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FP7 ComPLACS

CompLACS

Project reference: 270327
Funded under

Composing Learning for Artificial Cognitive Systems

From 2011-03-01 to 2015-02-28, closed project

Project details

Total cost:

EUR 5 853 582

EU contribution:

EUR 4 427 284

Coordinated in:

United Kingdom

Call for proposal:

FP7-ICT-2009-6See other projects for this call

Funding scheme:

CP - Collaborative project (generic)
One of the aspirations of machine learning is to develop intelligent systems that can address a wide variety of control problems of many different types. Currently, the technology used to specify, solve and analyse one control problem typically cannot be reused on a different problem. The purpose of CompLACS is to develop a unified toolkit that will incorporate the most successful approaches to control problems within a single framework, including bandit problems, Markov Decision Processes (MDPs), Partially Observable MDPs (POMDPs), continuous stochastic control, and multi-agent systems. The toolkit will also provide a generic interface to specifying problems and analysing performance, by mapping intuitive, human-understandable goals into machine-understandable objectives, and by mapping algorithm performance and get back into human-understandable terms.

 

Objective

One of the aspirations of machine learning is to develop intelligent systems that can address a wide variety of control problems of many different types. However, although the community has developed successful technologies for many individual problems, these technologies have not previously been integrated into a unified framework. As a result, the technology used to specify, solve and analyse one control problem typically cannot be reused on a different problem. The community has fragmented into a diverse set of specialists with particular solutions to particular problems. The purpose of this project is to develop a unified toolkit for intelligent control in many different problem areas. This toolkit will incorporate many of the most successful approaches to a variety of important control problems within a single framework, including bandit problems, Markov Decision Processes (MDPs), Partially Observable MDPs (POMDPs), continuous stochastic control, and multi-agent systems. In addition, the toolkit will provide methods for the automatic construction of representations and capabilities, which can then be applied to any of these problem types. Finally, the toolkit will provide a generic interface to specifying problems and analysing performance, by mapping intuitive, human-understandable goals into machine-understandable objectives, and by mapping algorithm performance and regret back into human-understandable terms.

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Coordinator

UNIVERSITY COLLEGE LONDON
United Kingdom

EU contribution: EUR 1 160 410


Gower Street 1
WC1E 6BT LONDON
United Kingdom
Administrative contact: Greta Borg-Carbott
Tel.: +44 2031083033
Fax: +44 20 78132849
E-mail

Participants

MONTANUNIVERSITAET LEOBEN
Austria

EU contribution: EUR 535 705


FRANZ-JOSEF-STRASSE
8700 LEOBEN
Austria
Administrative contact: Karin Rehatschek
Tel.: +43 38424028411
Fax: +43 38424601040
E-mail
TECHNISCHE UNIVERSITAET DARMSTADT
Germany

EU contribution: EUR 580 786


Karolinenplatz
64289 DARMSTADT
Germany
Administrative contact: Jan Peters
Tel.: +496151 166775
Fax: +496151 162478
E-mail
TECHNISCHE UNIVERSITAET BERLIN
Germany

EU contribution: EUR 321 468


Strasse des 17 Juni
10623 BERLIN
Germany
Administrative contact: Simone Ludwig
Tel.: +493031421371
Fax: +493031421689
E-mail
MAX PLANCK GESELLSCHAFT ZUR FOERDERUNG DER WISSENSCHAFTEN E.V.
Participation ended
Germany

EU contribution: EUR 148


Hofgartenstrasse
80539 MUENCHEN
Germany
Administrative contact: Klaus Schrader
Tel.: +49 0711 6891220
Fax: +49 0711 6891010
E-mail
INSTITUT NATIONAL DE RECHERCHE EN INFORMATIQUE ET EN AUTOMATIQUE
France

EU contribution: EUR 536 887


Domaine de Voluceau, Rocquencourt
78153 LE CHESNAY Cedex
France
Administrative contact: Sylvie Coudert
Tel.: +33 3 5957 7854
Fax: +33 3 5957 7950
E-mail
STICHTING KATHOLIEKE UNIVERSITEIT
Netherlands

EU contribution: EUR 533 628


Comeniuslaan
6255 HP NIJMEGEN
Netherlands
Administrative contact: Peter Spoormakers
Tel.: +31 24 3652616
Fax: +31 24 3652126
E-mail
ROYAL HOLLOWAY AND BEDFORD NEW COLLEGE
United Kingdom

EU contribution: EUR 321 413


EGHAM HILL
TW20 0EX EGHAM
United Kingdom
Administrative contact: Hitesh Patel
Tel.: +44 1784 443844
Fax: +44 1784 497301
E-mail
UNIVERSITY OF BRISTOL
United Kingdom

EU contribution: EUR 436 839


SENATE HOUSE, TYNDALL AVENUE
BS8 1TH BRISTOL
United Kingdom
Administrative contact: Johanna Rule
Tel.: +44 117 9288696
Fax: +44 117 3315636
E-mail
Record Number: 97746 / Last updated on: 2016-04-01