Senior Software Engineer
Ludo Stellingwerff // Jos de Jong
(keywords: agent-platform, multi-agent systems, distributed systems)
Eve envisions to be an open and dynamic environment where agents can live and act anywhere: in the cloud, on smartphones, on desktops, in browsers, robots, home automation devices, etc.
Agents communicate with each other using existing protocols (JSON-RPC) over existing transport layers (HTTP, XMPP), offering a language and platform-agnostic solution.
Caveat: Eve fits to real-world solutions, not much for massive agent-based software simulations.
Estimated TRL/Maturity: TRL 6(i.e., technology demonstrated in relevant environment), high maturity (Java is at v2.0, JS is under continuous development).
Past projects: ARUM, BRIDGE, INERTIA, ALL4GREEN
Unique selling points: the only existing web-based agent platform, open source, high scalability, language agnostic, applicable to potentially any device/platform, suited to the IoT.
Competitors: JADE, AGlobe, AgentScape (all are old, not scalable, not for any environment)
Demos available: ARUM MIDAS, BRIDGE control system, conference matchmaking, mobile anklung, game of life (also for interaction of Java/JavaScriipt versions).
Possible development: t.b.a.
Ideas for applications: Internet of Things (in manufactoring, health, etc.) and Smart Cities are a natural fit; Eve can also be used as middleware and it couples well with vis.js modules; overemphasize the applicability to any environment, including portable devices and heterogeneous servers/OS.