COURSE SUMMARY
Course Title: 
Agent-Based Modelling
Course Code: 
15ECE376
Year Taught: 
2015
Type: 
Elective
Degree: 
Undergraduate (UG)
School: 
School of Engineering
Campus: 
Bengaluru
Chennai
Coimbatore
Amritapuri

'Agent-Based Modelling' is an elective course offered for the B. Tech. (Bachelor of Technology) in Electronics and Communication Engineering at School of Engineering, Amrita Vishwa Vidyapeetham.

Unit 1

Introduction to Agents – Features - Classification of agents. Multi Agent Systems (MAS) and properties. Agent communication ontology - Agent communication languages: FIPA-ACL, KIF, KQML. Internal structure of MAS: Shell - Reasoning engine. MAS development methodology: Agent behavior - Agent action. Knowledge diffusion in MAS: Application level, behavior level and evolutionary agent communities.

Unit 2

Data mining techniques for intelligent Agents: Association rule mining – Clustering - Classification and evolutionary algorithms.

Unit 3

Applying data mining to agents - Study of available agent based modeling software. Case studies - Application level, behavior level and evolutionary agent communities.

TEXTBOOKS

  1. A. L. Symeonidis, P. A. Mitkas, “Agent Intelligence through DataMining”, Springer, 2005.

REFERENCES

  1. M. Mohammadian, “Intelligent Agents for Data Mining and Information Retrieval”, Idea Group Publishing, 2003.
  2. D. L. Poole, A. K. Mackworth, “Artificial Intelligence: Foundations of Computational Agents”, Cambridge University Press, 2010.