Commonsense Reasoning

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Commonsense 2015

Twelfth International Symposium on Logical Formalizations of Commonsense Reasoning

Commonsense-2015, the Twelfth International Symposium on Logical Formalization on Commonsense Reasoning, will be held at Stanford University on 23-25 March 2015 as part of the AAAI Spring Symposia.

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, it is still very difficult to get to do well at commonsense tasks which are easy for humans, such as interacting with a human on a task, or conversing about a film or book. 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.

The call for papers can be found here.

Important Dates

  • Abstracts Due: October 27, 2014 November 3, 2014
  • Submissions Due: October 30, 2014 November 6, 2014
  • Submission Notification Date: November 16, 2014 November 30, 2014
  • Camera Ready Copy Due: January 19, 2015
  • Symposium: March 23-25, 2015


Program Committee

  • Chairs:
    • Leora Morgenstern, Leidos,
    • Theodore Patkos, FORTH Institute,
    • Robert Sloan, University of Illinois at Chicago,
  • List of all Program Committee members

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