4th International Seminar on New Issues in Artificial Intelligence

CAOS - EVANNAI - GIAA - PLG // January - February 2011


Machine Consciousness - Abstract- slides1

Antonio Chella

Antonio Chella was born in Florence on March 4, 1961. In 1988 he obtained his laurea degree cum laude in Electronic Engineering from the University of Palermo and in 1993 he obtained his PhD in Computer Engineering defending a thesis on neural networks for robot vision. From 1992 to 1998 he was a scientific researcher at the University of Palermo, where he became an associate professor in 1998 and a professor in robotics in 2001. He is the head of RoboticsLab. His main research interests concern machine consciousness and cognitive architectures for robotics.He is the Editor-in-Chief of the International Journal of machine Consciousness. He is a member of IEEE, AAAI, IAPR, AI*IA, AICA, SIREN.

Automated Reasoning - Abstract - slides1 - slides2 - slides3

Enricho Giunchiglia

Dr. Enrico Giunchiglia is full professor at the University of Genova, in the Department of Communication, Computer and System Sciences (DIST) of the Faculty of Engineering. He received a laurea degree (January 1989) and a PhD in Computer Engineering from the University of Genova. His main research interests include Artificial Intelligence, Cognitive Systems, Software Engineering and he has co-authored more than 100 refereed technical papers. Dr. Giunchiglia is the editor in chief of "AI Communications", the European journal on Artificial Intelligence, supported by ECCAI (the European Coordinating Committee for Artificial Intelligence). He is also in the editorial board of several scientific journals, including "Artificial Intelligence" and the "Journal of Artificial Intelligence Research". He has also been on the program committee of many conferences, including IJCAI, AAAI, ICAPS, KR and others. At the University of Genova, Dr. Giunchiglia is responsible for the System and Technologies for Automated Reasoning Laboratory. He has been coordinator of several industrial, national and international projects.

Game Intelligence - Abstract - slides1 - slides2

Simon Lucas

Simon M. Lucas is a Professor of Computer Science at the University of Essex, Colchester, Essex, U.K. His main research interests are in machine learning and games. He has published widely in these fields with over 130 peer-reviewed papers and is the Founding Editor-in-Chief of the IEEE Transactions on Computational Intelligence and AI in Games. Prof. Lucas was chair of IAPR Technical Committee 5 on Benchmarking and Software (2002–2006) and is the inventor of the scanning n-tuple classifier, a fast and accurate OCR method. He was appointed inaugural chair of the IEEE CIS Games Technical Committee in July 2006, has chaired or co-chaired many international conferences, including the First IEEE Symposium on Computational Intelligence and Games in 2005. He is also an associate editor of the IEEE Transactions on Evolutionary Computation, and the Springer Journal of Memetic Computing. He was an invited keynote speaker or tutorial speaker at IEEE CEC 2007, IEEE WCCI 2008, IEEE CIG 2008, PPSN 2008,IEEE CEC 2009 and IEEE CEC 2010. He leads the newly established Game Intelligence Group at the University of Essex.

Multisensor Data Fusion for Video Surveillance - Abstract

Lauro Snidaro

Dr. Lauro Snidaro received his MSc and PhD in Computer Science from University of Udine in 2002 and 2006 respectively. Since 2008 he is an Assistant Professor at the Dept. of Mathematics and Computer Science, Univ. of Udine. His main interests include Data/Information Fusion, Computer Vision, Pattern Recognition, Video understanding and annotation. He actively publishes in international journals and conferences and has co-authored more than 50 papers. He was the appointed Italian member of the NATO Information Technology Panel Task Group IST-065/RTG-028 on "Information Fusion in Asymmetric Operations" (RTGonIFAO) for 2007-2009 and currently of the NATO Exploratory Group on "Information Filtering and Multi-Source Information Fusion” for 2011-2013. He cooperates with international industries and research centres and is involved in several projects on multi-sensor data fusion. He regularly serves as a reviewer for international journals and conferences.

Tracking via Classification - Abstract

Ingrid Visentini

Ingrid Visentini received a MSc with full marks in Computer Science and a PhD in Communication Multimedia from the University of Udine, Italy, in 2006 and 2010 respectively. She is currently a post-doc researcher and a fellow of the AVIRES Laboratory at the Mathematics and Computer Science Department. She spent several time abroad, at the University of Alicante, Spain (2005), and as a Ph.D. Visiting student at the Centre for Vision and Speech Signal Processing, University of Surrey, U.K. (2008). Her main interests are in the field of machine learning, in particular: adaptive and online learning as main topic, classifiers combination for target detection, tracking via classification in complex environments, automatic video annotation and surveillance intelligence. She serves as a reviewer for several International Journals and Conferences. She cooperated with local and national industries and research centres, and participated in several national and international projects. She is currently working on Information Fusion topics, as multisensor fusion, sensor management and situation assessment within the “DAFNE” EDA project.