Workshops and Tutorials

There are ten events co-located at KI 2019: Five workshops (incl. a doctoral consortium) and five tutorials, covering a wide spectrum of AI research areas. Please see below an overview of these events (sorted alphabetically).

Schedule Overview

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Monday, September 23
11:00 – 12:30 Deduktionstreffen AI and Arts Normative Reasoning Doctoral Consortium
12:30 – 14:00 Lunch break and poster session
14:00 – 15:30 Deduktionstreffen AI and Arts High Dimensional Computing Weighted Bipolar Argumentation Formal and Cognitive Reasoning Normative Reasoning Doctoral Consortium
15:30 – 16:00 Coffee break and poster session
16:00 – 17:30 Deduktionstreffen AI and Arts High Dimensional Computing Weighted Bipolar Argumentation Formal and Cognitive Reasoning Doctoral Consortium


Tuesday, September 24
09:00 – 10:30 Critical Military AI Argumentation Technology Dynamic StaRAI
10:30 – 11:00 Coffee break
11:00 – 12:30 Critical Military AI Argumentation Technology Dynamic StaRAI
12:30 – 14:00 Lunch break
14:30 – KI 2019 Main Conference


 Doctoral Consortium [Top]

Kristina Yordanova (University of Rostock)
Location: Nora-Platil-Straße 6, Room 0213

The doctoral consortium provides an opportunity for PhD students to discuss their research interests and career objectives with established researchers in AI and network with other participants. The doctoral consortium will expose students to different areas of research within AI and help build professional connections within the international community of AI researchers.

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Workshops [Top]

  •  AI and Arts

    Martin Skrodzki (Freie Universität Berlin)
    Location: Campus Center, Seminar room 3

    The participants will give talks or present posters on the usage of AI as a tool by artists or as a means of understanding and reproducing art and artistic styles. A panel discussion with AI scientists, artists, and art historians will investigate the possibilities and opportunities which AI can offer to (the history of) art.

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  •  Deduktionstreffen

    Alexander Steen (University of Luxembourg), Claudia Schon (Universität Koblenz-Landau)
    Location: Arnold-Bode-Straße 2, Room 0402

    The annual meeting Deduktionstreffen is the prime activity of the Interest Group for Deduction Systems (FGDedSys) of the German Informatics Society. It is a meeting with a familiar, friendly atmosphere, where everyone interested in deduction can report on their work in an informal setting.

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  •  Emotion and Computing – Current research and future impact

    Dirk Reichardt (Duale Hochschule Baden-Württemberg Stuttgart)

    The workshop was cancelled.

  •  Formal and Cognitive Reasoning

    Christoph Beierle (FernUniversität in Hagen), Matthias Thimm (Universität Koblenz-Landau), Marco Ragni (Universität Freiburg), Frieder Stolzenburg (Hochschule Harz)
    Location: Arnold-Bode-Straße 2, room 0401

    The workshop „Formal and Cognitive Reasoning” addresses recent challenges and novel approaches to uncertain reasoning and belief change in their broad senses, andprovides a forum for research work linking different paradigms of reasoning. It puts a special focus on papers from both fields that provide a base for connecting formal-logical models of knowledge representation and cognitive models of reasoning and learning, addressing formal as well as experimental or heuristic issues.

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  •  Critical Examination of Military AI Applications

    Jürgen Altmann (TU Dortmund), Lisa Maichle (Universität Augsburg), Dimitri Scheftelowitsch (TU Dortmund)
    Location: Arnold-Bode-Straße 2, room 0404

    AI can be used in armed forces for many areas and is presented as
    central for the winning of future wars. Particularly problematic would
    be the use for selection and attack of targets n autonomous weapon
    systems and for warfare in cyberspace. However, only the selection of
    targets based on automatic evaluation of (meta)data can be problematic.

    With short contributions and group discussion we want to treat questions
    such as:
    – Arms race in military applicationc – real, in planning and in rhetoric,
    – (Un)reliability of target recognition,
    – Acceleration of combat events, possibilities and problems of human
    – Commonalities with and differences from civil AI applications,
    – Use of AI for disarmament and verification?
    – Activities of people working in AI and their effects.

    If you want to contribute please address the organisers.

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  •  Workshop on Computational Intelligence

    Johannes Fähndrich (TU Berlin), Frank Klawonn (Ostfalia University of Applied Sciences)

    The workshop was cancelled.

Tutorials [Top]

  •  Argumentation Technology for Artificial Intelligence

    Philipp Cimiano (Universität Bielefeld), Benno Stein (Universität Weimar), Henning Wachsmuth (Universität Paderborn)
    Location: Arnold-Bode-Straße 8, room 0113/0114

    In this tutorial we outline the importance of argumentation for artificial intelligence and will consider three important fields within computational argumentation: argumentation mining,
    argumentation retrieval and argumentation synthesis. Argumentation mining is concerned with understanding arguments expressed in text. Argument retrieval is concerned with supporting humans in retrieving the most relevant arguments for a given topic. Argument synthesis is concerned with how to support human decision making by machine-generated arguments.

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  •  Dynamic StaRAI

    Tanya Braun, Marcel Gehrke, Ralf Möller (Universität Lübeck)
    Location: Nora-Platil-Straße 6, room 0213

    This tutorial focusses on dynamic modelling and reasoning over time using statistical relational AI (StarAI). Dynamic StarAI enables query answering in a scalable and stable way even when domain sizes escalade.

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  •  High dimensional computing – the upside of the curse of dimensionality

    Peer Neubert, Stefan Schubert, Kenny Schlegel (TU Chemnitz)
    Location: Arnold-Bode-Straße 8, room 0113/0114

    This tutorial is about solving computational problems using calculations in vectorspaces with thousands of dimensions. We will discuss theoretical foundations and applications, e.g., analogy mapping or how to recognize places from images of a 2800 km trip through Norway across different seasons.

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  •  Modeling and Solving Weighted Bipolar Argumentation Problems

    Nico Potyka (Universität Osnabrück)
    Location: Arnold-Bode-Straße 2, room 0408

    Weighted bipolar argumentation frameworks are a computationally efficient tool to solve problems in areas like decision support and social media analysis. This tutorial will give a high-level introduction to some recent frameworks and the corresponding computational problems and algorithms.

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  •  Normative Reasoning Tutorial

    Xavier Parent (University of Luxembourg)
    Location: Nora-Platil-Straße 9, room 0402

    This is a tutorial on deontic logic, devised to model normative reasoning (viz. reasoning about norms). This tutorial has two parts. In part 1, I will give a general introduction to the topic, and explain what problems deontic logicians have been mostly concerned with. In part2, I will focus on one of the frameworks that have dominated the landscape, the preference-based dyadic deontic logic due to Hansson/Lewis. I will discuss its meta-theory, mainly its axiomatization.

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