The Multi-Agent Programming Contest


2016, 2017: Agents in the City

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

  1. identifying key problems,
  2. collecting suitable benchmarks, and
  3. 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

Agents on Mars

2008, 2009, 2010: Cow Herding Scenario

Cows and Cowboys

2006, 2007: Goldminers Scenario

Gold Miners

2005: CLIMA VI Contest