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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. We also have produced an internal report on ARES that explains its components, usage and a little bit of our intentions behind it. Jonathan Hudson 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. 9 Introduction Introduction
Jan. 14 Single-agent systems: definitions Single-agent systems: definitions
Jan. 21 Modeling agents Modeling agents
Jan. 28 Multi-agent systems: definitions Multi-agent systems: definitions
Feb. 6 Organizations Organizations
Feb. 11 Cooperation concepts Cooperation concepts
Feb. 26 Establishing cooperation Establishing cooperation
Mar. 3 Competitive multi-agent systems: introduction Competitive multi-agent systems: introduction
Mar. 6 Competitive multi-agent systems I Competitive multi-agent systems I
Mar. 10 Competitive multi-agent systems II Competitive multi-agent systems II
Mar. 17 Competitive multi-agent systems: coalitions Competitive multi-agent systems: coalitions
Mar. 20 Learning: introduction Learning: introduction
Mar. 24 Learning in MAS: introduction Learning in MAS: introduction
Mar. 26 The DFG algorithm The DFG algorithm
Mar. 26 The OLEMAS system The OLEMAS system
Apr. 2 Testing MAS Testing MAS

to the assignments of the course.

Last Change: 2/4/2014