Program and Registration—2023

Welcome to AAAI-MAKE 2023. On this page, you will find the program and the respective starting times—participation on-site or virtually is only possible after prior registration.

Even though this symposium is a hybrid event, we strongly believe that the possibility of on-site social interaction is far from transferable by virtual means. So, we hope that many may succeed in being able to participate on-site and to travel to San Francisco.

The AAAI Spring Symposium Series will be held at the Hyatt Regency, San Francisco Airport.

Room for AAAI-MAKE 2023: Harbour B.

Last update: 2023-03-26

Monday, March 27

Opening (slides)
9:00 am – 09:30 am
Andreas Martin, AAAI-MAKE chair

A joint Keynote
9:30 am – 10:15 am

Edward A. Feigenbaum—the father of expert systems
Professor Emeritus of Computer Science at Stanford University, winner of the ACM Turing Award, AAAI and ACM fellow

Douglas B. Lenat—the founder of the Cyc project and Cycorp
Winner of the IJCAI Computers and Thought Award, AAAI, AAAS, and Cognitive Science Society fellow

10:15 am – 11:00 am

Session 1 • position paper
11:00 am – 12:30 pm
Chair: Maaike de Boer • 20 minutes per paper

A Systematic and Efficient Approach to the Design of Modular Hybrid AI Systems
Thomas Schmid

Embedded to Interpretive: A Paradigm Shift in Knowledge Discovery to Represent Dynamic Knowledge
Asara Senaratne and Leelanga Seneviratne

Hybrid ML/KB Systems Learning through NL Dialog with DL Models
Sergei Nirenburg, Nikhil Krishnaswamy and Marjorie McShane

12:30 pm – 2:00 pm

Session 2
2:00 pm – 3:30 pm
Chair: Reinhard Stolle • 25 minutes per paper

Robot Behavior-Tree-Based Task Generation with Large Language Models (slides)
Yue Cao and C. S. George Lee

Explainable Reinforcement Learning Based on Q-Value Decomposition by Expected State Transitions
Yuta Tsuchiya, Yasuhide Mori and Masashi Egi

AISecKG: Knowledge Graph Dataset for Cybersecurity Education
Garima Agrawal, Kuntal Pal, Yuli Deng, Huan Liu and Chitta Baral

3:30 pm – 4:00 pm

Session 1.4 position paper
4:00 pm – 4:20 pm
Chair: Andreas Martin • 20 minutes

An Early Warning System that combines Machine Learning and a Rule-Based Approach for the Detection of Cancer Patients’ Unplanned Visits (slides)
Hans Friedrich Witschel, Emanuele Laurenzi, Stephan Jüngling, Yannick Kadvany and Andreas Trojan

Session 3 challenges
4:20 pm – 5:30 pm
Chair: Andreas Martin • 35 minutes per challenge

An Independent Evaluation of ChatGPT on Mathematical Word Problems (MWP)
Paulo Shakarian, Abhinav Koyyalamudi, Noel Ngu and Lakshmivihari Mareedu

Dynamic Ontology Matching Challenge
Maaike de Boer
, Linda Oosterheert and Roos Bakker

6.00 pm – 7:00 pm

Tuesday, March 28

Session 4 remote
9:00 am – 10:30 am
Chair: Andreas Martin 25 minutes per paper

Ontology-Driven Enhancement of Process Mining With Domain Knowledge
Simon Eichele, Knut Hinkelmann and Maja Spahic-Bogdanovic

Towards Dialog Strategies for a Hybrid Health Coach Chatbot
Charuta Pande, Andreas Martin and Christoph Pimmer

Neuro-symbolic Rule Learning in Real-world Classification Tasks
Kexin G. Baugh, Nuri Cingillioglu and Alessandra Russo

10:30 am – 11:00 am

Session 5
11:00 am – 12:30 pm
Chair: Thomas Schmid 25 minutes per paper

Rule-Based Knowledge Discovery via Anomaly Detection in Tabular Data
Asara Senaratne, Peter Christen, Graham Williams and Pouya Omran

Leveraging RDF Graphs, Similarity Metrics and Network Analysis for Business Process Management
Robert Andrei Buchmann, Maira Ussenbayeva, Wilfrid Utz and Dimitris Karagiannis

A Hybrid Intelligent Approach Combining Machine Learning and a Knowledge Graph to Support Academic Journal Publishers Addressing the Reviewer Assignment Problem (RAP) (slides)
Dietrich Rordorf, Josua Käser, Alfredo Crego and Emanuele Laurenzi

12:30 pm – 2:00 pm

Session 6
2:00 pm – 3:30 pm
Chair: Emanuele Laurenzi 25 minutes per paper

Towards Hybrid Intelligent Support Systems for Emergency Call Handling
Carsten Maletzki, Eric Rietzke, Lisa Grumbach and Ralph Bergmann

PyReason: Software for Open World Temporal Logic
Dyuman Aditya, Kaustuv Mukherji, Srikar Balasubramanian, Abhiraj Chaudhary and Paulo Shakarian

The Contribution of Knowledge in Visiolinguistic Learning: A Survey on Tasks and Challenges
Maria Lymperaiou and Giorgos Stamou

3:30 pm – 4:00 pm

Session 7
4:00 pm – 5:30 pm
Chair: Wilfrid Utz 25 minutes per paper

Counterfactual Edits for Generative Evaluation
Maria Lymperaiou, Giorgos Filandrianos, Konstantinos Thomas and Giorgos Stamou

Knowledge-Based Counterfactual Queries for Visual Question Answering
Theodoti Stoikou, Maria Lymperaiou and Giorgos Stamou

Fine-Grained ImageNet Classification in the Wild
Maria Lymperaiou, Konstantinos Thomas and Giorgos Stamou

Plenary Session
6.00 pm – 7:30 pm
Maaike de Boer, representing AAAI-MAKE

Wednesday, March 29

Session 8 • short paper
9:00 am – 10:30 am
Chair: Reinhard Stolle 25 minutes per paper

Offline RL+CKG: A hybrid AI model for cybersecurity tasks
Aritran Piplai, Anupam Joshi and Tim Finin

Creating Dynamically Evolving Ontologies: A Use Case from the Labour Market Domain
Maaike de Boer
, Roos Bakker and Maaike Burghoorn

Cognitive Neuro-Symbolic Reasoning
Alessandro Oltramari

10:30 am – 11:00 am

Session 9 Demonstration
11:00 am – 11:35 pm

Neural Networks for Design Thinking: A Recognition Service for Scene2Model using Haptic Modelling Objects
Wilfrid Utz and Christian Muck

Session 10 Discussion
11:40 am – 12:15 pm
Moderator: Mohsin Munir

Towards Knowledge Standardization and Formalization
Mohsin Munir, Ludger Van Elst and Andreas Dengel

Closing (slides)
12:15 pm – 12:30 pm
Andreas Martin, AAAI-MAKE chair

End of the Symposium
12:30 pm

Presentation Format

Symposium contributors will present their paper in a presentation, followed by a 5 to 10-minute discussion.

Registration* & COVID-19 Policy

Accepted authors, invited speakers, symposium participants, and other invited attendees must register to participate in the symposia. Please register via the online registration form.

AAAI requires proof of vaccination and a negative COVID-19 test within 48 hours of prior picking up your badge. Besides a test taken at a test center with a certificate, the AAAI will accept a picture of a negative “at home” self-test taken. Valid medical or religious excuses exempting attendees from vaccination will be accepted.

* The Association for the Advancement of Artificial Intelligence (AAAI) is responsible for the overall organization of all the Spring Symposium Series. For any inquiries related to registration, please contact the AAAI at or consult the AAAI’s website (