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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. 9 Introduction Introduction
Jan. 16 Single-agent systems: basic definitions Single-agent systems: basic definitions
Jan. 18 Modeling of agents Modeling of agents
Jan. 30 MAS: basic definitions MAS: basic definitions
Feb. 6 MAS: Organization MAS: Organization
Feb. 13 Cooperation concepts Cooperation concepts
Feb. 27 Establishing organisations Establishing organisations
Mar. 6 Competitive MAS - Intro Competitive MAS - Intro
Mar. 6 Com petitive MAS - Modeling agents Competitive MAS - Modeling agents
Mar. 13 Competitive MAS - Environments Competitive MAS - Environments
Mar. 15 Coalitions Coalitions
Mar. 20 Learning in general Learning in general
Mar. 27 Learning in MAS - Intro Learning in MAS - Intro
Mar. 29 The DFG-Algorithm The DFG-Algorithm
Mar. 29 The OLEMAS system The OLEMAS system
Apr. 3 The MARS system The MARS system
Apr. 10 The ILTIS system The ILTIS system

to the assignments of the course.

Last Change: 9/4/2007