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  Sources on the Internet

CPSC 567: Foundations of Multi-Agent Systems - Materials

Sources on the Internet

At the moment there are only very few text books on multi-agent systems and none of them covers everything we will look into in this course. Therefore I want to provide you here with links to web sites and pages that are either of general interest to people interested in multi-agent systems or that contain additional information to topics, concepts, or methods I presented in the lectures.

Files to the course

I put together a list containing most of the papers that are mentioned in the lectures. Depending on discussions in the lectures, there might be a few additional papers that I will point out in subsequent lectures.

For the team assignment you will be using the ARES system. This link downloads a tar-file containing this system. We have produced an internal report on ARES that explains its components, usage and a little bit of our intentions behind it. Jordan Kidney will provide additional information in the labs and on request from teams.

The slides containing the general information on a particular topic that I use in the lectures will be available before the respective lectures here as Acrobat pdf-files (in two formats: one slide per page and the 6 slides per page handout).

Date handout format one slide per page
Jan. 12 Introduction Introduction
Jan. 16 Single agents Single agents
Jan. 19 Modeling agents Modeling agents
Jan. 28 MAS: Definitions and Problems MAS: Definitions and Problems
Feb. 2 MAS: Organization MAS: Organization
Feb. 9 MAS: Cooperation concepts MAS: Cooperation concepts
Feb. 25 Establishing organizations Establishing organizations
Feb. 27 Competitive environments Competitive environments
Mar. 3 Competitive environments Competitive environments
Mar. 5 Competitive environments Competitive environments
Mar. 10 Competitive environments: coalitions Competitive environments: coalitions
Mar. 15 Learning in general Learning in general
Mar. 19 Learning in MAS Learning in MAS
Mar. 22 The DFG algorithm The DFG algorithm
Mar. 26 The OLEMAS system The OLEMAS system
Apr. 5 The MARS system The MARS system
Apr. 12 The ILTIS system The ILTIS system

to the assignments of the course.

Last Change: 4/4/2004