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CPSC 609: Foundations of Multi-Agent Systems - Timetable


The following table gives the planned schedule for the semester for all lecture dates in the future and the really covered topics for all lectures that already have taken place (if I have the time to make the changes). You find also links to the two different formats of pdf files under the materials column (if a new file was needed for the lecture).

This table already contains the alternative lecture dates to make up for me being away at several of our normal lecture dates (as discussed and agreed on in the first lecture). The alternative dates are indicated in red. Remember, the lectures will be at 16:00 until 16:50. At two dates, we will have to do two of those, which is indicated by the lectures in the table being on the same date. All of the alternate lectures will be in ICT 616.

Date Lecture Topics Materials Deadlines
Jan. 10 Introduction handout, single slide   
Jan. 12 Introduction      
Jan. 14 Introduction      
Jan. 17 Single-agent systems: Definitions handout, single slide   
Jan. 19 Single-agent systems: Definitions, Modeling of agents handout, single slide   
Jan. 24 Modeling of agents      
Jan. 26 Modeling of agents      
Jan. 28 Modeling of agents, MAS: Definitions and Problems      
Jan. 31 MAS: Definitions and Problems handout, single slide   
Feb. 2 MAS: Dimensions      
Feb. 3 MAS: Dimensions, Organisation and Cooperation: Communication      
Feb. 4 Organisation and Cooperation: Communication handout, single slide Noon: Midterm paper
Feb. 7 Organisation and Cooperation: Cooperation concepts handout, single slide   
Feb. 9 Organisation and Cooperation: Cooperation concepts      
Feb. 10 Organisation and Cooperation: Cooperation concepts      
Feb. 10 Organisation and Cooperation: Establishing Organizations handout, single slide   
Feb. 11 Organisation and Cooperation: Establishing Organizations      
Feb. 18 Organisation and Cooperation: Establishing Organizations      
Feb. 28 Competitive Agent Environments handout, single slide   
Mar. 2 Competitive Agent Environments      
Mar. 3 Competitive Agent Environments handout, single slide   
Mar. 4 Competitive Agent Environments handout, single slide   
Mar. 7 Competitive Agent Environments, Coalitions handout, single slide   
Mar. 9 Coalitions      
Mar. 10 Learning in General handout, single slide   
Mar. 10 Learning in General, Learning in MAS handout, single slide   
Mar. 11 Learning in MAS      
Mar. 14 Reinforcement Learning - The DFG Algorithm handout, single slide   
Mar. 16 Reinforcement Learning - The DFG Algorithm, Learning Cooperative Behavior - The OLEMAS System handout, single slide   
Mar. 17 Learning Cooperative Behavior - The OLEMAS System      
Mar. 18 Applications: MAS in Logistics - The MARS System handout, single slide   
Mar. 21 Applications: The MARS System, The ILTIS System      
Mar. 23 Applications: MAS for Managing the Personal Information Space - The ILTIS System handout, single slide   
Apr. 8 Applications: MAS for Managing the Personal Information Space - The ILTIS System    April 6, noon: Rescue team systems
Apr. 11 Applications: The ILTIS System, The RoboCup Initiative      
Apr. 13 Applications: MAS for Playing Soccer and Rescueing People - The RoboCup Initiative    Noon: Report on system
Apr. 14 Applications: MAS for Playing Soccer and Rescueing People - The RoboCup Initiative      
Apr. 15 Results of the team project      

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Last Change: 12/4/2005