All workshops will be held on Tuesday, September 23, and they will normally run in parallel. Participation at the conference entitles you to participating in any of the workshops. The workshop organizers are responsible for the workshop programs. Thus, for detailed workshop calls for papers and the respective programs, please consult the individual workshop home pages!

WS 1: Agent-based Simulation—From Cognitive Modelling to Engineering Practice
With agent-based simulation, means are available to actually test cognitive models of human decision making in an adequately rich, simulated environment. On the other side, in the agent-based simulation community the need for well-defined and reliable cognitive models is growing as complex human behaviour has to be reproduced in real-world applications.

WS 2: 2nd Workshop on Behaviour Monitoring and Interpretation (BMI'08)
Monitoring what goes on in the environment, what people do and how they interact with their surroundings is of interest in several areas, such as in ambient intelligence, healthcare applications, or mobile services. This workshop focuses on methods analysing and interpreting the behaviour of single people, or of small groups of people.

WS 3: 3rd Workshop on Emotion and Computing
The workshop focusses on the role of affect and emotion in computer systems including emotion recognition, emotion generation and emotion modeling with special attention to AI specific problems and applications. Both shallow and deep models of emotion are in the focus of interest.

WS 4: 4th Workshop on Knowledge Engineering and Software Engineering (KESE 2008)
Intelligent systems have been successfully developed in various domains based on techniques and tools from the fields of knowledge engineering and software engineering. Thus, declarative software engineering techniques have been established in many areas, such as knowledge systems, logic programming, constraint programming, and lately in the context of the Semantic Web and business rules.

WS 5: Ontology-based Information extraction (OBIES 2008)
More and more information extraction (IE) systems use ontologies for extraction tasks. These systems use knowledge representation techniques for extracting information from unstructured or semi-structured domains more efficiently. The advantages of these procedures are especially an increase of quality in IE-templates, reusability, and maintainability. Ontologies in IE may provide new techniques for supporting open tasks of semantic analyses regarding for instance temporal analyses, resolution of contradiction, or context awareness.

WS 6: 22. Workshop Planen, Scheduling und Konfigurieren, Entwerfen (PuK 2008)
The PuK workshop is the regular meeting of the special interest group on planning, scheduling, design and configuration within the AI section of the GI.

WS 7: Ambient Intelligence Workshop cancelled!