CS 886: Multiagent Systems

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Schedule: Tuesday and Thursday, 10:00-11:20
Room: DC 2585
Instructor: Kate Larson**

Class participation is an important component of this course.
Students are expected to attend all lectures and presentations and
participate in the discussion of the research papers, read all listed
research papers before class and provide constructive feedback about
the presentations made by the other students in the class.

**Paper Reviews**

After week 2 of the semester, each class will typically have two
assigned papers. Students are expected to read both papers before
class. In addition, by 09:00 of the day of class, every student is required to submit a short summary/review of one of the papers. The points addressed in this summary/review are the following:

- What is the main contribution of the paper?
- Is it important? Why?
- What was the main insight of the paper?
- What assumptions were made?
- What applications might arise from the paper?
- How can the results be extended?
- What was unclear to you?

Students are also required to give constructive feedback to presenters. This will be done by using UWaterloo Learn and accessing the Quizzes section. There will be a "Quiz" for each speaker, and you will be expected to comment on and assign scores for different components of the presentation. Feedback is expected to be provided within 24 hours of the presentation.

The questions you will be asked when evaluating a presentation can be found here. Feedback will be anonymized and passed on to the speakers. Scores are used to help the speaker see what worked and did not work in the presentation, however, they will not determine the final grade for the presentation. The instructor is the one responsible for assigning grades.