A Data Mining Framework for Training Intelligent Agents

Project Description
Kick-off Meeting
1st Tech. Meeting
2nd Tech. Meeting
2nd Man. Meeting
3rd Tech. Meeting
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The Agent Academy Kick-off Meeting

Thessaloniki, Greece, 27-28 November 2001


The Agent Academy kick-off meeting took place in Thessaloniki, Greece, at the facilities of CERTH, on the 27th and 28th of November, 2001.
Contact persons as well as technical personnel from all partners attended the meeting.

Interesting conclusions have risen through this kick-off meeting. A decision on the circulation of the documentation was taken and major internal review time slots were determined, in order to be on time with our obligations to the European Commission.

The action plan for the first eight months (the first project review) was specified in detail and the next meeting was arranged (end of February at Valencia).

The meeting took place in a very good mood and everybody was very pleased to know that the rest of the partners of the Agent Academy consortium are truly interested in the development and implementation of a fully functional and integrated data mining framework for training intelligent agents, the Agent Academy. The rest is yet to come…


People that attended the kick-off meeting were:

i. Prof. Pericles Mitkas
ii. Mr. Andreas Symeonidis
iii. Mr. Dionisis Kechagias
iv. Mr. Ioannis Athanasiadis

i. Mr. Gerhard Mueller Proefrock
ii. Mr. Robert Magnus

University of Twente
i. Ms. Lora Aroyo
ii. Ms. Renata Guizzardi

i. Ms. Julia Lueken
ii. Mr. Thomas Froeb

Middle East University
i. Ms. Asuman Dogac
ii. Mr. Aybar Acar
iii. Mr. Nuri Gokhan-Kurt

i. Mr. Adamantios Koumpis
ii. Mr. Filippos Koutsakas
iii. Mr. Panos Hatzaras
iv. Mr. Christos Tzanetos
v. Mr. Triantafyllos Giorgakis

i. Mr. Thomas Wagenfeld

i. Mr. Miguel Alborg
ii. Ms. Josephina Farinos

The Kick - off Meeting Agenda

The agenda of the kick-off meeting was:

Day 1 - Tuesday, November 27, 2001

Issue (rapporteur)
09:30 - 09:45 Welcome - Opening Remarks (P. Mitkas-CERTH)
09:45 - 11:15 Partner Introduction (all partners)
11:15 - 11:30 Coffee Break
11:30 - 12:15 Agent Academy - Project Presentation (P. Mitkas)
12:15 - 13:00 Work Package Presentation and WP Leaders (WP leaders)
13:00 - 14:00 Lunch Break
14:00 - 15:15 Work Package Presentation and WP Leaders (WP leaders) cont.
15:15 - 15:45 A working example - Agents in Production Planning (P. Koutsakas - ALTEC)
15:45 - 16:00 Coffee Break
16:00 - 16:30 The ZEUS Agent Building Toolkit (A. Acar & N. Kurt - METU)
16:30 - 16:50 Java based technologies for managing persistent objects (G. Proefrock-Tech@Spree)
16:50 - 17:10 Presentation of FIPA agents platform (D. Kechagias-CERTH)
17:10 - 17:30 Data Mining for Agent Academy (A. Symeonidis - CERTH)
17:30 - 18:00 Discussion
18:00 Closing of First Day
20:30 Social Dinner


Day 2 - Wednesday, November 28, 2001

Issue (rapporteur)
09:30 - 10:15 Project Work Plan and Management Issues (P. Mitkas - CERTH)
10:15 - 11:15 Tasks and Deliverables (all responsible partners)
11:15 - 11:30 Coffee Break
11:30 - 12:30 Action Plan for the first eight months (P. Mitkas - CERTH)
12:30 - 13:30 Lunch Break
13:30 - 14:00 Real Time Systems Management test case requirements (M. Alborg - IDI-EIKON)
14:00 - 14:30 Web-based Applications test case requirements (T. Wagenfeld-AMADEE)
14:30 - 15:00 Coffee Break
15:00 - 15:15 Requirement Analysis - Generation of An Outline (all - P. Mitkas presiding)
15:15 - 17:00 The Jade agent platform (T. Giorgakis-ALTEC)
17:20 - 17:40 Conclusion, Remarks, Next Meeting
  Closing of Second Day
















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