The Multi-Agent Programming Contest
Head over to our Registration page to register now for MAPC 2018!
Agent Contest 2018:
We have just released the preliminary schedule and first package for the 2018 installment of the Multi-Agent Programming Contest.
As always, we are grateful for any reported sightings of possible bugs and issues and of course, your general feedback.
Special Issues 2016 and 2017:
All contributions to the Special Issue on MAPC 2016 have been finalized and will appear as Vol. 6 No. 1 of the International Journal of Agent-Oriented Software Engineering shortly.
A Special Issue on MAPC 2017 in Annals of Mathematics and Artificial Intelligence is currently in the works and will appear later this year.
MAPC 2017 - Results:
We congratulate BusyBeaver for winning this year’s contest with a perfect score of 54 points. The results and replays have been uploaded to the 2017 contest page.
- The teams should now submit their source code until the 30th of September.
- Publication details will be announced soon.
Thanks to everyone for participating. And as always, after the game is before the game.
2016, 2017, 2018: Agents in the City
Aims and Scope
This competition is an attempt to stimulate research in the area of multi-agent system development and programming by
- identifying key problems,
- collecting suitable benchmarks, and
- gathering test cases which require and enforce coordinated action
that can serve as milestones for testing multi-agent programming languages, platforms and tools. We also expect that participating at the contest helps to debug existing systems and to identify their weak and strong aspects.
The performance of a particular system will be determined in a series of games where the systems compete against each other. While winning the competition is not the main point, we hope it will shed light on the applicability of certain frameworks to particular domains.
2011, 2012, 2013, 2014: Agents on Mars
2008, 2009, 2010: Cow Herding Scenario
2006, 2007: Goldminers Scenario
2005: CLIMA VI Contest