Twenty-second International Joint Conference on Artificial Intelligence


Organized by

International Joint
Conferences on Artificial Intelligence
The Catalan Association for
Artificial Intelligence
Spanish Association for
Artificial Intelligence
Institut d'Investigació en
Intel·ligència Artificial
Consejo Superior de
Investigaciones Científicas


Current exhibitors

ACIA is a non-profit association for the advancement of Artificial Intelligence in the Catalan society. It was created on 1994 with the main goal of supporting the communication between the persons and the organisations involved in Artificial Intelligence in the Catalan territories. The association promotes social, cultural, scientific, economic and governmental awareness on AI.
At the moment, ACIA has 200 members from Catalonia, Valencia, Balearic Islands and North Catalonia (France). The association belongs to ECCAI, having 8 members distinguished as ECCAI fellows.
ACIA organizes an annual “International ACIA conference”, publishing the proceedings in IOS Press.

The Spanish Association for Artificial Intelligence (AEPIA) was established in 1983 to encourage and promote the development of artificial intelligence at Spain and Latin American. AEPIA is a member of ECCAI (European Coordinating Committee for Artificial Intelligence), and a founding member of IBERAMIA. We organize biennially the Spanish Conference of the Association (CAEPIA) and we also sponsor the Spanish Conference on Informatics (CEDI).
Among the goals of the Association are the creation and coordination of working groups, support for technology transfer, support institutions (universities, R&D companies, institutions, etc.) to facilitate innovation and application of techniques and applications of artificial intelligence.

AI Social Network (AISN). The AISN PROJECT aims at enhancing the availability of AI content for the AI Community. The first steps in this project are : 1. Make the papers of all the IJCAI conferences more easily available, and searchable via high quality metadata and a smarter search; 2. Make the public data of the IJCAI events (in particular of IJCAI 2011 in Barcelona) more easily available to the AI community, during and after the conference itself. These data include all the scientific material (i.e., papers, slides, presentation, information about sessions, talks and participants).

Agreement Technologies (AT) refer to computer systems in which autonomous software agents negotiate with one another, typically on behalf of humans, in order to come to mutually acceptable agreements. The overall mission of the COST Action on AT is to support and promote the harmonisation of nationally-funded high-quality research towards this new paradigm for next-generation distributed systems. For this purpose, the Action fosters joint and interdisciplinary research in different COST member states, and worldwide. It supports capacity building through the early integration of young researchers in the field, and raises awareness of the emerging field of AT both in academia and industry. The Action comprises five Working Groups focusing on problems related to Semantics, Norms, Organisation, Argumentation & Negotiation, as well as Trust & Reputation.

The ALEAR project pushes for basic research in AI. It puts forward the question of meaning as the central unsolved problem in the field. Through carefully controlled experiments, in which the complete chain from embodiment to language is modeled, the project partners explore how new categorial distinctions, compositional cognitive semantics, and fluid grammatical systems can emerge in populations of robotic agents. The project has developed a new robotic platform MYON, as well as basic technologies for deep language processing and situated learning. Come and visit our booth for more information and a live demo!

Established in 1924, Editorial Barcino is a publishing house that specialises in producing old Catalan texts from the Middle Ages to the 19th century, particularly focussing on authors such as Ramon Llull and Ausiàs March. Its activity centres on a Catalan speaking readership (publishing critical and annotated editions, adaptations into modern Catalan) and on readers in other languages. It produces several translated series in conjunction with other publishing houses: Tamesis Books for English translations, DVD Ediciones for Spanish translations, LIT Verlag for German translations and Edizioni dell’Orso for Italian translations.

Cambridge’s publishing combines state-of-the-art content with the highest standards of presentation and production. We lead the way in the mathematical sciences, covering artificial intelligence, machine learning, knowledge engineering, information retrieval, robotics and the multidisciplinary connections among computer science, mathematics, statistics, and economics. Join us in congratulating Robert Kowalski on winning the IJCAI-11 Award for Research Excellence, and come to the Cambridge exhibit to see his new book Computational Logic and Human Reasoning, hot off the Cambridge presses!

CRIC is a private Research and Engineering Centre founded in 1997 and based in Barcelona, offering Research, Development and Innovation (R+D+I) services to companies that wish to externalise their research activities, totally or partially. Our mission is to offer integrated, customised and cost-effective solutions for companies in any industrial sector to create or transform their products and processes. CRIC is organised in three R+D+I departments: Industrial Physics and Electronics (IPE); Information Technologies and Telecommunications (ITT); and Bioengineering (BIOENG) High level of expertise in: Analogue and digital electronics Integrated analogical Systems, Physical instrumentation, Wireless Communications, Artificial intelligence and E-learning platforms.

Elsevier is committed to making important contributions to the artificial intelligence community by delivering world-class information and innovative tools. Elsevier's Artificial Intelligence, which commenced publication in 1970, is now the generally accepted premier international forum for the publication of results of current research in this field. The journal welcomes foundational and applied papers describing mature work involving computational accounts of aspects of intelligence. Please visit us at our stand or visit for more information about Artificial Intelligence journal and Elsevier.

In little more than a decade, Google created one of the world's largest global computing infrastructures for both internal and external use. Using our unique technologies along with open source tools, we keep Google's customer-facing products running, robust and secure. Our objective is to create solutions that allow people to work and communicate in new and innovative ways – giving back to the world's technical community whenever we can.
The Institute for Computational Sustainability (ICS), founded in 2008 with support from Expeditions in Computing grant from the National Science Foundation, advances research in the emerging field of Computational Sustainability. The vision of the institute is that computer scientists can – and should – play a key role in increasing the efficiency and effectiveness in the way we manage and allocate our natural resources, while enriching and transforming Computer Science and related fields. The institute is a joint venture involving scientists from Cornell University, Bowdoin College, the Conservation Fund, Howard University, Oregon State University, and the Pacific Northwest National Laboratory.

IOS Press ( publishes around 100 international journals and approximately 130 book titles a year, ranging from computer sciences and mathematics to medicine and the natural sciences. This year the 227th volume in the book series Frontiers in Artificial Intelligence and Applications is published. Commencing its publishing activities in 1987, IOS Press serves the information needs of scientific and medical communities worldwide. IOS Press continues its rapid growth, embracing new technologies for the timely dissemination of information. All journals are available electronically and an online book platform has been launched in the first half of 2006.

Morgan & Claypool publishes the Synthesis Lectures on Artificial Intelligence and Machine Learning edited by Ron Brachman, William W. Cohen and Tom Dietterich. Synthesis lectures are 50-150 page revisable digital documents presenting key topics written by prominent contributors for an audience of students, researchers and developers. Synthesis lectures are available by institutional online subscription to the Synthesis Digital Library of Engineering and Computer Science and for individual digital and print purchase. New titles include: Visual Object Recognition by Kristen Grauman and Bastian Leibe, Leaning with Support Vector Machines by Colin Campbell and Yiming Ying, Human Computation by Edith Law and Luis von Ahn, Trading Agents by Michael Wellman, and A Short Introduction to Preferences by Francesca Rossi, Kristen Venable, and Toby Walsh. Other titles available on natural language processing, computer vision and the semantic web.

NICTA is Australia's Information and Communications Technology (ICT) Centre of Excellence. It is the largest organisation in Australia dedicated to ICT research. It has five laboratories in four Australian capital cities: Melbourne, Sydney, Canberra and Brisbane. There are currently around 700 staff and PhD students working at NICTA. NICTA has close links with its founding university members (Australian National University and the University of New South Wales) as well as with its partner universities (University of Sydney, University of Melbourne, Griffith University, Queensland University of Technology, University of Queensland and most recently Monash University). NICTA was set up to do use inspired fundamental research. Much of that research involves artificial intelligence, with large research groups in automated reasoning, constraints and optimization, propositional satisfiability, planning and diagnosis, machine learning, formal methods, computer vision, and human computer interaction.

PAL Robotics is a robotics R&D company with a multi-national team from across the world, working in the research and development of humanoid robots and robotic components. PAL Robotics has developed up to now two biped humanoid robots, REEM-A and REEM-B, and two other prototypes with a mobile base, REEM-H1 and REEM. The company builds robot parts, personalized robot platforms, and robots for different service industries. Its latest prototype is a humanoid service robot that can be used for several purposes e.g. it can be used in hotels, trade shows, shopping malls, airports, and many other public places.

PRACE is a pan-European Research Infrastructure (RI) for High-Performance Computing resources and services for public research. It aims at contributing to the European competitiveness in industry and research
through the provisioning of world leading computing and data management resources and services. The PRACE RI is open to all European researchers and their collaborators. Applications for access are subject to peer review. PRACE is funded by member governments and EU’s 7th Framework Programme.

Established in 2002, Robotnik is a Spanish company specialized in robot product development and robotics R&D projects. We offer high-quality services for national and international reach. Our main specialities are: Autonomous indoor transport robots and field service robotics applications, robotics products (mobile robots, robot arms, robotic hands and humanoids), R&D Robotics projects and special robot sytems design. On behalf of the entire Robotnik team, you are invited to come join us in our stand where we will be happy to assist you, or visit our web

Get hands-on experience with Springer’s multi-format publishing model: print – eBook – MyCopy (printed eBooks for € 24,95). With more than 8,900 books currently available in the Computer Science eBook Collection, our mission is to support your research. Come Browne our books in your preferred format: print, online, or on an eReader or iPad. Among our highlight publications are Pattern Recognition and Machine Learning, the Encyclopedia of Machine Learning, and cutting-edge journals such as Machine Learning, International Journal of Computer Vision and Autonomous Agents and Multi-Agent Systems. Ensure optimized print and electronic dissemination of your work, too! Get Read. Publish With Springer.

The Taylor & Francis Group publishes more than 1,500 journals and around 1,800 new books each year, with a books backlist in excess of 20,000 specialist titles. We are providers of quality information and knowledge that enable our customers to perform their jobs efficiently, continue their education, and help contribute to the advancement of their chosen markets. Our customers are researchers, students, academics and increasingly professionals. All Taylor & Francis journals have their own web pages with full information - visit for a closer look.

Telefónica I+D was created in 1988 and is the innovation company of the Telefónica Group. It is the largest private R&D centre in Spain and the most active company in Europe in the ICT sector. Over the last few years within the global market, it has grown to become a network of centers of technological excellence extending its R&D activities, so we need the unique and smartest people who foster revolutionary ideas to create new products and services required in the digital world. Telefónica I+D brings its I+D activities to the sector with locations in Madrid, Barcelona, Granada, Valladolid and Huesca in Spain, also we have international presence in UK and Brazil. Moreover, it works for Telefónica Group companies in the rest of Europe and America. The results of TID’s activity can be seen in a portfolio of patents that grows year by year, as well as in some of the most innovative products launched by the Telefónica Group in recent months.