Call for Papers
The World Wide Web has made a wealth of digital information available on demand, impacting AI in two ways. First, it allows traditional AI techniques to be evaluated with large amounts of real-world data. This introduces complexities not found in toy problems, while at the same time avoiding many of the difficulties inherent in the physical world. As such, the Web makes for a good testbed for AI researchers. Second, the Web proposes new problems and challenges for AI. The sheer size and distributed nature of the Web has fueled novel research in extracting information from Web pages, efficiently integrating information from distributed sources, and extending the Web with ontologies to enable the Semantic Web.
The focus of this special track is on what the Web can do for AI research and what AI research can do for the Web. Relevant topics include, but are not limited to:
Interested authors should format their papers according to AAAI formatting guidelines. The papers should not exceed 6 pages and are due by October 24, 2003. The papers should not identify the author(s) in any manner. Authors should indicate "AI and the Web" as the special track. All submissions will be done electronically via the FLAIRS web submission system. Detailed submission instructions are available from the conference web site.
Specific questions regarding the AI and the Web track may be addressed to: