The Eighth National Conference on Artificial Intelligence
Sponsored by the Association for the Advancement of Artificial Intelligence
The Eighth National Conference on Artificial Intelligence (AAAI-90) was held July 29–August 3, 1990, in Boston, Massachusetts.
We have endeavored to produce an interesting conference of the highest technical quality. AAAI has always prided itself on its careful reviewing process and its consistent high standards for acceptance of submitted papers. Each of the 926 papers submitted to the conference was read by at least two members of the Program Committee, which, as you will note, is a sizable body of well-respected and technically expert researchers. After all of the papers were read, the entire Program Committee met face to face, and each paper was discussed until a final decision was agreed upon (where necessary, additional reviews were obtained from other members of the committee). Ultimately, 161 papers were accepted for presentation at the conference and for publication in these proceedings.
Because of the continuing growth of research activity in Al and the associated increase in the number of papers submitted, this year's Program Committee was the largest ever assembled for the National Conference. The successful operation of the Program Committee depended on the hard work of the Area Chairs, who took responsibility for recruiting reviewers in each area and for coordinating the review process. Another essential ingredient of the review process was the wisdom and hard work contributed by the AAAI office staff. Finally, each Cochair was assisted by an Associate Chair, who helped in all phases of the process. We wish to thank the staff, the associate chairs, the area chairs, and all members of the Program Committee for their efforts.
In addition to technical papers, the conference also includes a collection of invited talks and panels. Peter Friedland took responsibility for collecting nominations, tallying votes by the Area Chairs, and inviting the speakers and panels. To the extent possible, we have included written versions of these talks and panels in the proceedings.
Research in artificial intelligence continues its vigorous and exciting growth. We hope you enjoy this most challenging of intellectual adventures.
Tom Dietterich and William Swartout
AAAI-90 Organizers and Program Committee
Howard Shrobe, Symbolics, Inc.
Thomas Dietterich, Oregon State University
William Swartout, University of Southern California-ISI
Program Associate Cochairs
Hussein Almuallim, Oregon State University
Cecile Paris, University of Southern California-ISI
Program Committee Members
James Allen, University of Rochester ◊ Kevin Ashley, Learning R & D Center ◊ James Bennett, Coherent Thought ◊ Hans Berliner, Carnegie Mellon University ◊ Ronald J. Brachman, AT&T Bell Laboratories ◊ Rodney Brooks, Massachusetts Institute of Technology ◊ Bruce Buchanan, University of Pittsburgh ◊ Wray Buntine, NASA Ames Research Center ◊ B. Chandrasekaran, Ohio State University ◊ Greg Clemenson, IntelliCorp ◊ Daniel Corkill, University of Massachusetts ◊ Bruce D'Ambrosio, Oregon State University ◊ Thomas Dean, Brown University ◊ Gerald DeJong, University of Illinois ◊ Johan de Kleer, Xerox Palo Alto Research Center ◊ Jon Doyle, Massachusetts Institute of Technology ◊ Mark Drummond, NASA Ames Research Center ◊ Michael Dyer, University of California at Los Angeles ◊ Thomas Ellman, Rutgers University ◊ David Etherington, AT&T Bell Laboratories ◊ Brian Falkenhainer, Xerox Palo Alto Research Center ◊ Ron Fearing, University of California at Berkeley ◊ Jerry Feldman, ICSI ◊ Douglas Fisher, Vanderbilt University ◊ Kenneth Forbus, University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign ◊ Eugene Freuder, University of New Hampshire ◊ Peter Friedland, NASA Ames Research Center ◊ John Grefensette, Naval Center Al Research ◊ Ramanathan Guha, MCC ◊ Walter Hamscher, Price-Waterhouse Technology Centre ◊ Barbara Hayes-Roth, Stanford University ◊ Julia Hirschberg, AT&T Bell Laboratories ◊ Graeme Hirst, University of Toronto ◊ Eric Horvitz, Stanford University ◊ John Hotchkiss, Symbolics Inc. ◊ Michael Huhns, MCC ◊ David Israel, SRI International ◊ Paul Jacobs, General Electric Corporation ◊ Leo Joskowicz, IBM T. J. Watson Research Center ◊ Leslie Kaelbling, Teleos Research ◊ Robert Kasper, University of Southern California-ISI ◊ Henry Kautz, AT&T Bell Laboratories ◊ Phil Klahr, Inference Corporation ◊ Janet Kolodner, Georgia Institute of Technology ◊ Kurt Konolige, SRI International ◊ Richard Korf, University of California at Los Angeles ◊ Benjamin Kuipers, University of Texas at Austin ◊ Vipin Kumar, University of Minnesota ◊ Peter Ladkin, University of California at Berkeley ◊ Philip Laird, NASA Ames Research Center ◊ Amy Lansky, NASA Ames Research Center ◊ Jim Little, University of British Columbia ◊ Robert Mac Gregor, University of Southern California-ISI ◊ Alan Mackworth, University of British Columbia ◊ Pattie Maes, Massachusetts Institute of Technology ◊ Jitendra Malik, University of California at Berkeley ◊ Thomas Malone, Massachusetts Institute of Technology ◊ William Mark, Lockheed Al Center ◊ David McAllester, Massachusetts Institute of Technology ◊ John McDermott, Digital Equipment Corporation ◊ Kathleen McKeown, Columbia University ◊ Daniel Miranker, University of Texas at Austin ◊ Tom Mitchell, Carnegie Mellon University ◊ Sanjay Mittal, Xerox Palo Alto Research Center ◊ Johanna Moore, University of Pittsburgh ◊ Robert Neches, University of Southern California-lSI ◊ Peter Patel-Schneider, AT&T Bell Laboratories ◊ Ramesh Patil, Massachusetts Institute of Technology ◊ Judea Pearl, University of California at Los Angeles ◊ Edwin Pednault, AT&T Bell Laboratories ◊ Raymond Perrault, SRI International ◊ David Plaisted, University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill ◊ David Poole, University of British Columbia ◊ Edwina Rissland, University of Massachusetts ◊ Stuart Russell, University of California at Berkeley ◊ Elisha Sacks, Princeton University ◊ Jeffrey Schlimmer, Carnegie Mellon University ◊ James Schmolze, Tufts University ◊ Alberto Segre, Cornell University ◊ Ross Shachter, Stanford University ◊ Lokendra Shastri, University of Pennsylvania ◊ Yoav Shoham, Stanford University ◊ Howard Shrobe, Symbolics ◊ Reid Simmons, Carnegie Mellon University ◊ Elliot Soloway, University of Michigan ◊ Mark Stickel, SRI International ◊ Devika Subramanian, Cornell University ◊ Prasad Tadepalli, Oregon State University ◊ Paul Utgoff, University of Massachusetts ◊ Kurt VanLehn, Carnegie Mellon University ◊ Marc Vilain, The MITRE Corporation ◊ Richard Waters, Massachusetts Institute of Technology ◊ Jay Weber, Lockheed ◊ Daniel Weld, University of Washington ◊ Michael Weliman, WRDC/TXI ◊ David Wilkins, SRI International ◊ Yorick Wilks, New Mexico State University ◊ Brian Williams, Xerox Palo Alto Research Center ◊ Mike Williams, IntelliCorp ◊
Kenneth Basye ◊ Mark Boddy ◊ Robert Cassels ◊ Lisa Dent ◊ Kurt Eiselt ◊ Ashok Goel ◊ Klaus Gross ◊ Anshul Gupta ◊ Keiji Kanazawa ◊ Diane Litman ◊ Andre Ljolje ◊ Ambuj Mahanti ◊ Bernard Nadel ◊ Tony Plate ◊ Ashwin Ram ◊ Michael Redmond ◊ Steve Robinson ◊ Enrique Ruspini ◊ Shashi Shekhar ◊ Munindar P. Singh ◊ Richard Sproat ◊ Jaydeep Srivastava ◊ Ming Tan ◊
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