The Intensive Programme
(IP) is a continuous education programme aimed at educating
and training the developers and users of the Information Society.
The content of the IP focuses on the new technologies of intelligent
agents and knowledge processing that permit intelligent
distributed problem solving and the development of intelligent applications
for networked collaborative work.
The proposed IP is conceived
for three years. During its first year - 2001, the IP presents
the basic aspects of intelligent agents, multi-agent systems (MAS),
and knowledge processing. From this last topic relevant parts for
MAS development are presented. The IP also covers some application
areas of MAS that significantly benefit of the intelligent agent
concept and give an idea about how to tackle problems using these
new information technologies.
During the second and
third year, the next editions of our programme will draw from
the obtained experience, and will be structured into two parts.
The first part will cover new directions of research and development
in MAS, and the second part will be an in-depth presentation of
MAS applications. Special working groups with the purpose of actually
program and develop applications will be organized in the second
and third year of the project. The long-term goal is to try to create
a M.A.S. programme on Intelligent Agents Technology that will be
included in the curricula of the partner universities and of other