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Articles from Vol. 29, No. 4, Winter

2009 AAAI Fall Symposium Series
[ILLUSTRATION OMITTED] November 4-7, 2009 Westin Arlington Gateway, Arlington, Virginia Sponsored by the Association for the Advancement of Artificial Intelligence AAAI invites proposals for the 2009 Fall Symposium Series, to be held Thursday--Saturday,...
AAAI Conference Student Scholar and Volunteer Program
AAAI is pleased to announce the continuation of its Student Scholar and Volunteer Programs for 2009. In IJCAI years, the Student Scholar Program provides partial travel support for students who are full-time undergraduate or graduate students at...
AAAI Cosponsors IJCAI-09 in Pasadena, California
The Twenty-First International Joint Conference on Artificial Intelligence (IJCAI-09), sponsored by the International Joint Conferences on Artificial Intelligence (IJCAI) and the Association for the Advancement of Artificial Intelligence (AAAI),...
Elicitation of Factored Utilities
As automated decision support becomes increasingly accessible in a wide variety of AI applications, addressing the preference bottleneck is vital. Specifically, since the ability to make reasonable decisions on behalf of a user depends on that user's...
Multiobjective Optimization
An investor composes a portfolio of stocks in order to obtain a high return on his or her investment with a small risk of incurring a loss; an oncologist prescribes radiotherapy to a cancer patient so as to destroy the tumor without causing damage...
Planning with Preferences
Preferences play a significant role in human decision making, particularly as they relate to deciding how to act. As such, it comes as no surprise that preferences also play a significant role in AI automated planning, providing a means of specifying...
Preference Handling for Artificial Intelligence
Intelligent systems as studied and developed in artificial intelligence either support and assist humans acting in the world or act in the world to fulfill tasks like human agents. To act autonomously, the systems must choose among different actions...
Preference Handling in Combinatorial Domains: From AI to Social Choice
Individual decision making is mostly guided by the agent's preferences over his or her possible decisions. Similarly, group decision making is guided by the preferences of the agents in the group. For instance, when a group of autonomous agents...
Preferences and Nonmonotonic Reasoning
One of the fundamental challenges of knowledge representation originates from a simple observation that information available to us more often than not is incomplete. Humans turn out to be quite effective at making decisions and taking actions when...
Preferences in Constraint Satisfaction and Optimization
Preferences and constraints occur in real-life problems in many forms. Intuitively, constraints are restrictions on the possible scenarios. For a scenario to be feasible, all its constraints must be satisfied. For example, if we want to buy a personal...
Preferences in Interactive Systems: Technical Challenges and Case Studies
The emergence of web-based applications, such as electronic commerce and internet media, has coincided with growing recognition that many of the tasks people perform with computers can be performed better when the application adapts to its user....
User-Involved Preference Elicitation for Product Search and Recommender Systems
To perform complex tasks, such as searching the web for suitable products or services, planning a trip, or scheduling resources, people increasingly rely on computerized product recommender systems (also called product search tools) to find outcomes...