Vol. 25 No. 1 (2011): Twenty-Fifth AAAI Conference on Artificial Intelligence
The Twenty-Fifth AAAI Conference on Artificial Intelligence
The Twenty-Third Conference on Innovative Applications of Artificial Intelligence
The Second Symposium on Educational Advances in Artificial Intelligence
Sponsored by the Association for the Advancement of Artificial Intelligence
August 7–11, 2011, San Francisco, California USA
Published by AAAI Press, Palo Alto, California USA
Copyright © 2011, Association for the Advancement of Artificial Intelligence
All Rights Reserved.
ISSN 2374-3468 (Online)
ISSN 2159-5399 (Print)
ISBN 978-1-57735-507-6 (Two-Volume Set)
ISBN 978-1-57735-508-3 (Volume One), 1,002 pages.
ISBN 978-1-57735-509-0 (Volume Two), 980 pages.
The Twenty-Fifth Conference on Artificial Intelligence (AAAI-11) was held in San Francisco, California at the Hyatt Regency San Francisco, from August 7–11, 2011, USA. The proceedings volumes were published by AAAI Press.
The AAAI Conference on Artificial Intelligence — AAAI's summer conference — has promoted theoretical and applied AI research as well as intellectual interchange among researchers and practitioners. The technical papers presented at the twenty-fifth meeting of this conference feature substantial, original research and practices, with special emphasis on constraints, satisfiability, and search; knowledge-based information systems; knowledge representation and reasoning; machine learning; multiagent systems; multidisciplinary topics; natural language processing; reasoning about plans, processes, and actions; reasoning under uncertainty; and robotics. Special tracks include artificial intelligence and the web; computational sustainability and artificial intelligence; integrated intelligence; and physically grounded artificial intelligence. The conference also includes new scientific and technical advances in research (Nectar) papers, doctoral consortium abstracts, robotics program papers, and student abstracts. The conference program chairs were Wolfram Burgard (University of Freiburg, Germany), and Dan Roth (University of Illinois, Urbana-Champaign, USA. The AAAI Conference Committee Chair was Dieter Fox (University of Washington, USA)
This proceedings also includes the papers presented at the Innovative Applications of Artificial Intelligence Conference. The IAAI-11 conference chair was Daniel Shapiro (Institute for the Study of Learning and Expertise, USA). The IAAI-11 conference cochair was Markus Fromherz (ACS, a Xerox Company, USA).
The IAAI conference traditionally consists of case studies of deployed applications with measurable benefits whose value depends on the use of AI technology, as well as emerging applications, which discuss efforts to apply AI tools, techniques, or methods to real world problems. Through the IAAI papers in this proceedings, AI researchers can learn about challenges of real-world domains, the utility of particular AI techniques for specific applications, and the dif- ficulties, successes, and lessons learned in deploying AI applications.
For the second year in a row, the Symposium on Educational Advances in Artificial Intelligence was be held in conjunction with AAAI-11 and included in these proceedings. The symposium chair was Marie desJardins (University of Maryland, Baltimore County, USA). EAAI-11 provides a venue for researchers and educators to discuss pedagogical issues and share resources related to teaching AI and using AI in education.
The conferences and symposium are sponsored by the Association for the Advancement of Artificial Intelligence.