Multi-Agent Systems

Fall 2006

T/Th 11:00–12:15                    Smith 341



Course Description

Multi-agent systems have emerged as one of the most important areas of research and development in information technology in the 1990s. A multiagent system is one composed of multiple interacting software components known as agents, which are typically capable of cooperating to solve problems that are beyond the abilities of any individual member. Multi-agent systems are important primarily because they have been found to have very wide applicability, in areas as diverse as industrial process control and electronic commerce. This course will begin by introducing the student to the notion of an agent, and will lead them to an understanding of what an agent is, how they can be constructed, and how agents can be made to cooperate effectively with one-another to solve problems.

Prof. Keith Decker

Room 206, 77 E. Delaware Ave. “the green house”


Office Hours: T/Th 3:30pm–4:30pm

Phone: 831-1959

Email: [best way to reach me!]


Coordination Problem Templates, Due Nov 2.