|Instructor: Keith Decker|
|Office: Room 204, The Green House (77 E. Delaware)|
|Hours: T/Th 1:00pm-2:00pm|
|2/13||What is an Agent||Intelligent
Agents = Stupid Humans?, Wired. Especially the two position papers,
Software by Pattie Maes, and Agents
of Alienation, by Jaron Lanier.
Julia: A Sociological Case Study, Lenny Foner. Especially the first and last parts.
IntelligentAgents: Theory and Practice, Wooldridge & Jennings (through page 10)
|2/18||Micro-Theory Overview||IntelligentAgents: Theory and Practice, Wooldridge & Jennings, 1995||Decker|
|2/20||Macro-Theory Overview||Multiagent Systems: A Survey from a Machine Learning Perspective, Stone & Veloso, 1996||Decker|
|2/25||Decison Theory||"Making Simple Decisions," Chapter 16, AI a Modern Approach, Russel & Norvig||Carpenter|
|2/27||Game Theory||"Decision Procedures," Ginsburg, in Distributed AI Vol. I, ed.
Note: This paper didn't work very well. If I do this again, I'd use two of Jeff Rosenschein's papers (Coop w/o Communication, and one other)
|3/4||Economic Theory||"A Market-Oriented Programming Environment and Its Application to Distributed Multicommodity Flow Problems," Wellman, JAIR ,1993||Murthy|
|3/6||Intentions||"Persistence, Intention, and Commitment," Cohen & Levesque, in Intentions in Communication, eds. Cohen, Morgan, & Pollack, 1990||Harvey|
|"On Acting Together," Levesque, Cohen, & Nunes, AAAI-90
"Tracking Dynamic Team Activity," Tambe, AAAI-96
Note: I moved this class up to use our two guest speakers. Normally this material would come after the Grosz & Kraus paper below.
|3/13||Intentions||"Collaborative Plans for Group Activities," Grosz & Kraus, IJCAI-93
For more background and detail, glance at "Collaborative Plans for Complex Group Action," Grosz & Kraus, especially the intro and concluding material. (1995)
|3/24||Class is rescheduled for 1:00pm
|"KQML as an
Agent Communication Language," Finin, McKay, McEntire 1994
Proposed KQML Specification Document, Labrou (based on the Finin et al. draft) 1996
|3/24||Class is rescheduled for 1:00pm
|"Communicative Actions for Artificial Agents," Cohen & Levesque, ICMAS-95||Decker|
|3/25||Negotiation: Contracting||"Negotiation as a Metaphor for Distributed Problem Solving," Davis & Smith, Artificial Intelligence 20(1), 1983||Fickelscherer|
|3/25||PROJECT PROPSALS DUE TODAY|
|3/27||Negotiation: Contracting||"Issues in Automated Negotiation and Electronic Commerce: Extending the Contract Net Framework," Sandholm ICMAS-95||Carpenter|
|4/8||Negotiation: Game Theoretic Approach||"Mechanisms for Automated Negotiation in State-Oriented Domains," Zlotkin & Rosenschein, JAIR 5,1996.||Li|
|4/10||Negotiation: Compromise||"A Generic Model for IntelligentNegotiating Agents," Laasri, Laasri, & Lesser, IJICIS 1(2) 1992||Murthy|
|4/15||Negotiation: Cooperation||"Supporting Conflict resolution in Cooperative design Systems," Klein, IEEE-SMC 21(6) 1991.||Harvey|
|4/17||Coordination||"Coordination Techniques for DAI," Jennings, in Foundations of DAI, eds. O'Hare & Jennings 1996.||Fickelscherer|
|4/22||Coordination||"Partial Global Planning: A Coordination framework for Distributed Hypothesis Formation," Durfee, IEEE-SMC 21(5) 1991.||Li|
|4/24||Coordination||"Designing a Family of Coordination Algorithms," Decker, ICMAS-95||Carpenter|
|4/29||Coordination||"The Automated Mapping of Plans to Belief Networks", Huber, Durfee, & Wellman, DAI Workshop 1994||Decker|
|5/1||Organization||"Organizational Intelligence and DAI," Kirn, in Foundations of DAI, eds. O'Hare & Jennings 1996.||Barbour|
|5/6||Organization||"Computational and Mathematical Organization Theory: Perspective and
Directions," Carley, Computatoinal and Mathematical Organization Theory
NOTE: This paper and the previous one should be done together, in one class.
"An Automated Distributed meeting Scheduler," Sandip Sen, IEEE Expert. Presenter should see me for some more detailed info.
"Multi-agent meeting scheduling: preliminary results" L. Garrido and K. Sycara ICMAS-96
|5/13||Applications||DVMT: The Distributed Vehicle Monitoring Testbed
"Coherent Cooperation Among Communicating Problem Solvers," E.H. Durfee, V.R. Lesser, and D.D. Corkill, IEEE TOC 1987
"An approach to analyzing the need for meta-level communication," Decker and Lesser, IJCAI-93, AAAI-93 (combined TR)
NOTE: Yikes! Do these papers on TWO days. We could have profitably spent 3 days in this material!
|5/15||Applications||ARCHON, Nick Jennings et al., IEEE Expert 12/96.||Barbour|
"Designing Behaviors for Information Agents," Decker, Pannu, Sycara, Williamson. Proc. Int. Conf. on Autonomous Agents, 1997.
"Modeling Information Agents: Advertisements, Organizational Roles, and Dynamic Behavior," Decker, Sycara, Williamson. AAAI-96 Workshop on Agent Modeling.
"Middle-Agents for the Internet", Decker, Sycara, Williamson. To appear, IJCAI-97.
NOTE: some more background on the plan/execution system would have been helpful. Add one of Mike Williamson's papers, probably Unified Information and Control Flow in HTNs.