The main goal of the conference is to bring together active researchers in various fields of Artificial Intelligence, presenting state of the art research topics and projects (published or ongoing work) as well as reports concerning the up to date technologies related to their fields of study. In addition to its dissemination purpose, the conference aims to stimulate the creation of active research networks in the fields of its participants.
For this year's edition, the submissions will be peer-reviewed single blind, but non-archival i.e. work submitted here can be submitted to other venues as well. The submission can also present work already published in another venue.
Fields of interest: Machine Learning, Natural Language Processing, Computer Vision, Reinforcement Learning, and other connected sub-fields.
Different from the previous two editions, this year's conference will be held at the Faculty of History, which is two minutes walk from the Faculty of Mathematics and Computer Science.
University of Bucharest
14 Academiei Street,
P: (0040) 213053847
We invite extended abstract submissions of two pages using our submission portal. We provide submission templates in Word and Latex. Submissions should be written in English and uploaded in PDF format.
This year, RAAI is organised jointly with EEML summer school, which had a highly competitive selection process. One author from up to 5 best submissions to RAAI will have the opportunity to attend the summer school as well.
The list of accepted papers (oral presentations and posters) is here. An archive containing all these papers is here.
Registration is free. Please register using this form in order to attend the conference .
A limited number of rooms are reserved by organizers at a preferential price at Siqua hotel (price per room is 190 RON) and HOTEL BOUTIQUE OLD TOWN (price per room is 75 Euros). Please contact (with Liviu Dinu in CC) the organizer Oana Peiu ) for Siqua hotel and Monica Petre for HOTEL BOUTIQUE OLD TOWN, with subject RAAI 2019 accomodation.
Two social events are free of charge for all speakers. A limited number of places can be reserved by the participants upon paying a fee. Please contact the organizers.A limited number of rooms are reserved by organizers at a preferential price. Please contact Oana Peiu.
Liviu P. DINU (chair) University of Bucharest
Cornelia CARAGEA (PC chair) University of Illinois at Chicago
Florentina HRISTEA University of Bucharest
Bogdan ALEXE (OC chair) University of Bucharest
Viorica PATRAUCEAN DEEPMIND
Razvan PASCANU DEEPMIND
Marius LEORDEANU Institute of Mathematics of the Romanian Academy
Traian REBEDEA Politehnica University of Bucharest
Robert WEST Ecole Politechnique Federale de Lausanne
Constantin ORASAN Wolverhampton University, UK
Marina CIDOTA University of Bucharest
Anca DOBROVAT University of Bucharest
Sergiu NISIOI University of Bucharest
Cristina NOAICA University of Bucharest
Oana PEIU University of Bucharest
Friday, June 28, N. Iorga Hall - Faculty of History, floor 1 (NLP session)
08:30 - 08:50 Registration
You can register also during the breaks
8:50 - 9:10 Opening Remarks
9:10 - 10:05 Detecting the "Fake News" Before They Were Even Written
Preslav NakovQatar Computing Research Institute, HBKU
10:05 - 10:30 Challenges in Offensive Language Identification: Annotating the Type and Target of Offensive Posts in Social Media
Marcos ZampieriUniversity of Wolverhampton
10:30 - 10:55 Data Driven Scientiﬁc Disciplines Detection Based on Wikipedia
Ana GjorgjevikSaints Cyril and Methodius University of Skopje
10:55 - 11:15 Coffee Break
11:15 - 12:10 Detecting Signs of Mental Illness and Behavioural Issues from Online Communication
Diana InkpenUniversity of Ottawa
12:10 - 12:35 New Perspectives on Compositionality: Semantic Relationism
Mircea DumitruUniversity of Bucharest
12:35 - 13:00 Sparse Sequence-to-Sequence Models
Vlad NiculaeInstituto de Telecomunicacoes, Lisbon
13:00 - 14:30 Lunch Break
14:30 - 15:25 A perspective on linguistic resources across syntax and sentiment analysis
Cristina BoscoUniveristy of Turin
15:25 - 15:50 Cognates, false friends and cross-lingual semantic change
Ana UbanUniversity of Bucharest
15:50 - 16:00 Coffee Break
16:00 - 16:20 Universal Dependencies meet Machine Learning: A Simple Approach on the Case Study of Irony Detection
Alessandra Teresa CignarellaUniversitat Politècnica de València
16:20 - 16:40 Prediction Uncertainty Estimation for Hate Speech Classification
Kristian MiokWest University of Timisoara
16:40 - 17:00 Surface realization using Interpreted Regular Tree Grammars
Evelin ÁcsBudapest University of Technology and Economics
20:00 - Social Event Dinner at Restaurant Zexe, Strada Icoanei, nr. 80, sector 2 (Sponsored by BITDEFENDER)
Saturday, June 29, N. Iorga Hall - Faculty of History, floor 1 (ML & Vision session)
9:30 - 10:25 Grounded Language: Answering Questions about Images and Navigation with Instructions
Mateusz MalinowskiGoogle DeepMind
10:25 - 10:50 Spacetime Graph Optimization for Video Object Segmentation
Emanuela HallerUniversity Politehnica of Bucharest
10:50 - 11:10 GFPNet. Neural network based volumetric object reconstruction using generic fitted primitives
Tiberiu Cocias Transilvania University of Brasov
11:10 - 11:30 Coffee Break
11:30 - 12:25 The pressing problems in video understanding
Joao CarreiraGoogle DeepMind
12:25 - 12:45 Using Sequence to Sequence Neural Networks for Solving Similar Mathematical Problems
Ali DavodyRomanian Institute of Science and Technology
12:45 - 13:05 EMG based prediction of upper-limb intention of motion using a combination of non-linear auto-regressive models
Tassos NatsakisTechnical University of Cluj-Napoca
13:05 - 14:30 Lunch Break
14:30 - 15:25 From Paired to Unpaired Image-to-Image Translation and Beyond
Radu TimofteETH ZURICH
15:25 - 15:50 Non asymptotic convergence of stochastic proximal point methods for constrained convex optimization
Andrei Patrascu University of Bucharest
15:50 - 16:10 Coffee Break
16:10 - 18:00 POSTER SESSION
20:00 - Social Event Dinner at Restaurant Green Hours, Calea Victoriei, nr. 120 (Sponsored by BITDEFENDER)
Sunday, June 30, N. Iorga Hall - Faculty of History, floor 1 (Vision session)
9:30 - 10:25 Recent Progress in Machine Perception
Rahul SukthankarGoogle Research
10:25 - 10:50 Recurrent Space-time Graph Neural Networks
Iulia Duta Bitdefender
10:50 - 11:10 Emotion Analysis: Tasks, Data, Methods
Laura Bostan University of Stuttgart
11:10 - 11:30 Coffee Break
11:30 - 12:25 Explanation by interpretation: What was my network thinking?
Tinne TuytelaarsUniversity of Leuven
12:25 - 12:50 Towards Automatic Annotation for Semantic Segmentation in Aerial Videos
Alina Marcu Institute of Mathematics of the Romanian Academy
12:50 - 13:10 Uplifting Contextual Multi-armed Bandits
Jeroen Berrevoets Vrije Universiteit Brussel
The conference will take place in the Nicolae Iorga amphitheatre, floor 1, Faculty of History, University of Bucharest. The address is Bd. Regina Elisabeta, 4-12, 030167 Bucharest. This is 2 minutes walk from Faculty of Mathematics and Computer Science, University of Bucharest.