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AAAI 2007 Spring Symposium

Interaction Challenges for Intelligent Assistants

26-28 March 2007, Stanford University, CA, USA


Schedule

The symposium will take place in the History Building, room 200-205. The poster and demonstration session will be held in the Cummings Art Building, Annenberg Auditorium.

Monday 26 March
08:50 welcome  
09:00 invited talk  
  A User Acceptance Equation for Intelligent Assistants Brad Myers (CMU)
10:00 best paper  
  Why and How to Model Multi-Modal Interaction for a Mobile Robot Companion [movies] Shuyin Li and Britta Wrede
10:30 break  
11:00 session: Desktop Assistants commentary: Anthony Tomasic
  Towel: Towards an Intelligent To-Do List Kenneth Conley and James Carpenter
  Enhancing Interaction with To-Do Lists: Using Artificial Assistants Yolanda Gil and Timothy Chklovski
  Improving Intelligent Assistants for Desktop Activities Simone Stumpf, Margaret Burnett, Tom Dietterich
12:30 lunch  
14:00 poster and demonstration session Annenberg Auditorium
  An Adaptive, Emotional, and Expressive Reminding System Nadine Richard
  An Intelligent Discussion-Bot for Guiding Student Interactions in Threaded Discussions Jihie Kim, Erin Shaw, Grace Chern, Donghui Feng
  Bringing the User Back into Scheduling: Two Case Studies of Interaction with Intelligent Scheduling Assistants Pauline Berry, Bart Peintner, Neil Yorke-Smith 
  Effective Interaction Strategies for Adaptive Reminding Julie S. Weber and Martha E. Pollack
  Effectiveness of Mobile Recommender Systems for Tourist Destinations: A User Evaluation Marko Modsching, Ronny Kramer, Klaus ten Hagen, Ulrike Gretzel
  Enhancing Interaction with To-Do Lists: Using Artificial Assistants Yolanda Gil and Timothy Chklovski
  Eye Gaze for Attention Prediction in Multimodal Human-Machine Conversation Zahar Prasov, Joyce Y. Chai, Hogyeong Jeong
  Intent Recognition for Human-Robot Interaction Andreas G. Hofmann and Brian C. Williams
  Involving Intelligent Assistants in Active Human Communication Donald J. Patterson
  Learning Interaction Between Conflicting Human Agents and Their Assistants Boris Galitsky and Boris Kovalerchuk
  Supporting Air Traffic Flow Management with Agents Shawn R. Wolfe
  Evaluating Proactive Support in ROBOCARE: The User's View Amedeo Cesta, Gabriella Cortellessa, Maria Vittoria Giuliani, Federico Pecora, Massimiliano Scopelliti, Lorenza Tiberio
  Task Learning by Instruction: Benefits and Challenges for Intelligent Interactive Systems Jim Blythe, Prateek Tandon, Mandar Tillu
  The Smart Personal Assistant: An Overview Wayne Wobcke, Anh Nguyen, Van Ho, Alfred Krzywicki
  User Constructed Data Integration via Mixed-Initiative Design Anthony Tomasic, John Zimmerman, Ian Hargrave
  VizScript: Visualizing Complex Interactions in Multi-Agent Systems Jing Jin, Rajiv T. Maheswaran, Romeo Sanchez, Pedro Szekely
15:30 break  
16:00 session: Learning commentary: Melinda Gervasio
  Implications of Adaptive vs. Adaptable UIs on Decision Making: Why "Automated Adaptiveness" is Not Always Right Christopher A. Miller, Harry Funk, Robert Goldman, John Meisner, Peggy Wu
  Task Learning by Instruction: Benefits and Challenges for Intelligent Interactive Systems Jim Blythe, Prateek Tandon, Mandar Tillu
  An Adaptive, Emotional, and Expressive Reminding System Nadine Richard and Seiji Yamada
  A Meeting Browser that Learns Patrick Ehlen, Matthew Purver, John Niekrasz
18:00 reception Oak Lounge, Tresidder Union
Tuesday 27 March
09:00 session: Trust commentary: Donald J. Patterson
  Enabling Trust with Behavior Metamodels Scott A. Wallace
  Engendering Trust in Buying and Selling Agents by Discouraging the Reporting of Unfair Ratings Jie Zhang and Robin Cohen
  Explaining Task Processing in Cognitive Assistants That Learn Deborah L. McGuinness, Alyssa Glass, Michael Wolverton, Paulo Pinheiro da Silva
10:30 break  
11:00 invited talk  
  Interaction Challenges for Agents with Common Sense Henry Lieberman (MIT Media Lab)
12:00 best application paper  
  Supporting Interaction in the ROBOCARE Intelligent Assistive Environment [movies] Amedeo Cesta, Gabriella Cortellessa, Federico Pecora, Riccardo Rasconi
12:30 lunch  
14:00 panel and working groups moderators: Adriana Tapus and Neil Yorke-Smith
  joint with Symposium on Multidisciplinary Collaboration for Socially Assistive Robotics  
     
     
15:30 break  
16:00 session: When to Assist? commentary: Simone Stumpf
  When Is Assistance Really Helpful? Wayne Iba
  A Decision-Theoretic Model of Assistance - Evaluation, Open Problems and Extensions Sriraam Natarajan, Kshitij Judah, Prasad Tadepalli, Alan Fern
  The Need for Assistants that Monitor Cognitive Abilities Bart Peintner and William Jarrold
18:00 plenary session Annenberg Auditorium
Wednesday 28 March
09:00 panel and guided discussion: "Intention and Interaction" moderator: Pauline Berry
  joint with Symposium on Intentions for Intelligent Systems  
     
     
10:30 break  
11:00 session: Modelling commentary: Patrick Ehlen
  An Intelligent Discussion-Bot for Guiding Student Interactions in Threaded Discussions Jihie Kim, Erin Shaw, Grace Chern, Donghui Feng
  Modeling Human-Agent Interaction with Active Ontologies Didier Guzzoni, Adam Cheyer, Charles Baur 
  Integrating Multiple Representations of Spatial Knowledge for Mapping, Navigation, and Communication Patrick Beeson, Matt MacMahon, Joseph Modayil, Aniket Murarka, Benjamin Kuipers, Brian Stankiewicz
12:30 adjurn  

 
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