AAAI-10 Special Track on Challenges in AI (CAI)
The AAAI-10 Challenge Track provides an opportunity for researchers to give a focused talk on a problem or problem class that is challenging for existing techniques and that they believe deserves dramatically more attention. In some cases a challenge paper may resemble papers submitted to the Senior Member Track, which welcomes papers about an “important new research area, or a thoughtful critique of trends in the field,” but a challenge paper must lay out a specific problem or problem class for other researchers to investigate. Accepted challenge papers will be published in the AAAI proceedings much like traditional technical papers. Unlike traditional technical papers, however, a challenge is expected to motivate other researchers towards a focused program of research ideally culminating in papers, submitted to subsequent AAAI conferences, that address one or more aspects of the technical challenge.
The challenge papers include a clear statement of the technical challenge, an argument as to why the challenge is important, discussion of previous relevant work, along with a means of evaluating progress. Ideally, a challenge issued in one AAAI will spark several years of intense research, the fruits of which are highlighted in the succeeding conferences. Challenges were welcome from specialists in traditional subfields as well as related disciplines that share with AI problems, techniques, or perspectives.
Special Track Cochairs
- Daniel S. Weld (University of Washington, USA)
- David E. Smith (NASA Ames Research Center, USA)