Currently Active Areas
The following are the current areas of ETAI activity. Research contributions are
received, discussed, and refereed within these areas. Each active area has a
list of subscribers, who receive information by E-mail, and a number of additional
services such as calendar of events, bibliographies, and others. The website
containing those services as well as the review discussions can be
reached by clicking the area title.
Decision and Reasoning under Uncertainty (since 1998).
This area covers researches on reasoning and decision under uncertainty
both on the methodological and on the applicative sides. Significant papers
are invited from the whole spectrum of uncertainty in Artificial Intelligence
Intelligent User Interfaces (since 1998).
The area of Intelligent User Interfaces focuses
on design principles, methodologies and tools that make man-machine
communication easier and more effective.
Planning and Scheduling (since 1997).
Work in the area of AI Planning and Scheduling
ranges from formal and theoretical approaches to very practical and
application-driven contributions and with that traditionally covers a
variety of border regions of related fields. This ETAI area presently
focusses on maintaining the website and the information exchange, whereas
publication of ETAI articles is not so active in this area.
Cognitive Robotics, formerly "Reasoning about Actions and Change",
Past activity in this area concerned reasoning about actions and change,
which investigates formal methods,
usually based on formal logic, for characterizing processes in terms of
discrete-level state descriptions and events, actions, and activities
which are capable of changing the current state. This area has been inactive
for a few years and is presently being reorganized for the broader topic
of Cognitive Robotics.
Areas of Past Activity
Concept Based Knowledge Representation (1998-2000).
This area intended to cover any research in conceptual modeling based
on knowledge representation. This includes modeling based on formalisms
which allow for automated deduction of properties of interest in the
Machine Intelligence Workshops (1998-2002).
Selected articles from the classical Machine Intelligence Workshop series
have been published through the ETAI since 1998. The latest
Machine Intelligence Workshop was held in 2002.
The Semantic Web (2000-2001).
This area was targeted at all research efforts aimed at constructing,
maintaining and using a 'semantic' or 'knowledge' web that will
provide knowledge-based services. It should contain automated reasoners
that support the human user in achieving goals via accessing and
providing information that is represented in machine-understandable
form. The ultimate goal is to create a knowledgeable virtual
environment with numerous specialized reasoning services that are
able support us in many aspects of our daily life.
Latest update: 14.9.2004