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CPSC 601.72 and CPSC 599.30: Foundations of Multi-Agent Systems - General Information


Instructor:

Jörg Denzinger
Email: denzinge@cpsc.ucalgary.ca Phone: (403) 220-5574
Office: ICT 752 Office hours: W 13:00 - 15:00 or by appointment
Lectures: TR 12:30 - 13:45 in MS 773

General Remarks:

This course has two numbers so that it is open to both graduate and undergraduate students. There is a limit on the number of students that can take this course and graduate students have priority. In order to achieve this, undergraduate students need my approval for taking this course.


News:

Apr 13, 2003:     As promissed, here are the dates and times that are available for your oral exams:
Wednesday, Apr 16: 11:45-12:30, 14:30-15:15, 15:15-16:00, 16:00-16:45
Thursday, Apr 17: 11:00-11:45, 15:30-16:15
Tuesday, Apr 22: 15:00-15:45, 15:45-16:30
Thursday, Apr 24: 12:00-12:45, 12:45-13:30, 13:30-14:15, 14:15-15:00
Friday, Apr 25: 10:00-10:45, 10:45-11:30, 11:30-12:15, 12:15-13:00, 14:00-14:45, 14:45-15:30, 15:30-16:15.
Mar 14, 2003:     There was an error in the Ares system distribution that has been fixed by Jordan. Please update your copies of the distribution!
Jan 1, 2003:     Site made available to public.
Dec 13, 2002:     Course web site started.

Description of the course

The course covers the following topics:
Modeling of agents; properties of multi-agent systems; communication between agents; interaction and cooperation concepts; forming and maintaining organizations; competitive agent environments; example systems.
If time permits, we will also look into learning in multi-agent systems.

There are no prerequisites for this course. There are strong ties to Artificial Intelligence (so having taken CPSC 533 definitely does not hurt), but we will introduce the necessary concepts from AI in this course.


to an explanation of the assessment of the students taking the course.

Last Change: 14/3/2003