The Foundation for Knowledge Based Systems (SKBS) continued their policy of awarding the SKBS prize to the best demonstration of the Demo-session of the BNAIC 2019.
The 2019 referee committee consisted of Arnoud Visser (UvA), Bart Verheij (University of Groningen), Celine Vens (KU Leuven-campus Kortrijk), Robin Manhaeve (KU Leuven), Guillaume Derval (UC Louvain).
The referee committee had to consider ten submissions which were eligible for the SKBS prize. In Table 1 we list them by topic (in the order of their publication in the Conference Program BNAIC 2019).
|Denis Steckelmacher, Hélène Plisnier and Ann Nowé||A Motorized Wheelchair that Learns to Make its Way through a Crowd|
|Youri Coppens, Eugenio Bargiacchi and Ann Nowé||A Virtual Maze Game to Explain Reinforcement Learning|
|Pierre Carbonnelle, Bram Aerts, Marjolein Deryck, Joost Vennekens and Marc Denecker||An Interactive Consultant|
|Tom Vander Aa, Tom Ashby and Roel Wuyts||Virtual Screening on FPGA|
|Willem Röpke, Roxana Radulescu, Kyriakos Efthymiadis and Ann Nowe||DuStt – a Speech-to-Text Engine for Dutch|
|Habib-Ur-Rehman Khalid, Sofie Pollin, Thomas Gielen, Hans Cappelle, Miguel Glassee, Andre Bourdoux and Hichem Sahli||Gesture Recognition with an FMCW Radar|
|Jessica Coto Palacio, Yailen Martínez Jiménez and Ann Nowe||Multi-Agent Reinforcement Learning Tool for Job Shop Scheduling Problems|
|Jens Nevens, Paul Van Eecke and Katrien Beuls||Interactive Learning of Grounded Concepts|
|Selma Yilmazyildiz Kayaarma, Sherik Lehal and Hichem Sahli||Politeness Detection in Speech for Human-Computer Interaction|
|Jens Claes, Bart Bogaerts, Rocsildes Canoy, Emilio Gamba and Tias Guns||ZebraTutor: Explaining How to Solve Logic Grid Puzzles (Demo)|
Table 1: The 2019 candidates of the SKBS prize.
In 2019, ten submissions were exhibited in the “Halle aux Fûts” (Ateliers des Tanneurs) for the SKBS prize. All demos were of a high quality, but varying in type, ranging from educational demonstrations that were aimed at explaining AI techniques to the general public, through hardware-oriented demonstrations, to AI research demonstrations covering a multitude of AI methodologies and techniques. The jury (referee committee) was given the task to take the following items into consideration by scoring them between 1 and 5: (a) relation to AI, (b) originality, (c) applicability (or is it already a (full-fledged) application?), (d) does it contribute to the further development of AI?, (e) the generalisability to other AI applications/domains, and (f) the contribution to Society (Valorisation).
All in all, the referee committee had a difficult task. There were three demonstrations that stood out for the five jury members. We then calculated the average scores they gave to all demonstrations, and indeed the same three demonstrations made up the top 3 in the overall ranking. The final scores were very close to each other.
The first prize was assigned to Dennis Steckelmacher, Hélène Plisnier and Ann Nowé for the demo A Motorized Wheelchair that Learns to Make its Way through a Crowd.
The prize is €500,- and has been awarded to the Reinforcement Learning team of the AI Lab of the Vrije Universiteit Brussel.
In Table 2 we provide an overview of the winners of the SKBS prize so far.
M. van Wezel, J. Sprenger, R. van Stee, and H. La Poutré
Neural Vision 2.0 – Exploratory Data Analysis with Neural Networks
|2000 Kaatsheuvel (shared prize)
Alexander Ypma, Rob Kleiman, Jan Valk, and Bob Duin
MINISOM – A System for Machine Health Monitoring with Neural Networks
F. Brazier, D. Mobach, and B. Overeinder
Bert Kappen, Wim Wiegerinck, Ender Akay, Marcel Nijman, Jan Neijt, and André van Beek
Promedas: A Diagnostic Decision Support System
The Secret Prover: Proving Possession of Arbitrary Files While not Giving Them Away
Gerald de Jong
Fluidiom: The Evolution of Locomotion
Marion Verduijn, Niels Peek, Peter Rosseel, Evert de Jonge, and Bas de Mol
Procarsur: A System for Prognostic Reasoning in Cardiac Surgery
Tim Harbers, Rob van der Veen, Marten den Uyl
Sentient Demonstration BNAIC 07: Vicavision
|2008 Enschede (shared prize)
Joris Maervoet, Patrick De Causmaecker, and Greet Vanden Berghe
A Generic Rule Miner for Geographic Data
Dennis Reidsma and Anton Nijholt
Temporal Interaction between an Artificial Orchestra Conductor and Human Musicians
Tom van Bergen, Maarten Brugmans, Bart Dohmen and Niels Molenaar
Cobes: The clean, safe and hospitable metro
Willem Burgers, Wim Wiegerinck, and Bert Kappen
Disaster Victim Identification System
Wim Vancroonenburg, Jannes Verstichel, Greet Vanden Berghe, and Wouter Souffriau
Efficient aircraft loading: a mixed integer programming approach for the aircraft weight and balance problem
Michel Klein, Nataliya Mogles, and Arlette van Wissen
Demonstration of eMate – Stimulating Behaviour Change via Mobile Phone
Sjriek Alers, Daniel Claes, Joscha Fossel, Daniel Hennes, and Karl Tuyls
Applied Robotics: Precision Placement in RoboCup@Work
Steffen Michels, Marina Velikova, Bas Huijbrechts, Peter Novak, Jesper Hoeksma, Roeland Scheepens, Jan Laarhuis, and André Bonhof
Enhancing Operational Work in Maritime Safety-and-Security Tasks.
Wiebe van Ranst and Joost Vennekes
Ultra-low-latency Endoscopic Image Stabilisation
Caitlin Lagrand, Patrick M. de Kok, Sébastien Negrijn, Michiel van der Meer and Arnoud Visser
Autonomous robot soccer matches
Dennis Steckelmacher, Hélène Plisnier, Diederik M. Roijers and Ann Nowé
Hierarchical Reinforcement Learning for a Robotic Partially Observable Task
Table 2: Overview of SKBS prizes.