technological achievements accomplished by the
The focus of the 2017 conference was on research
advances in new and innovative intelligent systems’
methodologies and their applications in solving real-life, complex problems. In many worldwide applications, there is a real need to develop intelligent systems that deal with complex, open, and dynamic
information systems. These information systems
often involve a huge amount of data that may be
incomplete, heterogeneous, pervaded with uncertainty, and inconsistent with available ontologies or
expert knowledge. IEA/AIE-2017 emphasized applications of applied intelligent systems to solve real-life
problems in all areas including engineering, science,
industry, automation and robotics, business and
finance, health care, among others.
The conference, received 180 papers for the main
and the special tracks. Seventy papers were accepted
as full papers and 45 papers as short papers. All
accepted papers were carefully reviewed by program
committee members. The accepted papers cover a
wide array of applied artificial intelligence topics,
including constraints, planning, and optimization;
data mining and machine learning; sensors, signal
processing, and data fusion; recommender system;
decision support systems; knowledge representation
and reasoning; navigation, control, and autonomous
agents; sentiment analysis and social media; games,
computer vision, and animation; and uncertainty
The conference also organized nine poster sessions, which were well attended and enjoyed interactive discussions.
The conference greatly benefited from invited talks
by three world-leading researchers in applied artifi-
cial intelligence. Jian J. Zhang (a professor of com-
puter graphics at the National Centre for Computer
Animation, Bournemouth University, UK) gave a talk
on Creativity for Research — an Analogy Model.
Umberto Straccia (a senior researcher at the Istituto di
Scienza e Tecnologie dell’ Informazione (ISTI) of the
Italian National Council of Research CNR) gave a talk
on Fuzzy Semantic Web Languages and Beyond.
Finally, Leendert van der Torre (a professor of com-
puter science at University of Luxembourg), spoke on
Rational Enterprise Architecture.
In addition to the main track, eight special tracks
were organized: Agronomy and Artificial Intelligence,
Anomaly Detection, Applications of Argumentation,
Conditionals and Nonmonotonic Reasoning, De
Finetti’s Heritage in Uncertainty and Decision-Mak-
ing, Graphical Models: From Theory to Applications,
Innovative Applications of Textual Analysis Based on
AI, and Intelligent Systems in Health Care and
mHealth for Health Outcomes
IEA/AIE-2017 also organized two workshops: ASP
Technologies for Querying Large-Scale Multiple-
Source Heterogeneous Web Information, cochaired
by Odile Papini, Salem Benferhat, Laurent Garcia,
and Marie-Laure Mugnier; and Computer Animation
and Artificial Intelligence, cochaired by The Duy Bui,
Sylvain Lagrue, Hongchuan Yu, Huu-Hoa Nguyen,
Pradorn Sureephong, Mohd Shafry Mohd Rahim,
and Karim Tabia.
IEA/AIE-2017 selected three papers for the best-paper
awards. The Best Paper Award was presented to
Christoph Beierle and Steven Kutsch for their paper
Regular and Sufficient Bounds of Finite Domain Con-
straints for Skeptical C-Inference. The first runner-up
was Kennedy Kambona, Thierry Renaux, and Wolf-
gang De Meuter, for their paper Efficient Matching in
Heterogeneous Rule Engines. The second runner-up
was Yuyan Sun, Yuxuan Liang, Zizhen Zhang, and
Jiahai Wang, for their paper M-NSGA-II: A Memetic
Algorithm for Vehicle Routing Problem with Route
Balancing. Both runners-up were given Best Paper
Award certificates, and all award recipients were pre-
sented with gifts.
The best student paper award was presented to
Lina Abassi and Imen Boukhris for their paper A Gold
Standards-Based Crowd Label Aggregation Within
the Belief Function Theory.
Authors from more than 30 countries submitted
papers. Selected papers were presented and published
in Artificial Intelligence: From Theory to Practice pub-
lished by Springer Verlag in its Lecture Notes in Arti-
ficial Intelligence series. The next conference will be
held June 25–28, 2018, in Montréal, Québec, Canada.
Salem Benferhat is a professor of computer science at the
Centre de Recherche en Informatique de Lens, Artois University, Lens, France.
Karim Tabia is an assistant professor in the Faculty of Sciences at Artois University, Lens, France.
Moonis Ali is a professor in the Department of Computer
Science at Texas State University, San Marcos, Texas, USA.