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Agent Communication (Seminar, SS 2006)

General information

Instructor: Prof. Gerhard Lakemeyer, Ph.D.
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Assistants: Stefan Schiffer
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Alexander Ferrein
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  This course is held in English and/or German.

An announcement of the course can also be found in the course information system CAMPUS.

Course Dates

This course starts on 10th April 2006.
Preliminary discussion 10.02.2006 14:00h - 15:00h SeminarRoom I5
Agents & (Multi-)Agent Systems 10.04.2006 15:30h - 17:00h SeminarRoom I5
Architectures 24.04.2006 15:30h - 17:00h SeminarRoom I5
Speech Acts 08.05.2006 15:30h - 17:00h SeminarRoom I5
Agent Communication Languages I - KQML + KIF 15.05.2006 15:30h - 17:00h SeminarRoom I5
Agent Communication Languages II - FIPA ACL 22.05.2006 15:30h - 17:00h SeminarRoom I5
Ontologies 29.05.2006 15:30h - 17:00h SeminarRoom I5
Integrating Communication 26.06.2006 15:30h - 17:00h SeminarRoom I5
Conversation Protocols 26.06.2006 15:30h - 17:00h SeminarRoom I5
Coping with the Environment 03.07.2006 15:30h - 17:00h SeminarRoom I5
Applications and Deployed Systems 10.07.2006 15:30h - 17:00h SeminarRoom I5

Material

Additional material concerning the course can be found here:

Inhalt / Content

Inhalt

Computer im allgemeinen und Agentensysteme im speziellen sind längst keine stand-alone Systeme mehr; vielmehr sind sie häufig in ein oder mehrere Kommunikationsnetze eingebunden. Multiagenten Systeme (MAS) sind Systeme, in denen mehrere intelligente Agenten interagieren und dabei gewisse Ziele verfolgen oder Aufgaben erledingen. Agenten sind autonome rechenbetonte Einheiten (Programme, Roboter), die ihre Umwelt wahrnehmen (Sensorik) und Einfluß auf sie nehmen können (Aktuatorik). Kommunikation spielt folglich eine zentrale Rolle in der Entwicklung und Analyse von Multiagenten Sytemen.

In diesem Seminar werden sowohl theoretische Hintergründe als auch praktische Aspekte zur Agentenkommunikation zum Tragen kommen. Es wird u.a. Bezug auf ein am Lehr- und Forschungsgebiet laufendes Projekte genommen: "Kooperierende Teams mobiler Roboter in dynamischen Umgebungen" (RoboCup).

Contents

Computers, in general, and agent systems, in particular, are no longer stand-alone systems; in fact, more often than not they are integrated in one or more communication networks. Multiagent Systems (MAS) are systems, in which several interacting, intelligent agents pursue some set of goals or perform some set of tasks. Agents are autonomous, computational entities (programs, robots) which perceive their environment through sensors and which are able to take influence on it through effectors. Thus communication plays a fundamental role in developing and analyzing multiagent systems.

In this seminar, theoretical backgrounds as well as practical aspects of agent communication will be illuminated. Besides, we refer to an ongoing project at the Lehr- und Forschungsgebiet: "Cooperative Teams of Mobile Robots in Dynamic Environments (Robocup)".

Additional information

Seminar Procedure

Seminar talks will be held weekly during semester. Participation is bindingly for achieving the credit. The preparation of the talks and the written workout should not be a translation or renarration of the given papers. The given literature is meant to be a starting point for own literature investigation on the topic. The literature should then be discussed with the instructor.

No later than 3 weeks before the talk the seminarist should hand in a preliminary workout and 1 week before the talk the final version of the transparencies must be given to the respective seminar instructor.

Instructions on a good seminar talk

Renate Eschenbach from our library offers guided tours on how to find literature in the library and how to prepare a seminar.
Interested student should enlist for a tour in the preliminary discussion.

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