[loginf] 2nd Call for Participation: KI2002 - 25th Germ. Conf. on AI

KI2002 KI2002 at rwth-aachen.de
Wed Jul 24 14:00:11 CEST 2002


2nd Call for Participation
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       * 25th German Conference on
       * Artificial Intelligence (KI-2002)
       * September 16 - 20, 2002
       * Aachen, Germany
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       <http://ki2002.rwth-aachen.de>



This year the German AI conference is celebrating its 25th anniversary,
and with it over a quarter of a century of AI research in Germany. For
the technical programme we had 58 submissions from 17 countries and from
all continents except Australia. With an acceptance rate of slightly
less than 30% we feel that we have a very strong programme (see below).
As in previous years, the proceedings of the conference will be
published in the LNAI Series of Springer-Verlag.
The technical programme will also feature invited talks by Elisabeth
Andre (University of Augsburg), Mike Wooldridge (University of
Liverpool), and Dieter Fensel (Vrije Universiteit Amsterdam).
Wednesday afternoon will be reserved for a presentation and discussion
of the three Priority Programmes ("Schwerpunktprogramme", SPPs) on agent
technology, sponsered by the German Science Foundation (DFG). The SPPs
and their respective speakers are "Socionics" (Thomas Malsch, TU
Hamburg-Harburg), "Intelligent Agents and Realistic Commercial
Application Scenarios" (Stefan Kirn, TU Ilmenau) and "Cooperating Teams
of Mobile Robots in Dynamic Environments" (Thomas Christaller,
Fraunhofer AIS).
On Monday and Tuesday, there will be seven pre-conference workshops on a
variety of subjects such as multi-agent systems, reasoning under
uncertainty, and description logics. Please, note that there are no
additional fees for attending workshops! In addition, two of the agent
SPP's will hold their regular meetings during the days of the workshops.
These meetings are also open to other participants of the conference.
Last but not least, there will be time to discover the wonderful
historic city of Aachen. For example, a guided tour of the old city will
be arranged for Thursday afternoon. For more details, registration and
accomodation kindly consult our webpage.
We are looking forward to welcoming you in September!


Preliminary Programme
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MONDAY, September 16
Workshops: 9:00--17:30


TUESDAY, September 17
Workshops: 9:00--17:30
Welcoming Reception: 19:30


WEDNESDAY, September 18
9.00-9.30  Opening Remarks

9.30-10.30 INVITED TALK
   From Simulated Dialogues to Interactive Performances with Virtual Actors
Elisabeth André (U Augsburg)

10.30-11.00 Coffee Break

Track A: NATURAL LANGUAGE
11.00 - 11.30
LIGHT --- a constraint language and compiler system for
typed-unification grammars
Liviu Ciortuz (U York)

11.30 - 12.00
Phrase-Based Statistical Machine Translation
Richard Zens, Franz Josef Och, Hermann Ney (RWTH Aachen)

12.00 - 12.30
Compiling dynamic agent conversations
Pierre Bonzon (U Lausanne)

Track B: MACHINE LEARNING - COMBINED APPROACHES
11.00 - 11.30
Dynamic Pricing of Information Products Based on Reinforcement Learning:
A Yield-Management Approach
Michael Schwind, Oliver Wendt (U Frankfurt)

11.30 - 12.00
Incremental Fuzzy Decision Trees
Marina Guetova, Steffen Hölldobler, Hans-Peter Störr (TU Dresden)

12.00 - 12.30
Learning from Multiple Bayesian Networks for the Revision and Refinement
of Expert Systems
Michael Borth (DaimlerChrysler Research, Ulm)

12.30 - 14.00 Lunch

14.00 - 17.30 Presentation of the DFG Priority Programs on Agents:

SPP 1077: Socionics
Th. Malsch (TU Hamburg-Harburg)

SPP 1083: Intelligent Agents and Realistic Commercial Application Scenarios
St. Kirn (TU Ilmenau)

SPP 1125: Cooperating Teams of Mobile Robots in Dynamic Environments
Th. Christaller (Fraunhofer AIS, St. Augustin)

Panel-Discussion


THURSDAY, September 19
9.00- 10.00  INVITED TALK
Time, Knowledge, and Cooperation: Alternating-time
Temporal Epistemic Logic and its Applications
Mike Wooldridge (U Liverpool)

10.00- 10.30 Coffee Break

KNOWLEDGE REPRESENTATION, SEMANTIC WEB, AI PLANNNING
10.30 - 11.00
On the problem of computing small representations of least common subsumers
Franz Baader, Anni-Yasmin Turhan (TU Dresden)

11.00 - 11.30
Approximate Information Filtering on the Semantic Web
Heiner Stuckenschmidt (VU Amsterdam)

11.30 - 12.00
ParleE: An adaptive plan based event appraisal model of emotions
The Duy Bui, Dirk Heylen, Mannes Poel, Anton Nijholt (U Twente)

12.00 - 12.30
Integrating Function Application in State-Based Planning
Ute Schmid, Marina Müller, Fritz Wysotzki (U Osnabrück, TU Berlin)

12.30 - 14.00 Lunch

Track A MACHINE LEARNING - NEURAL NETWORKS
14.00 - 14.30
Fast Winner-Takes-All Networks for the Maximum Clique Problem
Brijnesh J. Jain, Fritz Wysotzki (TU Berlin)

14.30 - 15.00
Augmenting supervised neural classifier training using a corpus of
unlabeled data
Andrew Skabar (International University in Germany, Bruchsal)

15.00 - 15.30
Learning of Class Descriptions from Class Discriminations:
A Hybrid Approach for Relational Objects
Peter Geibel, Kristina Schädler, Fritz Wysotzki (TU Berlin)

Track B LOGIC PROGRAMMING - THEOREM PROVING - MODEL CHECKING
14.00 - 14.30
The Well-Founded Semantics is a Stratified Fitting Semantics
Pascal Hitzler, Matthias Wendt (TU Dresden)

14.30 - 15.00
Axiomatization of Finite Algebras
Jochen Burghardt (Fraunhofer FIRST, Berlin)

15.00 - 15.30
Algorithms for Guiding Clausal Temporal Resolution
M. Carmen Fernandez Gago, Michael Fisher, Clare Dixon (U Liverpool)

15.30 - 16.00 Coffee Break

16.00 Guided Tour of Downtown Aachen

19.30 Conference Dinner


FRIDAY, September 20
9.00-10.00  INVITED TALK
Semantic Web Enabled Web Services
Dieter Fensel (VU Amsterdam)

10.00-10.30 Coffee Break

VISION AND SPATIAL REASONING
10.30 - 11.00
Axiom - a modular visual object retrieval system
Jochen Wickel, Pablo Alvarado, Peter Dörfler, Thomas Krüger,
Karl-Friedrich Kraiss
(RWTH Aachen)

11.00 - 11.30
Representation of Behavioral Knowledge for Planning and Plan-Recognition
in a Cognitive Vision System
M. Arens, H.-H. Nagel (U Karlsruhe)

11.30 - 12.00
Qualitative Velocity and Ball Interception
Frieder Stolzenburg, Oliver Obst, Jan Murray (U Koblenz-Landau)

12.00 - 12.30
Spatial Inference - Learning vs. Constraint Solving
Carsten Gips, Petra Hofstedt, Fritz Wysotzki (TU Berlin)

12.30 End of the Conference






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