Foundations of Artificial Intelligence (FAI) Group
Welcome to the Foundations of Artificial Intelligence (FAI)
Group at Saarland University!
We are located on the 3rd floor of building E 1 1 on the Saarbruecken
campus of Saarland University.
- Joerg Hoffmann received the influential paper award at
ICAPS'13, for the seminal work introducing landmarks,
co-authored with Julie Porteous and Laura Sebastia at ECP'01. In the
award lecture, he sang a song about landmarks, a video of which we
hope to be able to publish here shortly. For now, you can have a look
at the talk
- Joerg Hoffmann and Michael Katz gave an invited lecture at
International Summer School on Automated Planning and Scheduling,
entitled It's a Long Way to the Goal, But How Long Exactly? An
Overview of Advanced Results on Distance Estimation in Planning.
- Joerg Hoffmann has contributed a feature video on heuristic
search planning to a Coursera MOOC on planning. You can watch the
- Our paper won the best paper award at ICAPS'12:
- As of lately, Joerg Hoffmann is a consultant
of Core Security and part
of their Core Security INSIGHT Advisory Council. They use planning
software for "penetration testing", which involves the automatic
generation of hacker attacks, thus helping companies to find
vulnerabilities in their network. In their current product, the
attacks are planned using a variant of our planning system Metric-FF.
- Joerg Hoffmann gave an invited talk at KI'11, the 2011 German
conference on Artificial Intelligence. He was also invited to write a
paper: ... it's easy reading and fun, so if you don't
know what planning is but would like to, have a look! You can also
have a look at
- Papers on a tool
called TorchLight have been
published in JAIR and at ICAPS'11 (in this order :-) TorchLight
analyzes h+ search space topology without actually running any search.