The Multi-Agent Programming Contest
MAPC 2017 First package release:
The first MASSim package of 2017 has been released into the wild! Head over to its new home at GitHub to obtain it and see what’s changed.Read more.
- MAPC 2016 Preliminary preface:
MAPC 2016 Publication:
The results of MAPC 2016 will be published as a special issue of the International Journal of Agent-Oriented Software Engineering (IJAOSE). Details will be announced on the mailing list shortly.
2016, 2017: 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