EWG on Preference Handling

Advances in Preference Handling

Multidisciplinary Working Group affiliated to EURO


The workshop on preference handling for artificial intelligence had been held on July 22, 2007 in Vancouver, British Columbia, Canada in conjunction with AAAI-07, organized by Jon Doyle, Judy Goldsmith, Ulrich Junker, and Jérôme Lang. The workshop proceedings are available as AAAI Technical Report WS-07-10. The fourteen papers apply preferences to AI problems such as e-commerce, auctions, intelligent assistance, winner determination in majority voting, game theory, search for solving combinatorial problems, configuration, meeting scheduling, geographic map generation, peer-to-peer networks, and conference paper assignment. The papers address questions concerning the elicitation, learning, representation of preferences, and optimization under preferences. A report about the workshop is included in the AAAI 2007 Workshop Reports published in AI Magazine,Vol. 28, No 4. The workshop provided the basis for the special issue of the AI Magazine on preferences, volume 29, No 4, Winter 2008.