SCIENTIFIC PROGRAMS AND ACTIVITIES

December 18, 2014

June 1-3, 2009
Ninth International Symposium on Logical Formalizations of Commonsense Reasoning,
Commonsense 2009 Symposium
Fields Institute,
222 College Street, Toronto

Organizing Committee
Hojjat Ghaderi, University of Toronto (Local Organizing Chair)
Sheila McIlraith, University of Toronto
Hector Levesque, University of Toronto

Symposium Chairs:
Gerhard Lakemeyer, Aachen University of Technology
Leora Morgenstern, New York University,
Mary-Anne Williams, University of Technology

Registration: on site Jun 1
Regular Fee: on-site: $150
(includes banquet ticket)
Student Fee:on-site: $65
(includes banquet ticket if you have paper)
Invited speakers fee: fees waived
(includes banquet ticket)
Extra banquet ticket: $30

Overview

The symposium aims to bring together researchers who have studied the formalization of commonsense reasoning. The focus of the symposium is on representation rather than on algorithms, and on formal rather than informal methods. While mathematical logic is expected to be the primary lingua franca of the symposium, other rigorous but not logic-based representations of commonsense domains will also be considered.

Format

The symposium will consist of invited talks, of presentations based on peer-reviewed paper submissions, and of panels on specific topics of special interest to the formal commonsense reasoning community. This combination should serve to inform researchers of technical advances in the field, facilitate communication and discussion, and energize the formal commonsense reasoning community. The symposium website, which includes the call for papers, can be found at http://commonsensereasoning.org/2009

Invited Speakers

The following people have accepted our invitation as invited speakers:
• Anthony G Cohn, Leeds University
• Ernest Davis, New York University
• Sheila McIlraith, University of Toronto

Confirmed Participants

Fullname University Name
# of Banquet Tickets
Notes
Amir, Eyal University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign
1
 
Baier, Jorge University of Toronto
1
 
Balduccini, Marcello Eastman Kodak Company
2
 
Borzenko, Olena York University
 
Classen, Jens RWTH Aachen University
1
 
Cohn, Anthony University of Leeds
1
 
Da Silva Neves, Rui Manuel Université de Toulouse - Le Mirail
1
 
Davis, Ernest New York University
1
 
Delgrande, James Simon Fraser University
1
Vegetarian ovo lacto; fish is ok
Fazel-Zarandi, Maryam University of Toronto
 
Fritz, Christian University of Toronto
 
Ghaderi, Hojjat University of Toronto
1
 
Gruninger, Michael University of Toronto
1
 
Gu, Yilan University of Toronto
1
 
Hahmann, Torsten University of Toronto
1
 
Hu, Yuxiao University of Toronto
 
Johnston, Benjamin University of Technology, Sydney
1
 
Kandefer, Michael University at Buffalo
1
 
Katsumi, Megan University of Toronto
1
 
Khan, Shakil York University
1
Veg. or fish, please!
Lakemeyer, Gerhard RWTH Aachen University
1
 
Lesperance, Yves York University
1
 
Levesque, Hector University of Toronto
1
 
Masolo, Claudio Laboratory for Applied Ontology, ISTC-CNR
1
 
McIlraith, Sheila University of Toronto
1
 
Meyer, Thomas Meraka Institute
1
 
Mitchell, David Simon Fraser University
1
 
Morbini, Fabrizio University of Rochester
1
 
Morgenstern, Leora New York University
1
 
Ong, Darren University of Toronto
1
 
Ozgovde, Atalay University of Toronto
1
 
Rens, Gavin The Meraka Institute
1
I am vegetarian.
Shapiro, Stuart University at Buffalo
2
I would appreciate a low carbohydrate meal.
Sohrabi, Shirin University of Toronto
1
 
Strass, Hannes Dresden University of Technology
1
 
Tan, Xing University of Toronto
1
 
Ternovska, Eugenia Simon Fraser University
1
 
Varzinczak, Ivan Meraka Institute
1
 
Wang, Letao University of Toronto
 
Wehr, Justin University of Toronto
 
Williams, Mary-Anne University of Technology, Sydney
1
 

 

Housing and Hotels

We have blocked rooms at both the Holiday Inn Mid-Town and Super 8 Hotel.

Holiday Inn (10-15 minutes walk from the Institute)
280 Bloor Street West Toronto, ON, M5S 1V8
For bookings the guest can make reservations either by emailing the hotel at cn312res@whg.com
or calling 416-968-0010. They should use the group code INS.
-$129.99 based on double occupancy (rooms with 1 Queen bed or 2 double beds) (includes internet)
-rooms held until May 14 th, after this the rate could go up.

Super 8, at Dundas and Spadina
it is on top of a Shopping Mall in China town,
222 Spadina, West side
(15 minute walk to Fields)
Hotel Direct Number: 1-647-426-8118
Toll free| 1-877-605-7666
-$89.00 based on double occupancy (king bed & pullout sofa or 2 queen beds with pullout sofa)
-each additional person is $10
-complimentary Continental Breakfast + wireless internet access in lobby, cable required for internet in room
-rooms held till May 18 th after which available on first-come-first-serve basis
-valid credit card is required upon check-in

For bookings the guest can make reservations either by calling 647-426-8118 or fax 647-426-8188.They should use the group name: commonsense 2009 Symposium.

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