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2013 Annual Report

We are pleased to present the annual report on the status of JAIR. The report covers the activities of the journal during 2012 and the first half of 2013, as well as historical data on previous years.

Best Paper Prize Announcement

The IJCAI-JAIR Best Paper Prize is awarded to an outstanding paper published in JAIR in the preceding five calendar years. The 2013 Prize Committee selected the following paper that provides strong theoretical results for the problem of online stochastic optimization under partial observability. The authors identify an important subclass of this problem that satisfies the property of adaptive submodularity. For this class, the authors demonstrate that approximation bounds can be achieved using a simple adaptive greedy policy. Importantly, this subclass is general enough to cover various application domains, such as active learning, stochastic coverage problems, and viral marketing. The theoretical results, corroborated by empirical evidence, suggest that the concept of adaptive submodularity is very useful in stochastic optimization problems.

The authors presented their work and a discussion of its impact at the 23rd International Joint Conference on Artificial Intelligence (IJCAI-13) held Aug.3-9, 2013 in Beijing.

2013 Prize: Daniel Golovin and Andreas Krause (2011) "Adaptive Submodularity: Theory and Applications in Active Learning and Stochastic Optimization", Volume 42, 427-486.

IJCAI 2013 Journal Track

JAIR is pleased to announce that six JAIR papers published during 2011-2012 were presented at the new Journal Track at the 23rd International Joint Conference on Artificial Intelligence (IJCAI-13) held Aug.3-9, 2013 in Beijing.

This new track allows for the presentation of research results that have been published in JAIR or the journal Artificial Intelligence during the preceding two calendar years, but never been presented at an AI conference. JAIR papers presented at the conference were:

Felipe Sánchez-Martínez, Rafael C. Carrasco, Miguel A. Martinez-Prieto and Joaquin Adiego (2012) Generalized biwords for bitext compression and translation spotting., Volume 43, pages 389-418. W. Mao and J. Gratch (2012) Modeling Social Causality and Responsibility Judgment in Multi-Agent Interactions, Volume 44, pages 223-273. M. R. Costa-jussá, C. A. Henríquez and R. E. Banchs (2012) Evaluating Indirect Strategies for Chinese-Spanish Statistical Machine Translation, Volume 45, pages 761-780. P. Ghosh, A. Sharma, P.P. Chakrabarti and P. Dasgupta (2012) Algorithms for Generating Ordered Solutions for Explicit AND/OR Structures, Volume 44, pages 275-333. T. Flati and R. Navigli (2012) The CQC Algorithm: Cycling in Graphs to Semantically Enrich and Enhance a Bilingual Dictionary, Volume 43, pages 135-171. R. Ribeiro and D. Martins de Matos (2011) Centrality-as-Relevance: Support Sets and Similarity as Geometric Proximity, Volume 42, pages 275-308.