CFP: AAAI/KDD/UAI-2002 Workshop - Real-Time Decision Support and Diagnosis

William H. Hsu bhsu at
Sun Feb 24 16:05:02 EST 2002


Joint Workshop on Real-Time Decision Support and Diagnosis Systems

  - National Conference on Artificial Intelligence (AAAI)
  - Association for Computing Machinery (ACM) SIGKDD
    Conference on Knowledge Discovery in Databases (KDD)
  - International Conference on Uncertainty in Artificial Intelligence (UAI)

Mon 29 Jul 2002
Edmonton, Alberta, CANADA

As AI methodologies are being applied towards increasingly realistic
domains that require timely responses, real-time systems are coming to
incorporate decision-making tools that require more intelligent
capabilities.  Many real-world intelligent systems call for autonomous
intelligent agents acting in the face of uncertain knowledge and
limited computational resources.  Real-time decision support and
diagnosis systems are two such important application domains. 


Active research topics that are relevant to real-time decision 
support and diagnosis include: 

- real-time expert systems 
- embedded intelligent diagnosis agents 
- anytime uncertain reasoning algorithms and flexible computation 
- cost estimation for resource-bounded computation
- decision-theoretic planning and deliberative real-time
  artificial intelligence 
- real-time Bayesian network inference and learning techniques 
- real-time algorithms for scheduling and situated planning
- real-time sensor fusion and situation assessment
- real-time knowledge discovery in databases (KDD) 


The one day workshop will include invited talks and tutorials on
state-of-the-art research problems and methodologies, presentations
by selected participants, and a panel and open discussion sessions
on key topics.

---Invited Talks, Tutorials, and Discussion Sessions

* Bruce D'Ambrosio (Oregon State University): invited talk
  State-of-the-art Real-Time Probabilistic Decision Support
  and Diagnosis technologies (45-60 minutes) 

* Michael C. Horsch (University of Saskatchewan): invited talk
  Flexible computation

* Fabio Gagliardi Cozman (University of Sao Paulo, Brazil): discussion
  Embedded AI

* Eugene Santos Jr. (University of Connecticut): discussion
  Distributed and Cooperative Problem Solving

* Marek J. Druzdzel (University of Pittsburgh):
  Topics related to Diagnosis, Real-time Inference, and Sensor Fusion


The workshop will be of interest to researchers and practitioners in
the area of uncertain reasoning (UAI), real-time artificial
intelligence (RTAI), and real-time knowledge discovery in databases
(KDD). Participation will be based on submitted research summaries.
We anticipate participation by 25-50 people at the workshop.

---Paper Submissions

We encourage submissions containing original theoretical and applied
concepts in real-time decision support and diagnosis systems.
Experimental results are also encouraged, especially on fielded
applications, even if they are only preliminary.  We therefore invite
two categories of paper submissions: 

- research papers
     * should not exceed 12 pages, including title page
     * due Fri 15 March 2002
- short summaries (including position papers)
     * should not exceed 2 pages
     * due Fri 29 March 2002

We request that authors prepare papers in the standard AAAI format.
Papers should be submitted in PostScript, PDF, or Microsoft Word
97/2000 file format.  Electronic submissions are preferred, but both
types of papers may be submitted by ONE OF the following three options: 

* E-mail a URL pointer to the paper to rtdsds-2002 at 
* Attach a PostScript, PDF, or Word file (or .zip, .gz, or .bz2
  archive) to rtdsds-2002 at 
* Mail 5 hard copies printed on 8.5" x 11" or A4 paper with at least
  1-inch margins on all sides. 

All submissions should be sent to rtdsds-2002 at

---Organizing Chairs

Haipeng Guo (primary contact)
Department of Computing and Information Sciences
p: Kansas State University, 234 Nichols Hall,
Manhattan, KS 66506-2302 * t: (785) 539-0278, f: (785) 532-7353 *
e: hpguo at * w: 

Eric Horvitz
Adaptive Systems & Interaction Group, Microsoft Research
p: Microsoft Research, Redmond WA 98052-6399 *
t: (425) 936-2127 * f: (425) 936-7329 *
e: horvitz at * w: 

William H. Hsu (primary contact)
Department of Computing and Information Sciences
p: Kansas State University, 234 Nichols Hall,
Manhattan, KS 66506-2302 * t: (785) 539-7180 * f: (785) 539-7180 *
e: bhsu at * w: 

Eugene Santos Jr.
Department of Computer Science and Engineering
p: UTEB, 191 Auditorium Rid., U-155, Storrs, CT 06269-3155 *
t: (860) 486-1458 * f: (860) 486-4817 *
e: eugene at * w:

---Program Committee (to date)

Daniel Andresen (Kansas State University)
Bruce D'Ambrosio, Oregon State University
Fabio Gagliardi Cozman, University of Sao Paulo
Marek J. Druzdzel, University of Pittsburgh
Haipeng Guo, Kansas State University (Organizing Committee)
Eric Horvitz, Microsoft Research (Organizing Committee)
William H. Hsu, Kansas State University (Organizing Committee)
Henry Kautz, Washington University
Sven Koenig, Georgia Institute of Technology 
Mitchell L. Neilsen, Kansas State University
David Poole, University of British Columbia
Eugene Santos Jr., University of Connecticut (Organizing Committee)
Solomon Shimony, Ben Gurion University
Shlomo Zilberstein, University of Massachusetts

---Additional information

Please consult the following web page:
for more information.

 William H. Hsu, Ph.D.
 Assistant Professor of CIS, Kansas State University
 Director, Lab for Knowledge Discovery in Databases,              ICQ: 28651394

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