Monday, August 20, 2012

NSF Workshop: Planning Future Directions in Artificial Intelligence and Software Engineering (AISE'12)

NSF Workshop: Planning Future Directions in Artificial Intelligence and Software Engineering (AISE'12)

Tim Menzies, Rachel Harrison, Sol Greenspan

NSF is sponsoring a one-day workshop to consider how ideas and technologies from Artificial Intelligence (AI) can help achieve the goals of Software Engineering (SE). The purpose of the workshop is to gather researchers from both communities who have a common interest in leveraging AI research to advance SE. The converse -- improving SE for AI applications and systems -- is also in scope. The objective is to assemble a meeting of researchers from both communities to formulate a fruitful research agenda. After the workshop, the organizers will invite some attendees to co-author a report entitled Future Directions in Software Engineering and Artificial Intelligence Research.

Participation is by invitation only. Prospective participants should submit a research vision statement written from one or more of the following perspectives:
  • Improving SE through AI -- including but not limited to knowledge acquisition / representation / reasoning, agents, machine learning, machine-human interaction, planning and search, natural language understanding, problem solving and decision-making, understanding and automation of human cognitive tasks, AI programming languages, reasoning about uncertainty, new logics, statistical reasoning, etc. 
  • Applying AI to SE activities -- including but not limited to requirements, design, specification, traceability, program understanding, model-driven development, testing and quality assurance, domain-specific software engineering, adaptive systems, software evolution, etc. 
  • SE for AI -- including but not limited to AI programming languages, program derivation techniques in AI domains, platforms and programmability, software architectures, rapid prototyping and scripting for AI techniques, software engineering infrastructure for reflective and self-sustaining systems, etc.

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