Vol. 30 No. 1 (2016): Thirtieth AAAI Conference on Artificial Intelligence
The Thirtieth AAAI Conference on Artificial Intelligence
The Twenty-Eighth Conference on Innovative Applications of Artificial Intelligence
The Sixth Symposium on Educational Advances in Artificial Intelligence
Sponsored by the Association for the Advancement of Artificial Intelligence
February 12-17, 2016, Phoenix, Arizona USA
Published by AAAI Press, Palo Alto, California USA
Copyright © 2016, Association for the Advancement of Artificial Intelligence
All Rights Reserved.
ISSN 2374-3468 (Online)
ISSN 2159-5399 (Print)
ISBN 978-1-57735-760-5, Six-volume set
ISBN 978-1-57735-761-2, Volume One: 760 pages
ISBN 978-1-57735-762-9, Volume Two: 802 pages
ISBN 978-1-57735-763-6, Volume Three: 1002 pages
ISBN 978-1-57735-764-3, Volume Four: 796 pages
ISBN 978-1-57735-765-0, Volume Five: 764 pages
ISBN 978-1-57735-766-7, Volume Six: 490 pages
The Thirtieth Conference on Artificial Intelligence (AAAI-16) was held at the Phoenix Convention Center and the Hyatt Regency Phoenix in Phoenix, Arizona, USA from February 12–17, 2016. The proceedings volumes were published by AAAI Press.
This is an exciting time for the field of AI. Its ideas and technologies are touching ever-wider areas of human experience, and advances in the science of AI and its impact are widely discussed and debated in social and traditional media. More researchers than ever before are working on artificial intelligence, and important contributions to AI are being produced around the globe. AAAI is proud to represent the breadth of the field, and provide a forum where AI researchers from all areas can gather to share and cross-pollinate the latest results across the range of topics addressed in AI.
The AAAI-16 program featured a comprehensive slate of tutorials, workshops, the satellite IAAI conference and the EAAI symposium, demos, videos, exhibits, invited talks and panels, student abstracts, and special presentations by senior members and representatives from affiliated communities. These activities were organized around a core of technical sessions comprising presentations of original research contributions. The conference program chairs were Dale Schuurmans (University of Alberta, Canada) andMichael Wellman (University of Michigan, USA).
The proceedings consists primarily of papers that describe original research contributions vetted by rigorous review. A total of 2,132 well-formed papers were submitted to the technical program — an all-time record for AAAI. Of these, 2011 were directed by authors to the main track, and the remainder to one of three special tracks: Cognitive Systems, cochaired by David Leake and James Lester, Computational Sustainability, cochaired by Zico Kolter and Claire Monteleoni, and Integrated AI Capabilities, cochaired by Patrick Doherty and Malik Ghallab.
Also included in this proceedings are the papers of the Innovative Applications of Artificial Intelligence Conference (IAAI), which emphasizes the relevance of AI in our everyday lives. The IAAI-16 chair was Peter Z. Yeh (Nuance Communications, USA). The conference was cochaired by James Crawford (Orbital Insight, USA).
The Symposium on Educational Advances in Artificial Intelligence (EAAI-16) seeks to advance the AAAI goal of improving the teaching and training of AI practitioners. This year, the symposium was cochaired by Todd Neller (Gettysburg College, USA) and Sven Koenig (University of Southern California, USA).
The conferences are sponsored by the Association for the Advancement of Artificial Intelligence.