The IJCAI-09 Workshop on Artificial Intelligence in Space
Extended deadline: 1 April 2009
The Advanced Concepts Team of ESA and the
Artificial Intelligence Group of NASA's Jet Propulsion Lab will be organising a workshop on Artificial Intelligence in Space at IJCAI-09 in Pasadena, California, on July 17-18, 2009. The IJCAI is the largest AI conference in the world.
Two keywords in our quest for designing artificially intelligent entities are autonomy and adaptivity. Spacecrafts, satellites, rovers and other machines need to be able to autonomously make decisions, to quickly process and categorise vast amounts of incoming data, monitor their health status, detect and self-heal faults. Machines need to learn to adapt fast to growing user demands, to interact in more complex ways with other machines and humans, and new algorithms need to emerge to tackle the complexity of real-world problems. The research field of Artificial Intelligence with its many flavours can significantly contribute to this goal. From solutions inspired by the behaviour of social animals, to imitating how the human brain functions during decision-making; from robust optimisation algorithms to natural language interfaces for human-computer interactions; from efficient control algorithms to data mining and knowledge discovery, advances in AI research can be applied to space related problems.
In order to briefly summarize the up-to-date contributions from different fields of AI to space science and applications, to indicate how recent AI findings can be utilized and to identify new areas of AI which could be of use in space science and research, the Advanced Concepts Team of ESA and the Artificial Intelligence Group of NASA's Jet Propulsion Lab will be organising a workshop on Artificial Intelligence in Space at IJCAI-09 in Pasadena, California, on July 17-18, 2009. IJCAI is the largest AI conference in the world.
Submission to the workshop is encouraged for scientists involved in both space-related and non-space related research. The topics covered in this workshop will be of particular interest to scientists involved in space engineering and in the various fields related to Artificial Intelligence research. The aim of the workshop is to bring together AI experts and space engineers, stimulating the exchange of ideas between the two groups. The former can provide with new tools, and the latter with expertise and hands-on experience on space applications.
For more information on the workshop, visit the workshop website: http://www.congrex.nl/09c17/