Axe “Systèmes communicants et interactifs”, 12 novembre 2020

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Date(s) - 12/11/2020
14 h 00 - 16 h 00


Séminaire d’Antonio Chella

Title: Machine consciousness and creativity in human-robot dance

Abstract: Machine consciousness is a research field concerning computational models of consciousness. The talk will present the current state of research of machine consciousness, and it will discuss its relationships with creativity, with particular emphasis on human-robot dance. The field of machine consciousness is tightly related to information integration, embodiment, adaptation, and emotions, all involved in modeling creativity in a human-robot dance. On the one hand, facing the problem of consciousness could be a decisive move towards the design of genuinely creative robots. On the other hand, the study of robot consciousness and creativity could help better understand human consciousness. The first part of the seminar will review machine consciousness’s main computational models, while the second part will discuss machine creativity in human-robot dance.
Biography: Antonio Chella is a Professor of Robotics, the Director of the Robotics Lab at the Department of Engineering of the University of Palermo, and an associate researcher at the Italian National Research Council (CNR). His primary research is on Machine Consciousness, Artificial Intelligence, Cognitive Robotics, and Computational Creativity. Prof. Chella is the author of more than 200 scientific publications. He is the founder and Editor-in-Chief of the “Journal of Artificial Intelligence and Consciousness.” He is a fellow of the Italian national academy of science, humanities, and arts, and the recipient of the James S. Albus Medal award of the BICA Society for the outstanding scientific contribution to the science of Biologically Inspired Cognitive Architectures.

Séminaire de Wesley da Silva Coelho

Title: On the impact of novel function mapping, sharing policies, and split settings in network slice design

Abstract: We model the network slice provisioning as an optimization problem including novel mapping and provisioning requirements rising with new 5G radio and core function placement policies. We propose an open-access framework based on an MILP formulation that encompasses flexible functional splitting, with possibly different splitting for different slices and slice subnets, while taking into account different network sharing policies from 5G specifications. We also consider novel mapping and continuity constraints specific to the 5G architecture. We show by numerical simulations the impact of  taking into full and partial consideration these peculiar novel technical constraints.
Biography: Wesley da Silva Coelho received B.E. degrees in Computer Engineering from Universit\’e Clermont-Auvergne, France, in 2017, and in Industrial Engineering from Universidade Federal de Minas Gerais, Brazil, in 2018. He also holds a M.Sc. degree in Models and Algorithms for Decision Support delivered by Universit\’e Clermont-Auvergne, France, in 2017. In 2018, he started his Ph.D. program in Computer Science and Communications at Conservatoire National des Arts et M\’etiers, France. His researches are related to 5G network design, modeling, and optimization, and are carried out in collaboration with Orange Labs, France.