CM30174: E-commerce & agents
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Writing a multi-agent system to model a supply chain:
- Reading list for e-commerce and agents.
- Some links to useful/relevant material on
- Lecturers: Julian
Padget and Marina De Vos.
- Tutor: Tristan Caulfield.
- Lectures take place in a 2 hour slot, 09:15-11:05 on
Thursdays in 8W2.30.
- The lab class is also a 2 hour slot, 16:15-18:05
on Fridays 2E1.14.
- The lecture content of this course is taken partly from the
introduction to Multiagent Systems", by Mike Wooldridge, including
all the slides he makes available. Additional material has been
collected from various sources and references for directed reading are
included in the .pdf files of the lecture slides.
The schedule for the unit by week is as follows:
- Introduction to intelligent agents (MDV+JAP).
Publication of first assignment: the trading agent competition, due 20051107.
- Reasoning I (MDV).
- Reasoning II (MDV).
- Communications and ontologies (JAP).
- Negotiation, argumentation, auctions, combinatorial auctions,
contract net protocol (JAP).
- Game theory I (MDV).
Publication of second assignment: widget supply chain, due 20051212.
- Game theory II (MDV).
- Coalition formation and virtual organizations (JAP).
- Institutions and norms (JAP).
- Logics for multiagent systems (MDV).
- Agent-oriented software engineering (JAP).
- Revision class (MDV+JAP).
- There are two items of assessed coursework for this unit:
on how to set up
your BUCS environment to use the TAC agentware and how to get an
account to use the practice server will be discussed during lab
- Writing an agent for the Trading Agent Competition:
- The personal report form is
available for download.
Exam guidance. For sample examination material you may look at:
- The second course work description is available for
- The second is to be carried out individually and requires the use
of the JADE platform.
- The starter
pack is available for download
- The Jade
tutorial and other local info is available for download
- The exam
questions from Liverpool, provided by Mike Wooldridge.
- The Level 1 and Level 2 questions at the ends of the chapters of
the recommended textbook.
- A set of question components
based on the lecture material presented in Bath. Note: these were
prepared for the benefit of the first cohort of students to take this
course in 2002.
- (Part of) The examination from S1 2002-2003 and the
- The examination from S1
2003-2004 and the corresponding answers.
- And an html version of a collected set of
questions from the past three years, some of which have answers.
- And a different collection questions from the
past three years, adapted directly from the exam papers, with outline
If you have any comments or there is something that you think
should be added to this page or any of its descendants, please send me
Julian Padget, Department of Computer Science, University of Bath