9th Bar-Ilan Symposium on the Foundations of Artificial Intelligence

Conference Program

Program    Day 1   Day 2    Day 3    Keynotes    Abstracts    Booklet    Poster  



רביעי, י"א בתמוז התשע"ג  BISFAI 2013, Wednesday, June 19, 2013


08:30-09:00 Registration


09:00-10:10 Session 1 – Games 1, Session chair: Noam Hazon

Omer Lev, Maria Polukarov, Yoram Bachrach and Jeffrey Rosenschein. Mergers and Collusion in All-Pay Auctions and Crowdsourcing Contests (20 minutes)

Noam Hazon, Raz Lin and Sarit Kraus. How to Change a Group’s Collective Decision? (20 minutes)

Chen Hajaj, Noam Hazon, David Sarne and Avshalom Elmalech. Search More, Disclose Less
(20 minutes)

Yoram Bachrach, Omer Lev, Shachar Lovett, Jeffrey Rosenschein and Morteza Zadimoghaddam. Cooperative Weakest Link Games (10 minutes)


10:10-10:40 Coffee break


10:40-11:50 Session 2 – Games 2, Session chair: Amnon Meisels

Amit Benbassat and Sipper Moshe. EvoMCTS: A Scalable Approach for General Game Learning
(20 minutes)

Sofia Amador, Roie Zivan and Steven Okamoto. Combining Fairness and Efficiency in Dynamic Task Allocation with Spatial and Temporal Constraints (20 minutes)

Vadim Levit, Tal Grinshpoun and Amnon Meisels. Boolean Games for Charging Electric Vehicles
(10 minutes)

Yoad Lewenberg, Omer Lev, Yoram Bachrach and Jeffrey Rosenschein. Agent Failures in All-Pay Auctions (20 minutes)


11:50-12:50 Keynote 1, Session chair: David Sarne

Keynote: Jeffrey Rosenschein, The Hebrew University of Jerusalem. Multiagent Systems, and the Search for Appropriate Foundations


12:50-14:00 Lunch break


14:00-15:40 Session 3 – Machine Learning 1, Session chair: Radel Ben-Av

Noam Peled, Moshe Bitan, Joseph Keshet and Sarit Kraus. Predicting Human Strategic Decisions using Facial Expressions (20 minutes)

Alex Frid, Hananel Hazan and Larry Manevitz. Temporal Pattern Recognition via Temporal Networks of Temporal Neurons (20 minutes)

Radel Ben-Av, Rachel Ben-Eliyahu-Zohary, Chana Turner, Gil Karo, Ronen Cohen-Araki and Roe Tishler. Learning User Preferences for Image Cache Management in Mobile Systems (20 minutes)

Tal Vaserman, Tomer Shraga, Alex Frid, Hagit Hel-Or, Shmuel Raz and Ilana Schlesinger. Automatic Quantitative Assessment of Hand Movements and Finger Taps in Parkinson's Disease (20 minutes)

Ariella Richardson and Uzy Smilansky. Geometrical Feature Extraction for Cuneiforms (20 minutes)


15:40-16:10 Coffee break


16:10-17:40 Session 4 – Machine Learning 2, Session chair: Moshe Koppel

Meir Kuzari. Semantic Calculus of Meanings (10 minutes)

Moshe Koppel and Shachar Seidman. Identifying Outlier Documents (20 minutes)

Liron Smama, Roni Stern, Rami Puzis, Zahy Bnaya, Tal Beja and Ariel Felner. TONIC: Target Oriented Network Intelligence Collection for the SocialWeb (10 minutes)

Gal Sabina Star, Hananel Hazan and Larry Manevitz. Identifying Human Declarative Memory Systems via Machine Learning on Brain Activity Data Obtained during Memory Recall Tasks (20 minutes)

Stav Hertz, Hananel Hazan and Larry Manevitz. Deep Learning for One-Class Classification of Cognitive Tasks from fMRI data (10 minutes)

Joseph Keshet. Structured Learning with Random Perturbations (20 minutes)



חמישי, י"ב בתמוז התשע"ג  BISFAI 2013, Thursday, June 20, 2013


08:30-09:00 Registration


9:00-10:30 Session 5 – Multi Agents 1, Session chair: Kobi Gal

Litan Ilany and Kobi Gal. Algorithm Selection in Bilateral Negotiation (10 minutes)

Natalie Fridman, Gal Kaminka and Avishay Zilka. The Impact of Culture on Crowd Dynamics: An Empirical Approach (20 minutes)

Oriel Uzan, Reuth Dekel and Kobi Gal. Plan Recognition for Exploratory Domains using Interleaved Temporal Search (20 minutes)

Ofra Amir, Barbara Grosz and Roni Stern. Reasoning About Agents' Communication: A Hybrid BDI-Decision Theoretic Approach (20 minutes)

Zahy Bnaya, Roni Stern, Ariel Felner, Roie Zivan and Steven Okamoto. Multi-Agent Path Finding for Self Interested Agents (20 minutes)


10:30-11:00 Coffee break


11:00-13:00 Keynote 2 (BISFAI Opening/Greetings)

Session chairs: Sarit Kraus, Noa Agmon

Opening Welcome: Tomi Klein, Chair, Department of Computer Science

Greetings for Keynote: David Sarne, Kobi Gal, Sarit Kraus

Keynote: Barbara J. Grosz, Harvard University, USA. A 21st Century Turing Challenge


13:00-14:00 Lunch break


14:00-15:40 Session 6 – Natural Language Processing, Session chair: Michal Chalamish

Michal Chalamish, Moshe Hazoom and Uri Schild. Semi-Automatic Creation of Wigmore Diagrams (20 minutes)

Lili Kotlerman, Ido Dagan, Maya Gorodetsky and Ezra Daya. Sentence Clustering via Projection over Term Clusters (20 minutes)

Lili Kotlerman, Nitin Madnani and Aoife Cahill. ParaQuery: Making Sense of Paraphrase Collections (10 minutes)

Boris Pevzner. Two Sophisticated Algorithms of Natural Language Processing (10 minutes)

Zvika Marx. Telling a Hot Story (20 minutes)

Kfir Bar and Nachum Dershowitz. Deriving Paraphrases for Highly Inflected Languages from Comparable Documents (20 minutes)


15:40-16:10 Coffee break


16:10-17:40 Session 7 – Multi Agents 2, Session chair: Esther David

Raz Nissim and Ronen Brafman. Cost-Optimal Planning by Self-Interested Agent (20 minutes)

Katie Genter, Noa Agmon and Peter Stone. Ad Hoc Teamwork for Leading a Flock (10 minutes)

Sigal Sina, Avi Rosenfeld and Sarit Kraus, Solving the Missing Node Problem using Structure and Attribute Information (10 minutes)

Igor Rochlin and David Sarne. Information Sharing Under Costly Communication in Joint Exploration (20 minutes)

Simon Shamoun and David Sarne. Increasing Threshold Search for Best-Valued Agents (10 minutes)

Shlomi Dolev, Sergey Frenkel and Ariel Hanemann. Towards Holographic “Brain” Memory Based on Randomization and Walsh-Hadamard Transformation (20 minutes)


17:40-18:40 Keynote 3

Session chair: Martin Golumbic

Keynote: Francesca Rossi, University of Padova, Italy. Restricted Manipulation in Iterative Voting: Condorcet Efficiency and Borda Score


18:40-20:00 Social event and posters session


שישי, י"ג בתמוז התשע"ג   BISFAI 2013, Friday, June 21, 2013



08:30-09:00 Registration



09:00-10:30 Session 8 – Search

Session chair: Ariel Felner

Svetlana Obraztsova and Zinovi Rabinovich. Dynamic Equilibrium and Social Cycle (20 minutes)

Meir Goldenberg, Ariel Felner, Nathan Sturtevant, Robert Holte and Jonathan Schaeffer. Optimal-Generation Variants of EPEA* (20 minutes)

Vadim Levit, Tal Grinshpoun, Amnon Meisels and Ana Bazzan. Taxation Search in Boolean Games (20 minutes)

Harel Yedidsion and Roie Zivan. Applying MaxSum to DCOP_MST (10 minutes)

David Tolpin, Tal Beja, Solomon Eyal Shimony, Ariel Felner and Erez Karpas. Toward Rational Deployment of Multiple Heuristics in A* (20 minutes)



10:30-11:30 Keynote 4

Session chair: Noa Agmon

Keynote: Gal Kaminka, Bar-Ilan University. Forward the Architecture: Integrated AI Through Robotics



11:30-12:30 Brunch break



12:30-14:20 Session 9 – Robotics

Session chair: Meir Kalech

Gal Kaminka, Meytal Traub, Yehuda Elmaliah, Dan Erusalimchik and Alex Fridman. Teamwork Software for Multi-Robot Formation Control: A Software Engineering Perspective (10 minutes)

Yedidya Bar-Zev, Meir Kalech and Roni Stern. Diagnosing the Root Cause of Accidents in Autonomous Vehicle Environments (20 minutes)

Armin Shmilovici and Yoav Golan. 15 Years of RoboCup Competitions - Measuring Progress in Multi-Robot Development (20 minutes)

Roi Yehoshua, Noa Agmon and Gal Kaminka. Towards Efficient Robot Adversarial Coverage
(20 minutes)

Shahar Kosti, Gal A. Kaminka and David Sarne. An Effective User-Guided Interface for Multi-Robot Search (10 minutes)

Eliahu Khalastchi, Meir Kalech and Lior Rokach. From Unsupervised to Supervised Fault Detection in Autonomous Systems (10 minutes)

Efrat Sless, Noa Agmon and Sarit Kraus. Multi-Robot Adversarial Patrolling: Facing Coordinated Attacks (20 minutes)