Welcome to MRC 2018

MRC 2018 will take place as a workshop at the Federated AI Meeting (FAIM) taking place in Stockholm, Sweden, July 9-19 2018.

Within FAIM, several leading conferences in Artificial Intelligence will be held together in July 2018, including:

  • IJCAI-ECAI 2018 – The combined International Joined Conference on Artificial Intelligence and European Conference on Artificial Intelligence
  • AAMAS 2018 – International Conference on Autonomous Agents and Multiagent Systems
  • ICCBR 2018 – International Conference on Case-Based Reasoning
  • ICML 2018 – International Conference on Machine Learning
  • SoCS 2018 – Annual Symposium on Combinatorial Search

The joined workshops for IJCAI-ECAI, ICML and AAMAS are scheduled to take place July 13-15. MRC will be a half day workshop on one of these three days (exact date to be decided later).

Early bird papers for MRC are due May 4, 2018 (notification of acceptance will be sent out in time for the early bird registration deadline for the main conferences). Regular papers for MRC are due May 18, 2018 (notification for these papers will arrive after the end of early bird registration). Check the call for papers and the author instructions. Submit at EasyChair.

Objective

MRC aims to bring together researchers and practitioners from different communities, both in industry and academia, to study, understand, and explore issues surrounding context and to share their problems, techniques and success stories across different areas. By considering modelling and reasoning approaches for contextualised systems from a broad range of areas, the workshop will facilitate the sharing of problems, techniques, and solutions. The workshop covers different understandings of what context is, different approaches to automatically learn about context from data and to modelling context, mechanisms and techniques for (structured) storage of contextual information, effective ways to retrieve it, and methods for enabling integration of context and application knowledge.

MRC invites papers on different aspects of context, on theory as well as on applications. We particularly invite contributions on topics of autonomy and context. Although hosted at the most prestigious AI conference, we explicitly invite contributions from other fields of study in order to further trans- and interdisciplinary approaches.

Please check our call for papers and submission instructions for details.

Background to MRC

MRC is an interdisciplinary workshop with a focus on applications within computer science. Because of this focus the workshop primarily attracts participants from within the computer science community and specifically within artificial intelligence. However, MRC has always had a strong interdisciplinary appeal and does draw from fields such as linguistics, semiotics, philosophy, mathematics, cognitive science, social sciences and psychology as well as various sub-fields within computer science. This is also reflected in the list of program committee members past and present.

MRC has traditionally been held on major AI-conferences such as ECAI, IJCAI and AAAI or conferences focusing on context from different perspectives such as the International and Interdisciplinary Conference on Modeling and Using Context (CONTEXT). These workshops have been successful in raising awareness about the importance of context as a major issue for future intelligent systems, especially for the use of mobile devices and current research on autononomous computing. At the same time, advances in methodologies for modelling and retrieving context have been made and MRC continues to provide a venue for the discussion and furthering of research into issues surrounding context.

Previous MRC Workshops

MRC 2017 took place at IJCAI 2017, the International Joint Conference on Artificial Intelligence in Melbourne, Australia. It was a full day workshop. For more information, please check the MRC 2017 schedule and paper download page.

MRC 2016 took place at The 22nd European Conference on Artificial Intelligence (ECAI 2016) in The Hague, The Netherlands. It was jointly held with two other Workshops, the 2nd AI-IoT (Artificial Intelligence and Internet of Things) and 1st MMDA (Multimodal Data Analytics). The proceedings for all three workshops and the overall schedule can be found on our combined workshop website.

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