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Ontario Tech acknowledges the lands and people of the Mississaugas of Scugog Island First Nation.

We are thankful to be welcome on these lands in friendship. The lands we are situated on are covered by the Williams Treaties and are the traditional territory of the Mississaugas, a branch of the greater Anishinaabeg Nation, including Algonquin, Ojibway, Odawa and Pottawatomi. These lands remain home to many Indigenous nations and peoples.

We acknowledge this land out of respect for the Indigenous nations who have cared for Turtle Island, also called North America, from before the arrival of settler peoples until this day. Most importantly, we acknowledge that the history of these lands has been tainted by poor treatment and a lack of friendship with the First Nations who call them home.

This history is something we are all affected by because we are all treaty people in Canada. We all have a shared history to reflect on, and each of us is affected by this history in different ways. Our past defines our present, but if we move forward as friends and allies, then it does not have to define our future.

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October 1, 2014

Speaker: Wiktor Starzyk, Ontario Tech University

Title: A Negotiation Protocol with Conditional Offers for Camera Handoffs

Abstract: This thesis explores the idea of conditional offers during camera handoff negotiations. In a departure from contract-net inspired negotiation models that have been proposed for camera handoffs, the current scheme assumes that each camera maintains the state of its neighboring cameras. To this end, we develop a new short-term memory model for maintaining a camera’s own state and the state of its neighbouring cameras. The fact that each camera is aware of its surrounding cameras is exploited to generate conditional offers during handoff negotiations. This can result in multiple rounds of negotiations during a single handoff, leading to successful handoffs in situations where one of the cameras that is being asked to take on one more task is unable to take on a new task without relinquishing an existing task. The results demonstrate the advantages of the proposed negotiation model over existing models for camera handoffs.