Special Track on AI for Society and Economy

12 December 2014
Pisa, Italy

An event of the XIII AI*IA Symposium on Artificial Intelligence


The special track intends to strengthen awareness that AI is assuming a central role in the competitive strategies of the present scenario of rapid changes. AI can significantly support societal and economic development due to the rapidly emerging demand for innovative technologies in many application areas both in the public and private sectors. The AI*IA association is a key reference in the Italian scenario, with over 450 members, affiliated at the main universities and public research centers. The annual meeting of the association brings together experts from many fields of AI, and it can then offer a wide picture of the best practices, of the challenges, and of the expertises that can be shared among researches and practicioners. The special track on AI for Society and Economy targets an audience interested in sharing experiences, in matching challenges, and in strengthening collaborations among researchers, public institutions, companies and practitioners.

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Notice: presentations at the special track will be in Italian.

Special Track - 12 December 2014 Sala Gerace, Building C

10:30-11:00 Invited talk (jointly with the BIGDATA workshop)
Big Data challenges to foster AI research and applications
Fabrizio Antonelli, SKIL, Telecom Italia
Fabrizio Antonelli Fabrizio Antonelli earned his master’s degree in Computer Science at the University of Torino after a scholarship at the Arizona State University. His working experience started at Tilab - Torino, the research center of Telecom Italia, focused on text based recommender systems, text classification systems and knowledge discovery. He currently leads the Semantics and Knowledge Innovation Lab (SKIL) of Telecom Italia, located in Trento at the EIT ICT Labs Co-located center, whose goal is to investigate and design novel data-driven service. The main projects carried on are on heterogeneous Big Data correlation pattern extraction (mostly from telecommunication data) and human dynamics analysis from personal data. The latter includes the development of technologies for personal data preservation, that the World Economic Forum cited as reference case in 2013 (see Mobile Territorial Lab www.mobileterritoriallab.eu). In 2014 the SKIL lab organized the Telecom Italia Big Data Challenge (www.telecomitalia.com/bigdatachallenge), participated by over 1100 professionals from all over the world. Fabrizio has recently been awarded among the 10 Italian Young Innovators Under 35 of the MIT Technology Review program.

Home page: Fabrizio Antonelli@SKIL, Telecom Italia.

11:00-11:15 Welcome
11:15-11:45 Personalized Wealth Management through Case-­based Recommender Systems
Giovanni Semeraro, Cataldo Musto
11:45-12:15 AI Technology for Sustainable Policy Making
Michela Milano
12:15-12:45 AI for Improving Children’s Reading Comprehension
Rosella Gennari, Pierpaolo Vittorini

13:00-14:00 Lunch break

14:00-14:30 Computational Social Choice: between AI and Economics
Umberto Grandi, Andrea Loreggia, Francesca Rossi
14:30-15:00 Bankruptcy Forecasting Using Case-Based Reasoning
Fabio Sartori, Alice Mazzucchelli
15:00-15:30 Producing Data to Assess and Manage ICT Risk by Simulating Threat Agents
Fabrizio Baiardi, Federico Tonelli
15:30-16:00 Are Financial Markets Becoming Systemically More Unstable?
Giacomo Bormetti, Lucio Maria Calcagnile, Michele Treccani, Fulvio Corsi, Stefano Marmi, Fabrizio Lillo

16:00-16:30 Coffee break

Call for Talks

We encourage inspiring and suggestive presentations that report on:

  • results and applications of projects and initiatives exploiting state-of-the-art research in AI in a real production system
  • or on challenges that emerge from public or industrial problems and that may require an AI solution.

Presentations must clearly describe the impact of AI on businesses, on public goods, or on society at large. The duration of a talk will be around 15-20 minutes, depending on the number of accepted submissions and on the available time slots. The style of presentation should be inspired by TED and TEDx speeches, with a brief introduction to the problems and solutions, and with some topics presented in depth.

Talks at the symposium will be recorded to produce informative material of the AI*IA association. The intended audience of the (recorded or live) talks includes then not only academics and researchers, but also practitioners, managers, policy makers, and the general public.

A two pages proposal should be sent to ruggieri@di.unipi.it with subject “AI*IA 2014 Special Track”. The proposal must include name and affiliation of the speaker, a short abstract, and an optional link to additional information available on the web (such as videos, product download, user communities, and so on). Proposers will be notified within two weeks from submission, based on their relevance and quality.

Important Dates

Submissions deadline: 13 October 2014
Notification: 20 October 2014
Early Registration: 31 October 2014
Late Registration: 28 November 2014
Event Date: 12 December 2014