Für Studenten und Mitarbeiter: Tutorial zu selbst-organisierenden elektronischen Institutionen am 21.2.2013

Jeremy Pitt vom Imperial College, London, wird am 21. Februar 2013 von 10:00 Uhr bis 15:00 Uhr im Raum 3017N ein Tutorial zu sozio-ökonomischen Aspekten selbst-organisierender elektronischer Institutionen geben. Interessierte Studenten und Kollegen sind herzlich eingeladen.
Jeremy's Tutorial trägt den Titel "The Logical Axiomatisation of Socio-Economic Principles for Self-Organising Electronic Institutions". Um etwa 12:00 Uhr wird eine einstündige Mittagspause eingeschoben.


Open computing systems, from sensor networks to SmartGrids, face the same challenge: a set of autonomous, heterogenous agents, needing to collectivise and distribute resources without a centralised decision-making authority. This challenge is further complicated in an economy of scarcity, when there are fewer resources available than are required in total. We address this challenge through the axiomatisation in computational logic of Elinor’s Ostrom’s socio-economic principles of enduring institutions for common-pool resource management and Nicholas Rescher’s canons of distributive justice for resource allocation. We discuss experimental results with self-organising electronic institutions showing that Ostrom’s principles complemented by Rescher’s canons are necessary and sufficient conditions for both endurance and fairness. We conclude with some remarks on the implications of these results for research in computational justice for computational sustainability.


Jeremy Pitt is Reader in Intelligent Systems in the Department of Electrical & Electronic Engineering at Imperial College London, where he is also Deputy Head of the Intelligent Systems & Networks Group and an Associate Director of Institute for Security Science and Technology. His research interests focus on the foundations and applications of computational logic in multi-agent systems, in particular agent societies, agent communication languages, and self-organising electronic institutions. He has been an investigator on more than 30 national and European research projects and has published more than 150 articles in journals and conferences. He is a Senior Member of the ACM, a Fellow of the BCS, and a Fellow of the IET, and an Associate Editor of ACM Transactions on Autonomous and Adaptive Systems and IEEE Technology & Society Magazine.

Meldung vom 01.02.2013