SIKS Course "Trends and Topics in Multi Agent Systems"

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INTRODUCTION

From June 06-07 2019, the School for Information and Knowledge Systems (SIKS) organizes a new SIKS-course "Trends and Topics in Multi Agent Systems". The course will be given in English and is part of the Educational Program for SIKS-PhD -students. Although these courses are primarily intended for SIKS-PhD-students, other participants are not excluded. However, their number of passes will be restricted and depends on the number of SIKS-PhD -students taking the course.

Multi-Agent Systems (MAS) is a quite broad and fruitful research paradigm in AI stressing the idea that intelligent behaviour should be studied not primarily from an individual perspective, but as behaviour taking place in a collective context. In this course we will focus on two of these collective contexts. The first one takes a societal perspective where social intelligence, responsibility and decision-making are the main focus. The second context is a collective human-robotics perspective where we pay attention to human-agent robot teamwork, co-active design and social robotics. Each of these themes will be explained in a number of lectures stressing a particular aspect of these themes presented by phactive researchers in the field. The course is relevant for and recommended to SIKS-Ph.D.-students working in MAS and related (AI) fields. Especially these Ph.D.-students are strongly encouraged to participate.

LOCATION: Mitland Hotel , Utrecht

DATE: 06-07 June 2019

SCIENTIFIC DIRECTORS:
  • Prof. dr. Mehdi Dastani (UU)
  • Prof. dr. Koen Hindriks (VUA)
  • Prof. dr. Catholijn M.Jonker (TUD)

PROGRAM: The program is not available yet, but the previous edition gives you a first impression of possible topics that will be addressed.

REGISTRATION
In the conference center there is a limited number of places and there is interest from other groups in the topic as well. Therefore, an early registration is required.

Deadline for registration for SIKS-Ph.D.-students: May 25 2019

After that date, applications to participate will be honoured in a first-come first-serve manner. Of course, applications to participate from other interested groups are welcome already. They will receive a notification whether they can participate as soon as possible.

For registration you are kindly requested to fill in the registration form

Arrangement 1 includes single room, all meals, and course material.
Arrangement 2 includes two lunches, one dinner and course material. So no stay in the hotel and no breakfast.