Formalizing Context: Papers from the AAAI Fall Symposium
Sasa Buvac, Chair
The notion of context has played an important role in AI systems for many years. However, formal logical explication of contexts remains an area of research in which there are significant open issues. This symposium will bring together researchers who have studied or applied contexts in AI or related fields. Technical sessions and discussions dealing with formalizations of context, the problem of generality in AI, and use of context in common sense reasoning will be central. However, we will also have survey talks which focus on contexts from other points of view, such as philosophy, linguistics, and natural language processing, and which apply contexts in other areas of AI. The symposium will be structured around invited talks given by Barbara Grosz, R. V. Guha, Pat Hayes, John McCarthy, Marvin Minsky, Maria Simi, and Bob Stalnaker.