EWG on Preference Handling

Advances in Preference Handling

Multidisciplinary Working Group affiliated to EURO

This blog provides news and announcements related to research on preference handling.

When are decisions made? The answer to this question may be obvious. Usually, decisions are made just in time. For example, we choose a restaurant just before going out for lunch. Or we choose a product just when we want to buy it. Making a decision earlier does not make much sense as we don’t know all the available alternatives in advance.

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Dec 16, 2022

Quai de la Dorade Toulouse

What is the opposite of preferences? The opposite of a particular preference between two alternatives may be the inverse preference. For example, if we prefer speaking to writing, we may say that the opposite of this preference is preferring writing to speaking. But what is the opposite of the concept of preference? We may say that this is the absence of preference, that means indifference.

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It took a bit longer this year, but finally the events on preference handling got announced begin of March.

The 13th Multidisciplinary Workshop on Advances in Preference Handling M-PREF 2022 will be held in Vienna, Austria on July 23, 24, or 25, 2022 in conjunction with IJCAI-ECAI 2022. The workshop will address all computational aspects …
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Research is a long-term endeavor driven by questions and not by the means. Good intentions are not sufficient to do research. It is necessary that you really want to know the answer of a research question. To come up with groundbreaking results, it is important to be perseverant, to continue the research even when support is weak or missing, and to report negative results in the same way as positive ones. …
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Apr 7, 2021

Windmill on Thera

Explainable artificial intelligence (XAI) has become a popular topic and we may ask which kinds of interconnections may exist between preferences and explanations. Explanations have been considered in artificial intelligence since a long time as an intelligent system should not only be able to solve problems, but also capable to explain its solutions. Explanations are particularly important if the solution …
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