perantonis

Description: Taking into account that the current medical systems are unsustainable as the rate of senior society members to the active employees is increasing and the curve of required medicine cost for the last 10 years of people’s life is more than the corresponding medical cost used for the rest of their life, it is worth to try to give answers to the question “how can we be proactive rather than post-active in order to early detect, make diseases prognosis and give the right assistive medical support on time?”

This is a big challenge for AI technology in combination with robotics, the internet, the sensor networks technology and the new smart devices. The proposed one day (1) workshop will examine AI research work or specific case studies and discuss their implication to the current state of the art and the future improvements that concern the following, but not limited, thematic areas:

  • Ubiquitous real-time assistive healthcare
  • Ambient assisted living
  • Wearable and/or unobtrusive smart healthcare systems
  • Multi-Agent architectures for patient monitoring and early diagnosis
  • Events recognition from medical data
  • Fusion and interpretation of multimodal medical data and events
  • Medical ontology modeling and evolution
  • Semantically diagnosis modeling
  • Reasoning with the uncertainty of medical data/knowledge
  • Mining on medical data/knowledge
  • Patient centric and evidence based decision support systems
  • Serious games for disease diagnosis
  • Intelligent visualisation of medical data
  • Healthcare tele-robots services

Website: airtlab.dii.univpm.it/netmed2014/

W20

10th International Workshop on Knowledge Engineering and Software Engineering (KESE2014)

Date: August 19, 2014

Organisers: Grzegorz J. Nalepa, Joachim Baumeister and Krzysztof Kaczor

Description: KESE wants to bring together researchers and practitioners from fields of software engineering and knowledge engineering, as well as the Semantic Web community. The intention is to give ample space for exchanging latest research results as well as knowledge about practical experience. Moreover, the workshop endeavors to promote the use of KE techniques in SE problems, where significant benefits can be derived from their use. The general goal of the workshop is to show how the KE techniques can provide practical solutions in SE issues. On the other hand, the influence of SE methods and tools on the practical design of knowledge-based systems within KE. The principal focus of the workshop is on methods of KE rooted in the symbolic logic-based representations and their novel applications in SE. Moreover, a synergistic use and development of these methods together with recent formalized and declarative SE methods, including Model-Driven Architecture and Development, and ontological modelling is emphasized. Finally, the studies of the impact of these methods on the classic development processes are welcomed.

Website: kese.ia.agh.edu.pl

W21 - cancelled

Workshop on Artificial Intelligence for Ambient Assisted Living (AI4ALL)