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Seminar: Rational Reasoning in Multi-Agent Systems - Details
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General information

Course number 8.3283
Semester WS 2018/19
Current number of participants 36
Home institute LE Cognitive Science
Courses type Seminar in category Offizielle Lehrveranstaltungen
First date Tue , 23.10.2018 14:00 - 16:00, Room: 93/E15
Participants ab 5. Semester
SWS 2
Sprache Englisch
Contact Hours 2
ECTS points 4

Course location / Course dates

93/E15 Tuesday: 14:00 - 16:00, weekly (from 23/10/18) (13x)

Comment/Description

Prerequisites: Students should be comfortable with formal approaches.


A multi-agent system consists of multiple intelligent agents that interact while trying to satisfy certain goals. Agents can be threads in a software environment, robots in a physical environment or individuals in a social environment. Goals can be very specific tasks like finishing a job or persuading someone of your opinion; but there are also rather vague goals like finding a consensus in negotiation. Agents' behaviour can be cooperative when trying to satisfy joint goals or competitive when competing for limited resources. In this seminar, we will cover formal approaches that can be used to guide (but also to explain) agents' behaviour in some rational way. In particular, we will look at ideas from game theory, social-choice theory, decision theory and abstract argumentation.