AI in Collaborative Design
Papers from the AAAI Workshop
John S. Gero, Mary Lou Maher,and Fay Sudweeks, Cochairs
Design is recognized as being among the most complex of the intelligent human endeavors. AI has helped to develop renewed interest in design research and design computing by providing a symbolic approach to modeling complex recognition and decision making. Until recently, most AI design research considered design as an activity carried out by a single person and provided support tools for the individual. However, design today is rarely carried out by an individual working alone, but by individuals or groups working collaboratively. AI addresses models of problem solving for both individual and multi-agent activities, and consequently has the potential to shape this developing field.
This workshop provides two distinct perspectives on the topic of AI in collaborative design. One perspective is to view it as an AI problem, the other as a design problem. This workshop brings together AI researchers and professionals interested in design problem solving and design researchers and professionals who use AI techniques.
The main objectives of this workshop are to provide a forum for researchers and practitioners in the field of artificial intelligence in collaborative design, to discuss state-of-the-art experimental research, and to set a new agenda for future research and development in the field.