The Thirteenth Conference on Innovative Applications of Artificial Intelligence
Sponsored by the Association for the Advancement of Artificial Intelligence
The Thirteenth Innovative Applications of Artificial Intelligence Conference on Artificial Intelligence (IAAI-01) was collocated with the International Joint Conference on Artificial Intelligence and held August 7–9, 2001, at the convention center in Seattle, Washington
The Thirteenth Annual Conference on Innovative Applications of Artificial Intelligence (IAAI-2001) continued the IAAI tradition of serving as one of the premier venues for current work on artificial intelligence applications. As always, the 2001 conference featured an outstanding selection of papers on deployed applications that use AI techniques, as well as papers on emerging technologies relevant to the design and development of AI applications. The twelve papers presented at the conference were selected from thirty-seven papers submitted by authors from more than twelve countries. Five of these papers describe deployed applications, providing case studies on the design, management, and deployment of real-world systems incorporating AI technologies. The problems addressed ranged from a dialogue system for online sales to load planning for ships to a management advisor for grasshopper infestations, with a range of AI technologies including stochastic search, case-based reasoning, and natural language understanding. The remaining seven papers discussed emerging technologies, work whose goal is the development of technologies relevant to the design and development of systems using AI technology. Problems addressed by these papers included protein crystallography, spelling correction, and aircraft collision avoidance, with technologies ranging from machine learning to constraint satisfaction to case-based reasoning and image analysis.
The 2001 conference was collocated with the International Joint Conference on Artificial Intelligence (IJCAI-01), with coordinated programs and a single registration fee so that attendees could move freely between the two conferences. In addition to the technical papers, IAAI-2001 also provided conference attendees with two invited talks — by Rod Brooks on consumer robotics, and by Harold Cohen on his work on AI and Art — as well as a panel on personalization organized by John Riedl.
Artificial intelligence continues to be an exciting and profitable area of investigation for people interested in building software systems that operate in realistic environments incorporating a range of uncertainties and complexities. We are eager to see what future innovations may further follow from the work presented at the 2001 conference.
Haym Hirsh and Steve Chien
For further information about the IAAI 2001 Conference, consult the following:
- Conference proceedings
- List of papers (with links to abstracts) presented at the conference.
- Conference call for papers
- Conference brochure
- Conference program