The LSV seminar takes place on Tuesday at 11:00 AM. The usual location is the conference room at Pavillon des Jardins (venue). If you wish to be informed by e-mail about upcoming seminars, please contact Stéphane Le Roux and Matthias Fuegger.
The seminar is open to public and does not require any form of registration.
Several man-made distributed systems, like mobile sensor nodes, and natural distributed systems, like bird flocks, can be modeled by agents whose communication or computational capabilities are severely limited.
I will start with a brief overview on problems I have been and am currently looking at within this domain, ranging from VLSI systems to the Physarum slime mold.
The main part of the talk will then detail on a prominent example from opinion dynamics: so called Hegselmann-Krause (HK) systems. Although its update rules are deceptively simple, many fundamental questions are still open today. I will give an introduction into the state of the art about HK, discuss different proof techniques, and show effective bounds on agent stabilization time. The talk concludes with a list of open problems.