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Multiagent Development Kit

MaDKit is a multiagent-based development platform written in Java. MaDKit is designed to easily build distributed applications and simulations using the multiagent paradigm and features:

  • Artificial agents creation and life cycle management
  • An organizational infrastructure for communication between agents, structuring the application
  • High heterogeneity in agent architectures: No predefined agent model
  • Multi-Agent based simulation and simulator authoring tools
  • Multi-agent based distributed application authoring facilities

In contrast to conventional approaches, which are mostly agent-centered, MaDKit follows an organization-centered approach (OCMAS) so that there is no predefnied agent model in MaDKit. So, MaDKit is built upon the AGR (Agent/Group/Role) organizational model: agents play roles in groups and thus create artificial societies.

Versions

MaDKit 4 comes with a full set of applications illustrating what can be done using MaDKit.
MaDKit 5 contains the new version of the kernel API, some demos and tutorials.
Both could be tested to have an hint about what MaDKit is.

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