AAAI- 15 and IAAI- 15 Are
The Twenty-Ninth AAAI Conference on
Artificial Intelligence (AAAI- 15) and the
Twenty-Seventh Conference on Innovative
Applications of Artificial Intelligence (IAAI-
15) will be held January 25–30 at the Hyatt
Regency Austin in Austin, Texas, USA.
Austin is home to one of the largest and
oldest communities of AI researchers in the
world, with more than a dozen AI-related
labs at the University of Texas at Austin.
Included here are a few highlights, but
for the full program, links, and schedule
information, please visit aaai.org/aaai15.
AAAI will feature a host of robotics exhibitions, demonstrations, and invited talks. In
addition to the AI Robotics Early Career
Spotlight Talk and Robotics in Texas program, a few highlights of the Robotics Festival will include the following:
50 Years of AI & Robotics
please join us for this special panel celebrating the 50th anniversary of Shakey, which
will be held on Tuesday, January 27,
cosponsored by AAAI and the IEEE Robotics
and Automation Society, the IEEE International Conference on Robotics and Automation and the Robotics: Science and Systems
Conference. panelists will include Edward
Feigenbaum, peter Hart, and Nils Nilsson.
RoboCup Soccer Exhibition
Given the recent expansion of interest in
intelligent robotics, AAAI and the RoboCup
Federation, with the help of NSF, are co-sponsoring a RoboCup soccer exhibition
match at AAAI- 15 (January 26–27) to showcase the state-of-the-art in robotics soccer to
the broad artificial intelligence research
community and spur additional interest in
this exciting testbed for intelligent systems.
The RoboCup competitions have pro-
moted research on artificial intelligence and
robotics since 1997. One of their main foci
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is the worldwide popular game of soccer,
with the aim to build fully autonomous
cooperative multi-robot systems that perform well in dynamic and adversarial environments.
The participating teams in the AAAI- 15
event will be Upennalizers from The University of pennsylvania, UT Austin Villa
from the University of Texas at Austin, and
rUNSWift from the University of New South
Wales. Each team won a championship at
the 2014 international competition (in the
humanoid league, 3D simulation league,
and Standard platform League respectively).
They will demonstrate a game according to
the regulations of the Standard platform
League, in which all teams use identical
Aldebaran Nao robots.
Research groups and robotics companies
will participate in the AAAI Robotics Exhibition, demonstrating their robot systems
throughout AAAI- 15. The Exhibition will
span the AAAI- 15 Open House program on
monday, January 26 through Thursday, January 29. The open house will be open to
high-school students and other selected
members of the general public. Demonstrations that highlight progress in robotics
during the past five years will be featured.
NSF-Sponsored Workshop on
Research Issues at the
Boundary of AI and Robotics
This full-day workshop on January 25 is an
initiative resulting from cooperation
between AAAI and the IEEE. It is designed
to bring together AI experts, robotics
experts and program directors to compile a
list of recommendations to funding agencies, professional organizations and individual researchers for how to push the
boundary of AI and robotics.
As part of AAAI’s outreach to students in
2015, AAAI- 15 will include many special
Winter News from the
Association for the
of Artificial Intelligence
AAAI News programs specifically for students, includ- ing the following: Student Newcomer Lunch: AAAI will holds
its inagural Student Newcomer Lunch on
Sunday, January 25, at 1:00 pm. This lunch is
designed to welcome first-time students to
the conference and give them an opportunity to meet other participants before the
launch of the main conference.
AAAI- 15 Open House: The AAAI- 15 Open
House will be held monday, January 26, for
high-school students in the Austin area, the
general public, graduate and undergraduate
students, and established AI researchers.
The latest work in many areas of AI will be
Breakfast with Champions: A Women’s
Mentoring Event: AAAI is holding an inaugural women’s mentoring event between
women students and senior women in
CS/AI. Breakfast with Champions will be
Wednesday morning, January 28 at 7: 15 Am.
This event follows on the successful footsteps of the Doctoral Consortium mentoring program.
Information about these and all student
programs is available on the AAAI Registration form at www.regonline.com/aaai15
and at http://movingai.com/AAAI15/.
The Ninth International AAAI Conference
on Web and Social media (ICWSm) will be
held may 26-29, 2015 in Oxford, England,
January 18: Abstracts Due
January 23: papers, posters, and Demos
Due. See www.icwsm.org for details.
2015 AAAI Spring Symposia
The Twenty-Eighth AAAI Spring Symposium Series will be held march 23–25 at
Stanford University, in cooperation with
the Stanford Computer Science Department. The eight symposia are ( 1) Ambient
Intelligence for Health and Cognitive
Enhancement; ( 2) Applied Computational
Game Theory; ( 3) Foundations of Autonomy and Its (Cyber) Threats: From Individuals to Interdependence; ( 4) Knowledge Representation and Reasoning: Integrating
Symbolic and Neural Approaches; ( 5) Logical Formalizations of Commonsense Reasoning; ( 6) Socio-Technical Behavior mining: From Data to Decisions; ( 7) Structured
Data for Humanitarian Technologies: perfect Fit or Overkill? and ( 8) Turn-Taking and
Coordination in Human-machine Interaction.
February 27, 2015 is the general registration deadline. The website is located at