[robotics-worldwide] [meetings] Last call: AAAI-17 Special Track on Integrated Systems

Alessandro Saffiotti asaffio at aass.oru.se
Wed Aug 24 12:50:00 PDT 2016

                           Call for Papers
             AAAI-17 Special Track on Integrated Systems
          February 4-9, 2017 - San Francisco, California USA 

The field of AI has demonstrated impressive capabilities. But it still
has much to progress for acquiring a deep understanding of how these
capabilities can be integrated into holistic computational systems.

Deep theoretical understanding of specific functions is a prerequisite,
yet there is less of an understanding as to how these functions can be
integrated into a whole system that is robust, resilient, dependable and
scalable, and that also meets quality of service constraints.
Representative examples of such systems take the form of general virtual
humans for companionship, versatile service or personal robots, and
software agents for interactive tutoring or personal assistants.

The integration of distinct cognitive functions raises additional
research challenges beyond the study of each single component; it also
allows to advance much further in each one. This can be illustrated for
example in the integration of multi-modal perception, interaction and
natural language understanding; the integration of planning, acting,
monitoring and goal reasoning; or the integration of learning and
adaption within every component.

This track is intended to provide a forum for papers dealing with these
integrative issues. In particular, we are interested in papers that
combine what are considered to be several distinct functions in an
integrated manner, and that show added value which would not be achieved
without such integration. Papers should show evidence of such an added
value either formally or empirically (or both). For instance, does this
integration yield important synergies not previously achieved? Does the
integration approach provide value added beyond previous approaches, if
any, to integrating comparable components? How might integration of a
mixed initiative interaction component in a robotic system influence the
design of an automated planner and viceversa?

Component technologies and functions for this track cover the entire
spectrum of AI, from sensorimotor processing to reflection and
meta-cognition. The significance of their integration may result from
the set of components being integrated as well as from the novelty of
the integration approach. Papers that integrate existing components in
significantly new ways are encouraged, as well as papers that define new
components that contribute to significantly new ways to integrate a
suite of existing component technologies.

Papers will be reviewed by qualified reviewers drawn from a special
track committee, with specific expertise in considering and evaluating
integrated systems. Submissions to this special track deemed not to be
relevant may be considered for review for the general technical papers
track at the discretion of the track and conference cochairs. Keywords
for this track

* Integration of heterogeneous knowledge representations
* Integration of distinct reasoning and cognitive functions
* Integration of planning, acting, monitoring and goal reasoning
* Cognitive robotics
* Integrated cognitive systems
* Human-machine and multi-agent cooperation and interaction


* Alessandro Saffiotti (Orebro University, Sweden)
* Daniele Magazzeni (King's College London, UK) 


* September 9, 2016: Electronic abstracts due
* September 14, 2016: Electronic papers due
* October 27-29, 2016: Author feedback about initial reviews
* November 11, 2016: Notification of acceptance or rejection
* November 28, 2016: Camera-ready copy due


See the AAAI-17 home https://urldefense.proofpoint.com/v2/url?u=http-3A__www.aaai.org_Conferences_AAAI_aaai17.php&d=DQIBAg&c=clK7kQUTWtAVEOVIgvi0NU5BOUHhpN0H8p7CSfnc_gI&r=0w3solp5fswiyWF2RL6rSs8MCeFamFEPafDTOhgTfYI&m=uuOGMr9n9N39zWaXw-lVGAy7b6JKKjm4Kda7XKH4G0I&s=zBrJKCxRJ7rb2a-c-Iw3jie2wZ4LL4VVgLK5DrPBP8c&e= 


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