The 8th Joint Ontology Workshops started Monday the 15th of August and will be running until Friday the 19th.
The conference has over 50 people registered for local participation and more than 70 people joining virtually, making the event an exciting kettle of knowledge, ideas and opinions! So far high-quality paper presentations are altered with fruitful discussions and network opportunities.
Today’s highlight was the wonderful keynote by Janna Hastings and the comparative debate The Foustian Struggle that positioned the different foundational ontologies against one another.
I am happy to say that the organisation is going relatively smoothly and it appears that the participants are enjoying themselves, very much thanks to the other members of the JOWO’22 team, the workshop and tutorial chairs, and the positive attitude of the participants! Thank you all!
If you are interested in listening in, don’t hesitate to sign up as an online participant!
One week of innovative research exchange defined the 13th International Conference on Computational Creativity (ICCC’22) held in Bozen-Bolzano, Italy, in the past week.
As one of the program chairs, I was impressed by the level of quality the submitted papers displayed. Through a highly selective peer-review period, 57 papers were accepted to be presented at the conference together with system demos and outstanding keynote talks by Aaron Hertzmann, Allison Parrish, Ellen Pearlman and Oliveiro Stock.
As usual, ICCC was a pleasure to attend with a fun, friendly and inviting atmosphere. I am very much looking forward to the opportunity to join the conference also next year!
But until then, stay tuned for the ICCC’22 proceedings which we are working on at this very moment!
As local chair of this year’s edition of the Joint Ontology Workshops, I am happy to announce that JOWO’22 will take place 15-19th of August at Jönköping University!
The conference has accepted eight innovative workshops and three tutorials.
Mark the event in your schedule and submit your research to one of the participating workshops!
We are very excited to announce that The Sixth Image Schema Day (ISD6) has accepted several abstracts and papers to the workshop for presentation!
The event will take place at Mariedal, Jönköping University’s event mansion on the 24-25th of March!
Currently, we are designing the program based on the contributions and we are encouraging authors of accepted papers as well as any one interested in joining the event to register on the event website!
For info and registration form here!
A paper written together with colleagues at the University of Bremen has been accepted for publication in the Semantic Web Journal.
The paper is called:
“Deep Understanding of Everyday Activity Commands for Household Robots”
And is written by:
Sebastian Höffner, Robert Porzel, Maria M. Hedblom, Mihai Pomarlan, Vanja Sophie Cangalovic, Johannes Pfau, John Bateman and Rainer Malaka
The paper that I wrote together with Mihai Pomarlan and Robert Porzel on curiosity-driven learning for robotics to learn “pouring” was accepted to the 29th Irish Conference on Artificial Intelligence and Cognitive Science.
The paper is called:
“Panta Rhei: Curiosity-Driven Exploration to Learn the Image-Schematic Affordances of Pouring Liquids”
We are very happy to announce that we are organising the 6th ISD workshop in Jönköping 20-21 of January, 2022.
The workshop’s mission is as in previous editions to offer a venue for researchers interested in image schemas and related notions to present their research, discuss ideas for future projects and network to find new collaborations.
The workshop accepts submissions (abstracts and full papers) that will be peer-reviewed by a PC that is both highly specialised yet cover a broad span of research disciplines. Accepted papers will be published in the proceedings.
More information can be found on: https://imageschema.net/image-schema-day
I have been invited to hold a lecture at the EASE fall summer school, held 8-12 November.
Registration is free and can be done until the 4th of November.
My lecture will cover event-segmentation to ground meaning of actions into embodied concepts.
It will be held on Wednesday 10th at 12-13.
The paper I wrote together with the Ph.D students at the IAI at Bremen University, on using image-schematic event segmentation for error-handling in uncertain environments for cognitive robotics has been accepted for publication at the conference Knowledge Capture held in 2-3 December.
Kaviya Dhanabalachandran, Vanessa Hassouna, Maria M. Hedblom, Michaela Kuempel, Nils Leusmann and Michael Beetz:
Cutting Events: Towards Autonomous Plan Adaption by Robotic Agents through Image-Schematic Event Segmentation,
In Proceedings of The Eleventh International Conference on Knowledge Capture, 2021 Virtual
Jönköping University is organising the AI-day on Thursday September 30th, as part of the research and industry collaboration project AI Readiness.
I’ve had the honour to be invited to participate as a faculty representative to the event to help to moderate the invited talks together with journalist Johan Wangström.
The event is free to follow online but note that it will be held in Swedish.