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CM50206: Intelligent agents

Follow this link for further information on academic years Academic Year: 2014/5
Further information on owning departmentsOwning Department/School: Department of Computer Science
Further information on credits Credits: 6
Further information on unit levels Level: Masters UG & PG (FHEQ level 7)
Further information on teaching periods Period: Semester 1
Further information on unit assessment Assessment Summary: CW 60%, EX 40%
Further information on unit assessment Assessment Detail:
  • Course work1 (CW 20%)
  • Course work2 (CW 20%)
  • Course work3 (CW 20%)
  • Exam (EX 40%)
Further information on supplementary assessment Supplementary Assessment: Like-for-like reassessment (where allowed by programme regulations)
Further information on requisites Requisites:
Further information on descriptions Description: Aims:
To introduce students to the principles of agents, agency, institutions and agent software development.

Learning Outcomes:
1. Students will know the factors that differentiate agents from other software systems and be able to classify agents according to their competencies.
2. Students will be able to describe and contrast different agent architectures, platforms and approaches to agent development.
3. Students will be able to develop simple agent-based software systems.

Understanding theoretical concepts required for agent-based systems (T, A); ability to link theory and practice in E-commerce (T, F, A); ability to apply current technology and software agents to E-commerce (T, F).

Agent architectures, agent platforms (Jade, FIPA-OS, LEAP), standards (FIPA), communication and content languages (FIPA-ACL, KQML), agent-oriented software engineering, virtual enterprise formation, institutions and norms, auctions, B2C, B2B, case studies of practical applications.
Further information on programme availabilityProgramme availability:

CM50206 is Optional on the following programmes:

Department of Computer Science
* This unit catalogue is applicable for the 2014/15 academic year only. Students continuing their studies into 2015/16 and beyond should not assume that this unit will be available in future years in the format displayed here for 2014/15.
* Programmes and units are subject to change at any time, in accordance with normal University procedures.
* Availability of units will be subject to constraints such as staff availability, minimum and maximum group sizes, and timetabling factors as well as a student's ability to meet any pre-requisite rules.