• Iberamia 2014

IBERAMIA 2014. Santiago de Chile, November 24-27, 2014

General Information

IBERAMIA'2014 is the 14th edition of the Ibero-American Conference on Artificial Intelligence.
This is the leading symposium where the Ibero-American AI community comes together to share research results and experiences with researchers in Artificial Intelligence from all over the world.

IBERAMIA 2014 will be held in Santiago, Chile, on November 24-27, 2014.
The conference will take in the Pontificia Universidad Católica de Chile, which is located in the city centre of Santiago and can be reached easily by train, by car, by tram or by foot.

The conference will feature a pre-conference program of workshops. The main technical program will consist of invited talks by leading scientists working in the area, presentations of technical papers, as well as system demonstrations.

The Proceedings of IBERAMIA 2014 will be published, as in past editions, by Springer in its Lecture Notes in Computer Science/Lecture Notes in Artificial Intelligence LNCS/LNAI series.

IBERAMIA 2014 Organization

Programme Committee Chair: Ana Bazzan, Universidade Federal do Rio Grande do Sul (UFRGS), Brazil.

Organization Chair: Karim Pichara, Pontifica Universidad Católica (PUC) , Chile.

P.C Area Chairs

Area Chairs
Ambient inteligence Juan Botía - Univ.Murcia, Spain
Paulo Novais - Univ. Minho, Portugal
AI in Education, Affective Computing
and Human-Computer Interaction
Silvana Aciar - Univ.Girona, Spain
Silvia Schiaffino - UNICEN, Argentina
Rosa Vicari- UFRGS, Brazil
Computer Vision Luis Enrique Sucar - INAOE, Mexico
José Manuel Menéndez - UPM, Spain
Bio-Inspired Computing Luis Correia - Univ. Lisboa, Portugal
Marcilio Souto - Univ.Orleans, France
Camelia Chira - Tech. Univ. Cluj-Napoca, Romania
Information and Knowledge Processing
Knowledge Discovery and Data Mining
Ana Gabriela Maguitman - UNS, Argentina
Gisele Pappa - UFMG, Brazil
Applications of AI Ana Cristina Bicharra - UFF,Brazil
Fernando Koch - Samsung Res. Inst., Brazil
Knowledge Engineering, Knowledge Representation
and Probabilistic Reasoning
Guillermo Simari - UNS, Argentina
Renata Wassermann - USP, Brazil
Fabio Cozman - USP, Brazil
Machine Learning Paulo Cortez - Univ.Minho, Portugal
Joao Gama - Univ.Porto, Portugal
Estevam Rafael Hruschka - UFSCAR, Brazil
Agent-Based Modelling and Simulation Jaime Sichman - USP, Brazil
Giuseppe Vizari - Univ. Milano Bicocca, Italy
Multi-Agent Systems Valérie Camps - IRIT, France
Jomi Fred Hubner - UFSC, Brazil
Carles Sierra - IIIA CSIC, Spain
Juan Carlos Burguillo - Univ.Vigo, Spain
Natural Language Processing Manuel Montes - INAOE, Mexico
Aline Villavicencio - UFRGS, Brazil
Planning and Scheduling Eva Onaindia - DSIC UPV, Spain
Felipe Meneguzzi - PUC-RS, Brazil
Fuzzy Systems Andrea Tettamanzi - Univ.Nice, France
Andrés Soto - Bityvip Tech, Spain
Robotics Luis Paulo Reis - Univ.Minho, Portugal
Luis Chaimowicz - UFMG, Brazil


  • Workshop on Big Data

    See more information

  • Today, big data repositories are getting increasingly available, opening new opportunities to transform science, healthcare, industry and almost every aspect of modern societies. This workshop aims to bring together scientists and practitioners interested in the new challenges posed by the era of big data. The workshop will consist on paper sessions presenting original work, keynote talks given by distinguished researchers and invited talks from people related to big data in industry and data science.
    Please check the workshop website to see the detailed program.

  • Paper submission deadline: September 29, 2014

  • Workshop on Combinatorial Search

    See more information

  • The main objective of IWoCS is to discuss cutting-edge research in the field of combinatorial search. The workshop will focus on how these combinatorial problems are solved using Artificial Intelligence techniques and how these solutions can be applied to problems that are not generally considered as part of the field of artificial intelligence (e.g. Operations Research).
    Please check the workshop website to see the detailed program.

  • Paper submission deadline: September 29, 2014

    IBERAMIA 2014 Registration


    Plenary Talks

    Professor Guillermo Simari

    Universidad Nacional del Sur in Bahia Blanca. Argentina

    Defeasible Argumentation and Belief Revision: A Common Ground for Research in Knowledge Representation and Reasoning

    Abstract: Belief Revision and Argumentation represent two rich and fertile areas in Artificial Intelligence, Computer Science, and Philosophy; both are concerned with the problem of handling beliefs and support commonsense reasoning.
    In this talk we will first present the basic intuitive elements on their foundation, and then we will consider the common ground they share and the differences that can be found between these two research fields.
    Finally, we will suggest some possible lines of research that can be explored in their confluence to further our understanding of the general patterns of reasoning that are necessary to support a cognitive architecture for intelligence.
    Guillermo R.Simari Short Bio: Guillermo Simari is a full Professor, Artificial Intelligence and Logic for Computer Science, Universidad Nacional del Sur in Bahia Blanca. Argentina, Chair of the Institute for Computer Science and Engineering. Ph.D. and Master of Science from Washington University, USA.
    His research focus is on the formal foundations, and effective implementation, of Defeasible Reasoning Systems for Autonomous Agents and is carried out as the leader of the AI R&D Laboratory where several lines of research are pursued: Argumentation, Reasoning under Uncertainty, Belief Revision, Computational Logic, Reasoning on the Web, and E-Governance. The Lab is also involved in applied research and development in multi-agent systems and robotics for a wide range of applications of interest to government and industry.

    Professor Blai Bonet

    Universidad Simón Bolívar, Venezuela

    Recent Advances in Domain-Independent Heuristics for Optimal Planning


    Automated planning is the model-based approach for autonomous behaviour in Artificial Intelligence. Mainstream research in automated planning can be understood in terms of developing solvers for particular classes of models. The simplest model in automated planning is the classical planning model that deals with problems with known initial situation and deterministic actions. Despite of its simplicity, the classical planning model is intractable and very expressive.

    State-of-the-art solvers for classical planning perform heuristic search on implicitly-defined graphs using heuristic functions that are automatically extracted from the problem representation. In this talk we present recent advances for the automatic extraction of admissible heuristics for classical planning. This type of heuristics, admissible, is the one required for developing an optimal solver for classical planning.

    Short Bio: Blai Bonet is a professor in the computer science department at Universidad Simón Bolívar, Venezuela. He received his Ph.D. degree in computer science from the University of California, Los Angeles. His research interests are in the areas of automated planning, heuristic search and knowledge representation.
    He has received six best paper awards or honorable mentions, including the 2009 and 2014 ICAPS Influential Paper Awards for pioneering work on the heuristic search approach for domain-independent planning. Dr. Bonet is a co-author (with Hector Geffner) of the book titled "A Concise Introduction to Models and Methods for Automated Planning."
    He is an associate editor of Artificial Intelligence and the Journal of Artificial Intelligence Research. Dr. Bonet served as the co-chair of the International Conference on Automated Planning and Scheduling (ICAPS-12) and is currently a program co-chair of the Conference on Artificial Intelligence (AAAI-15).
    Blai Bonet

    Pavlos Protopapas

    University of Pennsylvania, USA

    Machine Learning Applications in Astronomy

    Pavlos Protopapas Short Bio: Pavlos Protopapas received his PhD in theoretical physics from the University of Pennsylvania. While at Penn he served as the associate director of the National Scalable Cluster Project (NSCP), one of the initial attempts at large-scale distributed computing on a grid-like model. An active collaborator and mentor in the astrostatistics research community, Protopapas holds a research appointment at the Harvard-Smithsonian Center for Astrophysics and also served as senior scientist/project leader for the Time Series Center, a project launched by the Harvard Initiative in Innovative Computing.
    His research interests lie in planetary transits, the outer solar system, photometric variability, microlensing; in computer science he is interested in large databases and data mining in astronomy, with emphasis on feature extraction, anomaly detection, and similarity searches in time series.

    Program at a glance

    Monday 24th November

    08:30 Registration
    09:00 - 17:30

    Workshop on Big Data (Detailed schedule here)

    (San Agustin Auditorium)

    Workshop on Combinatorial Search (Detailed schedule here)


    Tuesday 25th November

    08:30 Registration.
    09:00 - 09:30

    Opening Ceremony.

    (San Agustin Auditorium)

    9:30 - 10:30

    Plenary Talk A: TITLE:

    Machine Learning Applications in Astronomy.

    Prof. Pavlos Protopapas.

    (San Agustin Auditorium)

    10:30 - 11:00 Coffee break.
    11:00 - 12:30 Technical Sessions (BIO-1, NLP-1, KDD-1).

    (BIO-1 at H1)

    (NLP-1 at H2)

    (KDD-1 at H3)

    12:30 - 14:00 Lunch break.

    14:00 - 16:00 Technical Sessions (KRR-1, AA&MAS-1, ACEHCI-1)

    (KRR-1 at H1)

    (AA&MAS-1 at H2)

    (ACEHCI-1 at H3)

    16:00 - 16:30 Coffee break.
    16:30 - 18:30 Technical Sessions (ROB-1, ML-1, APP-1).

    (ROB-1 at H1)

    (ML-1 at H2)

    (APP-1 at H3)

    19:00 Social event.

    Wednesday 26th November

    08:30 Registration.
    09:00 - 10:30 Technical Sessions (ROB-2, APP-2, ML-2)

    (ROB-2 at H1)

    (APP-2 at H2)

    (ML-2 at H3)

    10:30 - 11:00 Coffee break
    11:00 - 12:00

    Plenary Talk B: TITLE:

    Recent Advances in Domain-Independent Heuristics for Optimal Planning.

    Prof. Blai Bonet

    (San Agustin Auditorium)

    12:00 - 14:00 Lunch break.
    14:00 - 16:00 Technical Sessions (NLP-2, AA&MAS-2, BIO-2).

    (NLP-2 at H1)

    (AA&MAS-2 at H3)

    (BIO-2 at H2)

    16:00 - 16:30 Coffee break.
    16:30 - 18:00 Technical Session (KDD-2) and steering and community meeting.

    (KDD-2 at H1)

    19:00 Conference Dinner

    Thursday 27th November

    08:30 Registration.
    09:00 - 10:30 Technical Sessions (AMI-1, APP-3, ML-3).

    (AMI-1 at H2)

    (APP-3 at H3)

    (ML-3 at H1)

    10:30 - 11:00 Coffee break.
    11:00 - 12:00 Plenary Talk C: TITLE:

    Defeasible Argumentation and Belief Revision: A Common Ground for Research in Knowledge Representation and Reasoning.

    Prof. Guillermo Simari

    (San Agustin Auditorium)

    12:30 Closing.

    Download the Program and Technical Sessions details as PDF here.


    The Proceedings of IBERAMIA 2014 are published, by Springer, in its Lecture Notes in Computer Science/Lecture Notes in Artificial Intelligence (LNCS/LNAI) series:

    LNCS/LNAI 8864 Advances in Artificial Intelligence -- IBERAMIA 2014

    Travel and Turist Info


    All events will be held at Pontificia Universidad Católica de Chile, Campus San Joaquín, located at Av Vicuña Mackenna 4686. Santiago, Chile. Specifically, all the talks will be at the San Agustín Building.

    The best way to arrive to the Campus by foot is by using the metro. San Joaquín Station, of line 5, has direct access to the entrance of the campus. If you enter through that entrance, the first building to the right is the San Agustín.

    To arrive at the Campus San Joaquín during the morning (6:00-9:00) and the evening (18:00-21:00) Line 5 runs two services, and only the red one stops at San Joaquin.

    Campus San Joaquín Map

    San Agustín Building:

    View from the entrance.

    Campus San Joaquín Map

    More info:

    San Agustín Building Map

    Map Metro network

    By car, there are multiple entrances. The parking has a rate variable depending on the time spent on the campus and that must be canceled on your way out at the 4 available checkouts (click here to see the map)

    Ticket rates:

    Time (min) Hour Rate (CLP)
    0-30 0.5 $ 0
    31-90 1 $ 950
    91-150 2 $ 1900
    151-210 3 $ 2850
    211-270 4 $ 3800
    271-330 5 $ 4750
    331-390 6 $ 4750
    391-450 7 $ 4750
    451-510 8 $ 4750

    Travel Info

    The Santiago International Airport is located approximately 20 kms west of downtown. There are different options for getting from the airport to the city: airport buses, airport vans, and taxis.

    Airport Buses:

    There are two lines of buses that go from the airport to the city. You can catch the buses immediately upon exiting the main airport terminal. During the day they run frequently. You pay the driver directly. Once you arrive to Santiago you can use the subway (click here to see the subway map).


    The service runs every day from 06:00 to 24:00.

    Prices 1400 CLP (CLP stands for "Chilean Peso $") for one way ticket.
    2500 CLP for return ticket.
    Stopping Places: Universidad de Santiago Metro Station
    Pajaritos Metro Station
    Las Rejas Metro Station
    Phones (56 2) 822 7741
    (56 2) 882 7742


    The service runs every day from 06:00 to 23:30.

    Prices 1350 CLP (CLP stands for "Chilean Peso $") for one way ticket.
    2600 CLP for return ticket.
    Stopping Places: Pajaritos Metro Station
    Las Rejas Metro Station
    Universidad de Santiago Metro Station
    Estación Central Metro Station
    Los Héroes Metro Station
    Phones (56 2) 2601 9883
    (56 2) 2601 0549

    More info:

    Buses Aeropuerto Santiago

    Airport Vans:

    There are many vans, like Transvip, that make transfers from the airport to the city. Transfer prizes start in 5700 CLP.


    Inside the main terminal - when you exit customs - you will find official taxi booths. There, you can arrange for a taxi to take you to your destination. The cost of a taxi depends on your final destination.

    Official Taxis Service runs 24 hours 7 days a week
    Prices From the airport to the Catholic University 15000 CLP.
    Phones (56 2) 690 1381

    Turist Info

    Main Office: (56 2) 2672 77 35
    Mobile 24 hours:: (56 9) 9534 56 08
    Mail: reservas@explorerturismo.cl
    Web site: www.explorerturismo.cl

    Available Programs:


    Hotelera Neruda
    Phone: (56 2) 2663 31 65
    Cellphone: (56 9) 6303 97 24
    Front Desk: (56 2) 2679 07 00
    Email: ventas5@hotelneruda.cl
    Website: www.hotelneruda.cl

    Hotel Principado de Asturias
    Address: Ramón Carnicer 21, Providencia
    Phone (Central): (56 2) 2222 70 22
    Phone (Direct): (56 2) 2222 76 28
    Email: reservas@hotelesprincipado.com
    Website: www.hotelesprincipado.com
    Time of cancellation up to 48 hours before check-in, otherwise it will use the charge of No Show for one night.

    Hotel Ismael 312
    Address: Ismael Valdés Vergara 312, Santiago
    Phone: (56 2) 2616 76 00
    Cellphone: (56 9) 8408 21 65
    Email: pfica@hotelismael312.com
    Website: http://www.hotelismael312.com/