Introduction to Software Agents and their Applications

Lecture: Introduction to Software Agents and their Applications
Lecturer:    prof. Marcin Paprzycki
Date and time: 29th September 2014, 6–7:30 p.m.
Place:     FIT CTU in Prague, 9 Thákurova Street, New Building CTU, lecture room T9:111
Language: angličtina

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Since 1994 we are told that software agents will become the next revolution in computing. This change is to occur not only in the ways we construct software but also to profoundly impact human-computer interactions. Unfortunately, when we turn the computer on in the morning, we do not contact our Personal Agent to receive a personalized newscast, our day-plan and, on the basis of that plan as well as the weather forecast and knowledge of our dressing-preferences, an advice what to wear. Similarly, when creating software for an e-shop we do not utilize pre-existing agent-modules (e.g. advertising agents, seller, inventory manager, etc.). Instead, there exist only few successful large-scale implementations of agent systems.

In the seminar, a general introduction to software agents will be presented. Discussion includes topics like: conceptual roots and definition of software agents and agent systems, major points raised “for” and “against” software agent systems, existing applications of agent systems, and possibility of developing large scale agent systems. Next, a sample agent system will be presented.No previous exposure to software agents and agent systems (or any other agents ;-) is assumed.

Short CV:

Marcin Paprzycki (Senior Member of the ACM, Senior Member of the IEEE, Senior Fulbright Lecturer, IEEE CS Distinguished Visitor) has received his M.S. Degree in 1986 from Adam Mickiewicz University in Poznań, Poland, his Ph.D. in 1990 from Southern Methodist University in Dallas, Texas and his Doctor of Science Degree from Bulgarian Academy of Sciences in 2008. His initial research interests were in high performance computing and parallel computing, high performance linear algebra in particular. Over time they evolved toward distributed systems and Internet-based computing; in particular, agent systems. He has published more than 300 research papers and was invited to Program Committees of over 400 international conferences. He is on editorial boards of 15 journals.
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