AAAI Spring Symposium 2019

Story-enabled Intelligence


History Corner (Building 200) on the 3rd floor in History 303.


The symposium schedule is here.


Registration will be held in Room 124 on the ground level of the History Corner (Building 200). For a map of the campus, please see Registration hours will be: Monday, March 25 8:00 am - 5:00 pm, Tuesday, March 26 8:30 am - 5:00 pm, Wednesday, March 27 8:30 am - 11:00 am.

Our vision

Systems that can describe their own behavior exhibit intelligence of a higher order. Storytelling-like capabilities empower systems to explain their decisions, describe their activities, align their present situation against precedent, consider hypothetical alternatives, diagnose their mistakes, learn from stories, and generalize their experiences. A number of research efforts have independently explored aspects of such machine-generated descriptions, but interaction between specialized subareas of AI remains sparse in the literature. These specialized areas include:
  • Explainable AI (XAI), focusing on augmenting machine learning frameworks with compositional, humanly-interpretable representations.
  • Case-based reasoning, focusing on deploying previous stories to understand new phenomena.
  • Hypothetical reasoning, focusing on understanding which is augmented by speculation about variations in past, present, and future circumstances.
  • Narrative intelligence, focusing on modeling the human aspects of producing and interpreting narratives and explanations.
  • Cognitive architectures, focusing on the design of large-scale symbolic systems.
  • Natural language generation and understanding, focusing on modeling human facility with language, including description, conversation, persuasion, explanation, and teaching.
  • Planning, focusing on generating problem-solving action sequences, often involving skillful incorporation of contingency, constraints, other agents, and incomplete information.

Read our AAAI Symposium proposal »


Our submission site is now open:

We welcome contributions in several forms: Paper submissions should follow AAAI style guidelines as specified here:


We will keep this space up-to-date with relevant dates and deadlines as plans take shape.


Leilani H. Gilpin
Dylan Holmes
Jamie C. Macbeth
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