Proseminar Artificial Intelligence SS 2012

Submitted by stf on 9. January 2012 - 16:37

This semester's proseminar will be on different (sub-)topics from artificial intelligence. We mainly follow the lines of the well known textbook by Stuart Russell and Peter Norvig "Artificial Intelligence - A Modern Approach".

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, 2010.


The requirements for successfully completing the ProSeminar are to

  • independently work into a given (scientific) topic
  • prepare a written proseminar thesis of about 15 pages
  • give an oral presentation of 25 minutes on the given topic
  • actively participate in the discussions on the proseminar's topics
Registration is only possible via the central registration and allocation website from 11.01.2012 till 23.01.2012.

Preliminary Discussion

We will have an introductory meeting on April 4 at 14ooh.
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.
You will be able to download the slides used in this meeting (after the above date).

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!


Topics will be alloted in the first meeting and each topic is supervised by one of the following KBSG staff members:

  • Daniel Beck
  • Tim Niemueller
  • Christoph Schwering
  • Stefan Schiffer
  • Gerhard Lakemeyer

The topic assignment table is a follows:

# Topic Student Advisor Date
1 Beyond Classical Search Kurowski, Geldermann GL 19/06/2012
2 Constraint Satisfaction Problems Lauschke, Kruse STF 19/06/2012
4 Classical Planning Dreier, Bauer CHS 26/06/2012
5 Planning and Acting in the Real World Bataille, Sistenich TN 26/06/2012
6 Probabilistic Reasoning over Time Sabinasz, Holland STF 03/07/2012
7 Making Complex Decisions Prinz, Elias CHS 03/07/2012
8 Knowledge in Learning Major, Richter DB 10/07/2012
9 Planning to Move Kryvosheya, Krott TN 10/07/2012

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 (but only for seminars).

Seminar Dates

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