The Foundation for Intelligent Physical Agents (FIPA) is a not-for-profit association registered in Geneva, Switzerland. Its purpose is the promotion of the success of emerging agent-based applications, services and equipment. This goal is pursued by making available in a timely manner, internationally agreed specifications that maximize interoperability across agent-based applications, services and equipment. This is realized through the open international collaboration of member organizations, which are companies and universities active in the agent field. FIPA’s specifications are public available. They are not a technology for a specific application, but generic technologies for different application areas, and not just independent technologies but a set of basic technologies that can be integrated by developers to make complex systems with a high degree of interoperability.
JADE implements all those basic FIPA specifications that provide the normative framework within which FIPA agents can exist, operate, and communicate.
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