BNAIC 2017: Session report “Games”

By |2018-03-01T20:19:42+00:00March 1st, 2018|Event reports|

The session on Games consisted of four presentations discussing applications of mathematical game theory in multi agent systems. The first two presentations presented the work of Gleb Polevoy and Mathijs de Weerdt on agents that need to divide their available time over multiple projects, respectively multiple group interactions. An example of the former is the [...]

BNAIC 2017: Session report “Uncertainty in AI”

By |2018-03-01T20:18:12+00:00March 1st, 2018|Event reports|

In the Uncertainty in AI session three papers were presented. Two papers were wholly or partly motivated by legal applications. Remi Wieten from Utrecht university addressed the problem that Bayesian networks, while increasingly popular in forensic science, are poorly understood by legal experts. This problem makes it hard to build reliable Bayesian networks for crime [...]

BNAIC 2017: Session report “Agent Systems 2”

By |2018-03-01T20:36:09+00:00March 1st, 2018|Event reports|

The Agent Systems session was opened by Bram Wiggers from the University of Groningen. In his paper "The origin of mimicry: Deception or merely coincidence?", he presents an agent model for the evolution of mimicry. Mimicry refers to a situation in which two species of prey animals share a phenotype, while only one of them [...]

BNAIC 2017: Session report “Reinforcement Learning”

By |2018-03-01T20:15:45+00:00March 1st, 2018|Event reports|

In the first presentation, Nico Roos proposed a model for describing a network of distributed services for task executions, and proved that for this model, even in a self-interested setting reinforcement learning can be applied to learn how to cooperate well. Specifically, when agents can decide which agent should perform the next subtask and can [...]

BNAIC 2017: Session report “Natural Language Processing”

By |2018-03-01T20:12:10+00:00March 1st, 2018|Event reports|

The first presentation of the Natural Language Processing session was given by Mathijs Pieters from the University of Groningen titled "Comparison of Machine Learning Techniques for Multi-label Genre Classification". This joint work with Marco Wiering won the SNN best paper award and studies classic and novel text classification techniques with the aim to recognize the [...]

BNAIC 2017: Session report “Agent Systems”

By |2018-03-01T20:35:42+00:00March 1st, 2018|Event reports|

The first talk, "Get Your Virtual Hands Off Me! - Developing Threatening Agents Using Haptic Feedback" was presented by Tibor Bosse, and described how virtual agents can be used to train people in social situations. For example, virtual agents in a VR setting are used to train tram conductors in Amsterdam on how to best [...]

BNAIC 2017: Session report “Machine Learning”

By |2018-03-01T20:11:02+00:00March 1st, 2018|Event reports|

After the opening remarks by the conference organizers and an introduction to the scientific context in Groningen, this session featured the first four paper presentations of the conference in the main lecture room. It had an unfortunate start due to a mix of cable and hardware issues, but speakers and chair together solved these cooperatively [...]

BNAIC 2017: General report

By |2018-03-01T20:35:28+00:00March 1st, 2018|Event reports|

BNAIC is the annual Benelux Conference on Artificial Intelligence. In 2017, the 29th edition of BNAIC was organized by the Institute of Artificial Intelligence and Cognitive Engineering (ALICE), University of Groningen, under the auspices of the Benelux Association for Artificial Intelligence (BNVKI) and the Dutch Research School for Information and Knowledge Systems (SIKS). BNAIC 2017 [...]

The VIPER project: Visual Person Detection Made Reliable

By |2017-10-19T12:57:35+00:00September 28th, 2017|Announcements, Articles|

The VIPER project was a two-year Technology Transfer project, sponsored by Flanders Innovation & Entrepreneurship, and conducted by the research group EAVISE of KU Leuven, Campus De Nayer, in collaboration with a consortium of a dozen different companies. The goal of this project was to study reliable methods of detecting people in camera footage for [...]

Event report: Benelearn 2017

By |2017-09-15T13:18:11+00:00September 15th, 2017|Event reports|

Under a beautiful Dutch Summer sun, the 26th annual machine learning conference of the Benelux (Benelearn 2017) was held in Eindhoven, the Netherlands, on June 9 and 10. As always with Benelearn, the focal point was on the machine learning, data mining, and AI community of universities and research institutes located in Benelux member states. [...]