Artificial Intelligence Research and Innovative Technologies for Human Development

Workshop of the ITC-IRST University of Haifa Collaboration

ITC-irst, Povo (Trento), Italy - February 9-11, 2004

Program

Feb 9 - Public Sessions

ITC-irst Main Conference Room

Opening

09:15 - 09:40 Gianni Bonvicini, ITC President

Lorenzo Dellai, President of the Autonomous Province of Trento

Moshe Zeidner, Dean of Research University of Haifa

Mario Zen, ITC-irst Director

Welcome

09:40 -10.10 Aaron Ben Zeev, Rector of the University of Haifa

The University of Haifa

10.10 -10.30 Martin Golumbic, Oliviero Stock

Presentation of the ITC-Irst-University of Haifa Collaboration Workshop

10.30 - 11.00 Pnina Vortman

Presentation of IBM Haifa Labs

11.00 - 11.15 Coffee Break

Talks by Haifa scientists

11:15 - 11:45 Larry Manevitz

Two Applications of Neural Network Technology: User Modeling and Prediction

11:45 - 12:15 Moshe Zeidner

Emotional Intelligence: Knowns and Unknowns

12:15 - 12:45 Shaul Markovitch (Technion)

Learning and Exploiting Relative Weaknesses of Opponent Agents

12:45 - 14:15 Lunch

Special talk

14:15 - 15:15 Shay Bushinsky

Computer Chess: State of the Art

Talks by Haifa scientists

15:15 - 15:45 Martin Golumbic

Reasoning About Time -- Recent Research on Interval and Tolerance Graphs

15.45 - 16:00 Coffee Break

16:00 - 16:30 Sarit Kraus (Bar-Ilan University)

Cooperation of self-interested agents

16:30 - 17:00 Gad Landau

A Sub-quadratic Genome Alignment Algorithm

17:00 - 17:30 Tamar Weiss

Usability and accessibility: design for universal accessibility based on robust metaphors, modular structures and intuitive interfaces


 

Feb 10 – Working Sessions

Irst activity presentation

09:00 - 10:00 PEACH (cultural heritage appreciation) demo, Castello Buonconsiglio

10:00 - 10:30 Transport to IRST and Coffee Break

10:30 - 11:45 Presentations by IRST dept heads

11:45 - 12:45 Visit to Irst Labs

13:00 - 14:00 Lunch

Parallel WP meetings and presentations

14:00 - 17:30 WP 1 Natural language processing/Multiwordnet

Wintner, Pianta, Magnini, Bentivogli, Carmel

WP 2.1 Negotiation and recommendation

Ricci, Hadad, Kraus, Hartman, Avesani, Bekkerman, Kuflik

WP 3 Emotional intelligence, engaging communication, usability

Zancanaro, Stock, Zeidner, Weiss, Strapparava, Pianesi, Dvorkin

WP 4 Reasoning

Golumbic, Traverso, Serafini, Gerevini, Cimatti, Bushinsky, Markovitch

*session will end at 16:00, due to initial lecture at the doctoral course by M. Golumbic

Extra theme: Bioinformatics

Furlanello, Landau, Merler, Demichelis, Gori

 

Feb 11 – Working Sessions

Parallel WP meetings and presentations

09:00 - 12:45 WP 1 (second part) 1 Natural language processing/Multiwordnet

Wintner, Pianta, Pianesi, Magnini, Bentivogli, Carmel

WP 2.2 User modelling

Kuflik, Manevitz, Furlanello, Avesani, Gori, Ricci

WP 4 Reasoning (second part)

Golumbic, Hartman, Traverso, Serafini, Gerevini, Cimatti, Markovitch

WP 5 + 6 Group visits and shared plans + Technologies

Stock, Zancanaro, Hadad, Bushinsky, Soller, Ribak, Callaway

12:45 - 14:00 Lunch

Joint session

14:00 - 15:00 Discussion about WP7 Showcase development

15:00 - 16:00 Wrapping up and discussion on future activity

16:00 - 16:30 Conclusions