AI Magazine

Magazine about artificial intelligence.

Articles from Vol. 23, No. 4, Winter

2002 AAAI Spring Symposium Series. (Symposium Reports)
The American Association for Artificial Intelligence, in cooperation with Stanford University's Department of Computer Science, presented the 2002 Spring Symposium Series, held Monday through Wednesday, 25 to 27 March 2002, at Stanford University....
AAAI-02 Student Scholar and Volunteer Program. (AAAI News: Winter News from the American Association for Artificial Intelligence)
AAAI is pleased to announce the continuation of its student scholar and volunteer programs. The student scholar program provides partial travel support for students who are full-time undergraduate or graduate students at colleges and universities;...
AAAI 2002 Workshops. (Workshop Reports)
The American Association for Artificial Intelligence (AAAI) presented the AAAI-02 Workshop Program on Sunday and Monday, 28-29 July 2002 at the Shaw Convention Center in Edmonton, Alberta, Canada. The AAAI-02 workshop program included 18 workshops...
AAAI Executive Council Minutes. (AAAI News: Winter News from the American Association for Artificial Intelligence)
The AAAI Executive Council met on July 28, 2002, from 9:00 AM to 5:00 ?M in the Sheratan Hotel, Edmonton, Alberta, Canada. Attending: Tom Mitchell, Ron Brachman, Bruce Buchanan, Carla Gomes, Marie desJardins, Rich Doyle, Tim Finin, Kenneth Ford,...
Applying Perceptually Driven Cognitive Mapping to Virtual Urban Environments. (Articles)
Our goal is to develop virtual humans with believable perceptual and spatial behaviors. For a growing number of computer games, military training simulations, and immersive learning environments, the willingness of the participant to suspend disbelief...
Calendar of Events. (Calendar)
January 2003 JANUARY 12-15 The Seventh International Conference on Intelligent User Interfaces. Miami Beach, FL USA * Sponsors: ACM, SIGART, SIGCHI, AAAI, BCS-HCI, RedWhale Software Corporation, Microsoft Corporation * Contact: David Leake Indiana...
Computational Vulnerability Analysis for Information Survivability. (Articles)
The infrastructure of modern society is controlled by computational systems that are vulnerable to information attacks. A skillful attack could lead to consequences as dire as those of modern warfare. There is a pressing need for new approaches to...
Consciousness Constrained
Here is Huckleberry Finn at the opening of Mark Twain's great novel: "You don't know about me without you have read a book by the name of The Adventures of Tom Sawyer; but that ain't no matter. That book was made by Mr. Mark Twain, and he told the...
FLAIRS 2002 Conference Report. (Conference Reports)
Since its inception 15 years ago, the annual FLAIRS Conference has grown to be a major venue for researchers in AI and associated disciplines,to discuss their latest research and development efforts. Originally founded in 1987 as a conference to promote...
Information Self-Service with a Knowledge Base That Learns. (Articles)
Many companies small and large, as well as educational, government, and other types Of noncorporate organizations, now find it imperative to maintain a significant presence on the World Wide Web. One of the major organizational functions that is still...
Intelligent Integration of Information and Services on the Web. (Workshop Reports)
The AAAI 2002 workshop entitled "Intelligent Integration of Information and Services on the Web" was organized by Dean Allemang (Boston University), Eleni Stroulia (University of Alberta), and John Mylopoulos (University of Toronto). It was held on...
Intelligent Systems Demonstrations. (Call for Proposals)
The AAAI Intelligent Systems Demonstrations program (collocated this year with IJCAI-03) showcases state-of-the-art AI implementations and provides AI researchers with an opportunity to show their research in action. Implemented intelligent systems...
Member News. (AAAI News: Winter News from the American Association for Artificial Intelligence)
AAAI congratulates members Kenneth Ford, Daniel Rus, and Dan Jurafsky on their recent honors. Kenneth Ford Appointed to National Science Board We are pleased to announce that AAAI member Kenneth M. Ford has been nominated by President George...
MITAP for Biosecurity: A Case Study. (Articles)
Over the years, greatly expanded trade and travel have increased the potential economic and political impacts of major disease outbreaks, given their ability to move rapidly across national borders. These diseases can affect people (West Nile virus,...
New Business. (AAAI News: Winter News from the American Association for Artificial Intelligence)
IJCAI-03 Carol Hamilton reported that the IJCAI-03 Conference Committee is seeking sponsors at all levels for the conference next year in Mexico. As a cosponsor of the event, it is in the best interests of AAAI to encourage as much sponsorship as...
Old Business. (AAAI News: Winter News from the American Association for Artificial Intelligence)
CRA Report Tim Finin, the AAAI Liaison to the Computing Research Association, reported that CRA Executive Director Bill Aspray has taken a position at Indiana University. He has been replaced by Andrew Bernat, who was a founding member of the computer...
Report on the First International Conference on Knowledge Capture (K-CAP). (Workshop Reports)
The First International Conference on Knowledge Capture (K-CAP) was held from 21 to 23 October 2001 in Victoria, British Columbia (Gil, Musen, and Shavlik 2001). This new conference series promotes multidisciplinary research on tools and methodologies...
Staff Scheduling for Inbound Call Centers and Customer Contact Centers. (Articles)
Staff scheduling is the following classic operations research problem: Given a set of employees, assign them to a schedule such that they are working when they are most needed but ensuring that certain constraints are maintained (for example, employees...
The AAAI-02 and IAAI-02 Conferences: A Stimulating Five Days in Edmonton. (Conference Reports)
Over 1,100 attended the AAAI-02 and IAAI-02 conferences, and attendees included fathers of the field, noted researchers and practitioners, and students. "It was good to see the number of student attendees up," noted American Association for Artificial...
The Fifteenth Innovative Applications of Artificial Intelligence Conference (IAAI-2002). (Editorial Introduction)
The Fourteenth Innovative Applications of Artificial Intelligence Conference (IAAI-2002) was held from 28 July to 1 August in Edmonton, Alberta, Canada, in conjunction with the Seventeenth National Conference on Artificial Intelligence (AAAI-2002)....
The Promise of Immaculate AI. (Letter to the Editor)
A basic promise of AI research is that what we observe as human intelligence is in fact a computation either directly or as an emergent effect. An attempt at classifying and distinguishing types of AI researchers was to call them all either scruffy...
Training and Using DISCIPLE Agents: A Case Study in the Military Center of Gravity Analysis Domain. (Articles)
This article presents the results of a multi-objective collaboration between the Learning Agents Laboratory of George Mason University, on the one side, and the Center for Strategic Leadership and the Department of Military Strategy, Planning, and...