TCS / Studies / T-79.230 / 2002
Helsinki University of Technology, 
     Laboratory for Theoretical Computer Science

T-79.230 Foundations of Agent-Based Computing (3 cr)

Spring 2002

Other years: [Spring 2003] [Spring 2001]

Topics of this course include theory, implementation technology and applications of agent-based systems.

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General Information


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Lectures and Tutorials

Schedule for Spring 2002
January 15: Introduction
Practical arrangements, a brief introduction (slides in ps and pdf)
Tutorial (January 17): RoboCup demo
January 22: Lecture 1
Intelligent agents [R&N: Chapter 2] (slides in ps and pdf)
Tutorial (January 24): project proposals
January 29: Lecture 2
Uncertainty [R&N: Chapter 14] (slides in ps and pdf)
Tutorial 1 (January 31), solutions
February 2: Lecture 3
Belief networks [R&N: Chapter 15] (slides in ps and pdf)
Tutorial 2 (February 7), solutions
February 12: Lecture 4
Making simple decisions [R&N: Chapter 16] (slides in ps and pdf)
Tutorial 3 (February 14), solutions
February 19: Lecture 5
Making complex decisions [R&N: Chapter 17] (slides in ps and pdf)
Tutorial 4 (February 21), solutions
February 26: Lecture 6
Learning [R&N: Chapters 18.1-18.5, 18.7, and 19.6] (slides in ps and pdf)
Tutorial 5 (February 28), solutions
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Seminar presentations

March 19: Session 1
11:15-12:00 Mikko Särelä: A Layered Brain Architecture for Synthetic Creatures by Damian Isla, Robert Burke, Marc Downie, and Bruce Blumberg
12:15-13:00 Antti Salovaara: Modeling Rational Agents within a BDI-Architecture by Anand Rao and Michael Georgeff
13:15-14:00 Heikki Rantanen: COLLAGEN: When Agents Collaborate with People by Charles Rich and Candace L. Sidner
March 26: Session 2
11:15-12:00 Riku Saikkonen: Agent-Oriented Programming by Yoav Shoham
12:15-13:00 Timo Lilja: Semantics and Conversations for an Agent Communication Language by Yannis Labrou and Tim Finin
April 2: No session (Easter vacation)
April 9: Session 3
12:15-13:00Pierre Moermans: A Multiagent System for Helping Urban Traffic Management by L.A. Garcia and F. Toledo
April 16: Session 4
11:15-12:00 Matti Järvisalo: Coordination without Communication: Experimental Validation of Focal Point Techniques by Maier Fenster, Sarit Kraus, and Jeffrey S. Rosenschein
12:15-13:00 Oleg Myrk: Global Information Management via Local Autonomous Agents by Michael N. Huhns, Munindar P. Singh, and Tomasz Ksiezyk
April 23: Session 5
11:15-12:00Jussi Rautio: Rational and Convergent Learning in Stochastic Games by Michael Bowling and Manuela Veloso
12:15-13:00 Maurizio Caltabiano: Multi-Agent Influence Diagrams for Representing and Solving Games by Daphne Koller and Brian Milch
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Project assignments

The following issues should be addressed in proposals: Project assignments are due by May 3, 2000 when the demos and short presentations on implementations are arranged (session starts at 12:15 in a room to be announced).

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Latest update: Aug 23, 2002 by Tomi Janhunen