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Title: Team PUCRS: a decentralised multi-agent solution for the agents in the city scenario

Authors: Rafael C. Cardoso; Ramon Fraga Pereira; Guilherme Krzisch; Maurício C. Magnaguagno; Túlio Baségio; Felipe Meneguzzi

Addresses: Faculdade de Informática, PUCRS, Avenida Ipiranga, 6681 – Porto Alegre, RS, Brazil ' Faculdade de Informática, PUCRS, Avenida Ipiranga, 6681 – Porto Alegre, RS, Brazil ' Faculdade de Informática, PUCRS, Avenida Ipiranga, 6681 – Porto Alegre, RS, Brazil ' Faculdade de Informática, PUCRS, Avenida Ipiranga, 6681 – Porto Alegre, RS, Brazil ' Faculdade de Informática, PUCRS, Avenida Ipiranga, 6681 – Porto Alegre, RS, Brazil ' Faculdade de Informática, PUCRS, Avenida Ipiranga, 6681 – Porto Alegre, RS, Brazil

Abstract: The 2016 edition of the multi-agent programming contest used the agents in the city as its new scenario, which consisted on the execution of various logistics tasks within a realistic city topology using a number of different vehicle types. The complexity of the scenario and variety of tasks posed a challenging problem suitable for a decentralised multi-agent solution. In this paper we describe the winning solution for the contest, providing insights into how we designed our solution and organised our team, as well as some discussion on a few of our matches.

Keywords: multi-agent programming contest; MAPC; decentralised multi-agent systems; agents in the city; contract net protocol; CNP; JaCaMo.

DOI: 10.1504/IJAOSE.2018.089595

International Journal of Agent-Oriented Software Engineering, 2018 Vol.6 No.1, pp.3 - 34

Received: 27 Nov 2016
Accepted: 15 Feb 2017

Published online: 23 Jan 2018 *

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