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CPSC 609: 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. The TA for the undergraduate course, Jordan Kidney, is available for questions.

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 Agent models Agent models
Jan. 28 MAS: Definitions and Problems MAS: Definitions and Problems
Feb. 4 MAS: Organizations MAS: Organizations
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