Dartmouth Workshop on Transportable Agents

September 27-28, 1996
Dartmouth College
Hanover NH

Final Schedule

Each session had a discussion leader who gave a 20 minute presentation of the topic and introduce the issues. Following this presentation there was a 40-55 minute discussion.

Friday evening

8:00-9:00 pm Talk, 9:00-10:00 pm Reception
Keynote speaker: Marvin Minsky (MIT)
Abstract: 1996 marks the 40th anniversary of the Dartmouth summer meeting of 1956 that coined the term Artificial Intelligence and set much of the research agenda in AI over the past 40 years. Professor Minsky will review the past 40 years and look forward to the next 40 years of AI research.


8:00-9:00 am Continental breakfast

9:00-10:00 am Session 1: Why transportable agents? What are the applications?
Bob Gray (Dartmouth)
10:15-11:15 am Session 2:Planning and Scheduling
Kris Hammond (U Chicago)
11:30-12:30 pm Session 3: Fault Tolerance
The Tacoma folks (Dag Johansen, Fred Schneider, Robbert van Renesse)

12:30-1:30 pm Lunch buffet

1:30-2:30 pm Session 4: Security
Robert Morris, Sr. (consultant)
2:45-3:45 pm Session 5: Navigation
James White (Telescript)
4:00-5:15 pm Session 6: Demos and Work in Progress
15 minutes each:

5:15-7:00 pm Dinner
(on your own)

7:00-10:00 pm Reception, with
8:00-9:00 pm Session 7: Panel discussion: When an agent gets here, what can it do?
Moderator: Bob Sproull (Sun Labs)
Panelists: Fred Schneider (fbs@cs.cornell.edu), Jim White (jim_white@genmagic.com), Timothy Finin (finin@cs.umbc.edu), Ray Johnson (rjohnson@eng.sun.com), Daniela Rus (rus@cs.dartmouth.edu)


9:00-12:00 am Open demo session
For anyone who was still around, and wanted to gather in Sudikoff (the computer-science building), to see and show demos of their software.

David Kotz
Last modified: Sun Sep 29 11:58:47 1996