Sponsored by the Association for the Advancement of Artificial Intelligence
The Eleventh Innovative Applications of Artificial Intelligence Conference on Artificial Intelligence (IAAI-99) was collocated with AAAI-99 and held July 18–22, 1999, at the convention center in Orlando, Florida.
The Eleventh Annual Conference on Innovative Applications of Artificial Intelligence (IAAI-99) was the place to be to learn about AI’s successes through deployed real-world example applications and emerging AI technologies and applications. IAAI-99 continued the IAAI tradition of presenting case studies of deployed applications with measurable benefits whose value depends on the use of AI technology. In addition, IAAI-99 augmented these case studies with papers and invited talks that addressed emerging areas of AI technology or applications. IAAI-99 was organized as an independent program within the National Conference, with coordinated schedules to allow attendees to move freely between IAAI and National Conference sessions. IAAI-99 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-99 addressed the full range of AI techniques, including knowledge-based systems, natural language, and so on.
IAAI-99 continued the tradition of showcasing the deployed applications on the first day, Monday, July 19. 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 informd 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.
The 1999 papers addressed applications in the military, airport operations, and management, telecommunications networks and management, spacecraft operations and satellite missions, medicine, vehicle assembly and routing, natural languages, music, diagnosis, customer support, robotics, electronic commerce, and more. AI techniques include among others, planning, constraints and scheduling, intelligent agents, simulation, expert systems, and knowledge acquisition.
Ramasamy Uthurusamy and Barbara Hayes-Roth