Welcome to the 4th Workshop on Goal Reasoning at IJCAI-2016!
Goals are a unifying structure across the variety of intelligent systems, and reasoning about goals takes many forms. In the most encompassing view, intelligent systems can use goal structures (or goal rewards) to manage long-term behavior, anticipate the future, select among priorities, commit to action, generate expectations, assess tradeoffs, resolve the impact of notable events, or learn from experience. As a result, the broad topic of goal reasoning is studied in diverse subfields of AI such as motivated systems, cognitive science, automated planning, and agent-oriented programming to name but a few. This workshop aims to bring together researchers from sometimes distinct subfields to encourage cross-disciplinary discussion on goal reasoning.
We plan a one-day workshop. Most of the workshop will focus on discussing contributed papers. We plan to host at least one invited speaker and a panel.
Topics include, but are not limited to:
- Theoretical models of goal reasoning
- The role of goals in self-motivated systems
- The role of implicit goals or goal rewards in intelligent system design
- Goal reasoning in hybrid systems
- Interactive goal reasoning
- Goal reasoning in humans
- Goal management
- Conversational or narrative reasoning about goals
- Goal-driven autonomy
- Explanation and diagnosis of notable objects and events that impact goals
- Planning, scheduling, and (meta-)reasoning for goals
- Resolving goals online (e.g., plan repair, replanning, goal deferment, re-goalling)
- Multi-agent or distributed goal management
- Learning for goal reasoning
- Comparisons of goal reasoning with other models of autonomy
- Evaluation/analyses of goal reasoning
- Demonstrations or applications of goal reasoning systems
|Mark 'Mak' Roberts*||Naval Research Laboratory, USA||mark.roberts.ctr AT nrl.navy.mil||URL|
|Daniel Borrajo||Universidad Carlos III, Spain||dborrajo AT ia.uc3m.es||URL|
|Michael T. Cox||Wright State University, USA||michael.cox AT wright.edu||URL|
|Neil Yorke-Smith||American University of Beirut, Lebanon||nysmith AT aub.edu.lb||URL|
|David Aha||Naval Research Laboratory, USA|
|Ron Alford||MITRE Corporation, USA|
|Hayley Borck||Adventium Labs, USA|
|Mark Burstein||SIFT, USA|
|Alexandra Coman||Ohio Northern University, USA|
|James Harland||RMIT University, Australia|
|Nick Hawes||U. Birmingham, UK|
|Matt Klenk||PARC, USA|
|Matt Mollineaux||Knexus Research, USA|
|Eva Onaindia||University Politecnica de Valencia, Spain|
|Alexander Pokahr||University of Hamburg, Germany|
|Swaroop Vattam||MIT Lincoln Labs, USA|
|Wheeler Ruml||University of New Hampshire, USA|
|Vikas Shivashankar||Knexus Research, USA|
Abstract Submission -
April 18 EXTENDED April 22
Paper Submission -
April 22 EXTENDED April 24
Author Notification -
May 16 EXTENDED May 20
IJCAI Early registration deadline - May 31
Final Version -
June 10 EXTENDED June 17 - Please submit your final version to EasyChair.
IJCAI-16 workshop held - July 9, 2016
Abstracts will be due on April 22 and should be submitted through easychair: https://easychair.org/conferences/?conf=ijcai2016grw
Submissions should follow the IJCAI formatting requirements except (1) the submissions should contain the author names (reviewing will be anonymous) and (2) the page limit is 8 pages including references. Formatting style files are found here.
Submissions will be accepted through easychair: https://easychair.org/conferences/?conf=ijcai2016grw
Related Previous Workshops
2015 Workshop on Goal Reasoning at Advances in Cognitive Systems with 14 submissions
2013 Workshop on Goal Reasoning at Advances in Cognitive Systems with 11 submissions
2010 Workshop on Goal Directed Autonomy at AAAI 2010 with 11 submissions
We are pleased to announce that AI Communications has agreed to host a Special Issue on Goal Reasoning. Selected papers from the workshop will be invited to participate in the special issue.
ScheduleA preliminary schedule is available here.
ProceedingsThe proceedings are still being produced, but an archive of the accepted papers is available here.
Invited Talk: David Aha
Invited Talk: Sebastian Sardina
Michael Cox and Dustin Dannenhauer.
Goal Transformation and Goal Reasoning
Sriram Gopalakrishnan, Héctor Muñoz-Avila and Ugur Kuter.
WORD2HTN: Learning Task Hierarchies Using Statistical Semantics and Goal Reasoning
Justin Karneeb, Michael Floyd, Philip Moore and David Aha.
Distributed Discrepancy Detection for BVR Air Combat
Mark Wilson, James McMahon, Artur Wolek, David Aha and Brian Houston.
Toward Goal Reasoning for Autonomous Underwater Vehicles: Responding to Unexpected Agents
David Winer and R. Michael Young.
Discourse-Driven Tellability Goals For Narrative Planning