Section: Dissemination

Promoting Scientific Activities

Scientific Events Organisation

General Chair, Scientific Chair
2016 Events
  • We were local co-organizers (with the Coconut team at LIRMM) of the French workshop JIAF (Journées d’Intelligence Artificielle Fondamentale), held in Montpellier in June 2016, in conjunction with the JFPC, the Journées de Programmation par Contraintes (JFPC). https://www.supagro.fr/jfpc_jiaf_2016/index_jiaf.php

  • Still with Coconut team at LIRMM, we also welcomed the opening days of the National CNRS Group on theoretical and algorithmic aspects of Artificial Intelligence (pre-GDR IA) in Jun. 2016.

  • Marie-Laure Mugnier co-organized the workshop “Ontologies and logic programming for query answering’’ co-located with IJCAI 2016 http://ontolp.lsis.org/

2017 Events
  • We are organizing the 30th Workshop on Description Logics, to be held in July 2017 in Montpellier. The general chairs are Meghyn Bienvenu and Marie-Laure Mugnier. https://project.inria.fr/dl2017/

  • Madalina Croitou will co-organise the 5th International Workshop of Graph Based Knowledge Representation and Reasoning collocated with IJCAI 2017 in Melbourne Australia. The organiser list is the same as GKR 2015. More information about past editions can be found at: https://www.lirmm.fr/~croitoru/GKR/

  • Madalina Croitoru and Pierre Bisquert will organize a special session “Agronomy and AI” at IEA-AIE 2017 (30th International Conference on Industrial, Engineering and Other Applications of Applied Intelligent Systems) http://www.cril.univ-artois.fr/ieaaie2017/main/specialtracks/

Scientific Events Selection

Member of the Conference Program Committees

We are regularly members of the program committees of the main generalist conferences in AI (i.e., IJCAI, AAAI, ECAI) and more specialized conferences and workshops (KR, the main conference in knowledge representation and reasoning, RR —Web reasoning and Rule Systems, SUM — International Conference on Scalable Uncertainty Management, COMMA — International Conference on Computational Models of Argument, Metadata and Semantics Research Conference, etc.)

For 2016, we served in the following program committees:

  • IJCAI 2016 (21st International Conference on Artificial Intelligence): 1 senior PC + 3 PC

  • ECAI 2016 (22nd European Conference on Artificial Intelligence): 2 PC

  • ISWC 2016 (15th International Semantic Web Conference): 1 PC

  • AAAI 2016 (30th AAAI Conference on Artificial Intelligence): 2 PC

  • DL 2016 (29th International Workshop on Description Logics): 2 PC

  • RR 2016 (10th International Conference on Web Reasoning and Rule Systems): 2 PC

  • FOIS 2016 (9th International Conference on Formal Ontology in Information Systems): 1 PC

  • BDA 2016 (Gestion de Données — Principes, Technologies et Applications): 1 PC

  • FoIKS 2016 (9th International Symposium on Foundations of Information and Knowledge Systems): 1 PC

  • CARI 2016 (13ème Colloque Africain sur la Recherche en Informatique et Mathématiques Appliquées): 1 PC

  • IC 2016 (27es journées francophones d’Ingénierie des Connaissances): 1 PC

  • MTSR 2016, AgroSEM Special track (10th Metadata and Semantics Research Conference): 1 PC

  • LFA 2016 (25ème Conférence sur la Logique Floue et ses Applications): 1 PC

For 2017, we will serve in the following program committees (list not exhaustive yet):

  • IJCAI 2017 (22nd International Conference on Artificial Intelligence): 1 senior PC, 1 PC

  • AAAI 2017 (31st AAAI Conference on Artificial Intelligence): 2 PC

  • PODS 2017 (36th International Conference on the Principles of Database Systems): 1 PC

  • ICDT 2017 (20th International Conference on Database Theory): 1 PC

  • SIGMOD 2017 (ACM SIGMOD International Conference on Management of Data): 1 PC

  • EGC 2017 (Extraction et Gestion des Connaissances): 1 PC

  • IC 2017 (28èmes journées francophones d’Ingénierie des Connaissances): 1 PC


Member of the Editorial Boards

Patrice Buche Member of the ARIMA Editorial Board (http://arima.inria.fr/docs/04redaction.html)

Rallou Thomopoulos is chapter coordinator in 2016 special issue of the IFSET journal, and member of the proposal committee of the special issue 2011 of the RNTI journal (Revue des Nouvelles Technologies de l'Information) on the topic of the evaluation of methods in EKD (Extraction of Knowledge from Data).

Reviewer - Reviewing Activities

Reviews for Artificial Intelligence and Journal of Artificial Intelligence Research (JAIR).

Invited Talks

  • Meghyn Bienvenu was invited speaker at IJCAI 2016 (International Joint Conference in Artificial Intelligence), Early Career Spotlight track: “Ontology-mediated query answering : Harnessing knowledge to get more from data”

  • Meghyn Bienvenu was keynote speaker at RR 2016 (International Conference on Web Reasoning and Rule Systems): “Query rewriting : Limits and possibilities”

  • Meghyn Bienvenu was invited speaker at Reasoning Web (RW) Summer School 2016: “Inconsistency-Tolerant Querying of Inconsistent Description Logic Knowledge Bases”

  • Meghyn Bienvenu (with Magdalena Ortiz)) was invited speaker at ESSLLI 2016 (European Summer School in Logic, Language and information): “Ontology- Mediated Query Answering with Horn Description Logics”

Invited Seminars

  • Efstathios Delivorias gave a talk at the Computational Logic Group Seminar Dresden 2016.

  • Meghyn Bienvenu gave a talk at the Séminaire Inria CEDAR 2016.

  • Marie-Laure Mugnier, Rallou Thomopoulos, Bruno Yun and Patrice Buche gave talks at the INRA research school “intégration de connaissances et modèles’’, Nantes, Nov. 2016

Leadership within the Scientific Community

  • Scientific animation at INRA: Patrice Buche co-animates the national network INRA IN-OVIVE, devoted to methods and tools for big data management in life sciences, agronomy and food processing http://www6.inra.fr/reseau-in-ovive

    In particular, he co-organized three editions of the IN-OVIVE workshop dedicated to heterogeneous data sources integration in life sciences during the French conference IC (ingénierie des connaissances) from 2013 to 2016 https://workshop.inra.fr/in_ovive_2016/Programme

    Patrice Buche is also co-animator (2012-2017) at the national level of the INRA CATI ICAT “Ingénierie des connaissances et analyse textuelle” http://www6.inra.fr/cati-icat/Presentation. Moreover, he co-animates the regional seminar MIAD (Mathematical models for decision making in environment, agronomy and processing of agricultural resources).

  • Scientific animation at the national level: Marie-Laure Mugnier is member of the animating committee of the pre-GDR “Aspects algorithmiques de l'Intelligence Artificielle” http://www.gdria.fr and of the organizing committee of the workshop “Journées d'Intelligence Artificielle Fondamentale” (JIAF, the annual meeting of the French community on the foundations of AI)


    Rallou Thomopoulos is co-leader (together with César Acéves, INSA Toulouse) of the trans-unit program “InCom” (Knowledge and Model Integration) of the CEPIA Division of INRA.

Scientific expertise

  • Rallou Thomopoulos and Madalina Croitoru are members of the management committee of the European cooperation network (COST) "Mathematical and Computer Science Methods for Food Science and Industry", accepted in Nov. 2105. http://www.cost.eu/COST_Actions/ca/CA15118http://www.cost.eu/COST_Actions/ca/CA15118?management

  • Marie-Laure Mugnier is member of the scientific advisory board of the Food and Bioproducts department (CEPIA) at INRA (2011-2016).

  • Michel Chein is member of the scientific advisory board of ABES (French Agency for Academic Libraries), (2010-2016)

  • Patrice Buche participates to the Wheat Data initiative of Research Data Alliance, whose objective is to propose recommandations for wheat and other cereals data http://ist.blogs.inra.fr/wdi/ (2015-2016)

  • Marie-Laure Mugnier was member of the HCERES 2016 evaluation committee for IRISA.

  • We also participate to punctual expertise tasks, as experts for ANR, INRA and Inria.