Schedule of Papers and Events

Mon 18th Lobby Caribbean Room Dunes Golf Course


NSF Sponsored MLeXAI Workshop

NSF Sponsored MLeXAI Workshop


Poster preparation
Day 1
Tue 19th Lobby Sundial Pelican Osprey Flamingo
8:00am Registration

Poster preparation & setup
9:00am Session 1:
Invited Talk:
AutoTutor and the World of Pedagogical Agents
Arthur Graesser

Break (Sundial Foyer) Session 2: Posters
12:15pm Lunch (Pool/Backup Sundial)
1:45pm Session 3a: (4)
General Track
Session 3b: (4)
Applied NLP
Session 3c: (4)
Data Mining
Session 3d: (4)
3:25pm Break (Sundial Foyer)
Session 4a: (4)
General Track
Session 4b: (4)
Applied NLP
Session 4c: (4)
AI Education
Session 4d: (3)
5:35pm WiFi
6:00pm Reception  (Pool/Backup Sanibel Captiva)  
Best papers and poster awards
Day 2
Wed 20th Lobby Sundial Pelican Osprey Flamingo
8:00am Registration

9:00am Session 5:
Invited Talk:
Subjectivity Analysis
Jan Wiebe

10:00am Break (Sundial Foyer)
10:30am Session 6a: (4)
General Track
Session 6b: (4)
Applied NLP
Session 6c: (4)
AI Planning & Scheduling
Session 6d: (3)
Case-Based Reasoning
12:15pm Lunch (Pool/Backup Sundial)
Session 7a: (3)
General Track
Session 7b: (2)
Applied NLP
Session 7c: (2)
AI Planning & Scheduling
Session 7d: (3)
Case-Based Reasoning
3:00pm Break (Sundial Foyer)
3:30pm Session 8a: (3)
General Track
Session 8b: (2)
Uncertain Reasoning
Session 8c: (2)
Semantics, Ontologies, and Computational Linguistics
Session 8d: (2)
Intelligent Tutoring Systems
4:45pm WiFi
Session 9a: (3)
General Track
Session 9b: (3)
Uncertain Reasoning
Session 9c: (3)
Semantics, Ontologies, and Computational Linguistics
Session 9d: (3)
Intelligent Tutoring Systems
6:00pm to

Day 3
Thu 21st Lobby Sundial Pelican Osprey Flamingo
8:00am Registration

9:00am Session 10
Invited Talk:
The Ubiquity of Constraints
Eugene Freuder

10:00am Break (Sundial Foyer)
10:30am Session 11a: (4)
Games and Entertainment
Session 11b: (3)
Uncertain Reasoning
Session 11c: (3)
Semantics, Ontologies, and Computational Linguistics
Session 11d: (4)
1:45pm to

FLAIRS Business Meeting

Floor Plan


Tuesday, 19th May, 9:00am-10:00am

Session 1:  Invited Talk - Chair: Chad Lane
9:00am AutoTutor and the World of Pedagogical Agents: Intelligent Tutoring Systems with Natural Language Dialogue Embodied Intelligent Agents as Servants, Advisors, Companions and Jesters
Arthur Graesser, University of Memphis, USA

AutoTutor is a computer tutor that helps students learn concepts in science and technology by holding a conversation in natural language. Students input their contributions through a keyboard or speech, whereas AutoTutor communicates through an animated conversational agent with speech, facial expressions, and some rudimentary gestures. A recent version tracks and responds to learner emotions. Another version is integrated with an interactive simulation environment. Assessments of AutoTutor on learning gains have been quite promising (nearly a letter grade) compared with reading a textbook. This presentation describes AutoTutor and some of its offspring with animated pedagogical agents.

Art Graesser is a professor in the Department of Psychology, an adjunct professor in Computer Science, and co-director of the Institute of Intelligent Systems at the University of Memphis. Dr. Graesser received his Ph.D. in psychology from the University of California at San Diego and was a visiting researcher at Yale University, Stanford University, and Carnegie Mellon University. His primary research interests are in cognitive science, discourse processing, and the learning sciences. More specific interests include knowledge representation, question asking and answering, tutoring, text comprehension, inference generation, conversation, reading, education, memory, artificial intelligence, and human-computer interaction. He served as editor of the journal Discourse Processes (1996-2005) and is the current editor of Journal of Educational Psychology. He is president of the Society for Text and Discourse and Artificial Intelligence in Education. In addition to publishing over 400 articles in journals, books, and conference proceedings, he has written two books and edited nine books (one being the Handbook of Discourse Processes). He has designed, developed, and tested intelligent software in learning, language, and discourse technologies, including AutoTutor, Coh-Metrix, HURA Advisor, SEEK Web Tutor, MetaTutor, ARIES, Question Understanding Aid (QUAID), QUEST, and Point&Query.

Tuesday, 19th May, 10:00am - 11:00am (Posters will remain up until 12:30)

Session 2: Posters
General Track

Measuring General Relational Structure Using the Block Modularity Clustering Objective
Adam Paul Anthony, Marie desJardins, Michael Lombardi

Extending Temporal Causal Graph For Diagnosis Problems
Lamia Belouaer, Maroua Bouzid, Malek Mouhoub

HAMR: A Hybrid Multi-Robot Control Architecture
Daylond James Hooper, Gilbert Peterson

Extending the Cardinal Direction Calculus to a Temporal Dimension
Jedrzej Osinski

Generalizing and Categorizing Skills in Reinforcement Learning Agents Using Partial Policy Homomorphisms
Srividhya Rajendran, Manfred Huber

Augmented Cyberspace Exploiting Real-time Biological Sensor Fusion
Yoshitaka Sakurai, Kouhei Takada, Shoko Hashida, Setsuo Tsuruta

AI Education

Game-Related Examples of Artificial Intelligence
Ken T. N. Hartness

From Mad Libs to Tic Tac Toe: Using Robots and Game Programming as a Theme in an Introduction to Programming Course for Non-Majors
Jennifer S. Kay

AI Planning and Scheduling

Enhancing Constraint Models for Planning Problems
Roman Barták, Daniel Toropila

Knowledge Representation for Intelligent and Error-Prone Execution of Robust Granular Plans. A Conceptual Study
Sebastian Ernst, Antoni Ligeza

Tuning Search Heuristics for Classical Planning with Macro Actions
I. Murugeswari, N. S. Narayanaswamy

Applied Natural Language Processing

Simplification of Patent Claim Sentences for their Paraphrasing and Summarization
Nadjet Bouayad-Agha, Gerard Casamayor, Gabriela Ferraro, Leo Wanner

Automated Knowledge Annotation for Dynamic Collaborative Environments
Andrew J. Cowell

Hidden Markov Random Fields Based LSI Text Semi-supervised Clustering
Kerui Min, Gang Liu, Xin Chen, Shengqi Lu

Extracting Meaning from Cell Phone Improvement Ideas
Jenine Turner, Raimondas Lencevicius, Mark Adler

Towards a Method for Assessing Summaries in Spanish using LSA
René Alejandro Venegas

Data Mining

FCP-Growth: Class Itemsets for Class Association Rules
Emna Bahri, Stephane Lallich

Confidence-based Tuning of Nomogram Predictions
Tony Mancill, Scott A. Wallace

Design, Evaluation, and Refinement of Intelligent Systems

A Textual Subgroup Mining Approach for Rapid ARD+ Model Capture
Martin Atzmueller, Grzegorz J. Nalepa

Knowledge Engineering with Didactic Knowledge - First Steps towards an Ultimate Goal
Rainer Knauf, Yoshitaka Sakurai, Setsuo Tsuruta, Ronald Boeck

In Search for the Human Factor in Rule Based Game AI: The GrinTu Evaluation and Refinement Approach
Swen E Gaudl, Klaus P. Jantke, Rainer Knauf

Games and Entertainment

Identifying User Destinations in VirtualWorlds
Fahad Shah, Gita Sukthankar, Philip Bell

Intelligent Tutoring Systems

From SDK to xPST: A New Way to Overlay a Tutor on Existing Software
Stephen Bruce Blessing, Stephen B Gilbert, Liz A Blankenship, Bhavesh Sanghvi

Semantics, Ontologies, and Computational Linguistics

Exceptions in Ontologies: Deducing Properties from Topological Axioms
Christophe Jouis, Bassel Habib, Jie Liu

Using Spatiality to Integrate Ontologies
Napat Sukthong

Uncertain Reasoning
A Comparative Study of Variable Elimination and Arc Reversal in Bayesian Network Inference
Cory James Butz, Junying Chen, Ken Konkel, Pawan Lingras

A Surprise-based Qualitative Calculus
Zina M. Ibrahim, Ahmed Y. Tawfik, Alioune Ngom

Query Processing and Optimization for Logic Programs with Certainty Constraints
Jinzan Lai, Nematollaah Shiri

Prime Implicants and Belief Update
Laurent Perrussel, Jerusa Marchi, Guilherme Bittencourt

On the Use of Guaranteed Possibility Measures in Possibilistic Networks
Amen Ajroud, Salem Benferhat, Mohamed Nazih Omri, Habib Youssef

Tuesday, 19th May, 1:45pm-3:25pm

Session 3a:  General Track (Question Answering/Text Processing) - Chair: James Pustejovsky
1:45pm Multiple Answer Extraction for Question Answering with Automated Theorem Proving Systems
Geoff Sutcliffe, Aparna Yerikalapudi, Steven Trac
2:10pm Modeling Semantic Question Context for Question Answering
Protima Banerjee, Hyoil Han
2:35pm Automatic Text Categorization of Mathematical Word Problems
Suleyman Cetintas, Luo Si, Yan Ping Xin, Dake Zhang, Joo Young Park
3:00pm Determining Paragraph Type From Paragraph Position
Kyle B Dempsey, Philip M. McCarthy, John C. Myers, Jennifer Weston, Danielle S. McNamara
Session 3b: Applied Natural Language Processing - Chair: Nick Duran
1:45pm A New Method for Measuring English Verb's Metaphor Making Potential
Zili Chen, Jonathan J. Webster, Tianyong Hao, Ian C. Chow  
2:10pm Exploring Lexical Network Development in Second Language Learners
Scott Crossley
2:35pm Hierarchical Soft Clustering and Automatic Text Summarization for Accessing the Web on Mobile Devices for Visually Impaired People
Gaël Harry Dias, Sebastião Pais, Fernando Cunha, Hugo Costa, David Machado, Tiago Barbosa, Bruno Martins
3:00pm A Coh-Metrix Analysis of Variation among Biomedical Abstracts
Benjamin Duncan, Charles Hall
Session 3c: Data Mining - Chair: David Bisant
1:45pm Multivariate Time Series Classification with Temporal Abstractions
Iyad Batal, Lucia Sacchi, Riccardo Bellazzi, Milos Hauskrecht
2:10pm Discovering Anomalies to Multiple Normative Patterns in Structural and Numeric Data
William Eberle, Lawrence Holder
2:35pm VipBoost: A More Accurate Boosting Algorithm
Xiaoyuan Su, Taghi M. Khoshgoftaar, Russell Greiner
3:00pm Rule Mining and Missing-Value Prediction in the Presence of Data Ambiguities
Kasun Wickramaratna, Miroslav Kubat, Kamal Premaratne, Thanuka Wickramarathne
Session 3d: Design, Evaluation, and Refinement of Intelligent Systems - Chair: Rainer Knauf
1:45pm A Data Warehouse-Based Approach for Quality Management, Analysis and Evaluation of Intelligent Systems using Subgroup Mining
Martin Atzmueller, Frank Puppe, Stephanie Beer
2:10pm Advanced Measures for Empirical Testing
Joachim Baumeister
2:35pm Verification of Distributed Knowledge in Semantic Knowledge Wikis
Joachim Baumeister, Grzegorz J. Nalepa
3:00pm XTT Rules Design and Implementation with Object-Oriented Methods
Grzegorz Jacek Nalepa

Tuesday, 19th May, 3:55pm-5:35pm

Session 4a: General Track (Knowledge Representation/Control) - Chair: Art Graesser
3:55pm EA NLU: Practical Language Understanding for Cognitive Modeling
Emmett Tomai, Ken Forbus
4:20pm A Semantic Framework for Uncertainties in Ontologies
Joana Hois
4:45pm Lifting the Limitations in a Rule-based Policy Language
Alan Lindsay, Maria Fox, Derek Long
5:10pm Memory Based Goal Schema Recognition
Dan G. Tecuci, Bruce Porter
Session 4b:  Applied Natural Language Processing - Chair: Phil McCarthy
3:55pm Expanding a Catalogue of Deceptive Linguistic Features with NLP Technologies
Nicholas D. Duran, Scott A. Crossley, Charles Hall, Philip M. McCarthy, Danielle S. McNamara
4:20pm Assessment of LDAT as a Grammatical Diversity Assessment Tool
Scott Leigh Healy, Joseph D. Weintraub, Philip M. McCarthy, Charles Hall, Danielle S. McNamara
4:45pm CombiTagger: A System for Developing Combined Taggers
Verena Henrich, Timo Reuter, Hrafn Loftsson
5:10pm Paraphrase Identification Using Weighted Dependencies and Word Semantics
Mihai Lintean, Vasile Rus
Session 4c: AI Education - Chair: Todd Neller
3:55pm Using Mixed Reality to Facilitate Education in Robotics and AI
John Eric Anderson, Jacky Baltes
4:20pm Simulating a LEGO Mindstorms RCX Robot in the Robotran Environment
Robert Mark Meyer, David C. Puehn
4:45pm The Crawler, A Class Room Demonstrator for Reinforcement Learning
Michel Tokic, Wolfgang Ertel, Joachim Fessler
5:10pm Robot Defense: Using the Java Instructional Game Engine in the Artificial Intelligence Classroom
Scott A. Wallace, Ingrid Russell
Session 4d: Design, Evaluation, and Refinement of Intelligent Systems - Chair: Rainer Knauf
3:55pm On ALSV Rules Formulation and Inference
Grzegorz Jacek Nalepa, Antoni Ligeza
4:20pm Unit Testing for Qualitative Spatial and Temporal Reasoning
Carl Schultz, Robert Amor, Hans Guesgen
4:45pm Supporting Uncertainty and Inconsistency in Semantic Web Applications
Neli Zlatareva

Wednesday, 20th May, 9:00am-10:00am

Session 5:  Invited Talk - Chair: Chad Lane
9:00am Subjectivity Analysis
Jan Wiebe, University of Pittsburgh, USA

There is growing interest in the automatic extraction of opinions, emotions, and sentiments in text (subjectivity analysis) to support natural language processing applications, ranging from mining product reviews and summarization, to automatic question answering and information extraction. In this talk, I will describe work on two problems in subjectivity analysis at opposite ends of a continuum: subjectivity sense labeling and discourse-level opinion interpretation.

Jan Wiebe is Professor of Computer Science and Director of the Intelligent Systems Program at the University of Pittsburgh. Her research with students and colleagues has been in discourse processing, pragmatics, word-sense disambiguation, and probabilistic classification in NLP. Her most recent work investigates automatically recognizing and interpretating expressions of opinions and sentiments in text, to support NLP applications such as question answering, information extraction, text categorization, and summarization. Her current and past professional roles include ACL Program Co-Chair, NAACL Program Chair, NAACL Executive Board member, Computational Linguistics and Language Resources and Evaluation Editorial Board member, AAAI Workshop Co-Chair, ACM Special Interest Group on Artificial Intelligence (SIGART) Vice-Chair, and ACM-SIGART/AAAI Doctoral Consortium Chair. 

Wednesday, 20th May, 10:30am-12:15pm

Session 6a: General Track (Document Management) - Chair: Geoff Sutcliffe
10:30am Document Clustering and Visualization with Latent Dirichlet Allocation and Self-Organizing Maps
Jeremy R. Millar, Gilbert L. Peterson, Michael J. Mendenhall
10:55am Reasoning about Changes of Corpus of Documents: Reasoning on Association Rules
Laurent Perrussel
11:20am Spyglass: A System for Ontology Based Document Retrieval and Visualization
John Rushing, Todd Berendes, Hong Lin, Cody Buntain, Sara Graves 
11:45am Improving Biomedical Document Retrieval by Mining Domain Knowledge
Shuguang Wang, Milos Hauskrecht
Session 6b: Applied Natural Language Processing - Chair: Jan Wiebe
10:30am Computational Replication of Human Paraphrase Assessment
Philip M. McCarthy, Zhigiang Cai, Danielle S McNamara
10:55am Testing Analogical Proportions with Google using Kolmogorov Information Theory
Henri Prade, Gilles Richard
11:20am Computational Considerations in Correcting User-Language
Adam M. Renner, Philip M. McCarthy, Danielle S. McNamara
11:45am SlidesGen: Automatic Generation of Presentation Slides for a Technical Paper Using Summarization
M. Sravanthi, C. Ravindranath Chowdary, P. Sreenivasa Kumar
Session 6c: AI Planning and Scheduling - Chair: Roman Barták
10:30am Maintaining Focus: Overcoming Attention Deficit Disorder in Contingent Planning
Ron Alford, Ugur Kuter, Dana Nau, Elnatan Reisner, Robert Goldman
10:55am ACOPlan: Planning with Ants
Marco Baioletti, Alfredo Milani, Valentina Poggioni, Fabio Rossi
11:20am Just-in-Time Backfilling in Multi-Agent Scheduling
Anthony Gallagher, Luke Hunsberger, Stephen F. Smith
11:45am Towards Shorter Solutions for Problems of Path Planning for Multiple Robots in Theta-like Environments
Pavel Surynek
Session 6d: Case-Based Reasoning - Chair: Vincent Aleven
10:30am Invited Talk: Multimodal Case-Based Reasoning
Ashok K. Goel

11:20am What a Legal CBR Ontology Should Provide
Kevin D. Ashley
11:45am Improving KD-Tree Based Retrieval for AttributeDependent Generalized Cases
Ralph Bergmann, Alexander Tartakovski

Wednesday, 20th May, 1:45pm-3:00pm

Session 7a: General Track (Machine Learning) - Chair: Chas Murray
1:45pm Systematic Evaluation of Convergence Criteria in Iterative Training for NLP
Patricia Brent, Nathan David Green, Paul Breimyer, Ramya Krishnamurthy, Nagiza Samatova
2:10pm A Large Margin Approach to Anaphora Resolution for Neuroscience Knowledge Discovery
Burak Ozyurt
2:35pm Training to a Neural Net's Inherent Bias
Steven Gutstein, Olac Fuentes, Eric Freudenthal
Session 7b: Applied Natural Language Processing - Chair: Danielle McNamara
1:45pm c-rater:Automatic Content Scoring for Short Constructed Responses
Jana Zuheir Sukkarieh, John Blackmore
2:10pm The Role of Knowledge-based Features in Polarity Classification at Sentence Level
Michael Wiegand, Dietrich Klakow
Session 7c: AI Planning and Scheduling - Chair: Roman Barták
1:45pm Reasoning with Conditional Time-Intervals. Part II: An Algebraical Model for Resources
Philippe Laborie, Jerome Rogerie, Paul Shaw, Petr Vilim
2:10pm Scheduling the Finnish 1st Division Ice Hockey League
Jari Kyngas, Kimmo Nurmi
Session 7d: Case-Based Reasoning - Chair: Santiago Ontañón
1:45pm Discovering Patterns of Collaboration for Recommendation
Sidath Gunawardena, Rosina Weber
2:10pm Methodology for Classifying and Indexing Case-Based Reasoning Systems in the Health Sciences
Isabelle Bichindaritz, John C. Reed
2:35pm Beating the Defense: Using Plan Recognition to Inform Learning Agents
Matthew Molineaux, David W. Aha, Gita Sukthankar

Wednesday, 20th May, 3:30pm-4:45pm

Session 8a: General Track (Machine Learning/Agents) - Chair: Hans Guesgen
3:30pm Analyzing Team Actions with Cascading HMM
Brandyn Allen White, Nate Blaylock, Ladislau Boloni
3:55pm Mapping Grounded Object Properties across Perceptually Heterogeneous Embodiments
Zsolt Kira
4:20pm Responding to Sneaky Agents in Multi-agent Domains
Richard S. Seymour, Gilbert L. Peterson
Session 8b: Uncertain Reasoning - Chair: L. Enrique Sucar
3:30pm Join Tree Propagation Utilizing Both Arc Reversal and Variable Elimination
Cory James Butz, Ken Konkel, Pawan Lingras
3:55pm Constraint-based Approach to Discovery of Inter Module Dependencies in Modular Bayesian Networks
Patrick de Oude, Gregor Pavlin
Session 8c: Semantics, Ontologies, and Computational Linguistics - Chair: Anca Pascu
3:30pm Invited Talk: Linguistic Ontologies for Time and Space
James Pustejovsky

4:20pm Are Ontologies Involved In Natural Language Processing?
Maryvonne Abraham
Session 8d:  Intelligent Tutoring Systems - Chair: Chas Murray
3:30pm Invited Talk: CTAT: Efficiently Building Real-World Intelligent Tutoring Systems through Programming by Demonstration
Vincent Aleven

4:20pm ITS Panel

Wednesday, 20th May, 5:00pm-6:15pm

Session 9a: General Track (Logic) - Chair: Eugene Freuder
5:00pm A Knowledge Compilation Technique for ALC Tboxes
Ulrich Furbach, Heiko Günther, Claudia Obermaier
5:25pm Inference with Relational Theories over Infinite Domains
Nicholas Cassimatis, Arthi Murugesan, Perrin Bignoli
5:50pm Coinductive Logic Programming and its Application to Boolean SAT
Richard Min, Gopal Gupta
Session 9b: Uncertain Reasoning - Chair: Yang Xiang
5:00pm Probabilistic Reasoning at Optimum Entropy with the MEcore System
Marc Finthammer, Christoph Beierle, Benjamin Berger, Gabriele Kern-Isberner
5:25pm Mining Default Rules from Statistical Data
Gabriele Kern-Isberner, Matthias Thimm, Marc Finthammer, Jens Fisseler
5:50pm Dynamic Programming Approximations for Partially Observable Stochastic Games
Akshat Kumar, Shlomo Zilberstein
Session 9c: Semantics, Ontologies, and Computational Linguistics - Chair: Ismail Biskri
5:00pm Organizing Knowledge as an Ontology of the Domain of Resilient Computing by Means of Natural Language Processing - An Experience Report -
Algirdas Avizienis, Gintare Grigonyte, Johann Haller, Friedrich von Henke, Thorsten Liebig, Olaf Noppens
5:25pm Automatic Analysis of Author Judgment in Scientific Articles Based on Semantic Annotation
Marc Bertin, Iana Atanassova, Jean-Pierre Desclés
5:50pm Toward a Formal Ontology of Time from Aspects
Jean-Pierre Desclés, Aurelien Arena
Session 9d: Intelligent Tutoring Systems - Chair: Chas Murray 
5:00pm Promoting Reflection and its Effect on Learning in a Programming Tutor
Amruth N. Kumar
5:25pm Measuring Hint Level in Open Cloze Questions
Juan Pino, Maxine Eskenazi
5:50pm Incorporating an Affective Behavior Model into an Educational Game
Yasmin Hernandez, Enrique Sucar, Cristina Conati

Thursday, 21st May, 9:00am-10:00am

Session 10:  Invited Talk - Chair: Hans Guesgen
9:00am The Ubiquity of Constraints
Eugene Freuder, University College Cork, Ireland

Constraints are everywhere. The popular puzzle Sudoku is an example of a Constraint Satisfaction Problem, where a sample constraint would be "all the numbers in the first row have to be different". Real-world constraint problems can involve reasoning about costs, preferences, uncertainty, and change. Constraints arise in design and configuration, planning and scheduling, diagnosis and testing, and in many other contexts. They define problems in telecommunications, internet commerce, electronics, bioinformatics, transportation, network management, supply chain management, and many other domains. Once problems are modeled as Constraint Satisfaction Problems, constraint satisfaction and optimization methods may help individuals and businesses make satisfactory or even optimal choices when presented with many options and restrictions. The abundance of potential applications multiplies the opportunities to validate and motivate basic research, and to transfer technology for economic and social benefit.

Professor Freuder is the Director of the Cork Constraint Computation Centre in the Department of Computer Science at University College Cork in Ireland. He received his B.A., magna cum laude, in mathematics from Harvard and a Ph.D. in computer science from M.I.T. He has been elected a Fellow of the American Association for the Advancement of Science, the Association for the Advancement of Artificial Intelligence, and the European Coordinating Committee for Artificial Intelligence, and is a Member of the Royal Irish Academy. He received the first Research Excellence Award of the Association for Constraint Programming, and served as Executive Chair of the Organizing Committee of the series of International Conferences on Principles and Practice of Constraint Programming, and as the founding Editor-in-Chief of the Constraints journal. In the Citeseer database of most cited authors in computer science Professor Freuder is ranked in the top one-tenth of one per cent. He has played a key role in obtaining over 60 million dollars in funding from government and industry to support scientific research.

Thursday, 21st May, 10:30am-12:15pm

Session 11a: Games and Entertainment - Chair: Klaus Jantke
10:30am A Generalized Heuristic for Can't Stop
James R. Glenn, Christian J. Aloi
10:55am Dynamic Updating of Navigation Meshes in Response to Changes in a Game World
D. Hunter Hale, G. Michael Youngblood
11:20am Making User-Defined Interactive Game Characters BEHAVE
Frederick W. P. Heckel, G. Michael Youngblood, D. Hunter Hale
11:45am Learning Human Behavior from Observation for Gaming Applications
Christopher Lawrence Moriarty, Avelino J. Gonzalez
Session 11b: Uncertain Reasoning - Chair: Gabriele Kern-Isberner
10:30am Modeling Belief Change on Epistemic States
Jianbing Ma, Weiru Liu
10:55am Bayesian Knowledge Fusion
Eugene Santos, Jr.,  John T. Wilkinson, Eunice E. Santos
11:20am Multiagent Bayesian Forecasting of Time Series with Graphical Models
Yang Xiang, James Smith, Jeff Kroes
Session 11c: Semantics, Ontologies, and Computational Linguistics - Chair: Florence Le Priol
10:30am The Implementation of Arabic Subject Markers in the LKB System
Adel Jebali
10:55am Combinators’ Introduction: an Enhanced Algorithm
Adam Joly, Ismaïl Biskri, Boucif Amar Bensaber
11:20am Obtaining Hidden Relations from a Syntactically Annotated Corpus - From Word Relationships to Clause Relationships
Oldrich Kruza, Vladislav Kubon