CEEMAS 2003

  
AGENT PROGRAMMING TUTORIAL
  
June 19, 2003




Prague
Prague

The tutorial leaflet in PDF: JADEleaflet.pdf (220 kB).

OVERVIEW

The course is intended for people familiar with Java programming and basic concepts of multi-agent systems, who want to start develop agents using JADE. No prior experience with agent programming is needed.

Every course participant receives a CD with JADE installation + documentation and course material (slides and example source codes). The course takes place in computer classroom with every participant having own computer (option to plug in personal laptop provided).

Every topic is covered by sample source codes, encouraging the participants to reinforce the knowledge by immediately playing around with the concepts.

Participants receive a certificate of participance.

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Leaflet in PDF (220 kB)

Intended Audience

Prerequisites

Skills Gained

Registration

Program

INTENDED AUDIENCE

People wishing to quickly get familiar with JADE.
  • Ph.D. students
  • Researchers
  • Java developers


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PREREQUISITES

  • Java programming (at least good orientation in basic object oriented programming concepts, Java syntax and some knowledge of standard Java libraries).
  • Familiarity with concepts of agents and multi-agent systems.


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SKILLS GAINED

  • Administration of JADE using GUI
  • Usage of standard JADE agents
  • Creation of agents using JADE
  • FIPA abstract architecture and its implementation in JADE
  • Usage of JADE Behaviours and ontology support
  • FIPA interaction protocols and their usage in JADE


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REGISTRATION

For registration deadlines, fees and form see the CEEMAS Registration page. The course capacity is limited, therefore late and on site registration might not be possible. Participance on CEEMAS 2003 is NOT required to participate on the tutorial. If you have any questions, please email to CEEMAS@labe.felk.cvut.cz.


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TUTORIAL PROGRAM

9:00 - 9:30    Opening (Fabio Bellifemine, Michal Pechoucek)
9:30 - 10:30    Module 1
10:30 - 10:45    Coffee break
10:45 - 12:15    Module 2
12:15 - 13:00    Lunch
13:00 - 14:30    Module 3
14:30 - 15:00    Coffee break
15:00 - 16:30    Module 4

Module 1:
Introduction to FIPA (abstract architecture, communication languages, message structure, interaction protocols). Introduction to JADE (starting platform, starting agents, platform components) - user view. JADE architecture - developer's view; Hallo World agent.
Module 2:
Starting and stopping agent. agent identificator, sending/receiving plain-text message. GUI synchronization. Registering and deregistering with Directory Facilitator. Searching Directory Facilitator.
Module 3:
Using behaviors to handle conversations. Ontologies - passing objects through messages.
Module 4:
Using multiple Message Transport Protocols, interfacing JADE with other systems, security - JADE security package, X-Security. Discussion.

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The conference is supported by the EC grant ICA1-CT-2000-70002 MIRACLE in the context of the "Centres of Excellence" project.


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