Reports of the AAAI 2009 Spring Symposia


  • Jie Bao Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute
  • Uldis Bojars National University of Ireland
  • Ranzeem Choudhury Dartmouth College
  • Li Ding Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute
  • Mark Greaves Vulcan Inc.
  • Ashish Kapoor Microsoft Research
  • Sandy Louchart Heriot-Watt University
  • Manish Mehta Georgia Institute of Technology
  • Bernhard Nebel Albert-Ludwigs University Freiburg
  • Sergei Nirenburg University of Maryland Baltimore County
  • Tim Oates University of Maryland Baltimore County
  • David L. Roberts Georgia Institute of Technology
  • Antonio Sanfilippo Pacific Northwest National Laboratory
  • Nenad Stojanovic University of Karlsruhe
  • Kristen Stubbs iRobot Corportion
  • Andrea L. Thomaz Georgia Institute of Technology
  • Katherine Tsui University of Massachusetts Lowell
  • Stefan Woelfl Albert-Ludwigs University Freiburg



The Association for the Advancement of Artificial Intelligence, in cooperation with Stanford University's Department of Computer Science, was pleased to present the 2009 Spring Symposium Series, held Monday through Wednesday, March 23–25, 2009 at Stanford University. The titles of the nine symposia were Agents that Learn from Human Teachers, Benchmarking of Qualitative Spatial and Temporal Reasoning Systems, Experimental Design for Real-World Systems, Human Behavior Modeling, Intelligent Event Processing, Intelligent Narrative Technologies II, Learning by Reading and Learning to Read, Social Semantic Web: Where Web 2.0 Meets Web 3.0, and Technosocial Predictive Analytics. The goal of the Agents that Learn from Human Teachers was to investigate how we can enable software and robotics agents to learn from real-time interaction with an everyday human partner. The aim of the Benchmarking of Qualitative Spatial and Temporal Reasoning Systems symposium was to initiate the development of a problem repository in the field of qualitative spatial and temporal reasoning and identify a graded set of challenges for future midterm and long-term research. The Experimental Design symposium discussed the challenges of evaluating AI systems. The Human Behavior Modeling symposium explored reasoning methods for understanding various aspects of human behavior, especially in the context of designing intelligent systems that interact with humans. The Intelligent Event Processing symposium discussed the need for more AI-based approaches in event processing and defined a kind of research agenda for the field, coined as intelligent complex event processing (iCEP). The Intelligent Narrative Technologies II AAAI symposium discussed innovations, progress, and novel techniques in the research domain. The Learning by Reading and Learning to Read symposium explored two aspects of making natural language texts semantically accessible to, and processable by, machines. The Social Semantic Web symposium focused on the real-world grand challenges in this area. Finally, the Technosocial Predictive Analytics symposium explored new methods for anticipatory analytical thinking that provide decision advantage through the integration of human and physical models.

Author Biographies

Jie Bao, Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute

Tetherles World ConstellationResearch Associate

Ranzeem Choudhury, Dartmouth College

Department of Computer ScienceAssistant Professor




How to Cite

Bao, J., Bojars, U., Choudhury, R., Ding, L., Greaves, M., Kapoor, A., Louchart, S., Mehta, M., Nebel, B., Nirenburg, S., Oates, T., Roberts, D. L., Sanfilippo, A., Stojanovic, N., Stubbs, K., Thomaz, A. L., Tsui, K., & Woelfl, S. (2009). Reports of the AAAI 2009 Spring Symposia. AI Magazine, 30(3), 89.



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