AAAI-17 Special Track on Integrated Systems
The Thirty-First Conference on Artificial Intelligence
February 4–9, 2017 San Francisco, California USA
Special Track Call for Papers
Timetable for Authors
- July 1, 2016 – September 9, 2016: Authors register on the AAAI web site
- September 9, 2016: Electronic abstracts due
- September 14, 2016: Electronic papers due
- October 27-29, 2016: Author feedback about initial reviews
- November 11, 2016: Notification of acceptance or rejection
- November 28, 2016: 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 be integrated into holistic computational systems.
Deep theoretical understanding of specific functions is a prerequisite, yet there is less of an understanding as to how these functions can be integrated into a whole system that is robust, resilient, dependable and scalable, and that also meets quality of service constraints. 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.
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 which would not be achieved without such integration. Papers should show evidence of such an added value either formally or empirically (or both). For instance, 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? How might integration of a mixed initiative interaction component in a robotic system influence the design of an automated planner and viceversa?
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. Papers that integrate existing components in significantly new ways are encouraged, as well as papers that define new components that contribute to significantly new ways to integrate a suite of existing component technologies.
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
- Integration of planning, acting, monitoring and goal reasoning
- Cognitive robotics
- Integrated cognitive systems
- Human-machine and multi-agent cooperation and interaction
The full set of AAAI-17 keywords is available on the AAAI-17 keywords page.
Special Track Cochairs
Alessandro Saffiotti (Örebro University, Sweden)
Daniele Magazzeni (King's College London, UK)
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