Sponsored by the Association for the Advancement of Artificial Intelligence
The Tenth Innovative Applications of Artificial Intelligence Conference on Artificial Intelligence (IAAI-98) was collocated with AAAI-98, and held July 27–29, 1998, at the conference center in Madison, Wisconsin.
The Tenth Annual Conference on Innovative Applications of Artificial Intelligence (IAAI-98) continued the IAAI tradition of case studies of deployed applications with measurable benefits whose value depends on the use of AI technology. In addition, IAAI-98 augmented these case studies with papers and invited talks that addressed emerging areas of AI technology or applications. IAAI was organized as an independent program within the National Conference, with schedules coordinated to allow attendees to move freely between IAAI and National Conference sessions. IAAI-98 and the National Conference jointly sponsored several invited talks that fit the theme of both programs.
AI applications developers benefited from learning about new AI techniques that will enable the next generation of applications. Basic AI research benefited by learning about challenges of real-world domains and difficulties and successes in applying AI techniques to real business problems. IAAI-98 addressed the full range of AI techniques, including knowledge-based systems, natural language, and vision.
IAAI-98 showcased the deployed applications on the first day. The papers were case studies that provided a valuable guide to designing, building, managing, and deploying systems incorporating AI technologies. These applications provided clear evidence of the impact and value that AI technology has in today’s world.
Papers in the Emerging Applications and Technologies track described efforts whose goal was the engineering of AI applications. They informed AI researchers about the utility of specific AI techniques for applications domains and also informed applications developers about tools and techniques that will enable the next generation of new and more powerful applications.
This 1998 papers addressed applications in education, the military, networking, spacecraft, medicine, games, the stock market, and more. AI techniques included, among others, planning, natural language processing, diagnostic reasoning, and cognitive simulation.
Bruce G. Buchanan, and Ramasamy Uthurusamy