Prof. Rafael Bordini, a worldwide expert in the topic of engineering and implementation of autonomous intelligent systems, will be delivering a series of seminars, which are detailed below, together with a short CV of the speaker.
Location: Sala Riunioni di Palazzo Turing (Coppito Zero).
First seminar: Engineering Intelligent Interactive Systems with Multi-Agent Oriented Programming
When: Tuesday, December 17th, 9:30am
In this talk, I briefly overview work recently conducted by my research group on extending platforms for the engineering and development of multi-agent systems named Jason and JaCaMo so they incorporate various AI techniques. In particular, work on the integration of Argumentation Theory and Ontological Reasoning into those programming platform is briefly presented. I also mention in this talk some of our target applications, including healthcare, autonomous vehicles and disaster rescue. To conclude, I discuss future directions on the combination of various AI techniques into multi-agent oriented programming and the impact they could have on the engineering and development of intelligent interactive systems.
Second seminar (in two parts): A Tutorial on Engineering Intelligent Systems with JaCaMo
When: Wednesday, December 17th, 11:30am (first part) and 14:30pm (second part)
In this tutorial we will present the main features of a platform for the development of intelligent autonomous agents and multi-agent systems, and of autonomous systems in general. The platform is based on Jason for the development of individual agents, CArtAgO for the development of shared environments, and Moise for the development of agent organisations that can be used to regulate the joint work of multiple autonomous agents. The tutorial is divided into two parts. The first covers the required conceptual notions and the second is a more practical session on using the programming platform.
Rafael Bordini’s short CV
Rafael Bordini is an associate professor at PUCRS (Pontifícia Universidade Católica do Rio Grande do Sul, Porto Alegre, Brasil), a post he has hald since March 2012, and is currently on a sabbatical period at the Universities of Genoa and Oxford funded by CAPES (a Brazilian federal government agency under the Ministry of Education). He obtained a PhD in Computer Science from University College London in 1999. Rafael Bordini is an emeritus member of the Board of Directors of the International Foundation for Autonomous Agents and Multiagent Systems (IFAAMAS) and emeritus member of the board of directors of the European Association for Multi-Agent Systems (EURAMAS). He was programme co-chair for the main Agents conference (AAMAS) in 2015, and has served as SPC or PC for all top AI and Agents conferences (including IJCAI, AAMAS, AAAI, ECAI). He has published over 100 conference papers and 25 journal papers; according to Google Scholar his h-index is 38. His main research interests are in programming languages and verification techniques for autonomous software systems, particularly multi-agent systems, as well as the integration of AI techniques such as multi-agent planning, argumentation, and ontologies into multi-agent programming. The main target applications are in the use of AI for the social good and sustainability, in particular human-robot teamwork in disaster rescue scenarios and healthcare.