School Anniversary

60 Years of Experience, 30 Years of Youth

On Wednesday, May 10th, 2023, it has been 30 years since the School of Computer Science, along with the School of Physics and Mathematics, was established by the Dean's measure at the Faculty of Mathematics and Physics, Charles University. Through multiple celebrations of this anniversary, we want to commemorate the history of our school, its significant milestones and achievements, which it has accomplished during its existence, and reflect on its mission for the future.

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10/4/2023 1 p.m.
MFF UK, Ke Karlovu 3, Prague 2
Professor Roman Barták from the Department of Theoretical Informatics and Mathematical Logic will give a talk within the series of Jarník’s lectures  entitled Using Formal Grammars in Automated Planning

Abstract: Grammars are defining rewriting rules on how to obtain a string in some language. In 1959, Chomsky formalized generative grammars and classified them into types with different expressive powers now known as the Chomsky hierarchy. Grammars can also be used outside languages, e.g., to model the morphology of a variety of organisms or to model the structure of plans. In this talk, we describe the relation between context-free grammars and hierarchical planning. The plan is a sequence of actions to solve a task and in addition to causal relations among actions, the structure of action sequence may be derived from task decompositions similar to grammar rewriting rules. We discuss how techniques developed for formal grammars, such as parsing, can be used to solve a variety of problems in planning, namely plan verification, plan recognition, and plan correction. We highlight the similarity of these problems and propose a research plan leading to a unifying platform for hierarchical planning in autonomous systems.

10/5/2023 3 p.m.
Refektář MFF UK, Malostranské nám. 25, Prague 1
Ceremony to celebrate the 30th anniversary of the School of Computer Science at MFF UK

10/11/2023 6 p.m.
Refektář MFF UK, Malostranské nám. 25, Prague 1
Bridge Band's concert