6th Multidisciplinary Workshop on

Advances in Preference Handling


The schedule of the contributed papers is available here.

Invited Speaker: Souhila Kaci, LIRMM, Univ. of Montpellier 2, France

Title: What do we prefer? From philosophical stimulus to Artificial Intelligence solutions

Abstract: Preferences are the backbone of various fields as they naturally arise and play an important role in many real-life decisions. Preferences are a core and hot topic in AI for which we are witnessing plenty of work covering modeling, representing and reasoning with preferences. In this talk I will give an overview of some preference representation languages with a particular emphasis on conditional logics. I will also highlight the benefits of using these logics in preference-based database queries. Time permitting, I will present an empirical analysis of conditional logics in cognitive psychology.

Bio: Souhila Kaci is full professor in computer science at the university of Montpellier 2 (LIRMM). She received a PhD in computer science from the university of Toulouse 3 (IRIT) in 2002. Her research interests include preference handling, decision, argumentation theory, information merging and uncertain reasoning. She is the author of the book "Working with Preferences: Less is More" (Springer, 2011).