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CPSC 601.72 and CPSC 599.30: 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 (at the moment I am not sure about a few topics so that I do not have a complete list, yet).

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's presentation is available as single slides or in handout format.

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. 14 Introduction Introduction
Jan. 21 Single-agent systems Single-agent systems
Jan. 23 Modeling of agents Modeling of agents
Jan. 30 MAS: definitions and problems MAS: definitions and problems
Feb. 6 Organization and communication Organization and communication
Feb. 11 Cooperation concepts Cooperation concepts
Feb. 25 Establishing an organization Establishing an organization
Mar. 4 Competitive agent environments Competitive agent environments
Mar. 6 Competitive agent environments II Competitive agent environments II
Mar. 11 Competitive agent environments III Competitive agent environments III
Mar. 13 Coalitions Coalitions
Mar. 18 Learning in General Learning in General
Mar. 20 Learning in MAS Learning in MAS
Mar. 27 The DFG algorithm The DFG algorithm
Apr. 1 The OLEMAS system The OLEMAS system
Apr. 8 The MARS system The MARS system
Apr. 10 The ILTIS system The ILTIS system

to the assignments of the course.

Last Change: 7/4/2003