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CPSC 609 Foundations of Multi-Agent Systems - General Information


Instructor:

Jörg Denzinger
Email: denzinge@cpsc.ucalgary.ca Phone: (403) 220-5574
Office: ICT 752 Office hours: M 11:00 - 13:00 or by appointment
Lectures: MWF 13:00 - 13:50 in ST 57

News:

Apr 10, 2005:     The following dates are available for the oral exams:
Tuesday, Apr. 19: 10:00-11:00, 11:00-12:00, 15:00-16:00, 16:00-17:00
Wednesday, Apr. 20: 10:00-11:00, 14:00-15:00, 15:00-16:00, 16:00-17:00, 17:00-18:00
Thursday, Apr. 21: 11:00-12:00, 12:00-13:00, 13:00-14:00, 17:00-18:00
Friday, Apr. 22: 10:00-11:00, 11:00-12:00, 12:00-13:00, 13:00-14:00
Feb 18, 2005:     One of the teams found an error in ARES that was the result of porting ARES to Linux. Jordan has fixed the error and put together a new distribution. Please download this ARES version here.
Jan 5, 2005:     Note that the first lecture will be on Monday, January 10!
Jan 5, 2005:     Web page made public.
Dec 31, 2004:     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: 10/4/2005