The Multi-Agent Programming Contest
MAPC 2022 Publication:
The MAPC 2022 book is out now!
Just a brief update. There are no exciting news as of now. Except the papers of MAPC 2022 are about to be published soon(ish). Aside from that, an MAPC 2023 is very unlikely. We are looking to have an announcement (of MAPC 2024) ready later this year.
MAPC 2022 Results:
All matches are run, the results are in! We congratulate MMD from ELTE Hungary for winning the 16th MAPC!
Support for a PhD project:
We support the PhD project of Juliana Michelon. It is on Distributed Cognition in Human-Machine Systems and for us, it consists of a series of interviews to get the perspective of contest participants and organisers alike. For more information, check the project overview and the post on the mailing list.
2022: Agents Assemble III
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.
2019: Agents Assemble
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