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Contact: Amund Tveit <amund.tveit@idi.ntnu.no>
Course: Distributed AI and Intelligent Agents
Lecturer: Amund Tveit

Contents:
The course gives an overview of the main aspects of distributed artificial intelligence, as for instance knowledge sharing, models of communication and cooperation in multi-agent systems, architecture for multi-agent systems, mobile agents, as well as software engineering issues of multi-agent systems. A practical part of the course is a project involving implementation of a multi-agent system.

Duration: 1Semester
Offered by regular staff members?: Yes
Average number and education level of students: 30

Suggested Literature:
Distributed Artificial Intelligence
B. Moulin and B. Chaib-draa. An Overview of Distributed Artificial Intelligence (G. M. P. O'Hare and N. R. Jennings eds.) Foundations of Distributed Artificial Intelligence, John Wiley & Sons 1996, pp. 3-56.
K. S. Decker. Distributed Artificial Intelligence Testbeds. (G. M. P. O'Hare and N. R. Jennings eds.) Foundations of Distributed Artificial Intelligence, John Wiley & Sons 1996, pp. 119-138.
Coordination
N. R. Jennings. Coordination Techniques for Distributed Artificial Intelligence (G. M. P. O'Hare and N. R. Jennings eds.) Foundations of Distributed Artificial Intelligence, John Wiley & Sons 1996, pp. 187-210.
H. Nwana, L. Lee and N. R. Jennings. Coordination in Software Agent Systems. The British Telecom Technical Journal, 14 (4) pp. 79-88.
Negotiation
H. J. Muller. Negotiation Principles. (G. M. P. O'Hare and N. R. Jennings eds.) Foundations of Distributed Artificial Intelligence, John Wiley & Sons 1996, pp. 211-230.
Agent Communication and Mobility
P. O`Brien and Nicol R. FIPA - Towards a Standard for Software Agents BT Technology Journal, Vol 16:3, pp. 51-59, 1998
T. Finin, Y. Labrou, J. Mayfield. KQML as an Agent Communication Language (J. Bradshaw eds.) Software Agents, AAAI Press/MIT Press, 1997, pp. 291-316.
C. G. Harrison, D. M. Chess, A. Kershenbaum. Mobile Agents: Are they a good idea? Research Report, IBM Research Division, T. J. Watson Research Center, 1995, 21 p.
Agents Overview
M. J. Wooldridge and N. R. Jennings. Intelligent Agents: Theory and Practice Knowledge Engineering Review, 1995, 62 p.
H. S. Nwana. Software Agents: An Overview, Knowledge Engineering Review, Vol. 11, No. 3, 1996, 40 p.
Agent Intelligence Models
A. Haddadi, K. Sundermeyer. Belief-Desire-Intention Agent Architectures. (G. M. P. O'Hare and N. R. Jennings eds.) Foundations of Distributed Artificial Intelligence, John Wiley & Sons 1996, pp. 169-185.
J. Ferber. Reactive Distributed Artificial Intelligence. (G. M. P. O'Hare and N. R. Jennings eds.) Foundations of Distributed Artificial Intelligence, John Wiley & Sons 1996, pp. 287-314.
Agent-Oriented Software Engineering
M. J. Wooldridge and P. Ciancarini Agent-Oriented Software Engineering: The State of the Art Agent-Oriented Software Engineering. Springer-Verlag. Lecture Notes in AI, Volume 1957, January 2001
M. J. Wooldridge and N. R. Jennings Software Engineering with Agents: Pitfalls and Pratfalls IEEE Internet Computing, May/June 1999
Agent-Mediated Electronic Commerce
R. H. Guttman, A. G. Moukas and P. Maes. Agent-mediated Electronic Commerce: A Survey, 10 p.
R. H. Guttman and P. Maes. Cooperative vs. Competitive Multi-Agent Negotiation in Retail Electronic Commerce. Proceedings of the Second International Workshop on Cooperative Information Agents (CIA'98), Paris, France, July 3-8, 1998. (9 pages).
J. Collins, S. Jamison, B. Mobasher and M. Gini. A Market Architecture for Multi-Agent Contracting. Technical Report 97-15, University of Minnesota, May 1997. (12 pages).

 

   

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