General Info

CPSC 567: Foundations of Multi-Agent Systems - General Information


Jörg Denzinger
Email: Phone: (403) 220-5574
Office: ICT 752 Office hours: TR 14:00 - 15:00 or by appointment
Lectures: TR 15:30 - 16:45 in MS 527

General Remarks:

This course shares lectures and some assignments with the basic graduate course on Multi-Agent Systems, CPSC 609. Please make sure that your are not confusing the different assignment and assessment schemes!


Mar 29, 2010:     Here are the time slots I have available for the oral exams. Please email me at least 3 slots (and your ranking of them) that work for you and do this before April 2, because then I will have to allow the graduate students to start picking slots! Available slots (start times):
Apr. 19: 10:00, 11:00, 12:00, 13:00, 14:00, 15:00
Apr. 20: 12:00, 13:00, 14:00, 15:00
Apr. 21: 10:00, 11:00, 12:00, 13:00, 14:00, 15:00
Jan 19, 2010:     We managed to move the tutorial room closer to the room in which the lectures take place (so that there is actually a chance that students can make it in the 15 minutes between lecture and tutorial). The new room is MS160 and the tutorial will be there starting Jan 21.
Jan 18, 2010:     We have updated the ARES system. Please follow this link to the new version (including improved documentation).
Nov 26, 2009:     Course web site started.

Description of the course

The course covers the following topics:
Modeling of agents; properties of multi-agent systems; communication between agents; interaction and cooperation concepts; forming and maintaining organizations; competitive agent environments; learning in multi-agent systems; example systems.

The prerequisites for this course are CPSC 457, the basic course on Operating Systems (why should become clear during the course) and CPSC 433, the basic course on Artificial Intelligence.

to an explanation of the assessment of the students taking the course.

Last Change: 29/3/2010