Report on the Twenty-Second International FLAIRS Conference.
In addition to the diverse assortment of papers submitted to the conference, FLAIRS featured an excellent set of keynote speakers: Eugene Freuder of the University College Cork, presented a talk on "The Ubiquity of Constraints," Arthur Graesser of the University of Memphis spoke on "AutoTutor and the World of Pedagogical Agents: Intelligent Tutoring Systems with Natural Language Dialogue," and Jan Wiebe of the University of Pittsburgh presented a talk called "Subjectivity Analysis." Several of the special tracks also featured invited talks from distinguished researchers in the track areas: James Pustejovsky of Brandeis University, with a talk on "Linguistic Ontologies for Time and Space," Vincent Aleven of Carnegie Mellon University, with a talk on "CTAT: Efficiently Building Real-world Intelligent Tutoring Systems through Programming by Demonstration," and Ashok K. Goel of the Georgia Institute of Technology, with a talk on "Multimodal Case-Based Reasoning."
Overall the program shows that FLAIRS continues to be a major forum for the presentation of research results in artificial intelligence, primarily for U.S.-based researchers but also for researchers abroad. The Twenty-Third International FLAIRS Conference (FLAIRS-23) will be held 19-21 May 2010 in Daytona Beach, Florida, USA. Information about FLAIRS-23, including the call for papers, is available online at www.flairs-23.info.
Hans W. Guesgen is a professor of computer science at the School of Engineering and Advanced Technology of Massey University in New Zealand. His research areas include ambient intelligence, smart environments, and spatiotemporal reasoning. He holds doctorates from the University of Kaiserslautern (1988) and the University of Hamburg (1993) in Germany.
H. Chad Lane is a research scientist at the University of Southern California's Institute for Creative Technologies. He conducts research in the areas of intelligent tutoring systems, cognitive science, serious games, and the learning sciences with a particular focus on the use of virtual humans for learning in ill-defined domains. He received his Ph.D. in computer science from the University of Pittsburgh in 2004.
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|Title Annotation:||Reports; Florida Artificial Intelligence Research Society Conference|
|Author:||Guesgen, Hans W.; Lane, H. Chad|
|Article Type:||Conference news|
|Date:||Dec 22, 2009|
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