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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. 10 Introduction Introduction
Jan. 17 Agents: Basic Definitions Agents: Basic Definitions
Jan. 24 Agent models Agent models
Jan. 31 Multi-agent systems: basic definitions Multi-agent systems: basic definitions
Feb. 7 Organizations Organizations
Feb. 14 Cooperation concepts Cooperation concepts/a>
Feb. 28 Establishing organizations Establishing organizations
Mar. 7 Competitive environments: intro Competitive environments: intro/a>
Mar. 14 Competitive environments: modeling of other agents Competitive environments: modeling of other agents
Mar. 16 Competitive environments: environment design Competitive environments: environment design
Mar. 16 Coalitions Coalitions
Mar. 21 Stakeholder search Stakeholder search
Mar. 23 Learning in general Learning in general
Mar. 23 Learning in MAS: Intro Learning in MAS: Intro
Mar. 28 Reinforcement learning in MAS: the DFG algorithm Reinforcement learning in MAS: the DFG algorithm
Apr. 4 Evolutionary learning in MAS: the OLEMAS system Evolutionary learning in MAS: the OLEMAS system
Apr. 6 Applications: the MARS system Applications: the MARS system
Apr. 11 Applications: the ILTIS system Applications: the ILTIS system

to the assignments of the course.

Last Change: 10/4/2006