The Seventeenth Annual Conference on Innovative Applications of Artificial Intelligence (IAAI-05) is the premier venue for learning about AI’s impact through deployed applications and emerging AI technologies and applications. Case studies of deployed applications with measurable benefits arising from the use of AI technology provide detailed evidence of the current impact and value of AI technology. IAAI-05 augments these case studies with papers and invited talks that address emerging areas of AI technology and applications. The Emerging Applications track enables developers to learn about tools and techniques enabling the creation of the next generation of AI applications. Through this program, AI researchers learn about challenges of real-world domains, the utility of particular AI techniques for specific applications, and the difficulties, successes, and lessons learned in deploying AI applications.