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


Jörg Denzinger
Email: Phone: (403) 220-5574
Office: ICT 752 Office hours: TR 13:00 - 14:00 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!


Apr 1, 2011     In order to make it easier to run our tests with the teams' systems for ARES, we would like you to make sure that they run under Java 1.6.0_22-b04 (which is the default Java version on those machines in the lab where there have been no problems).
Additionally, a system submission should consist of two files, a readme file and the project contained in a jar file. The readme file should contain detailed instructions on how to run the jar file. When the jar file is run, the expected outcome should to be that ONE agent attempts to connect to ARES. The Jar file should take a hostname and group name as command line parameters. The readme file should also contain names and ID numbers of all group members as well as the email address of a primary group contact who we can contact in case we have problems with the project. This person should be available and checking email on Friday, April 8, so that any issues can be resolved as quickly as possible.
Mar 31, 2011     Here is a list of the oral exam time slots that are still available:
Apr. 18: 9:00, 11:00, 12:00, 13:00, 14:00, 15:00
Apr. 19: 9:00, 10:00, 11:00, 12:00, 13:00, 14:00, 15:00
Apr. 20: 10:00, 11:00, 12:00
Mar 30, 2011     Here are the days and time slots available for the oral exams. Please email me at least 3 slots (and your ranking of them). Available slots (start times):
Apr. 18: 9:00, 10:00, 11:00, 12:00, 13:00, 14:00, 15:00
Apr. 19: 9:00, 10:00, 11:00, 12:00, 13:00, 14:00, 15:00
Apr. 20: 10:00, 11:00, 12:00, 14:00, 15:00, 16:00
Apr. 21: 10:00, 11:00, 12:00, 13:00, 15:00
Apr. 25: 10:00, 11:00
Oct 21, 2010     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: 1/4/2011