CmpE 593: Multiagent Systems


Instructor: Pınar Yolum
Email: pinar.yolum AT boun DOT edu DOT tr
Office: ETA 38
Phone: 359-7612
Office hours: T6

Course Material

  • (Required) Lecture Slides : Available on the course web page. Please have them in front of you during class.
  • (Required) Papers
  • (Recommended) Service-Oriented Computing, Munindar P. Singh and Michael Huhns, John Wiley & Sons, 2004.
  • (Recommended) Introduction to Multiagent System, 2nd Ed., Gerhard Weiss ed. 1999. (On reserve in the library)
  • (Recommended) Introduction to Multiagent System, Michael Wooldridge, John Wiley & Sons, 2002. (On reserve in the library)


There are no course prerequisites. A working knowledge of database systems, distributed systems, and artificial intelligence will considerably help. You will be doing a project. You need to be fluent in one programming language, preferably in Java.

Course Work

Each meeting will have roughly one and a half hours of lecture and an hour of discussion on previously selected papers. The discussions will be led by a different person each time. You are expected to write 400-500 words about each paper and turn it in as hard copy during class. Explain the problem the paper is addressing, its proposed solution, contribution, and your comments on the proposed approach. Everyone will do a project individually or in groups of two. The project will constitute a significant part of this course. There will be three in-class project presentations. There won't be any midterms but there will be a final exam.

Academic Integrity

Please read the university policy on cheating and what counts as cheating. Do not copy your answers from other sources (including friends, or books). If you think the answer to a question exists in a book, then read the section carefully and write down the answer in your own words. The same policy holds for the project and the exams. Copying text from a source (including a Web page) will count as cheating even if you list the source in your references. NO EXCEPTIONS.


Paper critiques 20%
Project 40%
Class participation 15%
Final 25%
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