The Thirteenth AAAI Conference on Artificial Intelligence and Interactive Digital Entertain- ment (AIIDE- 17) will be held at the at the Snowbird Ski and Summer Resort in Snowbird, Utah, October 5-9, 2017. AIIDE is the definitive point of
interaction between entertainment software developers interested in AI and academic and industrial AI
researchers. Sponsored by AAAI, the conference is targeted at both the research and commercial communities, promoting AI research and practice in the context of interactive digital entertainment systems with
an emphasis on commercial computer and video
games. This year’s conference features a special topic
— Beyond Games — and will include speakers, panels,
and paper sessions that focus on a broad range of
complementary areas of interactive digital entertainment.
AIIDE- 17 invited speakers include Marc Bellemare
(DeepMind) speaking on Modern Reinforcement
Learning and the Atari 2600; Mary Lou Maher (Uni-
versity of North Carolina, Charlotte) speaking on
Thinking Outside the Box: AI Models of Curiosity;
and Jichen Zhu (Drexel University), speaking on
Practice. The program will also include technical
paper presentations, a poster and demo session, a doc-
toral consortium, and the annual Starcraft AI Compe-
tition. The Playable Experiences track will continue
this year with five systems with articulable innovation
in the use of AI directly affecting the user’s experience,
including Proofdoku, Grayscale, Traveler, Unex-
plored, and Darwin’s Demons. The main conference
program will be preceded by two tutorials and three
workshops on October 5 and 6.
The two tutorials at the conference include Answer
Set Programming, presented by Adam Smith and
Deep Learning for Interactive Digital Entertainment,
presented by Wookhee Min and Pengcheng Wang.
The three workshops include Artificial Intelligence for
Strategy Games ( skatgame.net/mburo/aiide17ws),
Experimental AI in Games ( exag.org), and Intelligent
Narrative Technologies (www. di.unito.it/~rossana/
The full conference program and registration information is available at aiide.org. The late registration
deadline is September 15. Onsite rates will be in effect
after that date. Preregistration is strongly encouraged.
The online registration form is available online (www.
regonline. com/aiide17), and will be open through
the conference period. Onsite registration will be held
in the Magpie Foyer on Level B of the Cliff Lodge
(October 5-6) and in the Alpenglow Foyer on Level 10
of the Cliff Lodge (October 7-9).
For more information about registration or hotels
in the area, please consult the conference website
(www. aiide.org), or write to aiide17@ aaai.org.
research and guidance on future
research directions; ( 2) to develop a sup-
portive community of scholars and a
spirit of collaborative research; ( 3) to
support a new generation of researchers
by offering advice about academic,
their research interests and career objec-
tives with a panel of established
researchers in artificial intelligence. The
consortium has the following objec-
tives: ( 1) to provide a setting for mutu-
al feedback on participants’ current
research, industrial, and non-tradition-
al career paths; and ( 4) to contribute to
the overall conference goals through
interaction with other researchers and
participation in conference events.
Applications are due September 22.
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