Distributed Artificial Intelligence

Intelligent agents and multi-agent systems
Maybe the only significant difference between a really smart simulation and a human being was the noise they made when you punched them
Terry Pratchett, The Long Earth


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Our Research

The Distributed Artificial Intelligence (DAI) Group is carrying out theoretical and applied research in the domain of intelligent agents and multi-agent systems.
Theoretical work concerns problems of knowledge representation and reasoning related to different aspects of agents considered both as individual intelligent physical (robots), or software entities (e.g. argumentation and preference reasoning, automated decision making, planning), but also as communities of agents (e.g. automated negotiation, multi-agent planning, agent communication languages and dialogues, multi-agent learning, distributed decision making). The DAI group also carries out research in the domain of agent oriented software engineering.
The applied research work concerns several domains as for example ambient intelligence, artificial markets, medical diagnosis, smart cities, legal systems, etc.

Keywords: computational argumentation, automated negotiation, agent communication languages and dialogues, multi-agent planning, automated decision making, multi-agent learning, distributed decision making, agent architectures, agent oriented software engineering, game theory, boolean games, merging of knowledge bases, computer games, planning, cooperative path-finding, monte-carlo (tree) search, heuristic search, combinatorial search, reinforcement learning, multi-agent learning


The DAI group is part of LIPADE, the computer science department of Paris Descartes University, an internationally renowned multidisciplinary university founded in 1774, which belongs to the Sorbonne Paris Cité (USPC) consortium of universities.

We are always looking for motivated students, who are enthusiastic about artificial intelligence, to work with us!

Projects

some of the directions we are currently working on

AMANDE

ANR

AMANDE

Advanced Multilateral Argumentation for DEliberation








Previous projects

Some of the directions we used to work on

HERA

Home sERvices for specialised elderly Assisted living -- 2009-2012

European Project

ASK-IT

2004-2007

European Project

IM@GINE-IT

2004--2006

Software

Some of the tools we have participated in elaborating

ASEME

Agent Systems Engineering MEthodology

GORGIAS-B

An Argumentation Tool

CoQuiAAS

A Constraint-based Quick Abstract Argumentation Solver

DAI Members






Pavlos Moraitis

Faculty member

Elise Bonzon

Faculty member

Bruno Bouzy

Faculty member


Jean-Guy Mailly

Faculty member

Marc Métivier

Faculty member

Julien Rossit

Faculty member


Nabila Hadidi

PhD Student 2008-2012

Dionysios Kontarinis

PhD Student 2010-2014

Damien Pellier

Faculty member 2006-2013

Nikolaos Spanoudakis

PhD Student 2006-2009

Courses

some of the topics you can study with us

Undergraduate Course (L3)

Artificial Intelligence

Elise Bonzon

Graduate Course (M1)

Computational Complexity

Jean-Guy Mailly

Graduate Course (M1)

Intelligent Agent

Pavlos Moraitis

Graduate Course (M1)

Knowledge Representation and Reasoning

Pavlos Moraitis and Julien Rossit

Graduate Course (M1)

Logic Programming

Elise Bonzon and Julien Rossit

Graduate Course (M1)

Machine Learning

Bruno Bouzy

Graduate Course (M1)

Non-Monotonic Reasoning

Jean-Guy Mailly

Graduate Course (M2)

Automated Negotiation

Elise Bonzon and Carles Sierra

Graduate Course (M2)

Computational Argumentation

Pavlos Moraitis

Graduate Course (M2)

Decision Theory

Elise Bonzon

Graduate Course (M2)

Learning agents

Bruno Bouzy

Graduate Course (M2)

Single and Multi Agent Planning

Pavlos Moraitis

Seminars and Group Meetings

PANAMAGENTS: The Agents Seminar in Paris


PANAMAGENTS is a seminar on intelligent agents and multi-agent systems, the offspring of a collaboration among three Parisian labs: LIPADE/DAI group (Univ. Paris-Descartes), LIP6/SMA Group (Univ. Pierre et Marie Curie), and LAMSADE (Univ. Paris Dauphine). Each seminar is taking place in one of these labs.

You can find here the speakers who have given their seminar in LIPADE.

Where we are

We are located in the center of Paris, in the bustling Saint–Germain-des-Prés area, and a short 5 minutes walk across the river Seine from the Louvre.

Once you arrive at the building (see map below), walk through the main entrance and straight ahead, make a right to the large hall (with the staircases), and take the elevator to the 8th floor. On exiting the elevator make a left, and walk to the end of the corridor. Our offices are located in the two corridors to the left and to the right.

Closest Metro stations (5-8 minutes walk):
St Germain des Prés (M4), Sevres Babylone (M10, M12)

Closest Bus stations (0-5 minutes walk):
Jacob (39, 95), St Guillaume (63), Pont du Carrousel–Quai Voltaire (24, 27)

More detailed directions, including maps with the metro/bus stations and instructions on how to arrive from the airports.