Economic and business processes in the WEB

Course Information
TitleΟικονομικές και Επιχειρησιακές διαδικασίες στον Παγκόσμιο Ιστό / Economic and business processes in the WEB
Interdepartmental ProgrammeManagement and Information Systems
Collaborating SchoolsInformatics
Cycle / Level2nd / Postgraduate
Teaching PeriodSpring
Course ID600015146

Programme of Study: Management and Information Systems

Registered students: 32
OrientationAttendance TypeSemesterYearECTS
KORMOSElective Courses216

Class Information
Academic Year2019 – 2020
Class PeriodSpring
Faculty Instructors
Weekly Hours3
Class ID
Course Category
Knowledge Deepening / Consolidation
Mode of Delivery
  • Face to face
Digital Course Content
Language of Instruction
  • Greek (Instruction, Examination)
General Prerequisites
Basic knowledge of Statistics, Basic programming principles, Basic knowledge of Artificial Intelligence, Basic knowledge of distributed computer systems.
Learning Outcomes
Deepening and familiarization with the computational, mathematical and statistical methodologies and principles of intelligent agents and multi-agent systems in the analysis, understanding and optimization of economic and business procedures on the web and in particular to markets networks, auctions, advertising strategies, financial transactions, policies tenders etc.
General Competences
  • Apply knowledge in practice
  • Retrieve, analyse and synthesise data and information, with the use of necessary technologies
  • Adapt to new situations
  • Make decisions
  • Work autonomously
  • Work in teams
  • Generate new research ideas
  • Be critical and self-critical
  • Advance free, creative and causative thinking
Course Content (Syllabus)
Mathematical represantation, metrics and models of processes and transactions on the Web. Game Theory. Strategies and optimization. Data and statistical analysis. Introduction to Multiagent Systems. Agent Communication & Interaction Protocols. Contract Net. Negotiation. Auctions. Agent Applications.
Networks, Markets, Transactions, Mathematical approach, Agents, Game Theory, Negotation, Auctions, Protocols, Communication, Interaction
Educational Material Types
  • Notes
  • Slide presentations
  • Book
Use of Information and Communication Technologies
Use of ICT
  • Use of ICT in Course Teaching
  • Use of ICT in Laboratory Teaching
  • Use of ICT in Communication with Students
Powerpoint slides, Multiagent programming systems demonstration, mathematic and statistical software
Course Organization
Other / Others521.7
Student Assessment
Written exams 70%, Projects 30%
Student Assessment methods
  • Written Exam with Multiple Choice Questions (Summative)
  • Written Exam with Short Answer Questions (Summative)
  • Written Exam with Extended Answer Questions (Summative)
  • Written Assignment (Formative, Summative)
  • Performance / Staging (Formative, Summative)
  • Written Exam with Problem Solving (Summative)
Course Bibliography (Eudoxus)
i. Michael Wooldridge, "An Introduction to MultiAgent Systems - Second Edition", John Wiley & Sons, ISBN: 978-0470519462, May 2009. ii. David Easley and Jon Kleinberg, Networks, Crowds, and Markets: Reasoning About a Highly Connected World, Cambridge University Press, 2010
Additional bibliography for study
Mathhew O. Jackson, "Social and Economic Networks", ISBN: 978-0691148205, November 2010 • Fabio Luigi Bellifemine, Giovanni Caire, Dominic Greenwood, "Developing Multi-Agent Systems with JADE", ISBN: 978-0-470-05747-6, February 2007 • Rafael H. Bordini, Jomi Fred Hübner, Michael Wooldridge, "Programming Multi-Agent Systems in AgentSpeak using Jason", ISBN: 978-0-470-02900-8, October 2007 • Lin Padgham, Michael Winikoff, "Developing Intelligent Agent Systems: A Practical Guide", ISBN: 978-0-470-86120-2, June 2004 • Stuart Russell and Peter Norvig, "Artificial Intelligence: A Modern Approach", 2nd Edition, ISBN: 0-13-790395-2, Prentice Hall, 2003. • G. Weiss (ed.), "Multi-Agent Systems: A Modern Approach to Distributed Artificial Intelligence", MIT Press, ISBN 0262731312, 1999. • J. Ferbe, "Multi-Agent Systems", Addison-Wesley, 1999.
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