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Course Detail

Course Name Agent Based Modeling
Course Code 19CCE340
Program B. Tech. in Computer 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. 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.


  • A. L. Symeonidis, P. A. Mitkas, “Agent Intelligence through Data Mining”, Springer, 2005.
  • Uri Wilensky, William Rand, “An Introduction to Agent-Based Modeling”, MIT Press, 2015.


  • 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 Univ ersity Press, 2010.

Evaluation Pattern

Assessment Internal External
Periodical 1 (P1) 15
Periodical 2 (P2) 15
*Continuous Assessment (CA) 20
End Semester 50
*CA – Can be Quizzes, Assignment, Projects, and Reports.

Objectives and Outcomes


  • To introduce the concept of artificial agents
  • To provide an understanding of the features and design considerations for developing a multi-agent system
  • To provide an overview of the applicability of data mining techniques for design of intelligent agents

Course Outcomes

  • is external)
  • CO1: Able to apply the concepts of data mining for designing a simple agent based model
  • CO2: Able to analyze the given problem and formulate an agent-based solution
  • CO3: Able to design a simple multi-agent system model to solve complex engineering problems
  • CO4: Able to carry out design and simulation of artificial agents using agent based modeling software

CO – PO Mapping

CO1 3 3
CO2 3 2 3
CO3 2 3 2 3
CO4 2 2 2 2 2

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