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Susan L. Epstein

The CUNY Graduate School, Department of Computer Science and

 Hunter College, Department of Computer Science




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2-D Layout Design

Work on two-dimensional layout design began with CD (Collaborative Design), a limitedly-rational, cognitively plausible, FORR -inspired architecture for two-dimensional layouts. Its premise is that collaboration among multiple agents can produce aesthetically pleasing, algorithmically economical solutions. Each agent is responsible for the location and manipulation of a class of related objects.

Key references

Epstein, S.L., B. Moulin, W. Chaker, J. Glasgow, and J. Gancet. (2001) Pragmatism and Spatial Layout Design. In Proceedings of COSIT '01 - Conference on Spatial Information Theory: Foundations of Geographic Information Science. 2001. Morro Bay, CA: Springer Verlag.

Epstein, S. L. (1998). Toward Design as Collaboration. In Proceedings of the Fifteenth National Conference on Artificial Intelligence, Madison, WI: AAAI.

Frederick Law Olmstead was a gifted nineteenth- century landscape architect. Among his masterpieces are Central Park and Prospect Park in New York City.

This material is based upon work supported by the National Science Foundation under Grant Nos. 9423085, #IRI-9703475, 9222720, and #9001936, by the New York State Technological Development Graduate Research and Technology Initiative, and by the PSC-CUNY Research Foundation.

Any opinions, findings, and conclusions or recommendations expressed in this material are those of the author(s) and do not necessarily reflect the views of the National Science Foundation, New York State, or PSC-CUNY.

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