Affiliations: AAFS, ASM, ASME, ASTM, HFES, IAAI, IAEI, ICBO, NAFI, NAPARS, NFPA, SAW, SOAR, SPE, NSPE.
Affiliations: IAAI, NFPA, NAFI, SFPE, BOCA, ATAC, TX IAAI, CTFIA.
Affiliations: IAAI, NAFI, TSPE, NSPE, LPI, IAATI, SAE, ASE, AIAQC.
In the tradition of previous special issues on innovative applications of artificial intelligence, and consistent with the goals of the IAAI
conference, the articles in this issue describe work that is strongly grounded in the needs of end users.
In the preface to the proceedings of the first IAAI conference in 1989, Herb Schorr, program chair, made some interesting comments about the 1989 state of several of the AI technologies that are now well established (Schorr and Rappaport 1989):
Table 1 shows even more problem and system types, plus specific applications, several of which have been presented at IAAI or AAAI over the years.
We believe there are several factors contributing to the growth since the first IAAI conference in 1989.
They are organized by IAAI in an attempt to strengthen the interaction and collaboration between the various research groups.
Ever since 1989, IAAI has also held the biannual Bar-Ilan Symposium on the Foundation of Artificial intelligence (BISFAI), which is traditionally hosted and organized by the devoted AI group of Bar-Ilan University.
Based on the strong success of these two conferences, IAAI is considering placing a bid to host larger AI conferences.
He has served as AAAI Councilor, AAAI-88 program cochair, IAAI
-91 program chair and program committee member for IAAI
from its inception in 1989.
Closing the IAAI
articles in this issue is the the article Using Analogy to Cluster Hand-Drawn Sketches for Sketch-Based Educational Software by Maria D.