Competitions in Artificial Intelligence and Robotics
|Start||July 12th 2009 (iCal)|
|End||July 12th 2009|
|Papers due:||April 1st 2009|
|Submissions due:||April 1st 2009|
|Notification:||April 17th 2009|
|Camera ready due:||May 8th 2009|
The IJCAI-09 workshop on Competitions in Artificial Intelligence and Robotics
Many subfields of artificial intelligence and robotics regularly host competitions, such as the RoboCup soccer and RoboCup Rescue competitions (robotics), the SAT competition (boolean satisfiability), the International Planning Competition (action planning), the Trading Agent Competition (agents), the CADE ATP System Competition (automated theorem proving), the Annual Reinforcement Learning Competition (reinforcement learning), the Diagnostic Competition (model-based diagnosis), or the CSP solver competition (constraints).
Competitions impact research communities in many ways, including a scientific, engineering and community dimension. Scientifically, they offer a way to evaluate the state of the art of a subfield by providing a common benchmark on which different approaches to a problem can be compared. From the engineering perspective, they help technology in an area to mature by requiring development of systems that work robustly on unseen problems or by promoting the development of tools or reusable system components for the problem addressed by the competition. From the community perspective, they inspire discussion and attract publicity for a field and help enroll young researchers in a research community.