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The goal of the Computing Community Consortium (CCC) is to catalyze the computing research community to debate longer range, more audacious research challenges; to build consensus around research visions; to evolve the most promising visions toward clearly defined initiatives; and to work with the funding organizations to move challenges and visions toward funding initiatives. The purpose of this blog is to provide a more immediate, online mechanism for dissemination of visioning concepts and community discussion/debate about them.

Blue Sky Ideas Track Held at AAAI-15

January 29th, 2015 / in CCC, conference reports, Research News / by Helen Wright

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The Computing Community Consortium (CCC) sponsored another track in its Blue Sky Ideas Conference Track series at the 29th Association for the Advancement of Artificial Intelligence (AAAI) Conference on Artificial Intelligence (AAAI-15), January 25-30, 2015 in Austin, Texas. The purpose of this conference was to promote research in artificial intelligence (AI) and scientific exchange among AI researchers, practitioners, scientists, and engineers in affiliated disciplines.

The goal of this track was to present ideas and visions that can stimulate the research community to pursue new directions, such as new problems, new application domains, or new methodologies.

The winning papers were:

Machine Teaching: an Inverse Problem to Machine Learning and an Approach Toward Optimal Education
Xiaojin Zhu
(Department of Computer Sciences, University of Wisconsin–Madison)

Emerging Architectures for Global System Science
Michela Milano
(Department Computer Science and Engineering, University of Bologna)
Pascal Van Hentenryck
(Department of Computer Science, Brown University)

Intelligent Agents for Rehabilitation and Care of Disabled and Chronic Patients
Sarit Kraus
(Department of Computer Science, Bar-Ilan University)

CCC provides travel awards to authors of the winning papers. We encourage you to apply for a Blue Sky Ideas track at your conference!
Requests need only include a brief description of the conference and a proposed list of program committee members for the track. For more information — including guidelines for conference program committees, recommendations for selecting winners, and logistics for issuing CCC-sponsored travel awards to the winners, as well as a sample call for papers for a Blue Sky Ideas track — visit our website.