GCAI-2018:Editor's Preface

This volume contains the papers presented at GCAI 2018: the 4th Global Conference on Artificial Intelligence, held from September 17-19, 2018, as part of the Luxembourg Logic for AI Summit (LuxLogAI 2018). The conference was held on the Belval Campus of the University of Luxembourg in Luxembourg City.


The GCAI 2018 program committee consisted of 77 experts from around the world.  The program committee chairs were Toby Walsh (University of New South Wales and Data64) and Daniel Lee (Cornell University). Each of the 27 submissions to GCAI 2018 were reviewed by 3 reviewers, from which 19 papers were selected for acceptance to be presented at the conference.


The conference featured the following invited talks:


Daniele Nardi (Sapienza Universita di Roma): Knowledgeable Robots

Daphna Weinshall (Hebrew University of Jerusalem): New Old Frontiers in Deep Learning: Curriculum Learning, Generative Models

Valeria de Paiva (Nuance Communications): Bridging Trouble

Philipp Slusallek (Saarland University/DFKI):


As part of LuxLogAI, GCAI 2018 was supported by the Luxembourg National Research Fund (Reference number 12426287) and organized by Alexander Steen, Xavier Parent, and Leon van der Torre at the University of Luxembourg.  The submission, program committee work, proceedings editing, registration, and conference web generation were done using EasyChair. The proceedings of GCAI 2018 are published in the EasyChair EPiC Series in Computing.


GCAI 2018 is the fourth LRG (Linking Research Globally) conference, with Geoff Sutcliffe from the University of Miami, USA, serving as the LRG Representative. 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 (University of Miami, USA)

Andrei Voronkov (University of Manchester, UK)


Toby Walsh and Daniel Lee
September 2018
Luxembourg City, Luxembourg