Proceedings of the Twelfth Conference on Innovative Applications of Artificial Intelligence
The Twelfth Annual Conference on Innovative Applications of Artificial Intelligence (IAAI-99) continues the IAAI tradition of case studies of deployed applications with measurable benefits whose value depends on the use of AI technology. In addition, IAAI-2000 augments these case studies with papers and invited talks that address emerging areas of AI technology or applications. IAAI is organized as an independent program within the National Conference, with coordinated schedules to allow attendees to move freely between IAAI and National Conference sessions. IAAI and the National Conference are jointly sponsoring invited talks that fit the theme of both programs.
AI applications developers will benefit from learning about new AI techniques that will enable the next generation of applications. Basic AI researchers will benefit by learning about challenges of real-world domains and difficulties and successes in applying AI techniques to real business problems. IAAI-2000 addressed the full range of AI techniques including knowledge-based systems, language and speech understanding, planning and scheduling, data mining, case-based reasoning, ontologies, neural networks, simulation, and so on. The deployed applications papers in this proceedings are case studies that provide a valuable guide to designing, building, managing, and deploying systems incorporating AI technologies. These applications provide clear evidence of the impact and value that AI technology has in today's world.
Papers in the Emerging Applications and Technologies area describe efforts whose goal is the engineering of AI applications. They inform AI researchers about the utility of specific AI techniques for applications domains and also inform applications developers about tools and techniques that will enable the next generation of new and more powerful applications.
This year's papers address applications in a wide variety of domains, including the military, biotechnology, medical data mining, civil engineering, financial modeling, manufacturing, and interactive agents.