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Distributed artificial intelligence and multi-agent systems - 5AMCS534

  • Number of hours

    • Lectures 12.0
    • Projects -
    • Tutorials -
    • Internship -
    • Laboratory works 9.0
    • Written tests -


    ECTS 3.5


This course gives an introduction to decentralized artificial intelligence and multiagent systems. It thus offers students an interest in "intelligent systems" in which several agents/ robots/things cooperate in order to collectively offer a complex service or solve a problem. The course will cover both theoretical and practical aspects of their analysis, design and deployment. Particular attention will be given to interaction models, organizational models and the articulation of individual and collective decision-making. An introduction to safety and trust management in decentralized and distributed systems will be provided.


Oum-El-Kheir AKTOUF


  • Agent Communication Languages, Theory of Speech Acts
  • Agent Interaction Protocols, Negotiation, Contract Net Protocol
  • Coordination, collaboration and cooperation
  • Organizations and self-organization
  • Agent and environment, Agent software architectures
  • Knowledge representation, reasoning and planning
  • Agent Oriented Software Engineering, Multiagent lifecycle
  • Distributed Problem Solving
  • Test, Monitoring and safety in multi-agent systems
  • Trust and reputation in decentralized artificial systems


Java programming language


The exam is given in english only FR


The course exists in the following branches:

see the course schedule for 2022-2023

Additional Information

Course ID : 5AMCS534
Course language(s): FR

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• An Introduction to Multi Agent Systems, Michael J. Wooldridge, Wiley, 2011.
• Artificial Intelligence: A Modern Approach, Stuart Russell et Peter Norvig , Pearson, 2016.
• Multiagent Systems, Gerhard Weiss, The MIT Press (Intelligent Robotics and Autonomous Agents series), 2013.
• Multiagent systems: algorithmic, game-theoretic, and logical foundations by Y. Shoham and K. Leyton-Brown, Cambridge University Press, 2008
• Security and Safety Interplay of Intelligent Software Systems, Editors: Hamid, B., Gallina, B., Shabtai, A., Elovici, Y., Garcia-Alfaro, J. (Eds.), 2018.