The 2008 Scheduling and Planning Applications Workshop (SPARK'08)

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SPARK'08 was the first edition of a workshop series designed to provide a stable, longterm forum where researchers could discuss the applications of planning and scheduling techniques to real problems. Animated discussion characterized the workshop, which was collocated with the 18th International Conference on Automated Planning and Scheduling (ICAPS-08) held in Sydney, Australia, in September 2008. What keeps the fine advances in this field made over recent years hidden? The international Scheduling and Planning Applications Workshop (SPARK) was established to help address this issue. Building on precursory events, SPARK'08 was the first workshop designed to provide a stable, long-term forum where researchers could discuss the applications of planning and scheduling (P&S) techniques to real problems.


The Sixth International Conference on Enterprise Information Systems (ICEIS 2004

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The Sixth International Conference on Enterprise Information Systems (ICEIS) was held in Porto, Portugal; previous venues were in Spain, France, and the United Kingdom. Since its inception in 1999, ICEIS has grown steadily, and is now one of the largest international conferences in the area of information systems. In 2004, more than 600 papers were submitted to the conference and its ten satellite workshops. One of the interesting features of this conference is the high number of invited speakers. In 2004, eighteen keynote speakers were featured at ICEIS and its workshops.


Reports on the AAAI 1999 Workshop Program

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The AAAI-99 Workshop Program (a part of the sixteenth national conference on artificial intelligence) was held in Orlando, Florida. Each workshop was limited to approximately 25 to 50 participants. Participation was by invitation from the workshop organizers. The workshops were Agent-Based Systems in the Business Context, Agents' Conflicts, Artificial Intelligence for Distributed Information Networking, Artificial Intelligence for Electronic Commerce, Computation with Neural Systems Workshop, Configuration, Data Mining with Evolutionary Algorithms: Research Directions (Jointly sponsored by GECCO-99), Environmental Decision Support Systems and Artificial Intelligence, Exploring Synergies of Knowledge Management and Case-Based Reasoning, Intelligent Information Systems, Intelligent Software Engineering, Machine Learning for Information Extraction, Mixed-Initiative Intelligence, Negotiation: Settling Conflicts and Identifying Opportunities, Ontology Management, and Reasoning in Context for AI Applications.


The 1988 AAAI Workshop on Explanation

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This article is a summary of the Workshop on Explanation held during the 1988 National Conference on Artificial Intelligence in St. Paul, Minnesota. The purpose of the workshop was to identify key research issues in the rapidly emerging area of expert system explanation. Expert system explanation is the study of how to give an expert system the ability to provide an explanation of its actions and conclusions to a variety of users (including the domain expert, knowledge engineer, and end user). The 1988 AAAI Workshop on Explanation brought together many of the world's experts on expert system explanation in an attempt to highlight key research areas and questions that should be the focus of subsequent work. The one-day workshop was organized into five sessions of short presentations, each followed by panelled open discussion among the 35 workshop participants.


Converging on the Divergent: The History (and Future) of the International Joint Workshops in Computational Creativity

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We survey the history of studies of Computational Creativity, following the development of the International Conference on Computational Creativity from its beginnings, a decade ago, in two parallel workshop series. We give a brief outline of key issues, and a summary of the various different approaches taken by participants in the research field. The outlook is optimistic: a lot has been achieved in 10 years.