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posted May 22, 2018, 3:42 AM by Amministratore Sito Web

EurAI Bullettin #1, 2018

posted May 22, 2018, 2:35 AM by Amministratore Sito Web

News from the IJCAI-ECAI 2018

The conference will take place on July 13-19, 2018 in Stockholm, Sweden.  Prof. Yann LeCun, Chief AI Scientist Facebook, and Prof. Max Tegmark, MIT, are among  the speakers at IJCAI-ECAI 2018, the premier international gathering of researchers in
artificial intelligence. The special theme of IJCAI-ECAI-18 is the evolution of the contours of AI. This Artificial
Intelligence event is expected to be one of the largest gatherings of all scientific AI
events held previously with thousands of AI researchers coming to Stockholm, July 13-
19, 2018. The speakers at IJCAI-ECAI-18 will present some of the most significant contributions
and advancements in Artificial Intelligence, Machine Learning, Autonomous Agents and
other topics related to AI.  The huge interest in the conference is significant for the numbers of papers. More than
800 papers have been accepted.
Many of the invited speakers will also give an "easier to understand" presentation for a lay audience. There will also be an opportunity to obtain more hands-on-knowledge with Artificial Intelligence products and services at the exhibition where many global industry
companies such as Alibaba, Tencent, Baidu, Adobe, IBM, Tieto and Microsoft will exhibit  their latest technology.
“With the current explosive interest in AI and its applications, it will be an exciting forum to present and hear about cutting-edge research in AI,” says Jérôme Lang, Senior Scientist at Université Paris-Dauphine and the Program Chair of the conference.

List of speakers
The list of speakers consists of some of the most acknowledged researchers in artificial intelligence, including:
Yann LeCun, Facebook AI Research lab and New York University
Max Tegmark, Massachusetts Institute of Technology
Jean-Francois Bonnefon, Toulouse School of Economics
Joyce Chai, Michigan State University
Hector Geffner, Universitat Pompeu Fabra
Nicole Immorlica, Microsoft Research New England
Danica Kragic Jensfelt, Royal Institute of Technology, KTH
Josh Tenenbaum, Massachusetts Institute of Technology
(Visit conference page for presentation of the keynote speakers,

IJCAI 2018 Awards
Awards from IJCAI, the International Joint Conference on Artificial Intelligence, are among the highest recognitions any AI researcher may receive. The winners of The IJCAI Computer and Thought Award, the Research Excellence Award, and the John McCarthy
Award will be presented at the conference.
The winner of the 2018 Award for Research Excellence is Professor Jitrenda Malik, Arthur J. Chick Professor of EECS at the University of California at Berkeley.
The winner of the 2018 IJCAI Computers and Thought Award is Assistant Professor Stefano Ermon, at the Department of Computer Science, Fellow, Woods Institute for the Environment, Stanford University
The winner of the 2018 John McCarthy Award is Professor Milind Tambe, Helen N. and Emmett H. Jones Professor in Engineering and Professor of Computer Science & Industrial and Systems Engineering Departments of the University of South California.

Further information
For further information on the conference, please contact:

Jeffrey S. Rosenschein, Conference Chair
The Rachel and Selim Benin School of Computer Science and Engineering
The Hebrew University of Jerusalem
The Edmond J. Safra Campus
Jerusalem 91904 Israel

Jérôme Lang, Program Chair
PSL Research University, Université Paris-Dauphine
75775 Paris Cedex 16, France

Fredrik Heintz, Local Arrangements Committee Chair
Department of Computer Science
Linköping University
581 83 Linköping, Sweden

ACAI 2018

The Advanced Course on AI (ACAI) is a specialized course in Artificial Intelligence sponsored by EurAI. The 2018 edition will be in Ferrara, Italy on August 27th - 31st 2018, save the date!

The theme of the 2018 ACAI School is Statistical Relational Artificial Intelligence (StarAI). StarAI is an emerging area that combines logical (or relational) AI and probabilistic (or statistical) AI.

Relational AI deals very effectively with complex domains involving many and even a varying number of entities connected by complex relationships, while statistical AI manages well the uncertainty that derives from incomplete and noisy descriptions of the domains. Both fields achieved significant successes over the last thirty years but evolved largely independently until about fifteen years
ago, when the potential originating from their combination started to emerge. Statistical Relational Learning (SRL) was proposed for exploiting relational
descriptions in statistical machine learning methods from the field of graphical models. Meanwhile, the scope of SRL was significantly advanced in StarAI to cover all forms of reasoning and models of AI. StarAI is nowadays an ample area encompassing many and diverse approaches.

The school includes courses on foundations of relational and statistical AI together with advanced courses on the new StarAI approaches and applications.  The talks will provide theoretical background, practical examples and real
applications where StarAI can play a role. Hands-on classes will be also organized where the main StarAI techniques will be applied to 'small' examples.

The list of confirmed lectures is:
Luc De Raedt: Probabilistic Programming
Paolo Frasconi: Kernels and deep networks for structured data
Sebastian Riedel: Differentiable Program Interpreters
Artur d'Avila Garcez: Neural-symbolic learning
Marco Lippi: Applications of Statistical Relational Artificial Intelligence
Sriraam Natarajan: Human-in-the-loop Statistical Relational Learning
Mathias Niepert and Alberto García Durán: Multi-Modal Neural Link Prediction
Kristian Kersting: Lifted Statistical Machine Learning
Fabrizio Riguzzi: Probabilistic Inductive Logic Programming
Vibhav Gogate: Lifted Systematic Search and Sampling
David Poole: TBA

Up to date information can be found at the event website 

ACAI 2018 is part of the Relational Artificial Intelligence Days 2018 (RAID 2018, http://raid2018.unife.it/ ), which will be held in Ferrara, Italy, on August 27th 2018 - September 4th 2018. RAID includes, besides ACAI 2018, also:
  • PLP 2018: 5th Workshop on Probabilistic Logic Programming, September 1st 2018, http://stoics.org.uk/plp/plp2018/ ;
  • ILP 2018: 28th International Conference on Inductive Logic Programming, September 2nd - 4th 2018, http://ilp2018.unife.it/ .
ACAI Organizers
Kristian Kersting, TU Darmstadt, Germany
Marco Lippi, University of Modena and Reggio Emilia, Italy
Sriraam Natarajan, University of Texas at Dallas, USA
Fabrizio Riguzzi, University of Ferrara, Italy

The European Artificial Intelligence Landscape Workshop

In January 2018, the European Commission in cooperation with the European Association for Artificial Intelligence (EurAI) organised a workshop to take stock of the current state of the field of artificial intelligence (AI) in Europe, and to identify opportunities for pan-European collaboration, capitalising on European strengths in AI. No less than 20 countries were represented. The participants' presentations and contributions have produced an initial overview of the European AI landscape, covering the academic, industrial, and funding ecosystems, governmental initiatives, and suggestions for the way forward. Note that this is not an exhaustive survey, only a starting point, gathering inputs from countries which could be represented at the workshop. The final report from the workshop, the presentations made by representatives of each member state, and two overview presentations, can all be found here:


Please direct any queries in relation to this event and the follow-up to Barry
O’Sullivan at

Request for Proposals to Host IJCAI-ECAI-2022

International Joint Conferences on Artificial Intelligence (IJCAI) Organization hereby invites proposals to host the 31st International Joint Conference on Artificial Intelligence to be held jointly with ECAI (IJCAI-ECAI-2022). IJCAI-ECAI-22 will be held in July or August 2022 in Europe. These proposals will be evaluated by the IJCAI Board of Trustees. The final selection of the IJCAI-ECAI-22 site will be made at the IJCAI-ECAI-18-Executive Committee Meeting at IJCAI-ECAI-18 conference in Stockholm, Sweden in July 2018. The IJCAI conferences are the premier international conferences in Artificial Intelligence, having been held in major world centers since 1969. Until 2015, our conferences were held every two years. In the recent past, IJCAI-11 was held in Barcelona, Spain, IJCAI-13 was held in Beijing, China, IJCAI-15 was held in Buenos Aires, Argentina, IJCAI-16 was held in New York City, NY, USA and IJCAI-17 was held in Merlbourne, Australia. Please see http://ijcai.org for more information.
Because of the size and complexity of IJCAI conferences, it is necessary to plan some years ahead. Due to the multifaceted nature of the conference, it is important for cities that would like to host IJCAI-ECAI-2022 to submit final proposals by June 15, 2018.

The proposal should be short but provide sufficient details on the:
Local AI organization, potential organizing committee and its Chair, and the
primary contact person who will interact with IJCAI
Detailed budget estimates (including break-even figures) as a function of the
expected number of participants, budget template is available from IJCAI Executive
Monetary support that the local committee expects to raise through various
sponsorships (public and private)
Logistics (flights and local transportation, etc), weather, etc
Potential conference/workshop&tutorial venues, accommodations (hotels, student
housing, etc) and their impact on the budget

A detailed list of required site information, a set of budget categories, and a list of selection criteria used to judge site proposals, are available from the Executive Secretary.
Proposals will be evaluated in relation to a number of site selection criteria:
1. National, regional, and local AI community support.
2. National, regional, and local government and industry support, especially financial.
3. Appropriateness of proposed dates.
4. Adequacy of conference and exhibit facilities for the anticipated number of
registrants (currently around 2500).
5. Adequacy of residence accommodations and food services in a range of price
categories and proximity to the conference facilities.
6. Adequacy of budget projections.
7. Accessibility, attractiveness, and desirability of proposed site.
8. Balance with regard to the geographical distribution of previous conferences.

This call is open to European AI societies/groups, only!
*** Bids from Convention Centers, Tourism Bureaus and/or PCO’s will NOT be considered!***

Proposals and inquiries should be sent to the IJCAI Executive Secretary by June 15, 2018. Communication by email is preferred. If necessary, proposals could be mailed to the address below.

Vesna Sabljakovic-Fritz
IJCAI Executive Secretary
Vienna University of Technology
Institute of Discrete Mathematics and Geometry E104
Wiedner Hauptstr. 8-10
A-1040 Vienna
Fax:+ 43-1-58801-18492
Please allow 24 hours for electronic receipt confirmation from the IJCAI Secretariat!

AI-related conferences

International Conference on Automated Planning and Scheduling (ICAPS 2018) Delft, The Netherlands | June 24–29, 2018.

International Conference on the Integration of Artificial Intelligence and Operations Research in Constraint Programming (CPAIOR 2018) Delft, The Netherlands | June 26–29, 2018.

9th International Joint Conference on Automated Reasoning, IJCAR 2018 Oxford, UK| July 14-17, 2018

Federated Logic Conference, FLoC 2018Oxford, UK| July 6-19, 2018

24th International Conference on Principles and Practice of Constraint  Programming, CP2018 Lille, France | August 27 to August 31, 2018

28th International Conference on Inductive Logic Programming,  Ferrara, Italy | September 2 – 4, 2018

16th International Conference on Principles of Knowledge Representation  and Reasoning, KR 2018 Tampa US | October 30-November 2, 2018 

38th SGAI International Conference on Artificial Intelligence, AI-2018 Cambridge, UK| December 11-13, 2018


AI Magazine Vol 39 n. 1
AI Communications - Volume 31, issue 1,2

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For advertising AI-related conferences, schools and journal issues, please contact the editor.

Manifesto per la rinascita di una nazione

posted Apr 12, 2018, 3:17 AM by Amministratore Sito Web

Lavoro e Intelligenza Artificiale

posted Mar 27, 2018, 3:45 AM by Amministratore Sito Web

In memoria di Stephen William Hawking

posted Mar 14, 2018, 9:33 AM by Amministratore Sito Web

Il problema e’ ….. la nostra intelligenza (?)

posted Feb 17, 2018, 6:40 AM by Amministratore Sito Web

Il valore dell’Intelligenza Artificiale

posted Jan 29, 2018, 4:10 AM by Amministratore Sito Web

Qualche giorno fa è apparsa sulla rete la notizia, ripresa da molte agenzie di stampa, che, grazie all’Intelligenza Artificiale è possibile, in modo molto semplice, sostituire il volto di una persona con quella di un’altra in un video.

L’articolo citava l’esempio di video porno, ma è chiaro che la tecnologia è applicabile anche ad altri contesti, più o meno decenti o appropriati ed in generale apre una nuova prospettiva nella generazione di notizie false (le temute fake news). Si pensi semplicemente alla possibilita’ di accompagnare ad un testo falso il video di un personaggio famoso che dice cose “sconvenientemente false” in modo estremamente realistico.  La barriera tra vero e falso avrebbe subito un ulteriore duro colpo.

Non stiamo parlando di un evento nuovo. La maldicenza è in uso nella società da moltissimo tempo e costituisce un fenomeno di lapidazione sociale fra i più pericolosi (in alcuni casi sfocia in episodi di violenza estrema o suicidio).

In passato però questi fenomeni, seppur deleteri in qualsiasi epoca, non avevano a disposizione strumenti così potenti come i social network, i video registrati (veri o falsi che siano) e persino le tecniche di intelligenza artificiale.

Gli strumenti tecnologici di cui ci stiamo dotando hanno grandi potenzialità e come tutti gli strumenti potenti vanno usati con cautela. Oggi queste applicazioni sono nelle mani di tutti (così come in molti paesi lo sono le armi automatiche) ed è facile che vengano usati da malintenzionati, persone con scarso livello etico, delinquenti oppure immaturi.

Inoltre viviamo in un contesto storico in cui il disagio sociale sta aumentando, insieme a livelli di disoccupazione, guerre, violenza più o meno gratuita, sentimenti di odio verso minoranze sociali, e così via.  Abbiamo purtroppo già visto in passato dove queste situazioni possano portarci.

Come Associazione Italiana per l’Intelligenza Artificiale sentiamo da tempo il dovere di approfondire gli studi sui possibili effetti indesiderati derivanti dalle applicazioni della scienza di cui ci occupiamo.

Riteniamo importante che la ricerca e gli utilizzi dell’Intelligenza Artificiale vengano indirizzati verso il benessere dell’uomo; denunciamo e respingiamo con vigore gli impieghi deleteri sia in campo economico (riduzione dei posti di lavoro per la sola massimizzazione dei profitti), militare (le armi autonome ad esempio), di controllo sociale, così come l’uso improprio da parte di soggetti devianti.

Riteniamo che l’Intelligenza Artificiale possa costituire un enorme potenziale per l’umanità se indirizzata verso l’educazione, la sanità, la crescita economica del benessere, la salvaguardia dell’ambiente, la democrazia, il miglioramento delle condizioni di lavoro e la prevenzione del crimine.

Condanniamo in modo deciso qualsiasi strumentalizzazione e utilizzo perverso degli strumenti che contribuiamo a realizzare e intendiamo profondere tutto il nostro impegno per indirizzarli verso il benessere dell’umanità e del pianeta.

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Italian AI ecosystem, by area

posted Nov 20, 2017, 11:16 AM by Riguzzi Fabrizio   [ updated Mar 21, 2018, 12:21 PM ]

Per essere inclusi nel landscape, compilare questo form https://goo.gl/forms/HqO7GatSSN5lsmiC3 

Italian AI ecosystem, by region

posted Nov 20, 2017, 11:14 AM by Riguzzi Fabrizio   [ updated Mar 21, 2018, 12:22 PM ]

Per essere inclusi nel landscape, compilare questo form https://goo.gl/forms/HqO7GatSSN5lsmiC3

EurAI Bulletin #2, 2017

posted Oct 4, 2017, 2:28 AM by Riguzzi Fabrizio

EurAI Bulletin #2, 2017

Highlights from the General Assembly, Melbourne

Here are some issues and topics discussed during the GA in Melbourne:

  • EurAI is financially in good shape. The final 2016 budget and 2018 budget proposal were approved.

  • A proposal for an ACAI 2018 on "Statistical Relational AI", to be held on August 27-31, 2018 in Ferrara was presented and approved.

  • IJCAI/ECAI 2018: Jeff Rosenschein (Gemeral Chair) and Fredrik Heintz (Local Chair) presented the current status of the first joint IJCAI/ECAI to be held next year in Stockholm. The event will be co-located with AAMAS and ICML, with joint sessions and workshops.

  • EurAI is planning to increase its engagement in European programmes.

  • During an open discussion on the future of ECAI, it was felt that ECAI should remain as is, that is, happen every two years, but that we may want to consider making ACAI annual, perhaps co-located with a national AI conference of one of our member societies.

ACAI Summer School 2017

7-14 October 2017, Nieuwpoort, Belgium

We are happy to announce that this year’s ACAI summer school will be solely devoted to Reinforcement Learning (basics and recent developments), a branch of machine learning that focuses on learning from interaction with an uncertain environment and potential peers. The school will be organized from 7th until 14th October 2017 in Nieuwpoort, Belgium.

Recent progress and successes, such as e.g. AlphaGo, have revived strong interest in Reinforcement Learning (RL) and have pushed the boundaries of the state-of- the-art. Unfortunately, in typical machine learning courses and text books only the very basics of RL are covered. To bridge the gap between basic RL algorithms, such as for instance Q-learning, and the RL architecture that allowed to beat some of the best human Go players, this summerschool will introduce various advanced RL techniques, such as: batch and policy search techniques, shaping and inverse RL, RL for multi-agent systems and robotics, and Deep Reinforcement Learning. These topics will be taught by top scientists and experts in RL.

Interested in learning more about RL? but unsure about your basic RL knowledge? No worries, we got you covered: you can opt for the additional two days before the actual start of the school to make sure you have the necessary background and skills before diving into the more advanced topics.

We have chosen for an on-site approach, where all participants and lectures stay at the same location and spend a full week together to ‘learn' RL and jointly participate in social activities. If you want to know more about the school and the registration process: check out the website at https://ai.vub.ac.be/ssrl2017

EurAI fellows 2017

The EurAI board is delighted to announce the list of the 2017 EurAI fellows:

- Vicent Botti (Spain)

- Gal Kaminka (Israel)

- Alessio Lomuscio (UK)

- Paola Mello (Italy)

- Ioannis Vlahavas (Greece)

The committee was comprised by Giuseppe de Giacomo, Helen Fargier, Ilka Niemela, Luc de Raedt, and Hector Geffner (as Chair).

Dissertation Award 2016

We are happy to report that the Dissertation Award Committee selected the winners for 2016 with presentations given at a special session at IJCAI.

The Best-of-n Problem in Robot Swarms Gabriele Valentini

Nominated by: Marco Dorigo

with an Honourable Mention to:

Probabilistic reasoning and Learning for the Semantic Web Riccardo Zese

Nominated by: Fabrizio Riguzzi, Evelina Lamma

EurAI conference sponsorship programme

We recall that EuRAI sponsors invited talks at international conferences. The guidelines for eligibility and duties of sponsored conferences can be read at https://www.eurai.org/apply_for/conference_sponsorship.

Conference organizers who want to apply to funding for a conference that takes place before the end of July 2018 should apply before November 10, 2017.

The submission Web site for EurAI Sponsorship spring 2018 is https://easychair.org/conferences/?conf=euraisponsorship2018.

There is no need to upload a pdf: you may simply provide the required information in the abstract.

There will be another call later in spring of next year for conferences that take place in the second half of 2018.

The contact person on the EurAI board is Catholijn Jonker.

AI-related conferences

3rd Global Conference on Artificial Intelligence, GCAI 2017

Miami, USA 18-22 October 2017


9th International Joint Conference on Computational Intelligence IJCCI 2017

Funchal, Madeira, Portugal | November 1-3, 2017


32nd AAAI Conference on Artificial Intelligence, AAAI-18

New Orleans, US | February 2-7, 2017

AAAI/ACM Conference on AI, Ethics, and Society

New Orleans, US | February 2-3, 2017

9th International Joint Conference on Automated Reasoning, IJCAR 2018

Oxford, UK| July 14-17, 2018


Federated Logic Conference, FLoC 2018

Oxford, UK| July 6-19, 2018


16th International Conference on Principles of Knowledge Representation and Reasoning, KR 2018

Tampa US | October 30-November 2, 2018



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