All AAAI-07, IAAI-07, AAAI Special Awards, and the IJCAI-JAIR Best Paper Prize will be presented Tuesday, July 24, 8:30 –9:00 am, in the Regency Ballroom on the Convention Level.
The AAAI-07 Awards will be presented by Program Cochairs Robert Holte and Adele Howe.
AAAI-07 Outstanding Paper Awards
PLOW: A Collaborative Task Learning Agent
James Allen, Nathanael Chambers, George Ferguson, Lucian Galescu, Hyuckchul Jung, Mary Swift, and William Taysom
Thresholded Rewards: Acting Optimally in Timed, Zero-Sum Games
Colin McMillen and Manuela Veloso
AAAI-07 Outstanding Senior Program Committee Member Award
Gerhard Brewka (University of Leipzig)
AAAI-07 Outstanding Program Committee Member Awards
Kiri Wagstaff (Jet Propulsion Laboratory)
Malte Helmert (Albert-Ludwigs-Universität Freiburg)
IAAI-07 Deployed Applications Awards
The eight IAAI-07 Deployed Application Awards will be announced by the IAAI-07 Chair William Cheetham and Cochair Mehmet Goker. Please see the schedule for paper titles. Certificates will be presented during paper sessions.
Robert S. Engelmore Memorial Award and Lecture
The Robert S. Engelmore Award is sponsored by IAAI-07 and AI Magazine, and will be presented by William Cheetham and Mehmet Goker, IAAI-07 Chair and Cochair, and David B. Leake, Editor-in-Chief, AI Magazine. The award and lecture was established in 2003 to honor Dr. Engelmore's extraordinary service to AAAI, AI Magazine, and the AI applications community, and his contributions to applied AI. The 2007 award will be presented to Oren Etzioni, Professor of Computer Science at the University of Washington, for longstanding technical and entrepreneurial contributions to artificial intelligence, including seminal research on AI on the Web and the deployment of AI technologies in high-impact applications. The lecture will be held Wednesday, July 25, 10:20 am, in Regency B.
AAAI Special Awards
The AAAI Special Awards will be presented by Ronald J. Brachman, Awards Committee Chair and AAAI Past President, and Alan Mackworth, AAAI President
Classic Paper Award
The 2007 AAAI Classic Paper award honors the authors of the paper deemed most influential from the Seventh National Conference on Artificial Intelligence, held in 1988 in St. Paul, Minnesota.
Peter Cheeseman, Matthew Self, Jim Kelly, Will Taylor, Don Freeman
A Robust, Qualitative Method for Robot Spatial Learning
Benjamin J. Kuipers, Yung-Tai Byun
Distinguished Service Award
The AAAI Distinguished Service award recognizes one individual each year for extraordinary service to the AI community. The 2007 recipient is Tom Mitchell, Fredkin Professor of AI and Machine Learning, Carnegie Mellon University, for outstanding service to artificial intelligence and computer science, including seminal intellectual and service contributions to machine learning and leadership at Carnegie Mellon University and in AAAI, NRC, and AAAS.
IJCAI-JAIR Best Paper Prize
The IJCAI-JAIR Best Paper Prize, which will be presented by Toby Walsh, Editor-in-Chief of JAIR, is awarded to an outstanding paper published in JAIR in the preceding five calendar years.
Efficient Solution Algorithms for Factored MDPs
C. Guestrin, D. Koller, R. Parr, and S. Venkataraman, S. (2003).
Additive Pattern Database Heuristics
A. Felner, R. E. Korf, and S. Hanan (2004).
2007 AAAI Fellows Recognition
Each year, the Association for the Advancement of Artificial Intelligence recognizes a small number of members who have made significant sustained contributions to the field of artificial intelligence, and who have attained unusual distinction in the profession. AAAI is pleased to announce the seven newly elected Fellows for 2007, who will be honored during the annual Fellows dinner on Tuesday, July 24:
- Pierre F. Baldi (University of California, Irvine)
- Adnan Y. Darwiche (University of California, Los Angeles)
- Hector A Geffner (ICREA and Universitat Pompeu Fabra)
- Carla P. Gomes (Cornell University)
- Russell Greiner (University of Alberta)
- Stephen F. Smith (Carnegie Mellon University)
- Milind Tambe (University of Southern California)