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AILog 2010 : Artificial Intelligence and Logistics - Workshop at ECAI 2010


When Aug 17, 2010 - Aug 17, 2010
Where Lisbon, Portugal
Submission Deadline May 11, 2010
Notification Due Jun 9, 2010
Final Version Due Jun 21, 2010
Categories    artificial intelligence   logistics   cognitive science   automation

Call For Papers


"Artificial Intelligence and Logistics (AILog)"

Workshop at ECAI 2010

Lisbon, Portugal, August 17, 2010


May 11, 2010 (extended) Paper submission deadline
June 7, 2010 Notification of acceptance
June 21, 2010 Camera-ready papers due
August 17, 2010 Workshop at ECAI 2010



Logistics is concerned with the organization and control of processes in
space and time in order to transport or manufacture goods and the
coordination of the resulting flows of material and information, as well as
monetary flows. Complexity and dynamics of logistic networks have reached a
level that more and more prevents the processes from being entirely
observable and fully controllable, caused by, e.g., a globalized economy, a
shift from buyer's to seller's markets, and shorter product life cycles.
Thus, recent trends in logistics point towards solutions with distributed
and self-organizing processes.

Such logistic networks are characterized by a wide variety of heterogeneous
properties, constraints, and requirements: temporal (very quickly, just in
time), economic (low cost, given budget), physical (smooth, secure travel),
informational (public, secure data), environmental (low energy,
ecology-preserving). Different qualities or modalities need different
representations; transitions between different subsystems require interfaces
between different representations, transformations of processes, and methods
for their selection; knowledge about situations and goals is crucial for the
selection of the most suitable strategy; etc. This manifold set of demands
and the emerging uncertainty requires the inclusion of methods from
artificial intelligence and cognitive science. AIL-2010 addresses the use of
these AI methods in modern logistics.



This workshop addresses researchers from logistics that utilize and develop
AI approaches as well as researchers from AI that apply their work in
logistics or see possibilities to connect to logistic problems or methods.

We encourage contributions from the following research and application

Possible Research Areas:

Coordination in Space and Time
Knowledge Representation and Reasoning
Multi Modal Interaction
Cognitive Robotics
Cognitive Modeling
Spatial and Temporal Reasoning
Logic and Constraint Programming
Ambient Intelligence
Planning and Scheduling
Multi Agent Systems
Data Mining
Case-Based Reasoning
Machine Learning
Human-machine Interfaces

Possible Application Areas:

Transport logistics
Production planning and control
Assembly and disassembly
Process modeling and monitoring
Process planning
Intelligent manufacturing systems
Production Scheduling
Inventory organization and optimization
Automated inspection and quality control
Supply chain management
Traffic management

A special focus will be given to applying AI techniques in order to
integrate and interact with humans within the logistic process, may they be
users, system designers, analysts, or other stakeholders. Intelligent
logistic systems will instruct users; they communicate and explain their
situation and reasoning upon demand; they notify managers about anomalies or
in case of an emergency; they engage in clarification dialogs upon
misunderstandings. The better the human interface becomes, the more we
expect logistic scenarios to become re-populated by users such that shared
human-machine scenarios may benefit from human expertise and intelligence
while operators are relieved from tedious automated routine. This way we
move from a de-centralized view of cooperating autonomous units to an
"emancipated" society of logistic units interacting among themselves and
with human agents. We explicitly encourage submissions that tackle this


Submitted papers must be in PDF format and follow the ECAI style guidelines.
Technical papers must not exceed a length of 6 pages.

We also welcome the submission of position papers or papers describing work
in progress as short papers. Short papers must not exceed a length of 3
pages. If in doubt, submit a technical paper.

For submitting your paper, please use the Easychair online submission
system at .
The paper submission deadline is May 7.

Submitted papers will be reviewed by at least two reviewers. Papers selected
for presentation at the workshop will appear in the ECAI workshop
proceedings. Workshop participants are required to register for the ECAI
main conference.

For more details, visit the workshop homepage:



Ana Bazzan (Universidade Federal do Rio Grande do Sul, Brazil)
Susanne Biundo (University of Ulm, Germany)
Juergen Branke (University of Warwick, UK)
Stefan Kirn (University of Hohenheim, Germany)
Martin Lauer (Karlsruhe Institute of Technology, Germany)
Ramon Lopez de Mantaras (IIIA-CSIC, Spain)
Carles Sierra (IIIA-CSIC, Spain)
Wilfried Sihn (Technical University of Vienna, Austria)
Ingo Timm (University of Frankfurt, Germany)
Gerhard Weiss (Maastricht University, Netherlands)



Kerstin Schill
Collaborative Research Center "Spatial Cognition", Bremen, Germany

Bernd Scholz-Reiter
Research Center "Intelligent Production and Logistics Systems", Bremen,

Lutz Frommberger
Collaborative Research Center "Spatial Cognition", Bremen, Germany



For any inquiries about the workshop refer to Lutz Frommberger

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