IMPACT: a system for building agent applications

T. J. Rogers*, Robert Ross, V. S. Subrahmanian

*Corresponding author for this work

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IMPACT (Interactive Maryland Platform for Agents Collaborating Together) provides a platform and environment for agent and software interoperability being developed as a joint, multinational effort with participants from the University of Maryland, the Technische Universitat Wien, Bar-Ilan University, the University of Koblenz, and the Universita di Torino. Here, we describe the overall architecture of the IMPACT system, and outline how this architecture (i) allows agents to be developed either from scratch, or by extending legacy code-bases, (ii) allows agents to interact with one another, (iii) allows agents to have a variety of capabilities (reactive, autonomous, intelligent, mobile, replicating) and behaviors, and (iv) how IMPACT provides a variety of infrastructural services that may be used by agents to interact with one another.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)95-113
Number of pages19
JournalJournal of Intelligent Information Systems
Issue number2-3
StatePublished - 2000
Externally publishedYes

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Software
  • Information Systems
  • Hardware and Architecture
  • Computer Networks and Communications
  • Artificial Intelligence


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