[robotics-worldwide] CFP: IJCAI Workshop on AI for the Intelligent Planet

Kanna Rajan Kanna.Rajan at mbari.org
Tue Apr 5 22:32:54 PDT 2011

[Apologies if you receive multiple copies of this announcement]

"AI for an Intelligent Planet" workshop at IJCAI 2011, Barcelona, Spain

We encourage submissions that show the application of AI technologies  
an Intelligent/Smarter Planet and computational sustainability domains
with illustrative usecases, such as transportation (traffic prediction,
personal travel optimization, carpool and fleet scheduling), public  
(suspicious activity detection, disaster management), healthcare
(disease diagnosis and prognosis, pandemic management), water management
(quality monitoring, fault diagnosis), food (food traceability,
carbon-footprint tracking), energy (smart grid, carbon-footprint  
and buildings. We also encourage submissions that address unique
characteristics of standard AI concerning sustainability problems, like
knowledge representation, ontologies, optimization, planning and  
We also want to "reach out" to the robotics, OR (optimization) and
general engineering communities who have worked extensively with
real-world problems. Topics of interest addressing issues for a more
intelligent and sustainable planet, include, but are not restricted to:

* Knowledge representation and reasoning challenges
* Application of machine learning and data mining techniques
* Challenges with managing and integrating real-time and historical data
* Novel data acquisition mechanisms such as crowd sourcing
* Use of speech and vision technologies
* Integrated systems
* Analytical techniques like constraint reasoning, optimization, and
* Issues in scaling out AI techniques for the planet
* Case Studies, successes, lessons learnt
* Public datasets and competitions

Important Dates are:
   Paper Submission : Wednesday, 20 April 2011 (*extended*)
   Notification : Friday, 6 May 2011
   Camera Ready Due : Monday, 16 May 2011
   Workshop Date : Saturday, 18 July 2011

The Organizers are:
* Biplav Srivastava, IBM Research, India
* Carla Gomes, Cornell University, USA
* Anand Ranganathan, IBM T. J. Watson Research Center, USA.

Steering Committee:
* Kanna Rajan, MBARI, USA
* Jussi Rintanen, NICTA, Australia
* Ullas Nambiar, IBM Research – India
* Raghuram Krishanpuram, IBM Research - India 

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