1st Workshop on Artificial Intelligence & Design (AIDE 2015)

Design is a fundamental activity in disciplines like engineering and architecture as well as in emerging areas of the social and life sciences.

The need for design rests on an assumption: we can positively improve our personal and social life by choosing how to change the environment in which we live. This approach has been proven successful enough and, as a consequence, the world that we inhabit is increasingly a designed rather than a naturally occurring one. In this sense we could even say that we live an "artificial" world. Design is a fundamental step preceding most of our manipulation activities like manufacturing, production, construction and implementation. Design research aims to develop an understanding of design both as a theory and as an activity, and to produce models that can be used to aid design.

The AIDE workshop aims at providing a forum for researchers and practitioners interested in the interplay between AI and design via the presentation and discussion of state-of-the-art and cutting edge research and developments of material that integrate these two areas.

Official Web Page: http://www.di.uniba.it/~lisi/AIDE2015/

For general information about paper submission instructions, please refer to the Call for Papers page.


AIDE will be held in Room 1 - Ground Floor, Palazzo Trotti Mosti (Trotti Mosti Palace): Corso Ercole I d'Este, 37 - Building Plan

The program is downloadable here.

 22 September 2015 
Section IOntological foundations of Design (Chair: Francesca A. Lisi)
9.00-9.30A formalization of Ashok Goel’s SBF concept of functionStefano Borgo, Massimiliano Carrara, Pawel Garbacz, and Pieter Vermaas
9.30-10.00Design Knowledge Representation: An Ontological PerspectiveEmilio Sanfilippo, Claudio Masolo and Daniele Porello
10.00-10.30On the ontological status of design objectsNicola Guarino and Maria Rosaria Stufano Melone
Coffee break
Section II Design in Architecture and Engineering (Chair: Maria Rosaria Stufano Melone)
11.00-11.30Industrial Collaborative Robot Design: a guideline for future design activityDaniele Baratta
11.30-12.00Towards a novel method for Architectural Design through mu-Concepts and Computational IntelligenceNikolaos Vlavianos, Stavros Vassos and Takehiko Nagakura
12.00-12.30The Isolation System Design in Hydraulic NetworksMarco Gavanelli, Maddalena Nonato and Andrea Peano
Lunch break
Invited Talk
14.30-15.30AI tools in the design process of industrial productsCarlo Poloni
Session IIIDesign Thinking (Chair: Stefano Borgo)
15.30-16.00Will AI ever support Design Thinking?Francesca Alessandra Lisi
Coffee break
PanelSpatial Planning and Spatial Organizations: The challenges to AI (Chair: Dino Borri)
- Amedeo Cesta (CNR-ISTC Roma)
- Grazia Concilio (Politecnico di Milano)
- Raffaele Giordano (CNR-IRSA Bari)
- Nicola Guarino (CNR-ISTC Trento)
- Giovanni Rabino (Politecnico di Milano)

Organising Committee

Stefano Borgo
Laboratory for Applied Ontology, ISTC CNR, Trento

Domenico Camarda
Civil Engineering Department - DICATECh, Politecnico of Bari

Francesca A. Lisi (contact person)
Department of Computer Science, University of Bari “Aldo Moro”