The Thirteenth Conference on Innovative Applications of Artificial Intelligence
Sponsored by the Association for the Advancement of Artificial Intelligence
The Thirteenth Innovative Applications of Artificial Intelligence Conference on Artificial Intelligence (IAAI-01) was collocated with the
International Joint Conference on Artificial Intelligence and held
August 7–9, 2001, at the convention center in Seattle, Washington
The Thirteenth Annual Conference on Innovative Applications of Artificial Intelligence
(IAAI-2001) continued the IAAI tradition of serving as one of the premier
venues for current work on artificial intelligence applications. As always,
the 2001 conference featured an outstanding selection of papers on deployed
applications that use AI techniques, as well as papers on emerging technologies
relevant to the design and development of AI applications.
The twelve papers presented at the conference were selected from thirty-seven papers submitted by authors from more
than twelve countries. Five of these papers describe deployed applications,
providing case studies on the design, management, and deployment of real-world
systems incorporating AI technologies. The problems addressed ranged
from a dialogue system for online sales to load planning for ships to a management
advisor for grasshopper infestations, with a range of AI technologies including
stochastic search, case-based reasoning, and natural language understanding.
The remaining seven papers discussed emerging technologies, work
whose goal is the development of technologies relevant to the design and development
of systems using AI technology. Problems addressed by these papers
included protein crystallography, spelling correction, and aircraft collision
avoidance, with technologies ranging from machine learning to constraint satisfaction
to case-based reasoning and image analysis.
The 2001 conference was collocated with the International Joint Conference
on Artificial Intelligence (IJCAI-01), with coordinated programs and a single
registration fee so that attendees could move freely between the two conferences.
In addition to the technical papers, IAAI-2001 also provided conference attendees
with two invited talks — by Rod Brooks on consumer robotics, and by
Harold Cohen on his work on AI and Art — as well as a panel on personalization
organized by John Riedl.
Artificial intelligence continues to be an exciting and profitable area of investigation
for people interested in building software systems that operate in realistic
environments incorporating a range of uncertainties and complexities. We
are eager to see what future innovations may further follow from the work presented
at the 2001 conference.
Haym Hirsh and Steve Chien
For further information about the IAAI 2001 Conference, consult the following:
- Conference proceedings
- List of papers (with links to abstracts) presented at the conference.
- Conference call for papers
- Conference brochure
- Conference program