Course: Decentralized and Multi-Agent Systems

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Course title Decentralized and Multi-Agent Systems
Course code KIN/DMS-D
Organizational form of instruction Lecture
Level of course Doctoral
Year of study not specified
Semester Winter and summer
Number of ECTS credits 10
Language of instruction Czech
Status of course unspecified
Form of instruction Face-to-face
Work placements Course does not contain work placement
Recommended optional programme components None
  • Olševičová Kamila, doc. RNDr. Ph.D.
Course content
1. The traditional view of the Artificial Intellignece based on the idea of deliberation of rational agents. 2. The new view of the agents based on the idea of their reaktivity. 3. A unified approach to traditional, and new Artificial Intellligence. 4. The overview of the existing approaches to the topic of decentralized and multi-sagent systems. 5. Detailed explanation of some selected approaches guided esp. by their moitvations and applications. 6. Formalization of some selected approaches and the theoretically achieved results.

Learning activities and teaching methods
Monological explanation (lecture, presentation,briefing), Self-study (text study, reading, problematic tasks, practical tasks, experiments, research, written assignments)
  • Class attendance - 280 hours per semester
Learning outcomes
The goal of the course is to make the students familiar with the most actual trends, practical experiences, and theoretical achievments of the field of researcjh and applications of decentralized multi-agent systems on the level enabling the deeper study of the field by the students.
Students obtain knowledge in given course in accordance with requirements and course programme.

Assessment methods and criteria
Oral exam, Essay, Student's performance analysis

Essay and its presentation
Recommended literature
  • Brenner, W., Zarnekow, R., Wittig, H. Intelligent Software Agents. Springer, 1999.
  • Ferber, J. Multi-Agent Systems : An Introduction to Distributed Artificial Intelligence. Addison-Wesley Pub Co, 1999.
  • Huhns,M.N., Singh,M.P. Readings in Agents. Morgan Kaufmann, 1997.
  • Jennings,N.R., Wooldridge,M.J. Agent Technology. Springer-Verlag, 1998.
  • Kirn, S., O'Hare,G. (eds.). Cooperative Knowledge Processing. Springer-Verlag, London, 1997.
  • Kubik, A. Inteligentní agenty. Computer Press, 2004.
  • Murch,R., Johnson,T. Intelligent Software Agents. Prentice-Hall, 1999.
  • Nilsson,N.J. Artificial Intelligence: A New Synthesis. Morgan Kaufmann, 1998.
  • Russel,S., Norvig, P. Artificial Intelligence - A Modern Approach. Lawrence Erlbaum, Hillsdale, 1995.
  • Weiss, G. (Ed.). Multiagent Systems. The MIT Press, 1999.

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