Randall W. Hill, Jr., Jacobstein, Neil
We are pleased to publish this special selection of articles from the Sixteenth Annual Conference on Innovative Applications of Artificial Intelligence (IAAI-04), which occurred July 27-29, 2004 in San Jose, California. IAAI is the premier venue for learning about AI's impact through deployed applications and emerging AI technologies. The emerging applications track features technologies that are rapidly maturing to the point of application. The other three articles, which are from the emerging technology track, were selected because they are particularly innovative and show great potential for deployment.