From Testing Agent Systems to a Scalable Simulation Platform

  • Tobias Ahlbrecht
  • Jürgen Dix
  • Federico Schlesinger
Part of the Lecture Notes in Computer Science book series (LNCS, volume 9060)


Since 10 years our group in Clausthal is organizing the Multi-Agent Programming Contest, an international contest providing a flexible testbed for evaluating prototypical implementations of agent systems. We describe in this paper how the scenarios developed over time, which lessons we learned, and how this endeavour finally led to the idea of a scalable multiagent simulation platform. The important conclusion we draw is the need to move from academic prototypes to more seriously engineered software systems in order to support the uptake of academic research in industry.


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Authors and Affiliations

  • Tobias Ahlbrecht
    • 1
  • Jürgen Dix
    • 1
  • Federico Schlesinger
    • 1
  1. 1.Department of InformaticsClausthal University of TechnologyClausthal-ZellerfeldGermany

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