ECAI 2012 tutorial

Francesca Rossi, Kristen Brent Venable, Toby Walsh
University of Padova Italy, Tulane University and IHMC, NICTA Australia &University of New South Wales
Preference reasoning and aggregation. Tuesday Morning, 28th

Preferences are ubiquitous in everyday decision making. They are therefore an essential ingredient of many reasoning tools. This tutorial will start by presenting the main approaches to model and reason with preferences, such as soft constraints and CP-nets.
We will also consider issues such as preference elicitation and various forms of uncertainty given by missing, 
imprecise, or vague preferences.
We will then consider multi-agent settings, where several agents express their preferences over common objects and the system should aggregate such preferences into a single satisfying decision. In this setting, we will exploit notions and results from different fields, such as social choice, matching, and multi-criteria decision making.

Intended audience:
The tutorial is meant for students as well as for researchers which may be interested in an introduction to preference modelling and reasoning. The target also includes researchers from several AI fields interested in understanding the applications of preferences to their area.
No specific prerequisite knowledge is essential.Some general knowledge of AI and computational complexity is advisable.

Below is a preliminary version of the slides.
There will be 3 parts. More slides coming soon.

Brent Venable,
Aug 25, 2012, 4:32 PM
Brent Venable,
Aug 27, 2012, 12:57 AM
Brent Venable,
Aug 18, 2012, 8:00 AM