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Software Agents (Sommersemester 2005)

Lecturer:

General Information

  • Weekly Hours: 4
  • Credits: 6
  • Graded: yes
  • Enrolment Deadline: 01.01.1970
  • Teaching Form:
  • Enrolment Type: Compulsory Elective Module

Programs

  • IT-Systems Engineering MA

Description

Subject Overview

Software agents have become an important technology in building complex software systems in many areas including business, commerce, industry, telecommunication, and especially in the Web applications. Software agents are computing entities which act autonomously and interact with each other to accomplish tasks on behalf of their users or other entities. The course introduces the basic concepts and elements of software agent technology and applications.

 

Subject Objectives:

Understand the concepts and design principles of software agents including intelligent agents and multi-agent systems.

 

Content:

     

  • Subject Overview and Introduction

  • Software Agents, Intelligent Agents and Multi-Agent Systems

  • Deductive Reasoning Agents

  • Practical Reasoning Agents

  • Reactive and Hybrid Agents

  • Agent Interactions

  • Agent Negotiation

  • Agent Communication

  • Agent Coordination

  • Methodologies

  • Applications

     

Literature

Text Book:

     

  • "An Introduction to MultiAgent Systems" by Michael Wooldridge, John Wiley & Sons, 2002

     

 

Other Resources:

Learning

     

  • Lecture: 2 hours each

  • Tutorial/Practice: 2 hour each

     

Examination

Assessment:

     

  • Assignments: Design and implementation of agent components of simple multi-agent system (e.g. interaction protocol, coordination)

  • Examination

     

Dates

     

  • Week of 12 September 2005

  • Week of 26 September 2005

     

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