Title:

Agents and Multiagent Systems

Code:AGS
Ac.Year:2009/2010
Sem:Summer
Curriculums:
ProgrammeField/
Specialization
YearDuty
IT-MSC-2MBI1stCompulsory-Elective - group I
IT-MSC-2MBS-Elective
IT-MSC-2MGM-Elective
IT-MSC-2MGM.-Elective
IT-MSC-2MIN1stCompulsory
IT-MSC-2MIN.1stCompulsory
IT-MSC-2MIS-Compulsory-Elective - group C
IT-MSC-2MIS.1stElective
IT-MSC-2MMI-Elective
IT-MSC-2MMM2ndCompulsory-Elective - group N
IT-MSC-2MPS-Elective
IT-MSC-2MPV-Elective
IT-MSC-2MSK-Elective
Language of Instruction:Czech
Private info:http://www.fit.vutbr.cz/study/courses/AGS/private/
Credits:5
Completion:examination
Type of
instruction:
Hour/semLecturesSeminar
Exercises
Laboratory
Exercises
Computer
Exercises
Other
Hours:26001313
 ExamsTestsExercisesLaboratoriesOther
Points:60200020
Guarantor:Zbořil František, doc. Ing., Ph.D. (DITS)
Lecturer:Horáček Jan, Ing. (DITS)
Zbořil František, doc. Ing., Ph.D. (DITS)
Instructor:Horáček Jan, Ing. (DITS)
Samek Jan, Ing., Ph.D. (DITS)
Faculty:Faculty of Information Technology BUT
Department:Department of Intelligent Systems FIT BUT
 
Learning objectives:
  The aim of this course is to acquaint students with principles of operations and with designs of systems with agents - autonomous intelligent entities and also with systems containing more such agents.
Description:
  Concepts of artificial agent and multiagent systems, reactive and rational agents. The basic architectures of agent systems, layered architecture, subsumptional architecture. Agent's mental states, intentional systems and their models. BDI system architectures. Communication in multiagent systems, KQML and ACL languages, the basic interaction protocols. Physical and mental conflicts, general approaches to conflict solving, voting, negotiation and argumentation. Behaviour coordination and methods for distributed planning. Social aspects in MAS, obligations and norms. FIPA abstract platform, agent's life cycle. Development and realization of multiagent systems, GAIA methodology and JADE implementation tool.
Knowledge and skills required for the course:
  It is necessary to have fundamental knowledge of formal logic, artificial intelligence, system modelling and programming for this course.
Learning outcomes and competencies:
  Course graduate gains knowledge about recent approaches to building models with intelligent autonomous entities - agents.
Syllabus of lectures:
 
  1. Introduction to distributed artificial intelligence. Concepts of agent, environment, agent classification.
  2. Fundamental architectures of reactive and deliberative agents. Situated automata, Subsumptional architecture.
  3. Formal approaches to the agent systems. Modal logics, Epistemic, Temporal, CTL and BDI logics.
  4. Rational agent, agent's mental states, IRMA, AgentSpeak(L), dMARS architectures.
  5. Agint Oriented Programming (AOP), 2APL Tool
  6. Agent's programming in JASON
  7. Multiagent systems (MAS), general principles of cooperation and conflict solving, game theory for multiagent systems.
  8. Communication in MAS, KQML and ACL languages, interaction protocols.
  9. Negotiation, argumentation, voting. Algorithms, protocols and examples.
  10. Coalition forming, obligations and norms. An example of coalitin forming algorithm.
  11. Distributed planning.
  12. MAS modelling. Agent's roles, AUML, GAIA.
  13. Realisation of the MAS. FIPA abstract architecture.

 

Syllabus - others, projects and individual work of students:
 Individual project - design of an agent / essay on agent-relating topic.
Fundamental literature:
 
  1. Ferber, J.: Multi-Agent Systems, 1999, Adisson-Wesley, UK, ISBN 0-201-36048-9
  2. Russel, S., Norvig, P.: Artificial Intelligence, a Modern Approach, Pearson Education Inc.,  2003, ISBN 0-13-080302-2
  3. Wooldridge, M.: Reasoning about Rational Agents, 2000, The MIT Press, Cambridge, MA, ISBN 0-262-23213-8
Study literature:
 
  1. Ferber, J.: Multi-Agent Systems, 1999, Adisson-Wesley, UK, ISBN 0-201-36048-9
  2. Russel, S., Norvig, P.: Artificial Intelligence, a Modern Approach, Pearson Education Inc., 2003, ISBN 0-13-080302-2
  3. Wooldridge, M.: Reasoning about Rational Agents, 2000, The MIT Press, Cambridge, MA, ISBN 0-262-23213-8
Progress assessment:
  
  • Mid-Term written test
  • Individual project
 

Your IPv4 address: 52.55.186.225
Switch to https