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The Future of (Embodied) AI

2017-04-28T13:42:41+00:00October 9th, 2014|Announcements, Events, Uncategorised|

BNAIC participates in the celebration of the famous Belgian anatomist Vesalius (born 500 years ago) with a Round Table about the role of embodiment in AI, followed by a performance of the tragi-comic opera Casparo, composed by AI pioneer Luc Steels and premiered at IJCAI Barcelona in 2011. This is a unique chance to discuss [...]

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Call for Papers: PAAMS 2015

2017-04-28T16:31:32+00:00October 9th, 2014|Announcements, Events, Uncategorised|

Research on Agents and Multi-Agent Systems has matured during the last decade and many eective applications of this technology are now deployed. PAAMS provides an international forum to present and discuss the latest scientic developments and their eective applications, to assess the impact of the approach, and to facilitate technology transfer. PAAMS started as a local initiative, but has since grown [...]

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Call for Participation: Dutch-Belgian Reinforcement Learning workshop

2017-04-28T16:31:54+00:00October 8th, 2014|Announcements, Events, Uncategorised|

After successful previous editions in Delft and Maastricht, we are happy to announce that the next Dutch-Belgian Reinforcement Learning workshop will take place on Friday November 28 at the Vrije Universiteit Brussel. The workshop will be hosted by the Brussels AI-lab. The goal of the workshop is to bring together the local reinforcement learning community [...]

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Event Report: Symposium USCKI Incognito

2017-04-28T16:32:05+00:00October 8th, 2014|Announcements, Events, Uncategorised|

“The Simpo: Learn Through Simulating Society” On June 13th, 2014, the study association for Cognitive Artificial Intelligence Utrecht (USCKI Incognito) held her annual symposium. This year's symposium was titled The Simpo: Learn Through Simulating Society. Various speakers talked about their research in the field of Artificial Intelligence and simulations. Dr. Marco Wiering, the day’s moderator from Groningen, opened [...]

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BNAIC 2014: Call for Thesis abstracts

2017-04-28T16:32:20+00:00October 8th, 2014|Announcements, Events, Uncategorised|

To allow students to submit extended abstracts of recently accepted Bachelor or Master theses, the BNAIC organisation has decided to *extend the deadline* for submission of type-D papers *only*. Students are invited to submit a one or two-page abstract of their accepted AI-related thesis. The thesis should be accepted after June 1st, 2013. Type D-papers [...]

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PhD Thesis Abstract – Laura Mocanu-Antanas: Relational Visual Recognition

2017-04-28T16:32:30+00:00October 8th, 2014|Phd Abstracts, Uncategorised|

Title: Relational Visual Recognition (Relationele visuele herkenning) Author: Mocanu-Antanas, Laura Issue Date: 11-Jun-2014 Abstract In contrast to statistical visual recognition, relational visual recognition aims at employing relational representations for solving visual recognition problems. For high-level tasks involving complex objects and scenes, low- and mid-level visual features do not always suffice. In these cases it is the component objects, [...]

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Symposium Report – “Monte Carlo Search is Everywhere”

2017-04-28T16:32:44+00:00July 9th, 2014|Event reports, Uncategorised|

Mark Winands (DKE, Maastricht University) On December 2, in collaboration with SIKS and the BNVKI, the Department of Knowledge Engineering (DKE) at Maastricht University organized a symposium called “Monte-Carlo Search is Everywhere”. The symposium was held in honour of Pim Nijssen’s Ph.D. defence. The purpose of the symposium was to give an overview on recent [...]

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PhD Thesis Abstract: Tommy Messelis

2017-04-28T16:33:08+00:00July 8th, 2014|Phd Abstracts, Uncategorised|

Algorithm performance prediction for practical combinatorial optimisation problems Promotor: dr. P. De Causmaecker , CODeS KULeuven, campus Kortrijk This dissertation investigates algorithm performance predictions in the context of combinatorial optimisation problems. The project is inspired by existing studies on running time predictions for complete search methods solving classical decision and optimisation problems. It considers more [...]

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BNVKI-AIABN Board Seeking a New Member

2014-07-02T07:22:49+00:00July 2nd, 2014|Uncategorised|

The board of the BNVKI-AIABN is inviting a new enthusiastic member to strengthen the team and to develop new activities. We especially seek someone who can reinforce the links with industry. The term will start at our association’s upcoming General Assembly during the BNAIC'14, November 6-7, 2014. The board uses teleconferencing for approx. 9 meetings per year and [...]

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