The award is made to the technical paper which, according to the team of peer reviewers, delivers not just the most significant new research, but does so in an accessible way. The paper, 'AI in production: video analysis and machine learning for expanded live events coverage', will be presented at midday on Sunday 16 September as part of a new initiative at IBC2018 – 'Tech Talks'. 'Tech Talks' ensures that the highly respected technical papers remain an integral part of IBC and its conference, bringing the latest ideas to all delegates in a fresh and accessible form. Talking of the new innovation, Dr Nick Lodge, executive producer of technical sessions in the conference, said "Senior technologists and researchers who have been responsible for original and thought-provoking advances in media technology will talk about their own work, and audiences will have the rare opportunity to question these world experts. "The technologies that impact the media industry are broad," he added.
In this article, I report on the primary features of the IJCAI-07 program, including its theme, schedule, and organization. In particular, I discuss an effective and novel presentation format at IJCAI in which oral and poster papers were presented in the same sessions categorized by topic area. The theme of the conference was "AI and its benefits to society," with the aim of highlighting and raising our research interests for problems of direct relevance to society. It was our hope that the theme of the conference could also be discerned in the technical papers and that the work be used towards the realization of that goal. The theme was particularly evident in the invited talks.
New Conference for NCAI Format Once the AAAI conferences were small meetings of less than one thousand attendees. Today the National Confcrencc on Artificial Intclligence is considered to be the single most important annual conference in this country. The number of attendees and exhibits has expanded proportionally. As with any change and growth, the NCAI has encountered its share of problems. Those problems have ranged from overcrowding in the technical paper sessions and tutorials to inadequate meeting and exhibition facilities.
The ACM Europe Council's remit is to support European ACM members while increasing the level and global visibility of ACM activities throughout Europe. Toward this goal, the ACM Europe Council's Best Paper Awards aim to achieve three key objectives: First, is to foster, recognize, and reward research excellence showcased at ACM-sponsored conferences held in Europe. Second, is to expand awareness of the many high-quality, ACM-sponsored events that take place annually within Europe. Third, is to enhance diversity and inclusion of European research across the global ACM community of researchers, students, and practitioners. The ACM Europe Council's Best Paper Awards recognize authors of outstanding technical contributions to ACM-sponsored conferences held in Europe.