TAP

Accessible Autonomous Software

Background
What is TAP?
Researchers
Who are the TAP prime investigators?
Industry
Who are the TAP industrial partners?
Applications
Which applications did TAP report on?




Background

The TAP project was funded by Vinnova. The acronym stands for Tillgänglig Autonom Programvara: Swedish for Accessible Autonomous Software. The project started on October 1, 2001 and ran until August 31, 2004. The purpose of TAP was to provide accessible means to users for employing intelligent autonomous software. The TAP project goals were to:

Researchers

The senior (Ph.D.) researchers in TAP were all working at the Swedish Institute of Computer Science

Industry

The first industrial case in TAP was agent trade servers, investigated in cooperation with the Financial Market Systems division at OM AB (now OMX). This case started late 2001 and was completed in the autumn of 2003.

The second industrial case in TAP was on agent-based modelling of epidemiological processes, investigated in cooperation with the Department of Medical Epidemiology and Biostatistics at Karolinska Institutet, and the Swedish Institute for Infectious Disease Control (SMI). This case ran from late 2002, until the end of the project. The third industrial case in TAP was on Gesetzgebungslehre and the role of law in artificial societies. This case started in 2003, and was the final TAP application case, running until the end of TAP.

Applications

The background to Agent Trade Servers is given on a separate web page. The second case has restrictions on publication and more information is available upon request. Parts of the mathematical foundation for studies in the third case are available in a paper later published in Annals of Mathematics and Artificial Intelligence. More details will be provided in the forthcoming Ph.D. thesis of Jan Odelstad.


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