The Italian-Israeli Forum on Computer Science:
Research and Applications of Artificial Intelligence

(under the auspices of the Italian Embassy)

Scientific Section

Wednesday-Thursday, June 18th-19th: Haifa

Wednesday, June 18th, 2003
20:00 Dinner (by invitation only) + Keynote lecture
Shaul Markovitch
      From Application to Research and Back: Adaptive Focused Web Crawling

Thursday, June 19th: CRI Haifa
(How to get here)

Opening.  Greetings: Oliviero Stock, ITC, IRST and Martin C. Golumbic, CRI, University of Haifa 09:00 - 09:30
Constraints and Robotics 09:30 - 10:30
Artificial intelligence and robotics: a new companionship Luigia Carlucci Aiello (ITC-irst)
Search on Distributed Constraint Networks Amnon Meisels (Ben Gurion University)
Break 10:30 - 11:00
Video 11:00 - 12:00
Automatic Documentary Generation Massimo Zancanaro (ITC-IRST)
Knowledge-Based Formalization of Cinematic Expression Doron Friedman (TAU) and Yishai Feldman, Interdisciplinary Center
Ceremony of the signing of the agreement between CRI - University of Haifa and Istituto Trentino di Cultura-irst for the constitution of a Collaboration Unit by the presidents of UoH and ITC.
            Gianni Bonvicini (President, ITC, Trento)
            Yehuda Hayuth (President, University of Haifa)
12:00 - 12:45
Lunch 12:45 - 14:00
Agents and Planning 14:00 - 15:30
Collaborative Planning with Time Constraints Meirav Hadad (University of Haifa)
Multiagent Coordination and Focal Points Jeff Rosenschein, Hebrew University
3-D situated multi-agent systems to simulate emerging complex crowding behaviors Stefania Bandini, University of Milan
Break   15:30 - 15:45
Logic and Databases 15:45 - 16:45
Outlier Detection using Default Logic Rachel Ben-Eliyahu-Zohary (Ben-Gurion University)
Data base coordination in peer-to-peer networks: semantic matching Fausto Giunchiglia (Universita'  di Trento)
Break   16:45 - 17:00
Text and Language 17:00 - 18:30
Information Extraction: Challenges and Applications Ronen Feldman, Bar Ilan University
Do you read me, HAL Giuseppe Attardi (Universita` di Pisa)
Multilingual human communication Fabio Pianesi (ITC-IRST)
  Dinner 19:00