The AAAI Fall Symposium 2011 on
November 4-6, 2011
Symposium will be organized as eight invited talks from prominent researchers in the area, four talks on specific topics and discussions on future directions in various sub-areas of Multi-agent Coordination under Uncertainty. The invited speakers are:
In domains ranging from earth observing sensor webs to collaborating ambulances or fire fighters during disaster rescue or software personal assistants scheduling meetings to "coordinators" assisting in executing military missions or exploration of underwater terrains using AUVs (Autonomous Underwater Vehicles) to handling large scale humanitarian logistics, multiple intelligent agents need to coordinate in the presence of uncertainty to achieve team goals. While there have been many interesting models and frameworks presented for addressing and solving various sub-aspects of the problem, the algorithms employed for solving the models have had to tradeoff between richness in representation and scalability. In fact, the key hindrances to achieving scalable and quality guaranteed coordination between agents are:
Researchers from various communities, such as Artificial Intelligence, Operations Research, Game Theory and Logistics (supply chain) communities, have been actively pursuing the various aspects (mentioned above) of the problem. The goal of this symposium is to bring together these researchers to discover and/or better understand the commonalities in the hope of making fundamental breakthroughs in the field. As such, we invite papers from researchers from these communities and we expect to discuss current contributions and potential future research directions.