subject to change!
last updated: 10-nov-2008

session # date topic reading discussion leader
1wed aug 27 introduction
  • CHAPTER 1, Wooldridge textbook (wooldridge's slides)
  • A Roadmap of Agent Research and Development
    by Nicholas Jennings, Katia Sycara, and Michael Wooldridge
    in Autonomous Agents and Multi-Agent Systems, volume 1, number 1, July, 1998, pp.7-38.
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2wed sep 3 intelligent agents Diky
3wed sep 10 deductive reasoning agents
  • CHAPTER 3, Wooldridge textbook (wooldridge's slides)
  • Agent Oriented Programming
    by Yoav Shoham
    in Journal of Artificial Intelligence, volume 60, number 1, 1993, pp.51-92.
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4wed sep 17 practical reasoning agents
  • CHAPTER 4, Wooldridge textbook (wooldridge's slides)
  • Plans and resource-bounded practical reasoning
    by Michael E. Bratman, David J. Israel and Martha E. Pollack
    in Computational Intelligence, volume 4, number 4, 1988, pp.349-355.
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    a better version (which includes figure 1) is available here, (which came from
  • What Are Plans For
    by Philip E. Agre and David Chapman
    in Robotics and Autonomous Systems, MIT Press, 1990, pp.17-34.
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5wed sep 24 reactive and hybrid agents Flyr
wed oct 1 no class
  • CUNY closed (Rosh Hashanah)
wed oct 8 no class
  • CUNY closed (Yom Kippur)
6wed oct 15 multiagent interactions Byrd
7wed oct 22 reaching agreements (Parsons)
8wed oct 29 communication Alayev
9wed nov 5 working together Chowdhury
10wed nov 12 coordination (prof sklar's slides)
Below are some optional readings on Electronic Institutions that might interest you:
  • Institutionalising Open Multi-agent Systems
    by Marc Esteva, Juan A. Rodriguez-Aguilar, Josep Ll. Arcos, Carles Sierra and Pere Garcia
    in proceedings of the Fourth International Conference on MultiAgent Systems (ICMAS'2000), pages 381-83, Boston, 2000.
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  • On the Formal Specification of Electronic Institutions
    by Marc Esteva, Juan A. Rodriguez-Aguilar, Carles Sierra, Pere Garcia and Josep Ll. Arcos
    In Agent-mediated Electronic Commerce: the European AgentLink Perspective, pages 126-147, Lecture Notes in Artificial Intelligence 1991, Springer-Verlag, 2001.
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11wed nov 19 methodologies
  • CHAPTER 10, Wooldridge textbook (wooldridge's slides)
  • Modelling and design of multi-agent systems
    by David Kinny and Michael Georgeff
    in Intelligent Agents III (LNAI Volume 1193), 1996, pp.1-20, Springer-Verlag.
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12wed nov 26 applications
  • CHAPTER 11, Wooldridge textbook

Pick TWO of the following for your Reading Response:

  • What can Agents do in Industry, and Why? An Overview of Industrially-Oriented R&D at CEC
    by H. Van Dyke Parunak
    in Proceedings of the Second International Workshop on Cooperative Information Agents II, Learning, Mobility and Electronic Commerce for Information Discovery on the Internet, Lecture Notes In Computer Science, volume 1435, 1998, pp.1-18.
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  • Collaborative Interface Agents
    by Yezdi Lashkari and Max Metral and Pattie Maes
    in Proceedings of the Twelfth National Conference on Artificial intelligence (AAAI), 1994, pp.444-449.
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  • Distributed Interpretation: A Model and an Experiment
    by Victor R. Lesser and Lee D. Erman
    in IEEE Transactions on Computers Issue on Distributed Processing, volume C-29, number 12, IEEE Press, December, 1980, pp.1144-1163.
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  • A Study of Scalability Properties in Robotic Teams
    by Avi Rosenfeld, Gal A. Kaminka, and Sarit Kraus
    in Coordination of Large-Scale Multiagent Systems, edited by Paul Scerri, Regis Vincent, and Roger Mailler, Springer-Verlag, 2005, pp. 27-51. downloaded from
  • Thinking in Levels: A Dynamic Systems Perspective to Making Sense of the World
    by Uri Wilensky and Mitchel Resnick
    in Journal of Science Education and Technology, volume 8, number 1, 1999, pp.3-19.
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13wed dec 3 project
  • Alayev
  • Byrd
  • Chowdhury
  • Diky
14wed dec 10 project
  • Flyr
  • Kammet
  • Kaushik
  • (Ozgelen)