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This is a list of known projects making use of the Agent Factory framework. If you are using Agent Factory in a project that is not listed below, please contact the webmaster with the relevant details (i.e. name, url, description, participants).


Research Projects

Agent Factory is currently used in the following research projects:

Mobile Computing

  • The ACCESS Architecture - An agent-based architecture that supports the deployment of multiple heterogeneous context-sensitive and location-aware services.
  • AD-ME - Location Aware Advertising Application
  • WAY - Location Aware Person Finding Application
  • EasiShop - Bluetooth based Mobile Shopping Assistant
  • Gullivers Genie - PDA Based Tourist Guide

Mixed Reality / Robotics

  • MiRA - Mixed Reality Agents
  • NEXUS - Project that investigates how to build virtual characters that are aware of and can interact with/through the physical (real) world.
  • Agent Chameleons - A project that explores the design of agents that exist in both virtual and physical environments.
  • SAID - Speaking Autonomous Intelligent Devices


  • CLARITY - Agent Factory is being used to implement intelligent middleware for wireless sensor networks.
  • ACRE - A project aimed at integrating interaction protocols into agent programming.
  • HOTAIR - A project that seeks to explore how agent technologies can be used to develop a scalable self-managing search engine architecture that handle multiple indexing techniques.
  • ECHOES - Virtual Collaborative Training Environment

Masters in Advanced Software Engineering Projects

Agent Factory was used as a tool for teaching Agent-Oriented Software Engineering UCD. Some of these projects produced are available for download below:

Agent Sherpa: Iain Hull, Aidan Morrissey, and Chris Walsh (2007)

Abstract: In this paper we will describe an implementation of a multi-agent system using the Agent Factory framework. We describe and specify the system to be implemented, an Improvised Explosive Device (IED) search and destroy solution called SHERPA. We will then describe the methodologies used to specify and implement the system, exploring their uses and limitations for the task at hand. The implementation framework, Agent Factory, and its role in the implementation of the system under development is also discussed here, and some areas for further development are identified.

Netbeans Plugin Project [[zip]] / Report [[pdf]]

Comparison of Organisational Structures: Niall Colreavy, and Peter Enright (2007)

Abstract: Choosing the correct organization structure is an important part of multi-agent system design as it has a direct effect on the communication strategy of the agents. In this paper we will investigate the Functional Hierarchy, Product Hierarchy and Centralized Market organizational structures proposed for multi-agent system organization.