The first day of the conference comprises a range of workshops, to be held on Tuesday 9th December. Delegates will find these events to be especially valuable where there is a current need to consider the introduction of new AI technologies into their own organisations.
There will be four half-day workshops plus an all-day workshop (the Thirteenth UK CBR Workshop). Delegates are free to choose any combination of morning and afternoon sessions to attend. The programme of workshops will be given below as soon as it is available. Note that the morning session starts at 11 a.m. (later than in some previous years) to reduce the need for delegates to stay in Cambridge on the previous night. There is a lunch break from 12.30-13.15 and there are refreshment breaks from 14.45-15.15 and from 16.45-17.00.
Stream 1 - Morning (11.00-12.30 Music Room)
Recent Developments in Intelligent Robotics Practice
Chair: Dr Tony Hirst, The Open University
Unfortuntately, the chair and of this workshop and certain key speakers are unable to attend. We will therefore run a shortened session as follows from 11.00 until 12.30.
Stream 1 - Afternoon (15.15-16.45 and 17.00-18.30 Music Room)
Applications of Natural Language Processing
Chair: Richard Ellis, Stratum Management Ltd
This workshop aims to explore developments in the application of natural language processing. It will feature speakers from both academic and commercial backgrounds, presenting views and experiences related to the application of NLP techniques. It is intended that workshop participants, whether from academia or industry, will gain an understanding of the practical challenges of applying NLP and the evolving techniques and methods that can be used to overcome these challenges. Proposals for participation, in the form of short papers, case studies and presentations, are welcomed; please contact Alice Kerly (firstname.lastname@example.org). We would also welcome the attendance of non-presenting delegates, whose views and contributions in discussions will be invaluable.
Further Details and Call for Participation.
Stream 2 - Morning (11.00-12.30 and 13.15-14.45 Upper Hall)
Intelligent Systems in Accounting, Finance and Management
Chair: Professor Bob Berry, University of Nottingham
The idea that intelligent systems have the potential to support the activities of managers in organisations has been around for a long time, and at first sight there is considerable evidence of that potential being realised. However, closer examination suggests that the engagement of intelligent systems researchers and practitioners with managers and management researchers is very limited. Examination of the intelligent systems literature suggests that many papers demonstrate the ability of a technique to handle a problem without considering either the importance of the problem or the issue of whether the technique adds value in any sense. Examination of the management journals and discussion with managers strongly suggests that intelligent systems are not relevant; they simply don't feature. The workshop aims to identify the important management problems and the intelligent systems approaches most likely to add value. The aim is to create a research agenda which will lead to the integration of intelligent systems into the practice of management and management research.
Stream 2 - Afternoon (15.15-16.45 and 17.00-18.30 Upper Hall)
Artificial Intelligence in Education
Chair: Dr Maria Fasli, University of Essex
Artificial Intelligence (AI) has been incorporated into the curriculum of Computer Science degree schemes for a number of years now at both undergraduate and postgraduate levels. Despite the fact that the underlying research areas have developed over the years, teaching artificial intelligence and related topics presents a number of problems such as a heavy influence of one's own research expertise and specialization in deciding the content of such courses and a lack of standard methodologies and tools that practitioners can employ for teaching topics in this area. The aim of this workshop is to bring together researchers and practitioners that are interested in the teaching aspect of the field. The workshop will address issues specific to teaching AI including innovative approaches to learning and teaching AI, approaches for improving the students' learning experience, the integration of theory and practice and tools for supporting teaching and learning. The workshop will be a mixture of presentations and open discussions of the attendees.
Stream 3 - All Day (11.00-12.30, 13.15-14.45, 15.15-16.45 and 17.00-18.30 Peterhouse Lecture Theatre)
Thirteenth UK Case-Based Reasoning Workshop
Chair: Dr Miltos Petridis, University of Greenwich, UK