An archive of CISA news items.
Alan Bundy Keynote talk at Enabling Mathematical Cultures
Workshop taking place 5-7th December, University of Oxford
Andriana Gkaniatsou wins best paper award at ISC 2017
Paper: Low-level Attacks in Bitcoin Wallet
Current vacancy within CISA
We currently have an open position in ML and AI
Vacant Position: Research Associate
We invite applications for a full-time fixed-term Research Associate on the DARE project
Vaishak Belle invited talk and tutorial at Hybris-17
The tenth Hybris Workshop took place place on Nov 6th-7th 2017 at RWTH Aachen University, Germany
Two CISA Members announced as Turing Fellows
The Alan Turing Institute has announced a list of Turing Fellows, including Vaishak Belle and Ewan Klein of CISA.
New Member of Staff: Stefano Albrecht
CISA is delighted to welcome Stefano, our new Lecturer in Artificial Intelligence.
Accepted poster at SICSA DemoFest
CISA student Xue Li will be presenting her poster at DemoFest 2017
DARE: Delivering Agile Research Excellence on European e-Infrastructures
The University of Edinburgh was awarded funding for the EU H2020 project DARE, which will deliver new methods and tools for data-powered collaborative research at extreme scales
Alan Bundy wins Thoralf Skolem Award
Alan Bundy’s paper “The Use of Explicit Plans to Guide Inductive Proofs” from CADE-9 won the Skolem award for most influential paper at this year’s CADE-26.
Alan Bundy, invited talks this summer
Alan has been invited speaker at several conferences over the summer.
Jacques Fleuriot invited to speak at the Isaac Newton Institute
This forms part of the Programme on Big Proof
Publication of a Special Issue celebrating 10 years of WORKS
FGCS has published our special issue celebrating the first 10 years of WORKS (WORKflows for Science)
Paper accepted at UAI 2017, Australia
The paper discusses how to handle nested functions and quantification in relational probabilistic graphical models
Paper accepted at CADE-26
WorkflowFM: A logic-based framework for formal process specification and composition, by Petros Papapanagiotou and Jacques Fleuriot
Conference on Intelligent Computer Mathematics, Edinburgh 2017
CISA sponsored conference, being held at School of Informatics
Vaishak Belle invited to talk at IJCAI 2017
Unification of logic, probability and dynamics
Paper accepted at e-Health 2017
Development of workflow-based guidelines for the care of burns in Scotland by Ailsa Dewanti, Petros Papapanagiotou, Charlotte Gilhooly, Jacques Fleuriot, Areti Manataki and Laura Moss
Three papers accepted at IJCAI
Conference held in Melbourne, Australia in August
Best student paper award at ESWC 2017
The article Linked Data Notifications co-authored by CISA student Amy Guy was nominated for both "Best Research Paper" and "Best Student Paper" prizes at the 2017 Extended Semantic Web Conference, and was awarded the latter.
Article accepted at ICWE 2017
Decentralised Authoring, Annotations and Notifications for a Read-Write Web with dokieli (Sarven Capadisli, Amy Guy, Ruben Verborgh, Christoph Lange, Sören Auer1, Tim Berners-Lee ) was accepted to the Applications track at the International Conference on Web Engineering.
Agent-Mediated Electronic Commerce and Trading Agents Design and Analysis (AMEC/TADA)
Sofia Ceppi organising workshop in conjunction with AAMAS 2017
Generalized Planning workshop at ICAPS-17
Workshop organised by Vaishak Belle
SKA-Link Kick-off Meeting
The DIR group was at the Spanish SKA-Link kick-off meeting in strength: Malcolm Atkinson, Rosa Filgueira, Amy Krause and Alessandro Spinuso.
Amy Guy: Invited talk at W3C Technical Architecture Group developers' meetup, Tokyo
Spoke to Japanese Web developers about the work being done in the W3C Social Web Working Group
Amy Guy co-organising workshop at Extended Semantic Web Conference
The workshop is co-located with ESWC2017, but by no means limited to Semantic Web researches or even Computer Scientists. We welcome participation from any discipline or field of expertise. We also don't necessarily expect participants to be directly working on tools for academic publishing, but perhaps are interested to discuss how parts of their work could be applied to this area.
The project Research for Emergency Aftershock Research (REAR)
Funded under the GCRF Building Resilience Scheme by NERC, ESRC, AHRC
Funded PhD Studentship in Argumentation and Social Choice for Bridging Online Communities available!
A full 3.5-year studentship including tuition fees and stipend is available for outstanding applicants to study toward a PhD at CISA
MATHsAiD: Automated Mathematical Theory Exploration
Paper accepted for publication in the journal Applied Intelligence, subject to minor revisions
Two papers accepted at HEALTHINF 2017
These position papers showcase the diverse and impactful work that we do in applied artificial intelligence.
Two new academic faculty positions in AI available!
Exciting new opportunities to work with us in Artificial Intelligence and Human-Machine Collaboration!
Survey paper on Data-Intensive Scientific Workflows published
Chee Sun Liew, Malcolm P. Atkinson, Michelle Galea, Tan Fong Ang, Paul Martin and Jano I. van Hemert, Scientific Workflows: Moving Across Paradigms, ACM Comput. Surv. Vol 49, No. 4 pp 66:1-66:39 (December 2016)
PhD positions on Knowledge Representation for Learning and Uncertainty
Application deadline: March 2017 (**see below for more information**)
NERC Project funded
Informatics and GeoSciences have teamed up on a NERC-ESRC-AHRC funded GCRF Building Resilience project on Research for Emergency Aftershock Research (REAR)
Two papers accepted at AAAI-17
These introduce (1) the use of symbolic representations in solving logical linear programs, and (2) an extension of weighted model counting for open universes (that is, unbounded domains).
Book Review: Preparing for the future of Artificial Intelligence
We review the USA's National Science and Technology Council report ,"Preparing for the future of Artificial Intelligence".
AAAI-17 Workshop on Symbolic Inference and Optimization
Workshop co-organised by Vaishak Belle
Scottish Theorem Proving Seminar
Co-organised by Alan Bundy and Francisco Quesada Real
Linked Data Notifications is a W3C Candidate Recommendation
Amy Guy is the UoE Informatics representative in the W3C Social Web Working Group
Paolo Pareti to give a seminar at the National Institute of Informatics in Tokyo
Hosted by Ryutaro Ichise
Paolo Pareti presenting poster and workshop paper
The 15th International Semantic Web Conference
5 Years of Edinburgh MOOCs
On 3rd October 2016 a celebration of the first 5 years of University of Edinburgh Massive Open Online Courses (MOOCs) took place in the Playfair Library in the University's Old College.
Knowledge Systems for Coalition Operations 2016
Held in September in London
Sofia Ceppi presenting a paper at IJCAI 2016, New York
Paper titled: Online Mechanism Design for Vehicle-to-Grid Car Parks
Daniel Raggi - PhD Viva
Daniel had his PhD viva on Wednesday 6th of July; examiners were Manfred Kerber and Jacques Fleuriot - he passed with minor corrections. Congratulations, Daniel!
Participation in the Edinburgh International Science Festival
With the Edinburgh Centre for Carbon Innovation (ECCI) - Friday 17th April 2015, 7-10pm.
New paper at EKAW 2014 by Paolo Pareti, Ewan Klein and Adam Barker
Our paper titled "Integrating Know-How into the Linked Data Cloud" got accepted at the 19th International Conference on Knowledge Engineering and Knowledge Management (24 - 28 November 2014, Linköping, Sweden).
ProofPeer: Collaborative Theorem Proving
We propose to create a new model for interactive, machine-based theorem proving that integrates collaboration as a core concept.