Advances In Argumentation In Artificial Intelligence (AI^3)
The aim of the AI^3 conference is to bring together researchers interested in computational models of argument and its recent challenges, including the representation of argumentation structures in natural language texts; the automatic discovering of argumentation in text or speech and the extension of abstract argumentation models with quantitative reasoning system such as probabilistic reasoning and fuzzy reasoning.
Organizers: Pierpaolo Dondio and Luca Longo
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Following the success of the first six editions of the Italian Workshop on Machine Learning and Data Mining ( at the AI*IA Symposiums and AI*IA Conferences on Artificial Intelligence, this workshop aims at bringing together researchers actively involved in the fields of machine learning, data mining, deep learning, pattern recognition, and knowledge discovery.
Besides traditional novel ML&DM technique presentations, the edition of this year focuses in particular on the presentation of new open problems and challenges for the ML&DM addressing the wider AI area and its applications.
Organizers: Alessio Micheli and Claudio Gallicchio

AI* 2018 workshop
The fourth edition of the AI* workshop aims to strengthen the forum on the use of Artificial Intelligence (AI) for Ambient Assisted Living collecting knowledge, experiences and trends showing how AI could add value to the promotion of a new generation of innovative support systems in these domains. Contributions from cross-disciplinary approaches and stockholders involved in the ageing society are also welcome, to support AI approaches to be a player in the future of AAL.
Organizers: Stefania Bandini, Gabriella Cortellessa, Andrea Gorrini and Filippo Palumbo

RiCeRcA 2018

2nd Workshop on Natural Language for Artificial Intelligence (NL4AI-2018)
The goal of the NL4AI workshop is to explore the area situated at the intersection between Natural Language Processing and Artificial Intelligence. The workshop aims at providing a broad overview of recent activities in both fields in Italy. During the workshop, both students and researchers will have the opportunity to participate in a unique forum where a number of relevant initiatives for the Italian community will be presented and discussed.
Organizers: Pierpaolo Basile, Valerio Basile, Danilo Croce, Felice Dell’Orletta and Marco Guerini

The 2018 Italian Workshop on Artificial Intelligence and Robotics (AIRO 2018)
The goal of AIRO 2017 is to foster the discussion about the use of Artificial Intelligence methods to design intelligent robots. AI principles and methods play a crucial role in several areas of the robotics research (e.g., field, service, social robotics, etc.) and are pervasively exploited at various level of robot architectures. We argue that robot intelligence is a property arising from the interaction between robots and their environments.
Organizers: Salvatore Anzalone, Alessandro Farinelli, Alberto Finzi and Fulvio Mastrogiovanni

Multi-Agent Systems in the Context of Social Networks
Social Networks are nowadays one of the most widely used IT applications. They are enabling new forms of relationships, information spreading, group management, commercial interactions, advertisement, etc.
In this context, multi-agent systems (MAS) appear to be a key technology since they feature the characteristics of autonomy, interaction and encapsulation that are fundamental aspects of IT infrastructures of social networks.
The objective of this workshop is to bring together researchers working on aspects of multi-agent systems and social networks, in order to highlight common points and propose novel solutions in which MAS can serve as an effective technology to address the different challenging problems.
Organizers: Corrado Santoro and Fabrizio Messina

Workshop on Artificial Intelligence for Health and Wellbeing
Information and communication technologies (ICT) are widely used within health care, and they are playing an increasingly important role in the practice of medicine and in clinical research in a variety of scenarios, e.g.:
– Motivational systems are used for primary prevention purposes, with ICT solutions being employed for monitoring users’ activities and habits in order to infer the probability or likelihood of chronic disease onset and motivate them to adopt healthy behaviors.
– Data management solutions provide efficient representations of information (i.e. personal clinical data, documents and images content, etc.) enabling the construction of smart systems and ensuring the interoperability between healthcare platforms.
– Decision support systems and business process solutions integrated in organisational frameworks
support the decisional steps and the monitoring and optimisation of evidence-based care processes implemented within healthcare organisations, involving professionals from different disciplines and the patients themselves.
However, the lack of artificial intelligence techniques implemented in real scenarios is the primary cause for limited efficient and effective digital solutions, which challenges the ability of the healthcare industry to reach its primary goal, i.e. to supply continuous assistance and care personalised for each patient and to put new knowledge into practice by translating clinical research results from “bench to bedside”.
This workshop aims to cover a wide spectrum of topics concerned with the integration of AI technologies within the wellbeing and healthcare domain including communities of practice and social networks, analytics and engagement with tracking and monitoring wearable devices, big data, public health surveil- lance, persuasive technologies, epidemic intelligence, participatory surveillance, and emergency medicine.
Organizers: Claudio Eccher, Valentina Tamma, Carlo Combi and Mauro Dragoni