Sponsored by the Association for the Advancement of Artificial Intelligence
The Eighteenth National Conference on Artificial Intelligence (AAAI-02) was held July 28 – August 1, 2002, at the Shaw conference center in Edmonton, Alberta, Canada.
As the premier showcase of AI science and technology, the national conference started with workshops and free tutorials from leading researchers. This was an outstanding forum to learn about the state of the art in both new and established areas. The conference offered 121 technical papers on the best new research and applications across all areas of AI. This year, for the first time, we had all the papers presented in two specialized poster sessions. Attendees had the opportunity to meet and talk with the authors of all technical papers. In addition, there was a single plenary session, presenting a selected set of papers from diverse areas, highlighting the main directions in those areas, and geared towards unifying and sharing information across the AI spectrum. Attendees also had the opportunity to listen to five invited talks ranging from traditional to unconventional AI.
Rina Dechter, Michael Kearns, and Rich Sutton