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Course Detail

Course Name Agent-Based Modelling
Course Code 15ECE376
Program B. Tech. in Electronics and Communication Engineering
Year Taught 2019


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.

Text Books

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


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

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