Agent Contest Competition: 4th Edition [chapter]

Tristan M. Behrens, Mehdi Dastani, Jürgen Dix, Peter Novák
2009 Lecture Notes in Computer Science  
This paper summarises the Agent Contest 2008, organised in association with ProMAS'08. The aim of the contest is to stimulate research in the area of multi-agent systems by identifying key problems and collecting suitable benchmarks that can serve as milestones for evaluating new tools, models, and techniques to develop multi-agent systems. The first two editions of this contest were organised in association with CLIMA conference series and the third edition was organised in association with
more » ... MAS'07. Based on the experiences from the previous three editions ([16,17,18]), the contest scenario has been changed to test the participating multi-agent systems on their abilities to coordinate and cooperate. We wanted to emphasise team work and team strategy issues in a dynamic environment where teams compete for the same resources. Seven groups from Turkey did participate in this years contest. cooperation mechanisms to manage the interactions between individual agents and team work, and (3) the development of the shared environment in which agents perform their actions. Typical problems related to individual agents are how to specify, design and implement issues such as autonomy, pro-active/reactive behaviour, perception and update of information, reasoning and deliberation, and planning. Typical problems related to the interaction of individual agents are how to specify, design and implement issues such as communication, coordination, cooperation, negotiation, and team working. Finally, typical problems related to the development of their environment are how to specify, design and implement issues such as resources and services, agents' access to resources, active and passive sensing of the environment, and realizing the effects of actions. This competition started as an attempt to stimulate research in the area of multi-agent systems by
doi:10.1007/978-3-642-03278-3_14 fatcat:tj6epdhwa5erzbpqlrd6rdchca