AAAI-16 Special Track on Integrated AI Capabilities
The Thirtieth Conference on Artificial Intelligence
February 12–17, 2016, Phoenix, Arizona, USA
Call for Papers
Timetable for Authors
- July 1, 2015 - September 10, 2015: Authors register on the AAAI web site
- September 10, 2015: Electronic abstracts due
- September 15, 2015: Electronic papers due
- October 28-30, 2015: Author feedback about initial reviews
- November 12, 2015: Notification of acceptance or rejection
- December 1, 2015: Camera-ready copy due
For additional information, please consult the main call for papers.
The field of AI has demonstrated impressive capabilities. But it still has much to progress for acquiring a deep understanding of how these capabilities can integrate into holistic computational systems that achieve the performance of humans over a broad spectrum of cognitive functions. Representative examples of such systems take the form of general virtual humans for companionship, versatile service or personal robots, and software agents for interactive tutoring or personal assistants.
The integration of distinct cognitive functions raises additional research challenges beyond the study of each single component; it also allows to advance much further in each one. This can be illustrated for example in the integration of multi-modal perception, interaction and natural language understanding, the integration of planning, acting, monitoring and goal reasoning, or the integration of learning and adaption within every component.
Deep theoretical understanding of specific functions is a pre-requisite, yet there is an awareness that there is less of an understanding as to how the integration of these functions can be achieved in a robust, resilient, dependable and scalable manner, that also meets quality of service constraints.
This track is intended to provide a forum for papers dealing with these integrative issues. In particular, we are interested in papers that combine what are considered to be several distinct functions in an integrated manner and that show added value either formally or empirically, not achieved without such integration. For instance, how might integration of a mixed initiative interaction component in a robotic system influence the design of an automated planner and vice-versa? How might the output of an online machine learning component be integrated with a reasoning component dynamically?
Component technologies and functions for this track cover the entire spectrum of AI, from sensorimotor processing to reflection and meta-cognition. The significance of their integration may result from the set of components being integrated as well as from the novelty of the integration approach. Note that it is perfectly reasonable that existing components may be integrated in significantly new ways, or that new components may be defined that contribute to significantly new ways to integrate a suite of existing component technologies. Papers of both types are encouraged. A second part focuses on impact. Does this integration yield important synergies not previously achieved? Does the integration approach provide value added beyond previous approaches, if any, to integrating comparable components? The final part focuses on evidence; and, in particular, on how compelling the evidence, whether theoretical or experimental, is for the claimed impacts.
Papers will be reviewed by qualified reviewers drawn from a special track committee, with specific expertise in considering and evaluating integrated systems. Submissions to this special track deemed not to be relevant may be considered for review for the general technical papers track at the discretion of the track and conference cochairs. Keywords for this track
- Integration of heterogeneous knowledge representations
- Integration of distinct reasoning and cognitive functions
- Integrated deliberation capabilities, e.g., perceiving, acting, interacting, learning
- Integrated cognitive systems
- Human-machine and multi-agent cooperation and interaction
The full set of AAAI-16 keywords is available on the AAAI-16 keywords page.
Special Track Cochairs
Patrick Doherty (Linköping University, Sweden)
Malik Ghallab (LAAS-CNRS, University of Toulouse, France)
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