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Bridging Case-Based Reasoning, DL and XAI at the First Virtual ICCBR Conference (ICCBR2020)

Bridging Case-Based Reasoning, DL and XAI at the First Virtual ICCBR Conference (ICCBR2020)

Ian Watson, Rosina O Weber, David Leake

Case-based reasoning is reasoning from experience, solving new problems and interpreting new situations by retrieving and adapting prior cases. The Twenty-Eight International Conference on Case-Based Reasoning (ICCBR2020) was held from June 8-12, 2020, with program chairs Ian Watson and Rosina Weber.  The conference was originally scheduled for Salamanca, Spain, a World Heritage site, under the auspices of local chair Juan Manuel Corchado and the University of Salamanca.   Its theme, “CBR Across Bridges”, reflected the goal of bringing together researchers and practitioners with relevant work across various AI areas.   Before the conference, the pandemic struck, with tragic effects.   The conference chairs resolved to continue with a safe alternative: the first virtual ICCBR.   With researchers unable to travel, the virtual conference not only bridged AI areas but geographic ones:  141 conference attendees participated from 23 countries. 

Reports of the Association for the Advancement of Artificial Intelligence’s 2021 Spring Symposium Series

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.

Report on the Thirty-Fourth International Florida Artificial Intelligence Research Society Conference (FLAIRS-34)

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.