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Scientific Programming
Volume 13, Issue 2, Pages 159-172

Efficiency of JADE Agent Platform

Krzysztof Chmiel,1 Maciej Gawinecki,1 Pawel Kaczmarek,1 Michal Szymczak,1 and Marcin Paprzycki1,2

1Department of Mathematics and Computer Science, Adam Mickiewicz University, Poznań, Poland
2Computer Science Institute, SWPS, Warsaw, Poland

Received 1 December 2005; Accepted 1 December 2005

Copyright © 2005 Hindawi Publishing Corporation. This is an open access article distributed under the Creative Commons Attribution License, which permits unrestricted use, distribution, and reproduction in any medium, provided the original work is properly cited.


Agent oriented programming is often claimed to become the next breakthrough in development and implementation of large-scale complex software systems. At the same time it is rather difficult to find successful applications of agent technology, in particular when large-scale systems are considered. The aim of this paper is to investigate if one of the possible limits could be the scalability of existing agent environments. For this purpose we have selected JADE agent platform and investigated its performance in a number of test-scenarios. Results of our experiments are presented and discussed.