Proseminar Artificial Intelligence SS 2011

Submitted by Daniel Beck on 12. January 2011 - 15:42

An announcement of the course can also be found in the course information system CAMPUS.


In this proseminar we discuss selected topics from the textbook
Stuart Russel, Peter Norvig: Artificial Intelligence - A Modern Approach, 3rd Edition, Prentice Hall


  • indepently working into a given proseminar topic
  • written proseminar thesis of about 15 pages
  • talk of 25 minutes

Preliminary Discussion

We will have an introductory meeting April 6th at 15:00. In this meeting the topics will be appointed to the students. General remarks on how to approach the proseminar topic and on how to write the report are given. Participation is mandatory. The slides shown during the meeting can be found here.

Additional information

Seminar Procedure

Two seminar talks will be held at each meeting. Participation in all meetings is bindingly for achieving the credit. The literature should then be discussed with the instructor. The instructors of the different topics are to be announced.

No later than 3 weeks before the talk the seminarist should hand in a preliminary version of the seminar paper to the respective seminar instructor. A final version of the transparencies has to be handed in 1 week before the talk.
You are of course more than welcome to discuss and coordinate with us way before those final deadlines.

Library Tour

Renate Eschenbach from our library offers guided tours on how to find literature in the library and how to prepare a seminar.
Interested students should enlist for a tour in the preliminary discussion.
The Library Tour is mandatory for Bachelor students!


# Topic Student Advisor Date
1 Beyond Classical Search Stefan Pawlowsky Alexander Ferrein 27 June
2 Constraint Satisfaction Problems Reiner Schophoven Stefan Schiffer 27 June
3 Classical Planning Christian Bajana Vaishak Belle 27 June
4 Planning and Acting in the Real World Florian Wehling Tim Niemüller 4 July
5 Probabilistic Reasoning over Time Elmar Weber Alexander Ferrein 4 July
6 Making Complex Decisions Christian Janßen Daniel Beck 4 July
7 Knowledge in Learning Paul Dingil Vaishak Belle 11 July
8 Planning to Move Markus Schamberg Stefan Schiffer 11 July
9 Simultaneous Localization and Mapping Timm Meiwes Tim Niemüller 11 July

LaTeX Templates

The LaTeX templates and some general information on preparing a seminar paper and a seminar talk can be found here. Note that some information on that page is not relevant for proseminars (only for seminars).

Seminar Dates

For the dates of presentation see the table above. All presentations will be given in our seminar room (Room 6202).