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CM50206: Intelligent agents

Follow this link for further information on academic years Academic Year: 2016/7
Further information on owning departmentsOwning Department/School: Department of Computer Science
Further information on credits Credits: 6      [equivalent to 12 CATS credits]
Further information on notional study hours Notional Study Hours: 120
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:
  • Assessment detail data for this unit is currently being updated as a change has been approved. Updated assessment information will be published here shortly.
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
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  • TSCM-AWM37 : MSc Digital Entertainment
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  • TSCM-AWM35 : MSc Software Systems
  • USCM-AFM01 : MComp(Hons) Computer Science (Year 4)
  • USCM-AAM02 : MComp(Hons) Computer Science with Study year abroad (Year 5)
  • USCM-AKM02 : MComp(Hons) Computer Science with Year long work placement (Year 5)
  • USCM-AFM14 : MComp(Hons) Computer Science and Mathematics (Year 4)
  • USCM-AAM14 : MComp(Hons) Computer Science and Mathematics with Study year abroad (Year 5)
  • USCM-AKM14 : MComp(Hons) Computer Science and Mathematics with Year long work placement (Year 5)