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Course 1: Agent Technology for E-Commerce

Contents: The aim of this module is to provide practical instruction in the key design principles and implementation techniques for software agents in e-commerce applications.
After completing this module, students will be expected to be able to:

1. Distinguish and explain the differences between agent-based systems (including mobile agents) and other software.
2. Explain the principles of agent design and implementation.
3. Describe and compare negotiation and auction protocols for e-commerce.
4. Assess the applicability of intelligent agent techniques to e-commerce applications.
5. Design and implement a simple agent-based system for an e-commerce application

Duration: 3 x 2 days weeks

Suggested Literature:
KLUSCH, M. (ed), Intelligent Information Agents: Agent-Based Information Discovery and Management on the Internet, Springer:Berlin, 1998
HUHNS, M.N. and SINGH, M.P. (eds), Readings in Agents, Morgan Kaufmann, 1998
WEISS, G. (ed), Multi-Agent Systems

Status: ongoing

Offered by regular staff members?:

Course: Multi/Mobile Embedded-Agents and User Interfaces

Lecturer: N/A

Contents: This course introduces multi embedded-agent infrastructures including network standards for intelligent buildings, agent co-operation, co-ordination mechanisms and communication languages, and human-machine interfacing issues in intelligent inhabited environments and their relationship to cognitive disappearance and individuality issues. It is the third course in a series of three on Intelligent Inhabited Environments and Embedded Agents

Duration: Two-day course

Status: Finished
Offered by regular staff members?: N/A


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