GCAI 2016:Editor's Preface

This volume contains the papers presented at GCAI 2016: the 2nd Global Conference on Artificial Intelligence, held from 29th September to 2nd October 2016, at the Freie Universität Berlin, Germany.

The GCAI 2016 program committee consisted of over 50 people from 21 countries. The program committee chairs were Christoph Benzmüller (FU Berlin), Raul Rojas (FU Berlin), and Geoff Sutcliffe (University of Miami). There were 54 paper submissions, of which 27 were selected for presentation. Additionally, the conference featured invited talks by Simon Colton (Falmouth University, and Goldsmiths, University of London, UK), Daniel Lee (University of Pennsylvania, USA) and Toby Walsh (TU Berlin, Germany and UNSW/Data61, Australia). The conference also offered tutorials on topics in automated reasoning and machine learning.

GCAI 2016 was organized by Freie Universität Berlin, with local organization by Christoph Benzmüller supported by Ulrike Geiger (FU Berlin). The submission, program committee work, proceedings editing, registration, and conference web generation were done using EasyChair. The proceedings of GCAI-2016 are published in the EasyChair EPiC Series in Computing.

GCAI 2016 is the second LRG (Linking Research Globally) conference. LRG's mission is to bring together researchers worldwide to discuss advances in science, engineering, and technology. It aims at organizing conferences all over the world, where researchers from different countries and backgrounds can meet. The LRG Steering Committee is:

  • Nikolaj Bjorner (Microsoft Research, USA)
  • Adel Bouhoula (University of Carthage, Tunisia)
  • Laura Kovács (Chalmers University, Sweden)
  • Sriram Rajamani (Microsoft Research, India)
  • Geoff Sutcliffe (Unievrsity of Miami, USA)
  • Andrei Voronkov (University of Manchester, UK)

Christoph Benzmüller
Geoff Sutcliffe
Raul Rojas
17th August 2016
Berlin, Germany