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The Intelligent Agent Laboratory (Agentlab) is a research group in the Departments of Computing and Information Systems, Melbourne School of Engineering, at the University of Melbourne.

Agile mine scheduling through contingent planning (Making the Pilbara Blend)

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Agile mine scheduling project description

Foundations of human-agent collaboration: situation-relevant information sharing

Collaborative Systems project description

Software Verification of Air Traffic Management (ATM) Systems

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ATM project description

Agent oriented software engineering (AOSE)

Intelligent Information Systems

Automated planning languages (MIndiGolog & CollabLP)

Models of interaction & context-aware applications

Transaction-oriented multi-agent systems

Research Centre Participation

The Agentlab has active research programs within the following research centres at the University.

The Optimisation group of Australia's ICT Research Centre of Excellence (NICTA), within the Victoria Research Laboratory at the University of Melbourne.

The Intelligent Information Systems theme of the The Defence Science Institute and the Natural Disaster Managment Research Initiative.

The Institute for a Broadband-Enabled Society at the University of Melbourne.


  • MIndiGolog: A multi-agent, concurrent programming and planning language based on the situation calculus.
  • G12: A constraint programming platform.
  • REBEL Version 1.1.0: A tool for the
  • ROADMAP agent-oriented software engineering methodology.
  • CollabLP: A multi-agent collaborative logic programming language.
  • NOSA: A standards-compliant sensor-network middleware.
  • HAVE & CTF: human-agent virtual environment and capture-the-flag multi-agent simulations.

  • MIT Press Books - by Agentlab Members

    Leon Sterling and Kuldar Taveter, The Art of Agent-Oriented Modeling, The MIT Press, 2009

    Kim Marriott and Peter Stuckey, Programming with Constraints , The MIT Press, 1998

    Sterling, L. and Shapiro, E., The Art of Prolog, 2nd Edition, MIT Press, 1994

    Agent-related subjects

    COMP90054 Software Agents

    COMP90046 Constraint Programming

    COMP90048 Declarative Programming

    COMP90053 Program Analysis and Transformation

    COMP90045 Programming Language Implementation

    COMP90051 Statistical and Evolutionary Learning

    COMP30021 Theoretical Computer Science


    Miegunyah Visiting Fellow Prof Giuseppe De Giacomo & Assoc Prof Diego Calvenese

    Professor Giuseppe De Giacomo and Associat Profressor Diego Calvenese visited the Intelligent Agent laboratory in the Department of Computing and Information Systems, Melbourne School of Engineering from 26 July - 25 August 2013.

    Giuseppe presented a public lecture on Tuesday 13th August, the slides are now available here.

    PhD Scholarships Available

    PhD applicants invited to apply for 2014/5 - the agentlab presently has a range of exciting research opportunities for graduates to do their thesis in the area of intelligent agents - funded by APA, APAI, Melbourne University scholarships and NICTA top-up scholarships and DSI (STRAPA) scholarhips, please contact Adrian Pearce for more information if you are interested in applying.

    Future postgraduates (applications invited)

    Applications for PhD or Masters by research, funding is availble via competitively awarded scholarships.


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  • Seminars

  • AI Seminars @Unimelb
  • Agents-Vic (Google group)

  • Conference participation

  • International Conference on Autonomous Agents and Multiagent Systems (AAMAS 2016), Singapore, May 9-13, 2016
  • International Conference on Automated Planning and Scheduling (ICAPS 2016), London, June 12-17, 2016
  • International Conference on Principles of Knowledge Representation and Reasoning (KR 2016), Cape Town, South Africa 25-29, April 2016

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