TiiS CSIUI 2011 : ACM TiiS special issue on Common Sense for Interactive Systems
Call For Papers
Subject: ACM TiiS special issue on Common Sense for Interactive Systems
Call for Papers
Special Issue of the
ACM Transactions on Interactive Intelligent Systems
on COMMON SENSE FOR INTERACTIVE SYSTEMS
Main submission deadline: April 27th, 2011
AIMS AND SCOPE
Ideally, computers should be able to interact with users at a
higher level than they do now, by understanding our goals, our
problems, and the social procedures by which we live. But to do
so, they must have access to a wealth of information about the
world that we take for granted: common sense knowledge, or world
Common sense knowledge can give rise to a richer user experience
with a wide variety of interactive systems, from recommenders to
Since everyone possesses common sense knowledge, volunteers
represent a significant source of common sense for computers. A
well-designed intelligent user interface can guide a volunteer in
a subjectively rewarding way to add the knowledge that is most
Alternatively, world knowledge may be provided by a domain
expert, or a game or story world may be created by an artist; in
these cases, an interface must be designed to pass this knowledge
from the expert to a common sense knowledge base.
This special issue aims to advance understanding of both sides of
this symbiotic relationship: How can common sense enable
computers to understand and serve their human users better? How
can interfaces effectively support the elicitation of common
Using common sense to understand and predict users' ...
- intentions, preferences,
- goals, plans,
- context, affect,
- beliefs, ...
Exploiting common sense for ...
- adaptation of interfaces
- interpreting data about users
- "sanity checking"
- robustly dealing with unusual situations
Leveraging common sense in systems ...
- with goal-oriented interfaces
- for story understanding and generation
- for open-world gaming
- for recommendation
- for text understanding
Design of intelligent interfaces for elicitation of common sense
- from experts
- from nonexpert users
- using games
- Henry Lieberman, MIT Media Lab, U.S.A.
- Catherine Havasi, MIT Media Lab, U.S.A.
- By April 27th, 2011: Submission of manuscripts
- By July 27th, 2011: Notification about decisions on initial
- By October 26th, 2011: Submission of revised manuscripts
- By January 11th, 2012: Notification about decisions on revised
- By February 1st, 2012: Submission of manuscripts with final
- Starting March, 2012: Publication of the special issue on the TiiS
website, in the ACM Digital Library, and (shortly afterward) as a
HOW TO SUBMIT
Manuscripts will be submitted via the ScholarOne Manuscripts site
of the ACM Transactions on Interactive Intelligent Systems
(TiiS). All necessary information will be found in the
instructions for authors at tiis.acm.org.
ABOUT ACM TiiS
TiiS (pronounced "T double-eye S") is a new ACM journal for
research concerning interactive systems that make use of some
form of machine intelligence. TiiS's editorial workflow and
infrastructure include innovations designed to ensure journal
quality at conference speed. For detailed information, see