Welcome to the 6th Goal Reasoning Workshop at IJCAI/FAIM-2018 in Stockholm, Sweden!

Goals are a unifying structure across the variety of intelligent systems, and reasoning about goals takes many forms. In the most encompassing view, intelligent systems can use goal structures (or goal rewards) to manage long-term behavior, anticipate the future, select among priorities, commit to action, generate expectations, assess tradeoffs, resolve the impact of notable events, or learn from experience. As a result, the broad topic of goal reasoning is studied in diverse subfields of AI such as motivated systems, cognitive science, automated planning, and agent-oriented programming to name but a few. This workshop aims to bring together researchers from sometimes distinct subfields to encourage cross-disciplinary discussion on goal reasoning.


Please note the room location is K24 for the Goal Reasoning Workshop



*Special Joint Panel with Engineering Multi-Agent Systems (EMAS-2018)

This year we will feature a joint-panel with the Engineering Multi-Agent Systems (EMAS) Workshop on the topic of Requirements and Goals for Agent-based Systems: From Specification and Design to Runtime Representation and Reasoning. We encourage all goal reasoning participants to join for what will likely be an exciting discussion and excellent opportunity to interact with the EMAS community.

Panellists: Amal El Fallah Seghrouchni, Michael T. Cox, Hector Munoz-Avila, Michael Winikoff
Panel will take place Saturday, July 14th 14:00 to 15:00 in Room K12


Topics include, but are not limited to:

  • Theoretical models of goal reasoning
  • The role of goals in self-motivated systems
  • The role of implicit goals or goal rewards in intelligent system design
  • Goal reasoning in hybrid systems
  • Interactive goal reasoning
  • Goal reasoning in humans
  • Goal management
  • Goal formulation
  • Goal prioritization
  • Conversational or narrative reasoning about goals
  • Belief-Desire-Intention
  • Goal-driven autonomy
  • Explanation and diagnosis of notable objects and events that impact goals
  • Goal achievement through planning and scheduling
  • Metareasoning about goals
  • Resolving goals online (e.g., plan repair, replanning, goal deferment, re-goaling)
  • Multi-agent and distributed goal management
  • Learning for goal reasoning
  • Comparisons of goal reasoning with other models of autonomy
  • Evaluation/analyses of goal reasoning
  • Demonstrations or applications of goal reasoning systems
  • Relationship between Goals and Reward/Value Functions

We welcome existing publications from other venues that are appropriate for discussion at this workshop.

Organizers

Name Affiliation Email Website
Matthew Molineaux Wright State Research Institute, USA matthew.molineaux AT wright.edu URL
Dustin Dannenhauer NRC Fellow, Naval Research Laboratory, USA dustin.dannenhauer.ctr AT nrl.navy.mil URL
Mark 'Mak' Roberts Naval Research Laboratory, USA mark.roberts AT nrl.navy.mil URL

Program Committee

Name Affiliation
David Aha Naval Research Laboratory, USA
Ron Alford MITRE Corporation, USA
Hayley Borck Adventium Labs, USA
Daniel BorrajoUniversidad Carlos III de Madrid
Michael CoxWright State University, USA
Michael FloydKnexus Research Corporation
Nick Hawes U. Birmingham, UK
Matthew Klenk PARC, USA
Hector Munoz-AvilaLehigh University, USA
Vikas ShivashankarAmazon Robotics, USA
Swaroop Vattam MIT Lincoln Labs, USA

Important Dates

Paper Submission - 23 April 2018 - deadline extended to 30 April 2018

Author Notification - 16 May 2018

IJCAI Early registration deadline - 31 May 2018

Final Version - 11 June 2018 - Please submit your final version to EasyChair. To submit your final version, go to your submission page on easy chair and click "Update File" in the menu at the upper left.

Workshop held - 13 July 2018 in Room K24

Submissions

Submissions should follow the IJCAI formatting requirements except (1) the submissions should contain the author names (reviewing will *not* be anonymous) and (2) the page limit is 8 pages plus one page for references so authors have space to address reviewer comments as needed. Formatting style files are found here.

Submissions will be accepted through easychair: https://easychair.org/conferences/?conf=grw18

Camera Ready: To submit your final version, go to your submission page on easy chair and click "Update File" in the menu at the upper left.

Related Previous Workshops

2017 5th Workshop on Goal Reasoning at IJCAI 2017 with 15 submissions

2016 4th Workshop on Goal Reasoning at IJCAI 2016 with 14 submissions

2015 Workshop on Goal Reasoning at Advances in Cognitive Systems with 14 submissions

2013 Workshop on Goal Reasoning at Advances in Cognitive Systems with 11 submissions

2010 Workshop on Goal Directed Autonomy at AAAI 2010 with 11 submissions

Schedule

A preliminary schedule is now available:
Start-End Title
8:30-8:45 Introduction
8:45-9:45 Invited Talk by Wheeler Ruml: Goal Reasoning as Multilevel Planning
9:45-10:00 Discussion
10:00-10:30 Coffee Break
Session 1: Novel Goal Selection Methods
10:30-10:50 Non-Traditional Objective Functions for MDPs
Sven Koenig, Christian Muise and Scott Sanner
10:50-11:10 The Ideal Rebellion
James Boggs, Dustin Dannenhauer, Michael W. Floyd and David Aha
11:10-11:30 Counterplanning in Real-Time Strategy Games through Goal Recognition
Alberto Pozanco, Alejandro Blanco, Yolanda E-Martín, Susana Fernandez and Daniel Borrajo
11:30-11:50 Explaining Rebel Behavior in Goal Reasoning Agents
Dustin Dannenhauer, Michael Floyd, Daniele Magazzeni and David Aha
11:50-12:10 A Computationally Grounded Model for Goal Processing in BDI Agents
Sam Leask, Natasha Alechina and Brian Logan
12:10-12:30 Panel
12:30-14:00 Lunch Break
Session 2: Preferences
14:00-14:20 Dynamic Goal Decomposition and Planning in MAS for Highly Changing Environments
Stefania Costantini and Giovanni De Gasperis
14:20-14:40 Hybrid Goal Selection and Planning in a Goal Reasoning Agent Using Partially Specified Preferences
Michael Floyd, Mark Roberts and David Aha
14:40-15:00 Generating Plans for Qualitative Goal Preferences
Cory Siler and Michael Cox
15:00-15:30 Panel
15:30-16:00 Coffee Break
Session 3: Monitoring
16:00-16:20 A New Metric and Method for Goal Identification Control
Kai Xu, Quanjun Yin and Qi Zhang
16:20-16:40 Goal Reasoning with Goldilocks and Regression Expectations in Nondeterministic Domains
Noah Reifsnyder and Hector Munoz-Avila
16:40-17:00 Investigation Planning in Data Analysis
Ilbin Lee, Shirin Sohrabi, Anton Riabov and Octavian Udrea
17:00-17:20 Toward Problem Recognition, Explanation and Goal Formulation
Sravya Kondrakunta, Venkatsampath Raja Gogineni, Matthew Molineaux, Hector Munoz-Avila, Martin Oxenham and Michael Cox
17:20-17:40 Panel
17:40-18:00 Wrapup

*14 July 2018, 2pm-3pm: Special Joint Panel with EMAS

This year we will feature a joint-panel with the Engineering Multi-Agent Systems (EMAS) Workshop on the topic of Requirements and Goals for Agent-based Systems: From Specification and Design to Runtime Representation and Reasoning. We encourage all goal reasoning participants to join for what will likely be an exciting discussion and excellent opportunity to interact with the EMAS community.

Panellists: Amal El Fallah Seghrouchni, Michael T. Cox, Hector Munoz-Avila, Michael Winikoff

Invited Talk

Wheeler Ruml -- Goal Reasoning as Multilevel Planning

Abstract: Goal reasoning is an essential ability for many autonomous agents. Some agent architectures go so far as to include a dedicated goal reasoning module. In this talk, I'll present an alternative. Much of the behavior we see as goal reasoning can arise from what I would call planning. I'll provide an example of how a modern planner can handle dynamic partially-observable stochastic adversarial domains without an explicit goal reasoning module. Then I'll sketch some ideas about how some aspects of goal reasoning might be seen as interactions between planners operating at different levels.

Proceedings

TBD

Presentations

TBD
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