Program, invited talks and list of accepted papers

Program CCIA 2010

Guided tour to the Museum Cave of the Font Major of l'Espluga
This is a cave next to the source of the river Francolí, which flows into Tarragona. The cave was discovered in 1853 but it was not explored and studied until 1956. The speleologic explorations of the cave have exceeded 3.590 meters of underground galleries and have discovered a subterranean river which goes outside through the FONT MAJOR. Therefore this cave achieves the international standard of "great cavity" and, because of its size, it is one of the largest conglomerate caves in the world.
In the cave, an archaeological site was found which proved the presence of the man in the cave 4.600 years BC, when it accommodated a neolithic community which lived permanently there. However, the latest discoveries have highlighted relevant archeological remains from the lower paleolitic.
Appropriate footwear and anorak are recommended (because of the dampness).
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Gala dinner at the Restaurant-Wine cellar Simó de Palau
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To arrive to the restaurant you have to leave Villa Engracia and go to l'Espluga through the TV2002, then you cross l'Espluga and at the end of the town, go to Montblanc/Tarragona through the TV-7007. Just before meeting the national road, you will find the restaurant on the right hand. Just after the company Cunicarn.
Tour to the monastery of Poblet
Poblet is a monastery of Cistercians monks following the Rule of Saint Benedict, since its foundation, in 1150. Abolished by the laws of the State in 1835, it was reestablished in 1940 by monks of the same order from Italy. Poblet represents an amazing architectonical site and it can be considered one of the most important monastic sites in Europe. In fact, it is the greatest inhabited monastic site of the European Continent. Since the Middle Age it is an important symbol of the countries of the ancient Corona d'Aragó.
Other activities: (*)
(Free) Activity of hiking organized by Paratge Natural de Poblet
"The Rebollar, a unique community" (El Rebollar, una comunitat singular)
Sunday, October 24 at 9 pm
Departure from the Main Square (Plaça Major) of Prades
Check to see Rebollo oak gall, plant community of special interest was the only one existing in Catalonia..

To participate please call 87 977 17 32 or by email at
o visit the management center of the Paratge Natural de Poblet, just opposite the conference venue CCIA. Alberg de Joventut Jaume I, Ctra. de les Masies, s/n
Santa Úrsula festival in Valls. Festival of Castells (Human towers)
Since October 22nd to 24th the Santa Úrsula festival is celebrated, with several cultural and civic activities (musical parades, fire-festival, concerts, funfair, etc.).
The main attraction of the festival is the show of Castells (Human towers) on Sunday at 13:00 at the Plaša del Blat, which is the closing ceremony of the Castells season in Valls. During the last festivals, the Plaça del Blat has attended the most great Castells achieved by the two groups of Valls: the Colla Vella dels Xiquets de Valls and the Colla Joves Xiquets de Valls.
Guide of the La Conca de Barberà
In this PDF you can find all the information about the region of La Conca de Barberà.
(*) If you rest the weekend

Invited talks

Veronica Dahl
Professor of Computing Science
University Simon Fraser
Towards Language-Competent Web Search
Abstract: When searching the web, we cannot even reliably ask simple questions requiring little or no inference, such as "Who won the Formula 1 race last year". Whether with a keyword-based system or with a linguistically informed one, the only "answer" is a deluge of documents that the user must wade through, and which may or may not contain the answer. Even web-mining agents that include sophisticated parsers in order to admit English queries exhibit, surprisingly, elementary logic flaws (e.g., incorrect answers to questions containing conjunctions and disjunctions). The parsing ability they incorporate has not been integrated with logic ability, despite the fact that logical inference, being crucial for NLU, should be flexibly available for computing answers as well as for parsing purposes. We argue that a real breakthrough can only come from flexibly integrating in synergistic fashion the three disciplines involved (namely, /web-based knowledge acquisition/, since the information deluge is pouring mostly as web documents; /natural language understanding/, since much of the information to be processed is in text form, and /versatile inference,/ both to help interpret language correctly and to draw reliable inferences as needed from the knowledge it expresses). We discuss the features needed for such an integration, with stress around the - presently dire- needs of computational biology.


Juan de Dalmau
Director del Centre de Tecnologia Aeroespacial
Autonomia i intel·ligència artificial en sistemes aeroespacials
Resum: La ponència s'iniciarà amb una introducció general del Centre de Tecnologia Aeroespacial (CTAE), incloent una breu presentació dels grups i les seves línies prioritàries de recerca, tecnologia i desenvolupament (RTD), i en especial les activitats dutes a terme en els grups de "Safety-Critical Software and Control" i "Robotics and Advanced Automation".
Seguidament es donarà una visió dels sistemes espacials i els diferents components que són necessaris en l'execució de les missions, tant Solars i Planetàries com Interplanetàries i d'Exploració Espacial. Aquesta perspectiva es complementarà amb les necessitats de millorar l'automatització i l'autonomia dels sistemes de control de missió terrestres i embarcats.
El rol de la Intel·ligència Artificial, l'autonomia i altres tècniques i tecnologies seran també revistades en certs camps de l'aeronàutica, els quals formen part de les activitats actuals i d'interès del CTAE; com per exemple els sistemes embarcats i aviònica, la gestió de trafic i control aeri, la gestió aeroportuària o el camp emergent de la integració de vehicles aeris no tripulats en espai aeri no-segregat, entre d'altres.

Accepted papers (O: Oral presentation; P: Poster)

Type Authors/Title
O Andrew Koster, Jordi Sabater Mir and Marco Schorlemmer. Engineering Trust Alignment: a First Approach
O Lucas Marin, David Isern and Antonio Moreno. A Generic User Profile Adaptation Framework
O Isaac Pinyol, Roberto Centeno, Ramon Hermoso, Viviane Torres da Silva and Jordi Sabater Mir. Norms Evaluation through Reputation Mechanisms for BDI Agents
O Montserrat Batet, Aida Valls, Karina Gibert and David Sánchez. Semantic Clustering using multiple ontologies
O Sergio Martinez, David Sanchez, Aida Valls and Montserrat Batet. The role of ontologies in the anonymization of textual variables
O Eval Bladimir Bacca Cortes, Joaquim Salvi and Xavier Cufí Solé. Mapping and Localization for Mobile Robots through Environment Appearance Update
O Juan Martínez-Miranda and Magí Lluch-Ariet. Using Agents in Mental Health: A System to Support the Remote Treatment of Major Depression
O Francisco Bonin-Font, Antoni Burguera, Alberto Ortiz and Gabriel Oliver. Visual Localization using Ground Points
O Esteve Almirall and Ulises Cortés. Cultural Algorithms: Less is More
O Victor Codina and Luigi Ceccaroni. Taking Advantage of Semantics in Recommendation Systems
O Tomas Nestorovic. Frame-Based Dialogue Management Error Recovery Approach
O Llorenc Rosello, Monica Sanchez, Nuria Agell and Francesc Prats. Using Qualitative Reasoninf for a Recommender System
O Angela Fabregues and Carles Sierra. An agent architecture for simultaneous bilateral negotiations
O Damaris Pascual, Filiberto Pla and Jose Salvador Sanchez. A Density-based Hierarchical Clustering Algorithm for Highly Overlapped Distributions with Noisy Points
O Ramón Béjar, Cèsar Fernàndez and Francesc Guitart. Encoding Basic Arithmetic Operations for SAT-Solvers
O David Aldavert, Arnau Ramisa, Ramon Lopez de Mantaras and Ricardo Toledo. Real-Time Object Segmentation using a Bag of Features Approach
O Eloi Puertas, Sergio Escalera and Oriol Pujol. Classifyng Objects at Different Sizes with Multi-Scale Stacked Sequential Learning
O Leonel Rozo, Pablo Jimenez and Carme Torras. Learning force-based robot skills from haptic demonstration
O Jordi Campos, Nuria Piqué, Maite Lopez-Sanchez and Marc Esteva. Network Topology Comparison within Peer-to-Peer Scenarios
O Santiago Ontañón and Enric Plaza. Argumentation-based Multiagent Induction
O Santiago Ontañón, Pilar Dellunde, Lluís Godo and Enric Plaza. Towards a Logical Model of Induction from Examples and Communication
O Àngel García-Cerdaña, Eva Armengol and Pilar Dellunde. Similarity for attribute-value representations in Fuzzy Description Logics
O Meritxell Vinyals, Marc Pujol, Jesús Cerquides and Juan Antonio Rodriguez Aguilar. Divide-and-Coordinate: DCOPs by agreement
O Ignasi Gómez-Sebastià, Dario Garcia-Gasulla, Cristian Barruè, Javier Vázquez-Salceda and Ulisés Cortés. A Flexible Agent-Oriented Solution to Model Organisational and Normative Requirements in Assistive Technologies
O Isabela Drummond and Sandra Sandri. Fuzzy classification of restored MRI images
O Ricard L. Fogues, Juan M. Alberola, Jose M. Such, Agustín Espinosa and Ana Garcia-Fornes. Towards Dynamic Agent Interaction Support in Open Multiagent Systems
P Zoe Falomir, Isabel Martí, William Viana, Lledó Museros and M. Teresa Escrig. Assembling Tile Mosaics by Qualitative Shape and Colour Similarity Matching
P Anna Romero and Miguel Cazorla. An improvement of Topological Mapping Using a Graph-Matching Based Method on Omnidirectional Images
P Francisco Bonnin-Pascual and Alberto Ortiz. Detection of Cracks and Corrosion for Automated Vessels Visual Inspection
P Miguel Lurgi and David Robertson. Simple ecological rules yield complex agent networks
P Pablo Gay, Beatriz López, Albert Pla and Joaquim Meléndez. Complex event processing for public-cycling transport supervision
P Ignasi Gómez-Sebastià and Juan Carlos Nieves. WizArg: Visual Argumentation Framework Solving Wizard
P Carolina Rubio, Roberta Annicchiarico, Cristian Barrué and Ulises Cortés. iTutorials for the support of elderly population with cognitive impairment
P Vicenc Torra and Ji-Hee Min. Applying I-Fuzzy Partitions to Represent Sets of Fuzzy Partitions
P Sergio Alvarez-Napagao, Ignasi Gómez-Sebastià, Fernando Koch and Javier Vázquez-Salceda. cOncienS: Organizational Awareness in Real-Time Strategy Games
P Germán Sánchez Hernández, Albert Samà, Francisco J. Ruiz and Núria Agell. Moving Intervals for nonlinear time series forecasting