The Multi-Agent Programming Contest
We are happy to announce the MAPC 2019! Head over to the 2019 page for more details.Read more.
MAPC 2018 - Publication details:
The 2018 contest proceedings will be published with Springer in the color-cover subline of LNCS/LNAI.Read more.
MAPC 2018 - Updated results:
This year, after the last game, we had some discussions about the interpretation of the rules. The main question was whether strategies can be changed during the contest (taking past games into account) and what exactly should count as such a strategy-change (as opposed to just bug-fixes).Read more.
MAPC 2018 - Publication:
The 2018 contest proceedings will be published with Springer in the color-cover subline of LNCS/LNAI.
Dates and the submission system will be announced shortly.
2019: Agents Assemble
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.
2016, 2017, 2018: Agents in the City
2011, 2012, 2013, 2014: Agents on Mars
2008, 2009, 2010: Cow Herding Scenario
2006, 2007: Goldminers Scenario
2005: CLIMA VI Contest