The 2019 Contest
The results and all team description papers have been published in Springer’s Lect. Notes Computer Challenges series.
|Organizers||The Multi-Agent Programming Contest - A résumé||10.1007/978-3-030-59299-8_1|
|LFC||LFC: Combining Autonomous Agents and Automated Planning in the Multi-Agent Programming Contest||10.1007/978-3-030-59299-8_2|
|FIT BUT||Multi-Agent Programming Contest 2019 FIT BUT Team solution||10.1007/978-3-030-59299-8_3|
|GOAL-DTU||GOAL-DTU: Development of Distributed Intelligence for the Multi-Agent Programming Contest||10.1007/978-3-030-59299-8_4|
|TRG||The Requirement Gatherers’ Approach to the 2019 Multi-Agent Programming Contest Scenario||10.1007/978-3-030-59299-8_5|
Preprints may be available on arXiv.
The Scenario: Agents Assemble
In the new scenario, agents have to put blocks together to assemble more complex structures and deliver them in a grid world. For more information, see the Scenario documentation.
|Match||Sim 1||Sim 2||Sim 3||Score|
|LFC vs. FIT BUT||210 : 0||170 : 0||220 : 40||9:0|
|GOAL-DTU vs. TRG||40 : 40||40 : 0||40 : 0||7:1|
|LFC vs. TRG||180 : 120||0 : 0||210 : 40||7:1|
|GOAL-DTU vs. FIT BUT||0 : 340||0 : 40||0 : 680||0:9|
|FIT BUT vs. TRG||80 : 0||80 : 210||500 : 180||6:3|
|LFC vs. GOAL-DTU||380 : 40||40 : 130||380 : 40||6:3|
All times are CEST.
|14:00||LFC vs. FIT BUT||GOAL-DTU vs. TRG|
|~15:30||LFC vs. TRG||GOAL-DTU vs. FIT BUT|
|~17:00||LFC vs. GOAL-DTU||FIT BUT vs. TRG|
Organisation & Guidelines
|FIT BUT||Brno University of Technology||Uhlir Vaclav
|GOAL-DTU||Technical University of Denmark||Jørgen Villadsen
Alexander Birch Jensen
Andreas Halkjær From
|LFC||University of Liverpool||Rafael C. Cardoso
|TRG||Carleton University||Michael Vezina||Jason|
Please fill out the registration form and follow the instructions within.
|(done) First software package available||now!|
|(done) Scenario is feature complete||July 2019|
|(done) Registration Deadline||1st September 2019|
|(done) Qualification||9th September 2019|
|(done) Contest||16th October 2019|
The MASSim server is available on GitHub.
Unpack the software package and start the contest server for development and testing. In a shell:
cd server java -jar server-*-jar-with-dependencies.jar \ --monitor 8000 # with webmonitor on port 8000
The package contains some dummy agents. You can use these as a starting point:
There have also always been teams that implemented the communication protocol themselves.
The winner of this year’s contest will be awarded a voucher for 500 EUR worth in books, thankfully provided by Springer Verlag. Requirements are the submission of a team description paper and the source code of the agents.
Participants and all interested colleagues are invited to subscribe to our mailing list:
All the important details and announcements including scenario and communication protocol specifications as well as software release announcements and bug reports will be shared on this list.
The mailing list archive is publically available.
After the tournament we invite every participant to submit a paper about their team. Once the quality of the papers has been assured they will be regularly published (as the previous edition) in Springer’s LNCS Challenges subline.
Authors should consult Springer’s authors’ guidelines and use their proceedings templates, either for LaTeX or for Word, for the preparation of their papers. Springer encourages authors to include their ORCIDs in their papers. In addition, the corresponding author of each paper, acting on behalf of all of the authors of that paper, must complete and sign a Consent-to-Publish form. The corresponding author signing the copyright form should match the corresponding author marked on the paper. Once the files have been sent to Springer, changes relating to the authorship of the papers cannot be made.