AAAI 2005 Fall Symposium Series

Mixed-Initiative Problem-Solving Assistants


Friday, November 4


9:00 am - 9:20 am         Introduction of the participants


9:20 am - 10:30 am       Session Chair: Charles Rich

  • Karen Myers and Neil Yorke-Smith
    A Cognitive Framework for Delegation to an Assistive User Agent
  • Craig A. Knoblock, Pedro Szekely and Rattapoom Tuchinda
    A Mixed-Initiative System for Building Mixed-Initiative Systems


10:30 am - 11:00 am     Break


11:00 am - 12:30 pm     Session Chair: David Aha

  • Pragnesh Jay Modi, Kerry Hannan and Manuela Veloso
    Do Humans Adapt So That Agents Can Understand?
  • Mihai Boicu, Gheorghe Tecuci and Dorin Marcu
    Mixed-Initiative Assistant for Modeling Expert’s Reasoning
  • Cristina Boicu, Gheorghe Tecuci and Mihai Boicu
    A Mixed-Initiative Approach to Rule Refinement for Knowledge-Based Agents


12:30 pm - 2:00 pm       Lunch


2:00 pm - 3:30 pm         Session Chair: George Ferguson

  • Brian Salomaki, Dongkyu Choi, Negin Nejati and Pat Langley
    Learning Teleoreactive Logic Programs by Observation
  • Tolga Konik, Douglas Pearson and John Laird
    Learning through Interactive Behavior Specifications
  • Yves Kodratoff, Adrian Dimulescu and Ahmed Amrani
    Man-Machine Cooperation in Retrieving Knowledge from Technical Texts


3:30 pm - 4:00 pm         Break


4:00 pm - 5:30 pm         Panel Discussion

  • Challenges in Developing Mixed-Initiative Systems


6:00 pm - 7:00 pm         Reception



Saturday, November 5


9:00 am - 10:30 am       Session Chair: Yves Kodratoff

  • Charles Rich and Candace L. Sidner
    Collagen: Middleware for Building Mixed-Initiative Problem Solving Assistants
  • George Ferguson and James Allen
    Mixed-Initiative Dialogue Systems for Collaborative Problem-Solving


10:30 am - 11:00 am     Break


11:00 am - 12:30 pm     Session Chair: Vive Kumar

  • Paolo Viappiani, Boi Faltings, Vincent Schickel Zuber and Pearl Pu
    Stimulating Preference Expression using Suggestions
  • Robin Cohen, Michael Y.K. Cheng and Michael W. Fleming
    Why Bother about Bother: Is it Worth it to Ask the User?
  • John R. Lee and Andrew B. Williams
    Towards a Theoretical Framework for the Integration of Dialogue Models into Human-Agent Interaction


12:30 pm - 2:00 pm       Lunch


2:00 pm - 3:30 pm         Session Chair: Boi Faltings

  • William Cheetham
    A Mixed-Initiative Call Center
    Application for Appliance Diagnostics
  • David C. Wilkins and David Fried
    Multi-Agent Architectures that Facilitate Apprenticeship Learning for Real-Time Decision Making: Minerva and Gerona


3:30 pm - 4:00 pm         Break


4:00 pm - 5:30 pm         Session Chair: William Cheetham

  • Sylvie Delprat
    Adaptive Mixed-Initiative Problem-Solving Assistants to Support Collaborative Work in Flexible Organizations
  • Barbara Weber and Werner Wild
    Conversational Case-Based Reasoning Support for Business Process Management
  • Rosario Sotomayor, Joe Carthy and John Dunnion
    The Design and Implementation of an Intelligent Online Recommender System



5:45 pm - 7:15 pm         Plenary Session



Sunday, November 6



9:00 am - 10:30 am       Session Chair: Karl L. Branting

  • David Brokenshire, Jurika Shakya and Vive Kumar
    Providing Information for Mixed Initiative Interaction via Interoperable User Modeling
  • Jurika Shakya, Samir Menon, Liam Doherty, Mayo Jordanov and Vive Kumar
    Recognizing Opportunities for Mixed-Initiative Interactions based on the Principles of Self-Regulated Learning
  • Liam Doherty, Patrick Lougheed, David Brokenshire, Mayo Jordanov, Shilpi Rao, Jurika Shakya and Vive Kumar
    Recognizing Opportunities for Mixed-Initiative Interactions in Novice Programming  
  • Shilpi Rao, Samir Menon, Jurika Shakya, Mayo Jordanov, Liam Doherty and Vive Kumar
    The Importance of Contexts in Mixed-Initiative Interactions for Online Help


10:30 am - 11:00 am    Break


11:00 am - 12:30 pm     Session Chair: David C. Wilkins

11:00 am - 11:45 am   

  • Liam Doherty, Max Whitney, Jurika Shakya, Mayo Jordanov, Patrick Lougheed, David Brokenshire, Shilpi Rao, Samir Menon and Vive Kumar
    Mixed-Initiative in Computer Games: Algorithmic Content Creation in Open-ended Worlds
  • Patrick Lougheed, David Brokenshire, Brittney Bogyo, Mayo Jordanov and Vive Kumar
    Applications of Mixed-Initiative Interfaces and Intelligence to Electronic Portfolios

11:45 am - 12:15 pm   

  • Gabriella Cortellessa and Amedeo Cesta
    Towards a Reliable Evaluation of Mixed-Initiative Systems

12:15 am - 12:30 pm   

  • Karl L. Branting
    The Role of Mixed­Initiative Agent Interfaces in Intelligence Analysis