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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. Karel Bergmann 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. 13 Introduction Introduction
Jan. 20 Single agent systems: definitions Single agent systems: definitions
Jan. 22 Agent models Agent models
Feb. 2 Multi-agent systems: definitions Multi-agent systems: definitions
Feb. 4 Organization and cooperation Organization and cooperation
Feb. 12 Cooperation concepts Cooperation concepts
Mar. 3 Establishing organizations Establishing organizations
Mar. 10 Competitive enviroments: Intro Competitive enviroments: Intro
Mar. 12 Competitive enviroments I Competitive enviroments I
Mar. 19 Competitive enviroments II Competitive enviroments II
Mar. 24 Coalitions Coalitions
Mar. 26 Learning: Intro Learning: Intro
Mar. 30 Learning in MAS Learning in MAS
Apr. 2 The DFG algorithm The DFG algorithm
Apr. 7 The OLEMAS system The OLEMAS system
Apr. 14 The MARS system The MARS system

to the assignments of the course.

Last Change: 12/4/2009