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Contact: Dr. Sahin Albayrak (sahin@cs.tu-berlin.de )
Number of students: 200 per year
Department/group: DAI-Lab (Laboratory for Distributed Artificial Intelligence), Department of Computer Science

Course: Intelligent Agent Systems I
Lecturer: Dr. Sahin Albayrak (sahin@cs.tu-berlin.de )
Duration: 4 hours per week
Contents:
Basics of Intelligent Agents Technology (Different Types of Agents, Cooperative Problem Solving, Communication between agents, Cooperation protocols, Coordination, Agent-oriented system design; Application areas (Telecommunication (E-Commerce, Service Platforms, Network Management, Intelligent Networks, Mobility-supporting services), Industrial Production (Production systems, Holonic Manufacturing, Virtual Enterprises)); Tools and Languages (Industrial Standards for Communication Platforms (CORBA etc.), Network Technologies (ATM, FDDI etc.), Tools for the development of mobile agents (TeleScirpt, Safe TCL, Java), Tools for the development of stationary and interface agents)
Literature recommended to students?:
Wooldridge, Jennings: ATAL I (Springer LNAI), Albayrak, Garijo: IATA II (Springer LNAI), Albayrak: Intelligent Agents in Telecommunications Applications 0-Basics, Tools, Languages and Applications (IOS Press), div. papers and WWW sources
Part of a regular curriculum?: Yes, an option
Offered by regular staff members?: Yes
Regularly offered?: Yes
Status: Ongoing
Average number and education level of students: 10-20 undergraduate students
Is material used public?: No

Course: Intelligent Agent Systems II
Lecturer: Dr. Sahin Albayrak (sahin@cs.tu-berlin.de )
Duration: 6 hours per week
Contents:
This course is a practically oriented continuation of IAS I (see above). After a brief summary of the main issues of IAS I the central content of the course is the construction of a mid-size telecommunication agent system, using JIAC, the Java Intelligent Agent Componentware, by a student project team consisting of average 12 students. This construction involves a complete agent oriented systems analysis and design phase.
Literature recommended to students?:
See IAS I
Part of a regular curriculum?: Yes, an option
Offered by regular staff members?: Yes
Regularly offered?: Yes
Status: Ongoing
Average number and education level of students: 12 undergraduate students
Is material used public?: No

Course: Software Engineering for Multi-Agent Systems
Lecturer: Dr. Sahin Albayrak (sahin@cs.tu-berlin.de )
Duration: 2 hours per week
Contents:
This advanced course is called a "Seminar". Its content is generally the study and evaluation of a considerable portion of the literature in the agent-oriented context. Moreover, profound state-of-the-art studies of recent agent- or telecommunication-related technical development are produced.

Typical features include: Security Mechanisms for E-commerce applications, and their integration in Intelligent Agent Systems; Billing and Accounting models for Intelligent Agetns Systems; Tools for the support of Agent-oriented Software Engineering; Recent trends in Intelligent Agents for Telecommunication Applications; Recent trends in Intelligent Agents for Telematics Services; Application of Intelligent Agents in the service platforms TINA and CORBA; Development languages and architectures for Intelligent Agents; Recent trends in cooperation protocols for Intelligent Agents; Recent Java APIs and their application to E-commerce applications with Intelligent Agents
Literature recommended to students?: -
Part of a regular curriculum?: Yes, an option
Offered by regular staff members?: Yes
Regularly offered?: Yes
Status: Ongoing
Average number and education level of students: 10-15 undergraduate students
Is material used public?: The material used is generally public domain.

Agent-related theses per year: 6 diploma theses an 1 PhD thesis each year

   

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