The Twenty-Fifth Annual Conference on Innovative Applications of Artificial Intelligence (IAAI-13) was held July 14–18, 2013 in Bellevue, Washington, USA. The conference focused on successful applications of AI technology. The conference used technical papers, challenge papers, invited talks, and panel discussions to explore issues, methods, and lessons learned in the development and deployment of AI applications; and to promote an interchange of ideas between basic and applied AI.
IAAI-13 featured papers in three tracks: (1) deployed application case studies, (2) challenge problem papers, and (3) emerging applications or methodologies. Case-study papers describe deployed applications with measurable benefits that include some aspect of AI technology. The application had to have been in production use by its final end-users (not the people who created it) for sufficiently long that the experience in use can be meaningfully collected and reported. This period typically spans at least three months. Challenge problem papers identified challenges to applying artificial intelligence to real world problems. Challenge problems included roadblocks to applying existing AI technology to new tasks, or fundamentally new technologies needed for new tasks. Emerging application papers bridged the gap between basic AI research and deployed AI applications, by discussing efforts to apply AI tools, techniques, or methods to real world problems. The papers reported on the engineering of AI applications.
Hector Munoz-Avila, Conference Chair (Lehigh University, USA)
David Stracuzzi, Conference Cochair (Sandia National Laboratories, USA)