|Website:||website containing additional information|
|Period:||period 3 (week 6 through 15, i.e., 5-2-2018 through 13-4-2018; retake week 27)|
|Participants:||up till now 46 subscriptions|
|Schedule:||Official schedule representation can be found in Osiris|
|Teachers:||Dit is een oud rooster!
|Note:||No up-to-date course description available.|
Text below is from year 2016/2017
|Contents:||This course focuses on multi-agent issues and will consist of lecture and seminar sessions.
We use parts of the following books and some additional papers. The first book is available on the internet, see:
|Course form:||Lectures + Student Presentations|
|Exam form:||Written Exams + Presentations|
|Minimum effort to qualify for 2nd chance exam:||To qualify for the retake exam, the grade of the original must be at least 4.|
|Description:||Multi-agent systems are nowadays an important and innovative research area in artificial intelligence and computer science. They are viewed as a computational paradigm to specify, design, and implement software systems for solving complex tasks in terms of interacting computational entities. These computational entities, called agents, are usually assumed to be heterogeneous, autonomous, self-interested, and situated in an environment. They can communicate and coordinate their activities to achieve their objectives. The environments in which individual agents are situated can be ordinary software environments (e.g., internet), physical environments (e.g., robot), or normative mechanisms (e.g., virtual organisation). Multi-agent system paradigm can be used to develop open and distributed applications such as multi-robot systems, on-line auctions, virtual organizations, electronic institutions, market places, and virtual games. Some of multiagent issues are: how agents communicate and interact with each other, how they coordinate their activities, how their activities can be organised, and what are characteristics of multiagent applications.|