Section: Dissemination

Scientific Animation

Habilitations à Diriger les Recherches (HDR)

Rallou Thomopoulos defended her HDR on December, entitled Aide à la décision dans les filières agroalimentaires in front of the following jury:

  • Christine FROIDEVAUX , Pr., Univ. Paris Sud, Orsay, Reviewer

  • Bernard MOULIN, Pr., Univ. Laval, Québec, Canada, Reviewer

  • Henri PRADE, DR CNRS, IRIT, Toulouse , Reviewer

  • Joël ABECASSIS, IR (HDR), INRA, Montpellier

  • Fabien GANDON, CR (HDR), Inria, Sophia-Antipolis

  • Marie-Laure MUGNIER, Pr., Univ. Montpellier 2, Président of Jury

Organization of Conferences/Workshops

  • Souhila Kaci co-organized the “Uncertain reasoning” track at FLAIRS'13. She also co-organized the 7th Multidisciplinary Workshop on Preferences (MPREF'13) in conjunction with IJCAI'13.

  • Patrice Buche co-organized the IN-OVIVE workshop dedicated to heterogeneous data sources integration in life sciences during IC'2013 in Lille http://umr-iate.cirad.fr/actualites/atelier-in-ovive-a-la-conference-ic-2013-le-2-juillet .

  • Madalina Croitoru was chair of GKR 2013 (3rd IJCAI international workshop on graph structures for knowledge representation and reasoning), in conjunction with IJCAI'13; and is general chair of ICCS 2014 (International Conference on Conceptual Structures).

Editorial Boards

ICCS (International Conference on Conceptual Structures)

RIA (Revue Francophone d'Intelligence Artificielle)

Program Committees

  • International conferences and workshops:

    • ECAI 2014 (European Conference on Artificial Intelligence) [senior PC; PC]; RR 2014 (8th International Conference on Web Reasoning and Rule Systems) [co-presidency of program committee]; IPMU 2014 (15th International Conference on Information Processing and Management of Uncertainty in Knowledge-Based System) [initiative committee of special session on “Decision Support and uncertainty management in Agri-Environment”]; ICCS 2014 (International Conference on Conceptual Structures) [general chair; steering committee]; ESWC 2014 (European Semantic Web Conference), IJCAI'13 (International Joint Conference on Artificial Intelligence)[senior PC; PC]; AAMAS'13 (Autonomous Agents and Multiagent Systems); EUSFLAT 2013 (8th conference of the European Society for Fuzzy Logic and Technology); RR 2013 (7th International Conference on Web Reasoning and Rule Systems).

    • NMR 2014 (Non-monotonic reasoning workshop); MPREF'14 (Workshop on Advances in Preference Handling); GKR 2013 (3rd IJCAI international workshop on graph structures for knowledge representation and reasoning)[chair].

  • National conferences and workshops: JIAF 2013 and 2014 (Journées d'Intelligence Artificielle Fondamentale); IC 2013 (Ingénierie des Connaissances); LFA 2013 (22e rencontres francophones sur la logique floue et ses applications)

Invited Talks

  • Jean-François Baget gave an invited talk at the “Artificial Intelligence meets the Web of Data” workshop associated to ESWC'13 (European Semantic Web Conference). Title : “Ontologies and large databases: querying algorithms for the Web of Data”.

  • Marie-Laure Mugnier gave an invited talk at the workshop CrEDIBLE (fédération de données et de connaissances distribuées en imagerie biomédicale, CNRS - défi MASTODONS). Title: “Ontological Query Answering with Existential Rules”.

  • Madalina Croitoru gave a seminar at the Univ. of Dresden. Title: “What can argumentation do for inconsistent query answering?”

  • Madalina Croitoru gave 15h of lectures at the Computer Science winter school of the Univ. of Buenos Aires (ECI winter school, http://www.dc.uba.ar/events/eci/2013/cursos/ ). Title: “Graph-based representation and reasoning in artificial intelligence”

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 (Caractérisation et Elaboration des Produits Issus de l'Agriculture – Agricultural Products Engineering), Marie-Laure Mugnier (since Septembre 2011).

Local Collective Tasks

Souhila Kaci is co-responsible of “Artificial Intelligence” axis at LIRMM.

Souhila Kaci and Namrata Patel are members of the LIRMM Laboratory Council.

Jean-François Baget is member of the LIRMM Scientific Council.

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 .