Thirteenth Scandinavian Conference on Artificial Intelligence


SCAI 2015

Artificial intelligence (AI) has featured widely in the news recently. It is vital to the continued development of computer science and informatics, and is indispensable for the effective functioning of a multitude of systems in fields such as medicine, economics, linguistics, philosophy, psychology and logical analysis, as well as industry.

This book presents the proceedings of the 13th Scandinavian Conference on Artificial Intelligence (SCAI 2015), held in Halmstad, Sweden, in November 2015. SCAI is the main biennial conference for the AI research communities of Scandinavia, but also attracts the attendance of a wide range of international participants. The book features 17 accepted papers from the conference as well as extended abstracts describing the work of six Ph.D. students who presented their research-in-progress to a panel of experts in the doctoral symposium which forms part of the conference. A wide range of topics are covered, including machine learning, data mining, logical reasoning, robotics and planning, and the papers included here focus on both the theory and practical applications of AI.

The book will be of interest to all those wishing to keep abreast of the latest developments in the field of AI.

Editor: Nowaczyk, S.
Pages: 212
Binding: hardcover
Volume 278 of Frontiers in Artificial Intelligence and Applications
ISBN print: 978-1-61499-588-3
ISBN online: 978-1-61499-589-0

Artificial Intelligence Research and Development


Proceedings of the 18th International Conference of the Catalan Association for Artificial Intelligence

Since it was formed in 1994, the Catalan Association for Artificial Intelligence (ACIA) has been promoting cooperation between researchers in artificial intelligence within the Catalan speaking community. The association now holds an annual conference in the Catalan region, which aims to foster discussion of the latest developments in artificial intelligence within the community of Catalan countries, as well as amongst members of the wider AI community.

This book presents the proceedings of the 18th International Conference (CCIA 2015), held in Valencia, Spain, in October 2015. It contains full versions of the peer reviewed papers presented at the conference, as well as shorter poster contributions. In addition to this year’s dominant research trends of classification, decision support systems and data mining, many other topics are covered, ranging from theoretical aspects to descriptions of real applications.

This overview of current work in the Catalan artificial intelligence community and of the collaboration between ACIA members and the AI community worldwide will be of interest to all those working in the field of artificial intelligence.

Editors: Armengol, E., Boixader, D., Grimaldo, F.
Pages: 308
Binding: softcover
Volume 277 of Frontiers in Artificial Intelligence and Applications
ISBN print: 978-1-61499-577-7
ISBN online: 978-1-61499-578-4

New Trends on System Science and Engineering

Proceedings of ICSSE 2015

System science and engineering is a field that covers a wide spectrum of modern technology. A system can be seen as a collection of entities and their interrelationships, which forms a whole greater than the sum of the entities and interacts with people, organizations, cultures and activities and the interrelationships among them. Systems composed of autonomous subsystems are not new, but the increased complexity of modern technology demands ever more reliable, intelligent, robust and adaptable systems to meet evolving needs.

This book presents papers delivered at the International Conference on System Science and Engineering (ICSSE2015), held in Morioka, Japan, in July 2015. Some of the topics covered here include: systems modeling, tools and simulation; cloud robotics and computing systems; systems safety and security; smart grid, human systems and industrial organization and management; and novel applications of systems engineering and systems architecture.

Capturing as it does the latest state-of-the-art and challenges in system sciences and its supporting technology, this book will be of interest to all those involved in developing and using system science methodology, tools and techniques.

Editors: Fujita, H., Su, S.-F.
Pages: 656
Binding: hardcover
Volume 276 of Frontiers in Artificial Intelligence and Applications
ISBN print: 978-1-61499-521-0
ISBN online: 978-1-61499-522-7

Advances in Digital Technologies

Proceedings of the 6th International Conference on Applications of Digital Information and Web Technologies 2015

Easy access to digital information in every form is something which has become indispensable given our ever-increasing reliance on digital technology. But such access would not be possible without the reliable and effective infrastructure which has led to the large-scale development of web technologies.

This book presents the 27 papers delivered at the 6th International Conference on Applications of Digital Information and Web Technologies (ICADIWT), held in February 2015, at the University of Macau, Macau. The book is divided into seven sections:

- Internet communication
- Human-computer interaction
- Adaptive web applications
- Data communication
- Cloud computing
- Systems engineering
- Data mining

Since each paper is a survey contributed by different experts from very many countries, this book can be seen as a collection of the current research trends in the field and hence it will be of interest to all those whose work involves digital information and web technology.

Editors: Mizera-Pietraszko, J., Fong, S.
Pages: 328
Binding: hardcover
Volume 275 of Frontiers in Artificial Intelligence and Applications
ISBN print: 978-1-61499-502-9
ISBN online: 978-1-61499-503-6

Intelligent Systems and Applications

Proceedings of the International Computer Symposium (ICS) held at Taichung, Taiwan, December 12 – 14, 2014

This book presents the proceedings of the International Computer Symposium 2014 (ICS 2014), held at Tunghai University, Taichung, Taiwan in December. ICS is a biennial symposium founded in 1973 and offers a platform for researchers, educators and professionals to exchange their discoveries and practices, to share research experiences and to discuss potential new trends in the ICT industry.

Topics covered in the ICS 2014 workshops include: algorithms and computation theory; artificial intelligence and fuzzy systems; computer architecture, embedded systems, SoC and VLSI/EDA; cryptography and information security; databases, data mining, big data and information retrieval; mobile computing, wireless communications and vehicular technologies; software engineering and programming languages; healthcare and bioinformatics, among others. There was also a workshop on information technology innovation, industrial application and the Internet of Things.

ICS is one of Taiwan's most prestigious international IT symposiums, and this book will be of interest to all those involved in the world of information technology.

Editors: Chu, W.C.-C., Chao, H.-C., Yang, S.J.-H.
Pages: 2244
Binding: softcover (set of 3)
Volume 274 of Frontiers in Artificial Intelligence and Applications
ISBN print: 978-1-61499-483-1
ISBN online: 978-1-61499-484-8

Sociable Robots and the Future of Social Relations

Proceedings of Robo-Philosophy 2014

The robotics industry is growing rapidly, and to a large extent the development of this market sector is due to the area of social robotics – the production of robots that are designed to enter the space of human social interaction, both physically and semantically. Since social robots present a new type of social agent, they have been aptly classified as a disruptive technology, i.e. the sort of technology which affects the core of our current social practices and might lead to profound cultural and social change.

Due to its disruptive and innovative potential, social robotics raises not only questions about utility, ethics, and legal aspects, but calls for “robo-philosophy” – the comprehensive philosophical reflection from the perspectives of all philosophical disciplines. This book presents the proceedings of the first conference in this new area, “Robo-Philosophy 2014 – Sociable Robots and the Future of Social Relations, held in Aarhus, Denmark, in August 2014. The short papers and abstracts collected here address questions of social robotics from the perspectives of philosophy of mind, social ontology, ethics, meta-ethics, political philosophy, aesthetics, intercultural philosophy, and metaphilosophy.

Social robotics is still in its early stages, but it is precisely now that we need to reflect its possible cultural repercussions. This book is accessible to a wide readership and will be of interest to everyone involved in the development and use of social robotics applications, from social roboticists to policy makers.

Editors: Seibt, J., Hakli, R., Nørskov, M.
Pages: 380
Binding: softcover
Volume 273 of Frontiers in Artificial Intelligence and Applications
ISBN print: 978-1-61499-479-4
ISBN online: 978-1-61499-480-0

Information Modelling and Knowledge Bases XXVI

Within the last three decades, information modelling and knowledge bases have become essential subjects, not only for academic communities related to information systems and computer science, but also for businesses where information technology is applied.

This book presents the proceedings of EJC 2014, the 24th International Conference on Information Modelling and Knowledge Bases, held in Kiel, Germany, in June 2014. The main themes of the conference were: conceptual modelling, including modelling and specification languages, domain specific conceptual modelling, and validating and communicating conceptual models; knowledge and information modelling and discovery, including knowledge representation and knowledge management, advanced data mining and analysis methods, as well as information recognition and information modelling; linguistics modelling; cross-cultural communication and social computing; environmental modelling; and multimedia data modelling and systems, which includes modelling multimedia information and knowledge, content-based multimedia data management, content-based multimedia retrieval as well as privacy and context enhancing technologies.

This book will be of interest to all those who wish to keep abreast of new developments in the field of information modelling and knowledge bases.

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Editors: Thalheim, B., Jaakkola, H., Kiyoki, Y., Yoshida, N.
Pages: 484
Binding: hardcover
Volume 272 of Frontiers in Artificial Intelligence and Applications
ISBN print: 978-1-61499-471-8
ISBN online: 978-1-61499-472-5

JURIX 2014

JURIX 2014: The Twenty-Seventh Annual Conference

The JURIX conferences are an established international forum for academics, practitioners, government and industry to present and discuss advanced research at the interface between law and computer science. Subjects addressed in this book cover all aspects of this diverse field: theoretical – focused on a better understanding of argumentation, reasoning, norms and evidence; empirical – targeted at a more general understanding of law and legal texts in particular; and practical papers aimed at enabling a broader technical application of theoretical insights.

This book presents the proceedings of the 27th International Conference on Legal Knowledge and Information Systems: JURIX 2014, held in Kraków, Poland, in December 2014. The book includes the 14 full papers, 8 short papers, 6 posters and 2 demos – the first time that poster submissions have been included in the proceedings.

The book will be of interest to all those whose work involves legal theory, argumentation and practice and who need a current overview of the ways in which current information technology is relevant to legal practice.

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Editor: Hoekstra, R.
Pub. date: December 2014
Pages: 220
Binding: hardcover
Volume 271 of Frontiers in Artificial Intelligence and Applications
ISBN print: 978-1-61499-467-1
ISBN online: 978-1-61499-468-8

Databases and Information Systems VIII

Selected Papers from the Eleventh International Baltic Conference, DB&IS 2014

Databases and information systems are the backbone of modern information technology and are crucial to the IT systems which support all aspects of our everyday life; from government, education and healthcare, to business processes and the storage of our personal photos and archives.

This book presents 22 of the best revised papers accepted following stringent peer review for the 11th International Baltic Conference on Databases and Information Systems (Baltic DB&IS 2014), held in Tallinn, Estonia, in June 2014. The conference provided a forum for the exchange of scientific achievements between the research communities of the Baltic countries and the rest of the world in the area of databases and information systems, bringing together researchers, practitioners and Ph.D. students from many countries.

The subject areas covered at the conference focused on big data processing, data warehouses, data integration and services, data and knowledge management, e-government, as well as e-services and e-learning.

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Volume: 270 of Frontiers in Artificial Intelligence and Applications
Editors: Haav, H.-M., Kalja, A., Robal, T.
November 2014, 372 pp., hardcover
ISBN print: 978-1-61499-457-2
ISBN online: 978-1-61499-458-9
Price: €130 / US$189 / £111

Artificial Intelligence Research and Development


Artificial Intelligence Research and Development
Recent Advances and Applications

This book presents 34 original papers accepted for presentation at the 17th International Conference of the Catalan Association for Artificial Intelligence (CCIA 2014), held in October 2014 in Barcelona, Spain.
The Catalan Association for Artificial Intelligence (ACIA), was created in 1994 as a non-profit association to promote cooperation among researchers from the Catalan-speaking artificial intelligence research community. Conferences are now held annually throughout the Catalan-speaking countries.

The papers in this volume have been organized around different topics, providing a representative sample of the current state-of-the-art in the Catalan artificial intelligence community and of the collaboration between ACIA members and the worldwide AI community.

The book will be of interest to all those working in the field of artificial intelligence.

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Volume: 269 of Frontiers in Artificial Intelligence and Applications
Editors: Museros, L. , Pujol, O., Agell, N.
October 2014, 308 pp., hardcover
ISBN print: 978-1-61499-451-0
ISBN online: 978-1-61499-452-7
Price: €108 / US$157 / £92

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