Checking date: 22/05/2023

Course: 2023/2024

Agents and Multiagent Systems
Master in Applied Artificial Intelligence (Plan: 475 - Estudio: 378)


Department assigned to the subject: Computer Science and Engineering Department

Type: Electives
ECTS Credits: 3.0 ECTS


Requirements (Subjects that are assumed to be known)
The goal of the subject is to provide the student with enough ability and knowledge about agents and multiagent systems through its application on a board game. These kind of games often have distributed nature, require privacy, intelligence and planning. In order to achieve such goal, students have to acquire understanding of agents.
Skills and learning outcomes
Description of contents: programme
- Introduction to agents: basic concepts and its role in actual AI. - Identifying key aspects of a problem domain from the agent perspective: Designing an agent system - Communication and coordination among agents: FIPA - Intelligence of agents: BDI - Electronic Institutions: Norms and obligations.
Learning activities and methodology
Learning activities: * Theoretical lectures: Mainly oriented to the acquisition of the theoretical knowledge of the subject' competences * Practical lectures: Mainly oriented to problem solving. * Partial exams: Oriented to prove the understanding of theoretical lectures * Practical teamwork: Oriented to prove the understanding of practical lectures, and towards the competences related to work in teams in a practical case. organization and written communication (in written reports) * (online or onsite) Personal Tutoring (asked by email in advance) Methodology: * Oral lectures in classroom * Teamwork * Problem solving
Assessment System
  • % end-of-term-examination 0
  • % of continuous assessment (assigments, laboratory, practicals...) 100
Calendar of Continuous assessment
Basic Bibliography
  • Gerhard Weiss. MultiAgent Systems. MIT Press. 2013
  • Michael J. Wooldridge. Reasoning about rational agents. MIT Press . 2000
  • Michael J. Wooldridge. An introduction to multiagent systems. John Wiley & Sons . 2002

The course syllabus may change due academic events or other reasons.