Section: Dissemination

Scientific Animation

Organization of Conferences/Workshops

ECAI 2012 (European Conference on Artificial Intelligence), held in August 2012 in Montpellier, gathered more than 750 participants. This major conference in artificial intelligence was locally organized by the LIRMM, mainly by the teams Coconut and GraphIK. http://www2.lirmm.fr/ecai2012/

GKR@IJCAI 2013 (International workshop on graph structures for knowledge representation and reasoning) will be held for the third time in conjunction with IJCAI. This workshop was initiated by Madalina Croitoru in 2009. The GKR post proceedings of 2011 were published in a Springer volume [43] .

MPREF'13 (Multidisciplinary Workshop on Advances in Preference Handling): will be held in conjunction with IJCAI'13 and will be co-organized by Souhila Kaci. This workshop promotes the broadened scope of preference handling and continues a series of events on preference handling at AAAI-02, Dagstuhl in 2004, IJCAI-05, ECAI-06, VLDB-07, AAAI-08, ADT-09, ECAI-2010 and ECAI-2012. Since 2008, this series of workshops is organized by the multidisciplinary working group on Advances in Preference Handling, which is affiliated to the Association of European Operational Research Societies EURO.

Souhila Kaci will also co-organize the "Uncertain Reasoning" Track at FLAIRS'13.

Editorial Boards

ICCS (International Conference on Conceptual Structures)

RIA (Revue Francophone d'Intelligence Artificielle)

Program Committees

International: IJCAI 2013 (senior PC and PC), KR 2012 (Principles of Knowledge Representation and Reasoning), RR 2012-2013 (Reasoning the Web), ECAI 2012 (European Conference on Artificial Intelligence), Datalog 2.0 2012, SGAI 2012-2013 (SGAI International Conference on Artificial Intelligence), FUZZ-IEEE 2012 (International Conference on Fuzzy Systems), Effost 2012 (European Federation of Food Science and Technology), MPREF'12 (Multidisciplinary Workshop on Advances in Preference Handling, in conjunction with ECAI), WL4AI'12 (Weighted Logics for AI, in conjunction with ECAI), FLAIRS'12 (Florida Artificial Intelligence Research Society), ICAART 2012-2013 (International Conference on Agents and Artificial Intelligence), Web Science 2012-2013

National: JIAF 2012 (Journées d'Intelligence Artificielle Fondamentale), RFIA 2012 (Reconnaissance des Formes et Intelligence Artificielle), IC 2012-2013 (Ingénierie des Connaissances), LFA 2012 (rencontres francophones sur la Logique Floue et ses Applications).

Invited Talks

Keynote Talks at International Conferences

Invited Talks at International Workshops

  • Workshop Datalog 2.0: Existential Rules: A Graph-based View, Marie-Laure Mugnier, Vienne, September 2012. http://www.dbai.tuwien.ac.at/datalog2.0/

  • MPREF'12: What do we prefer? From philosophical stimulus to Artificial Intelligence solutions, Souhila Kaci, Montpellier, August 2012.

Invited Seminars

  • Jean-François Baget and Marie-Laure Mugnier. Existential Rules: Decidability and Algorithms, Department of Computer Science, University of Oxford, December 2012.

  • Madalina Croitoru and Jérôme Fortin. Graph based Knowledge Representation and Reasoning, Department of Computer Science, University of Aberdeen, January 2012.

Scientific Advisory Boards

- ABES (National Bibliographic Agency for Universities) Scientific Advisory Board, Michel Chein (since its creation in 2010)

- Advisory Board of the Center of Excellence in Semantic Technologies (MIMOS, Malaysia), Marie-Laure Mugnier (since its creation in 2008)

- Scientific board of INRA-CEPIA department (Caract̩risation et Elaboration des Produits Issus de l'Agriculture РAgricultural Products Engineering), Marie-Laure Mugnier (since Septembre 2011)

Expertise Tasks:

Experts for ANR, INRA and Inria (project proposal reviewing); reviewers for Artificial Intelligence Journal, JAIR (Journal of Artificial Intelligence Research), IEEE Transactions on Fuzzy Systems, Journal of Visual Languages & Computing, European Journal of Operational Research, ...

Local Collective Tasks:

LIRMM Scientific Council (Jean-François Baget), Vice-chair of “Expert Pool” section 27–Computer Science (Michel Leclère), member of Expert Pool Section 27 (Marie-laure Mugnier), LIRMM Laboratory Concil (Marie-Laure Mugnier until Oct. 2012, Souhila Kaci from Oct. 2012).

Participation to the W3C RDF Working Group

(Jean-François Baget) The mission of the RDF Working Group, part of the Semantic Web Activity, is to update the 2004 version of the Resource Description Framework (RDF) Recommendation. The scope of work is to extend RDF to include some of the features that the community has identified as both desirable and important for interoperability based on experience with the 2004 version of the standard, but without having a negative effect on existing deployment efforts. http://www.w3.org/2011/01/rdf-wg-charter