The AAAI 2019 Workshop on Plan, Activity, and Intent Recognition

Plan recognition, activity recognition, and intent recognition all involve making inferences about other actors from observations of their behavior, i.e., their interaction with the environment and with each other. The observed actors may be software agents, robots, or humans. This synergistic area of research combines and unifies techniques from user modeling, machine vision, intelligent user interfaces, human/computer interaction, autonomous and multi-agent systems, natural language understanding, and machine learning. It plays a crucial role in a wide variety of applications including: assistive technology, software assistants, computer and network security, behavior recognition, coordination in robots and software agents, and more.

This workshop seeks to bring together researchers and practitioners from diverse backgrounds, to share in ideas and recent results. It will aim to identify important research directions, opportunities for synthesis and unification of representations and algorithms for plan recognition. This year's workshop will be centered around the past and future of PAIR. This will include an introspection of previous approaches and a group discussion about possible future directions for the community.


We welcome submissions describing either relevant work or proposals for discussion topics that will be of interest to the workshop. Submissions are accepted in PDF format only, using the AAAI-19 formatting guidelines. Submissions must be no longer than 8 pages in length, with the last page including only references and figures. Submissions are anonymous, and must conform to the AAAI-19 instructions for double-blind review.

Submissions will be done through EasyChair at the following link: https://easychair.org/conferences/?conf=pair19

Questions about submissions can be emailed to sarah.e.keren@gmail.com.

Keynote Speakers: TBA


Sarah Keren, Primary contact (Harvard University, sarah.e.keren@gmail.com),
Reuth Mirsky, (Ben-Gurion University, dekelr@post.bgu.ac.il),
Christopher Geib, (SIFT LLC, cgeib@sift.net)

Program Committee:

David Aha (NRL),
Ya'akov (Kobi) Gal (Ben-Gurion University),
Froduald Kabanza (University of Sherbrooke),
Erez Karpas (Technion University),
Peta Masters (RMIT),
Felipe Meneguzzi (Pontifícia Universidade Católica do Rio Grande do Sul),
David Pynadath (ICT University of Southern California),
Miquel Ramirez (University of Melbourne),
Gita Sukthankar (University of Central Florida),
Kristina Yordanova (Univsrsity of Rostock),
Mor Vered (University of Melbourne),
Kai Xu (National University of Defense Technology),
Shlomo Zilberstein (University of Massachusetts),

**** AAAI 2019 TUTORIAL on Plan Activity and Intent Recognition ****

In addition to the PAIR workshop, at AAAI there will be a tutorial on plan activity and intent recognition. (See the link at left.) We want to encourage you to attend and participate in both the workshop and the tutorial. A significant portion of the tutorial will be a presentation of the state of the art. For new commers to the field this will be an opportunity to get up to speed quickly on many of the methods used. If you are an established member of the community this will be an opportunity to showcase your tech. See the tutorial page for more details.