Commonsense-2011, the Tenth International Symposium on Logical Formalization on Commonsense Reasoning, will be held as part of the AAAI Spring Symposium Series at Stanford University, March 21-23, 2011.
The biennial Commonsense Symposia series provides a forum for exploring one of the long-term goals of Artificial Intelligence, endowing computers with common sense. Although we know how to build programs that excel at certain bounded or mechanical tasks which humans find difficult, such as playing chess, we still have very little idea how to program computers to do well at commonsense tasks which are easy for humans. One approach to this problem is to formalize commonsense reasoning using formal languages such as mathematical logic.
Since John McCarthy founded the Commonsense Symposium in 1991, the symposium has served as the premiere venue for bringing together researchers who are focusing on the formalization of commonsense reasoning.