[robotics-worldwide] CFParticipation: AAMAS-12 Tutorial on Decision Making in Multiagent Settings

Zinovi Rabinovich zinovi.rabinovich at gmail.com
Tue Mar 13 04:15:00 PDT 2012


              AAMAS-12 Tutorial
        Decision Making in Multiagent Settings
                 (Tutorial 4)

               Valencia, Spain,
                June 4-8 2012

Choosing optimally among different lines of actions is a key aspect of
autonomy in agents. The process by which an agent arrives at this
choice is complex, particularly in environments shared with other
agents. Drawing motivation, in part, from search and rescue
applications in disaster management, the tutorial will span the range
of multiagent interactions of increasing generality, and study a set
of optimal and approximate solution techniques to time-extended
decision making in both noncooperative and cooperative multiagent
contexts. This self-contained tutorial will begin with the relevant
portions of game theory and culminate with several advanced
decision-theoretic models of agent interactions.

The tutorial is aimed at graduate students and researchers who want to
enter this emerging field or to better understand recent results in
this area and their implications on the design of multi-agent
systems. Participants should have a basic knowledge of probability
theory, and preferably, utility theory.


* Part I: Game theory, individual decision making and uncertainty
          o Search and Rescue Applications in Disaster Management
          o Requirements for the multiagent decision model and solution
          o Repeated strategic games of complete information
          o Repeated Bayesian games
          o Partially Observable Stochastic Games
          o Interactive POMDPs (I-POMDPs)
          o Uncertainty utilization
* Part II: Team decision making.
          o Multiagent decision-theoretic planning: introduction, related
work, examples.
          o Models: Dec-POMDP model, complexity, special cases.
          o Algorithms:
            - optimal value functions, dynamic programming
            - JESP, GMAA*, MBDP
            - infinite-horizon algorithms
            - exploiting locality of interaction, communication
          o Application problem domains and software tools.

Registration information is available at
Notice that the early registration deadline is April 16th.

All tutorial materials will be made available on-line at


Tutorial Organizing Committee

Prashant Doshi, Zinovi Rabinovich, Christopher Amato, Matthijs Spaan and
Piotr Gmytrasiewicz

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