Vol. 33 No. 01: AAAI-19, IAAI-19, EAAI-20
The Thirty-Third AAAI Conference on Artificial Intelligence
The Thirty-First Conference on Innovative Applications of Artificial Intelligence
The Ninth Symposium on Educational Advances in Artificial Intelligence
Sponsored by the Association for the Advancement of Artificial Intelligence
January 27 – February 1, 2019, Honolulu, Hawaii, USA
Published by AAAI Press, Palo Alto, California USA
Copyright © 2019, Association for the Advancement of Artificial Intelligence
All Rights Reserved.
ISSN 2374-3468 (Online)
ISSN 2159-5399 (Print)
ISBN 978-1-57735-809-1 (Twelve-volume set)
ISBN 978-1-57735-836-7, Volume One: 978 pages
ISBN 978-1-57735-837-4, Volume Two: 904 pages
ISBN 978-1-57735-838-1, Volume Three: 838 pages
ISBN 978-1-57735-839-8, Volume Four: 990 pages
ISBN 978-1-57735-840-4, Volume Five: 910 pages
ISBN 978-1-57735-841-1, Volume Six: 960 pages
ISBN 978-1-57735-842-8, Volume Seven: 740 pages
ISBN 978-1-57735-843-5, Volume Eight: 890 pages
ISBN 978-1-57735-844-2, Volume Nine: 688 pages
ISBN 978-1-57735-845-9, Volume Ten: 834 pages
ISBN 978-1-57735-846-6, Volume Eleven: 808 pages
ISBN 978-1-57735-847-3, Volume Twelve: 752 pages
The Thirty-Third AAAI Conference on Artificial Intelligence was held at the Hilton Hawaiian Village in Honolulu Hawaii USA from January 27-February 1, 2019. The conference program chairs were Pascal Van Hentenryck (Georgia Institute of Technology, USA) and Zhi-Hua Zhou (Nanjing University, China).
The surge in public interest in AI technologies, that we have witnessed over the past few years, continued to accelerate in 2018-2019, with the societal and economic impact of AI becoming a point of public and government discussion worldwide. AAAI-19 saw a record number of submissions and attendance numbers in the history of AAAI series of conferences. AAAI-19 continued its tradition of attracting top-quality papers from all areas of AI. Moreover, in 2019, we were excited to see increases in submissions across almost all areas and especially in reasoning under uncertainty, applications, humans and AI, as well as in the big three: machine learning, computer vision and natural language processing.
The AAAI-19 proceedings consists of 1147 original research publications, selected by a rigorous double-blind review process from a pool of 7095 original full paper submissions satisfying the submission guidelines — an all-time record for AAAI. Due to the number of submissions and some exogenous limitations, the overall acceptance rate was only 16.2 percent. Technical sessions comprised 13-minute oral presentations and 2-minute spotlights; all selected papers were given a slot for poster presentation. The posters were presented during dedicated evening sessions. For the first time, the assignment of presentation format was based on presentation materials submitted by authors, as well as by considering the perceived degree of interest and topical balance: It should not be interpreted as implying a quality rating of the papers.
The proceedings also include papers from the Senior Member Track, cochaired by David Aha and Judy Goldsmith; the Doctoral Consortium Abstracts program, cochaired by Daniele Magazzeni and Laura Hiatt; the Student Abstracts program, chaired by Nir Lipovetzky and Yang Yu; and the Technical Demonstrations program, chaired by Monica Anderson.
AAAI-19 continued its tradition of colocating with the long-running Innovative Applications of Artificial Intelligence Conference (IAAI), which emphasizes the relevance of AI in our everyday lives. The IAAI-19 chair was Karen Myers (SRI International, USA).
Again included in this proceedings are the papers of the eighth Symposium on Educational Advances in Artificial Intelligence. EAAI-18 seeks to advance the AAAI goal of improving the teaching and training of AI practitioners. This year, the symposium was cochaired by Michael Wollowski (Rose-Hulman Institute of Technology, USA) and Nate Derbinsky (Northeastern University, USA).
The conferences are sponsored by the Association for the Advancement of Artificial Intelligence.