Proceedings of the Eighth Midwest Artificial intelligence and Cognitive Science Conference
Wright State University,
30 May - 1 June 1997
Edited by Eugene Santos
The Midwest Artificial Intelligence and Cognitive Science Conference (MAICS) is a general forum for research in both of the above mentioned fields and provides an opportunity for interdisciplinary cooperation and discussion between these two fields. Like the previous seven annual meetings, our Eighth MAICS has encouraged submissions and participation from those new to the research community.
The papers presented this year can be roughly categorized into the following eight subfields in AI and cognitive science: knowledge representation, intelligent tutoring systems, uncertainty, knowledge and data mining, virtual environments and intelligent actors, vision, language and interface, and self-organizing maps.
MAICS '97 also featured invited talks from Steven K. Rogers (Battelle) on "Physiologically Motivated Information Processing," Valerie J. Shute (Armstrong Laboratory, USAF) on "Automating Cognitive Task Analysis and Diagnosis: Explicate & Evaluate," and a panel discussion on "AI meets the Real World" led by Mark Boddy (Honeywell).