IFIP TC 12 – Artificial Intelligence



To foster the development and understanding of Artificial Intelligence and its applications worldwide.

To promote interdisciplinary exchanges between Artificial Intelligence and other fields of information processing.

To contribute to the overall aims and objectives and further development of IFIP as the international body for Information Processing. 



Artificial Intelligence covers a wide range of techniques, which can be applied to a very wide range of application areas. Its subfields include (but are not restricted to) the following:

  • Automated Reasoning                                    
  • Belief Revision
  • Case-Based Reasoning
  • Computer Vision
  • Constraint Satisfaction
  • Data Mining
  • Evolutionary Algorithms
  • Intelligent Agents
  • Intelligent Planning and Scheduling
  • Intelligent Robotics
  • Knowledge Acquisition
  • Knowledge Discovery and Data Mining
  • Knowledge Engineering
  • Knowledge-Based Systems
  • Knowledge Management
  • Knowledge Representation and Reasoning
  • Machine Learning
  • Machine Translation
  • Model-based Reasoning
  • Natural Language Processing
  • Neural Nets
  • Pattern Recognition
  • Qualitative Reasoning
  • Search
  • Semantic Web
  • Temporal Reasoning


Working Groups/Special Interest Groups:


WG 12.1: Knowledge Representation and Reasoning
WG 12.2: Machine Learning and Data Mining
WG 12.3: Intelligent Agents
WG 12.5: Artificial Intelligence Applications
WG 12.6: Knowledge Management
WG 12.7: Social Networking Semantics and Collective Intelligence
WG 12.9: Computational Intelligence


Link to the main website of Technical Committee 12


The South African representative to TC12 is Prof Elize Ehlers (emehlers@uj.ac.za)