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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).

Date Lecture Topics Materials Deadlines
Jan. 9 Introduction handout, single slide   
Jan. 11 Introduction      
Jan. 16 Introduction, Single-agent systems: Definitions handout, single slide   
Jan. 18 Single-agent systems: Definitions      
Jan. 23 Modeling of agents handout, single slide   
Jan. 25 Modeling of agents handout, single slide   
Jan. 30 MAS: Definitions and Problems      
Feb. 1 MAS: Definitions and Problems      
Feb. 6 MAS: Dimensions    Report on cooperation concept
Feb. 8 Organisation and Cooperation: Communication handout, single slide   
Feb. 13 Organisation and Cooperation: Cooperation concepts handout, single slide   
Feb. 15 Organisation and Cooperation: Cooperation concepts      
Feb. 27 Organisation and Cooperation: Cooperation concepts      
Mar. 1 Organisation and Cooperation: Establishing Organizations handout, single slide   
Mar. 6 Organisation and Cooperation: Establishing Organizations      
Mar. 8 Competitive Agent Environments handout, single slide   
Mar. 13 Competitive Agent Environments handout, single slide   
Mar. 15 Competitive Agent Environments handout, single slide   
Mar. 20 Competitive Agent Environments, Coalitions handout, single slide   
Mar. 22 Coalitions, Learning in General handout, single slide   
Mar. 27 Learning in General, Learning in MAS handout, single slide   
Mar. 29 Reinforcement Learning - The DFG Algorithm handout, single slide   
Apr. 3 Learning Cooperative Behavior - The OLEMAS System handout, single slide   
Apr. 5 Applications: MAS in Logistics - The MARS System handout, single slide Submission of system
Apr. 10 Applications: MAS for Managing the Personal Information Space - The ILTIS System handout, single slide   
Apr. 12 Results of the team project    Apr. 13, noon: Submission of report on system.

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Last Change: 9/4/2007