Fabio Patrizi patrizi at diag.uniroma1.it
Thu Jun 7 15:26:21 CEST 2018



Reasoning about Actions and Processes:

Highlights of Recent Advances



           Held as part of KR 2018, October 28 & 29, 2018, Tempe, Arizona


The field of Reasoning about actions, a fundamental area of KR, is
expanding to incorporate research from a wide range of other areas of AI
and CS. In recent years, we have moved from standard forms of reasoning,
such as action sequence executabilty and future effects (projection), to
more sophisticated forms of reasoning which share many commonalities with
other fields of CS, from verification in Formal Methods to process modeling
and analysis in Business Process Management. Moreover, connections with
planning are being extended to other forms of synthesis, such as
generalized planning, MDPs/RL, supervisory control, reactive synthesis,
etc. Papers from these various areas are dispersed across many conferences,
which makes it difficult to follow the general direction of the field.
Drawing upon a successful format followed in other fields (e.g.,
http://highlights-conference.org), the workshop aims to offer a wide
picture of the latest research in the field and a chance to meet everybody
in the community.

This workshop aims to bring together researchers working in a variety of
areas of AI and CS -- including KR, planning, RL, verification, and
synthesis -- to foster these emerging directions of reasoning about actions
and processes.

We invite submissions for presentations, not papers. We welcome a
presentation on your favorite recent technical work, position paper, or
open problems with clear and concise formulations of current challenges.
The contributed talks will be 15-minutes long. All sessions will be
designed to promote interaction between the attendees by holding frequent
discussion periods for analysis and critique. The workshop will also have
panel sessions on important emerging issues for the field and longer
keynote talks.

Submissions should have a single main author, who will be the speaker, and
each speaker can have no more than one submission. Each submission must be
at most 2-pages long and may refer to joint work with other collaborators
to be credited in the presentation. There are no formal proceedings and we
encourage submissions of work presented or submitted elsewhere (no
copyright transfer is required, only permission to post the abstract on the
workshop site).

Topics of interest include but are not limited to:

   Reasoning about actions
   Representing and reasoning about processes

   Hierarchical abstractions of action models  Generalized planning
   Verification and Synthesis of high level agent behaviors
   Agent behavior control
   Logic-based representation, action theories, temporal logics, logics of
   Stochastic representation, MDPs and Non-Markovian Decision Processes
   Learning dynamic behaviors, RL

   Partial observability, incomplete information, uncertainty

   Reasoning about beliefs, goals and intentions
   First-person vs third person view

   Plan, intention, and activity recognition
   Transparency, predictability and accountability of agents’ behaviors

Both theoretical and application-oriented contributions are welcome.

Papers can be submitted via EasyChair:


Important Dates
Submission July 21, 2018
Notification August 25, 2018

Workshop        October 28 & 29, 2018

Invited Talks

To be announced.


For registration details see KR 2018 website.

Organizing Committee

Giuseppe De Giacomo University of Rome "La Sapienza"

Andreas Herzig IRIT, CNRS, Université Paul Sabatier

Yves Lesperance York University

Marco Montali Free University Bozen-Bolzano

Fabio Patrizi University of Rome "La Sapienza"

Sasha Rubin University of Naples "Federico II"

Siddharth Srivastava Arizona State University

Fabio Patrizi
Dipartimento di Ingegneria informatica, automatica e gestionale "A. Ruberti"
Sapienza Università di Roma
Room B214
Via Ariosto, 25 - 00185 Rome, Italy
Phone: +39 06 77274073
Home Page: www.dis.uniroma1.it/~patrizi
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