Monday August 21, Room MCEC 203

Maria Gini, University of Minnesota, USA
Jimmy Lee, The Chinese University of Hong Kong, China
Doctoral Consortium co-chairs


  • 8.45 - 9.15 Welcome and Overview of the Day
  • 9.15 - 10.00 Lightning advertisement talks (14 papers)
  • 10.00 - 10.30 Coffee break
  • 10.30 - 11.30 Poster session
  • 11.30 - 12.30 Invited Talk by Maria Garcia de la Banda
                         Optimising your PhD and postdoc life: not an easy task!
  • 12.30 - 14.15 Lunch
  • 14.15 - 15.00 Lightning advertisement talks (14 papers)
  • 15.00 - 16.00 Poster session
  • 16.00 - 16.30 Coffee break
  • 16.30 - 17.45 Career Panel:
    • Virginia Dignum (TU Delft, The Netherlands)
    • Maria Garcia de la Banda (Monash University, Australia)
    • Nicholas Mattei (IBM T.J. Watson Research Laboratory, USA)
    • Kaile Su (Griffith University, Australia)
    • William Yeoh (New Mexico State University, USA)
  • 17.45 - 18.00 Summing up the Day and Q/A

Invited talk

Optimising your PhD and postdoc life: not an easy task!
Maria Garcia de la Banda, Monash University
Abstract: PhD life is a pretty intense part of our lives, particularly when nearing the end. It usually leaves very little time to think about anything else. And yet, it is just the first step into a long-term career, one that requires plenty of thought and a bit of strategic action. The aim of this talk it to make PhD students think a bit about what they want from their career (not just their PhD) and give them some advice regarding the kind of actions they need to take if they want to get there.

DC extended abstracts

(authors in alphabetic order and titles)

Morning Presentations
  • Diana Benavides-Prado,
    A Framework for Long-Term Learning Systems
  • Muhao Chen,
    Learning Multi-faceted Knowledge Graph Embeddings for Natural Language Processing
  • Nader Chmait,
    Understanding and Measuring Collective Intelligence across Different Cognitive Systems
  • Hans Degroote,
    Online Algorithm Selection
  • Emir Demirovic,
    SAT-Based Approaches for the General High School Timetabling Problem
  • Cheng Fang.
    Efficient Algorithms and Representations for Chance-constrained Mixed Constraint Programming
  • Nicola Gigante,
    On the Complexity and Expressiveness of Automated Planning Languages Supporting Temporal Reasoning
  • David Hemmi,
    Stochastic Constraint Programming
  • Yoad Lewenberg,
    Machine Learning Techniques for MultiAgent Systems
  • Anna Lukina,
    Resilient Control and Safety for Multi-Agent Cyber-Physical Systems
  • Johnathan Mell,
    Human-Like Agents for Repeated Negotiation
  • Eva Thelisson,
    Towards Trust, Transparency and Liability in AI/AS systems
  • Paolo Morettin,
    Probabilistic Inference in Hybrid Domains
  • Sanmit Narvekar,
    Curriculum Learning in Reinforcement Learning
Afternoon Presentations
  • Khanh Nguyen,
    Nonparametric Online Machine Learning with Kernels
  • Jose Part,
    Teaching Robots through Situated Interactive Dialogue and Visual Demonstrations
  • Joseph Osborn,
    Operationalizing Operational Logics
  • Irina Rabkina,
    AToM: An Analogical Theory of Mind
  • Jaelle Scheuerman,
    Modeling Bias Reduction Strategies in a Biased Agent
  • Andrii Shalaginov,
    Fuzzy Logic Model for Digital Forensics: A Trade-off between Accuracy, Complexity and Interpretability
  • Fatina Shukur,
    Using Multiagents for Context-Aware Adaptive Biometrics
  • Kacper Sokol,
    The Role of Textualisation and Argumentation in Understanding the Machine Learning Process
  • Pierre Talbot,
    Search Strategies as Synchronous Processes
  • Roy Mobley,
    Multi-Agent Systems of Inverse Reinforcement Learners in Complex Games
  • Hung Thanh Vu,
    Deep Abnormality Detection in Video Data
  • Przemyslaw Walega,
    Searching for Well-behaved Fragments of Halpern-Shoham Logic
  • Handy Wicaksono,
    Towards a Relational Approach for Tool Creation by Robots
  • Zhanhao Xiao,
    Refinement of Intentions