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Advances in Artificial Intelligence: Theory and Practice

Hamido Fujita, Philippe Fournier-Viger, Moonis Ali, Yinlin Wang

The 35th edition of the IEA/AIE2022 (International Conference on Industrial, Engineering, and Other Applications of Applied Intelligent Systems) was hosted in hybrid mode from July 19th to July 22nd, 2022, in Kitakyushu, Japan. IEA/AIE is an annual conference dedicated to advances related to the theory and applications of artificial intelligence that started in 1988 and has been hosted in over twenty countries. IEA/AIE 2022 was organized in cooperation with the American Association of Artificial Intelligence (AAAI), the ACM Special Interest Group on Artificial Intelligence (SIGAI) and has received the support of Springer, the International Society of Applied Intelligence (ISAI), Kitakyushu city, Universiti Teknologi Malaysia, i-SOMET Inc., and several other international Organizations.

The conference had a main track and five special sessions for emerging topics in applied intelligence, named Spatiotemporal Big Data Analytics (SBDA 2022), Intelligent Systems and e-Applications (ISeA 2022), Collective Intelligence in Social Media (CISM 2022), Multi-Agent Systems and Metaheuristics for Complex Problems (MASMCP 2022), and Intelligent Knowledge Engineering in Decision Making Systems (IKEDS 2022). All the submissions were peer-reviewed by at least three reviewers following a double-blind process. The Program Committee was composed of 74 researchers from 23 countries. The evaluation led to the acceptance of 67 full papers and 14 short papers from a total of 127 submissions published as a book as part of the Lecture Notes in a Computer Science book series (LNAI, volume 13343) in Advances and Trends in Artificial Intelligence. Theory and Practices in Artificial Intelligence: This book can be accessed for free (till October 4, 2022) from the conference website: Moreover, the selected best papers of those presented are to be evaluated and invited for a dedicated special issue on IEA/AIE 2022 to appear in the Applied Intelligence journal.

The IEA/AIE2022 conference proceedings cover a wide range of relevant research and practices in Artificial Intelligence topics, some theoretical and others applied, to solve real-life problems from multiple domains. This includes industrial applications, health informatics, optimization, video and image processing, natural language processing, pattern recognition, clustering and classification, security applications, modeling, transportation and urban applications, social networks, robotics, games, and consumer applications. All papers were presented in hybrid mode (either online or offline) due to the COVID-19 pandemic. In this year’s 2022 round, we have a good number of participants coming from Germany, Spain, and Romania, in addition to participants from Japan.

Keynote Presentations

Two distinguished researchers were invited to give keynote talks. In the talk “Improving Predictive Maintenance with Advanced Machine Learning,” provided by Prof. Sebastian Ventura from the University of Cordoba (Spain), the speaker described the role that machine learning and big data mining algorithms can play in developing predictive maintenance strategies for manufacturing and other industrial applications. He presented a recent project as an example and discussed opportunities and challenges.

In “Build a Health Chain and Promote the Construction of an Active Health Service System,” Prof. Tao Wu from the Shanghai University of Medicine and Health Sciences (China) described the urgent need to use artificial intelligence, blockchain, the Internet of Things, and other cutting-edge technologies to build an integrated healthcare chain to improve the care of elderly people. Several innovative applications were described.
Best Paper Awards
Based on the evaluation of papers, a special committee analyzed the scores and content of the top 15 articles. And the selection criteria concluded the awards as below:
The Best Student Paper award category, supported by ACM SIGAI, covers the winning student’s registration fee payment. The paper is “Question Difficulty Estimation with Directional Modality Association in Video Question Answering,” by the authors Bong-Min Kim & Seong-Bae Park, This was part of the support and collaboration from ACM SIGAI for the IEA/AIE2022.

In addition, the evaluation committee of the conference provided other categorical-based awards related to theory, practices, and presentation, as well as the best session paper. These awards were sponsored by Springer and the IEA/AIE2022 conference organization. The recognition certificates for these awards are shown below:

  • The “Best Application Paper” was awarded to “A Generalized Inverted Dirichlet Predictive Model for Activity Recognition using Small Training Data” by Jiaxun Guo and Manar Amayri and Wentao Fan and Nizar Bouguila,
  • The “Best Theory Paper” award went to “Evolution of Prioritized EL Ontologies” by Rim Mohamed and Zied Loukil and Faiez Gargouri and Zied Bouraoui,
  • The “Best Special Session Paper” was given to “An Oriented Attention Model for Infectious Disease Cases Prediction” by Peisong Zhang and Zhijin Wang and Guoqing Chao and Yaohui Huang and Jingwen Yan,
  • The “Best Technical Presentation” award was given to “Multi-Granular Large Scale Group Decision-Making Method with a new Consensus Measure Based on Clustering of Alternatives in Modifiable Scenarios” by Jose Ramon Trillo and Ignacio Javier Perez and Enrique Herrera-Viedma and Juan Antonio Morente-Molinera and Francisco Javier Cabrerizo,

The IEA/AIE 2023 Conference

The 36th edition of the IEA/AIE conference will be held from July 19th to July 22nd, 2023, in Shanghai, China. Details about the conference can be found at: Continuing the tradition of IEA/AIE, submissions are invited on all topics related to applied intelligence and theoretical contributions. This covers emerging domains and innovative fields such as sensor networks, smart healthcare, drone navigation, robotics, intelligent manufacturing, and the Internet of Things.

Hamido Fujita is a professor of computer science at Iwate Prefectural University, Japan.

Philippe Fournier-Viger is a distinguished professor of computer science at Shenzhen University, China.

Moonis Ali is a professor of computer science at Texas State University, USA.

Yinlin Wang is a professor of computer science at the Shanghai University of Finance and Economics, China.