“The AAAI 2009 Spring Symposium on Human Behavior Modeling will explore methods for creating models of individual and group behavior from data.
Models include generative and discriminative statistical models, relational models, and social network models
Data includes low-level sensor data (GPS, RFID, accelerometers, physiological measures, etc.), video, speech, and text
Behaviors include high-level descriptions of purposeful and meaningful activity or abstractions of cognitive and affective states. These include activities of daily living (e.g., preparing a meal), interaction between small sets of individuals (e.g., having a conversation), mass behavior of groups (e.g. the flow of traffic in a city) and related internal user states.
While behavior modeling is part of many research communities, such as intelligent user interfaces, machine vision, smart homes for aging in place, discourse understanding, social network analysis, and others, this workshop will be distinguished by its emphasis on exploring general representations and reasoning methods that can apply across many different domains.”
More info on papers, panels, and doctoral thesis position papers can be found here and here.
October 3, 2008: Papers and doctoral thesis position papers due
November 7, 2008: Notifications of acceptances mailed out
January 14, 2009: Camera ready paper due
January 31, 2009: Intention to participate for those not contributing a paper
February 27, 2009: Registration deadline
March 23-25, 2009: Spring Symposium Series, Stanford University