The Association for the Advancement of Artificial Intelligence’s 2021 Spring Symposium Series was held virtually from March 22-24, 2021. There were ten symposia in the program: Applied AI in Healthcare: Safety, Community, and the Environment, Artificial Intelligence for K-12 Education, Artificial Intelligence for Synthetic Biology, Challenges and Opportunities for Multi-Agent Reinforcement Learning, Combining Machine Learning and Knowledge Engineering, Combining Machine Learning with Physical Sciences, Implementing AI Ethics, Leveraging Systems Engineering to Realize Synergistic AI/Machine-Learning Capabilities, Machine Learning for Mobile Robot Navigation in the Wild, and Survival Prediction: Algorithms, Challenges and Applications. This report contains summaries of all the symposia.
By Eric Bell, Fazel Keshtkar, Roman Barták, and Keith Brawner
The Thirty-Third International Florida Artificial Intelligence Research Society
Conference (FLAIRS-34) was to be held May 17-19, 2021, at the Double Tree Ocean
Point Resort and Spa in North Miami Beach, Florida, USA. Due to COVID-19 pandemic
and travel restriction, the conference held both virtual and in-person. The planned
conference events included tutorials, invited speakers, special tracks, and presentations
of papers, posters, and awards. The conference chair was Keith Brawner from the Army
Research Laboratory. The program co-chairs were Roman Barták from Charles
University, Prague, and Eric Bell, USA. The special tracks were coordinated by Fazel
Keshtkar from St John’s University.
By Mark Maybury, Chief Technology Officer, Stanley Black & Decker,
23-25 March 2020, AAAI hosted a Virtual Spring Symposium on AI and Manufacturing in which government, academia and commercial participants worked collaboratively to articulate how intelligent manufacturing solutions offer opportunities to improve efficiency, effectiveness and social responsibility.
By: Stefano Bistarelli, Lars Kotthof, Francesco Santini and Carlo Taticchi
The Third International Competition on Computational Models of Argumentation (ICCMA’19) focused on reasoning tasks in abstract argumentation frameworks. Submitted solvers were tested on a selected collection of benchmark instances, including artificially generated argumentation frameworks and some frameworks formalizing real-world problems. This competition introduced two main novelties over the two previous editions: the first one is the use of the Docker platform for packaging the participating solvers into virtual “light” containers; the second novelty consists of a new track for dynamic frameworks.
By Pascal Bercher, Daniel Holler, Gregor Behnke, Susanne Biundo, Vikas Shivashankar, Ron Alford
Hierarchical planning has attracted renewed interest in the last couple of years. As a consequence, the time was right to establish a workshop devoted entirely to hierarchical planning – an insight shared by many supporters. In this paper we report on the ﬁrst ICAPS workshop on Hierarchical Planning held in Delft, The Netherlands, in 2018 as well as on the second workshop held in Berkeley, CA, USA, in 2019.
by Justin W. Hart, Richard G. Freedman, Nick DePalma, Luca Iocchi, Matteo Leonetti, Emmanuel Senft, Elin A. Topp, Ross Mead
The AAAI symposium on “Artificial Intelligence for Human-Robot Interaction (AI-HRI): Service Robots in Human Environments” was held at the Westin Arlington Gateway, Arlington, Virginia from November 7- 9, 2019. This is the sixth AI-HRI Fall Symposium, bringing together researchers whose work spans areas contributing to the development of human-interactive autonomous robots. In the past few years, technologies related to or deployed on service robots has become a popular research topic in this area. This year’s theme invited researchers to look at problems and frame discussion through this lens.