An Environment Interface Standard for Agent-Oriented Programming
Duration: since 05/2009
Our objective is to design and develop a generic environment interface standard (EIS) that facilitates connecting agents programmed in various agent programming languages (APL) to environments.
We aim at a de facto standard that possibly can become a real standard in the future.
Our motivation is based on the following considerations:
- implementing an EIS makes already working environments widely available (short-term goal),
- an EIS allows for the easy distribution of future environments (Multi-Agent Contest, Unreal, ORTS,...),
- an EIS allows the direct comparison of APL platforms, and
- an EIS enables the development of a truly heterogeneous MAS, consisting of agents from APL platforms that adhere to the standard of the EIS (long-term goal).