SIKS-DKE Symposium: Monte-Carlo Search Goes General

9:00-12:15 Tuesday, November 24, 2015
Maastricht University, Department of Knowledge Engineering

Maastricht, Bouillonstraat 8-10, room 0.015

The international symposium “Monte-Carlo Search Goes General” will give an overview on recent developments on the topic of Monte-Carlo search techniques and related AI techniques for a wide range of game domains. The symposium is sponsored by SIKS and DKE. The event is part of the advanced components stage of the educational program for SIKS PhD-students. The symposium will be followed by the public defence of Hendrik Baier’s Ph.D. Thesis, entitled "Monte-Carlo Tree Search Enhancements for One-Player and Two-Player Domains".


9:00-9:15: Welcome (Dr. Mark Winands, Maastricht University)

9:15-10:00: General Game Playing (Dr. Stephan Schiffel, Reykjavik University)

10:00-10:30: Sequential Halving Hybrids (Tom Pepels M.Sc., Maastricht University)

10:30-10:45: Coffee Break

10:45-11:30: Deep Learning for Go (Prof. dr. Tristan Cazenave, Université Paris-Dauphine)

11:30-12:15: General Video Game AI (Prof. dr. Simon Lucas, University of Essex)

16:00 hrs: Public defence by Hendrik Baier at Minderbroedersberg 4-6, Maastricht University.