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Mike Little <[log in to unmask]>
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MASON Multiagent Simulation Toolkit <[log in to unmask]>
Thu, 6 Apr 2006 21:27:02 -0400
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   I will send this directly to you in consideration of those on the
mailing list (if others are interested just let me know). BTW, do you
have a summary of notable changes in ver.11?


Sean Luke wrote:
> Good to hear, Mike.  Do you have a pointer to a PDF or an example  applet?
> Sean
> On Apr 5, 2006, at 10:41 AM, Mike Little wrote:
>> Sean,
>>   It's great to see a new release of MASON. Do you have an on-line
>> pointer to a summary of the new features in version 11? (I couldn't
>> find anything perusing the /projects/mason location).
>>   BTW, I may have forgotten to point you to our paper last fall
>> that references your recent MASON work:
>>   Detecting Coordinated Attacks in Tactical Wireless Networks
>>   using Cooperative Signature-based Detectors. 2005. Mike Little,
>>   Calvin Ko. IEEE MILCOM 2005.
>>                     -Mike
>> Sean Luke wrote:
>>> The George Mason University Evolutionary Computation Laboratory  and  
>>> Center for Social Complexity announce a new release of the  ECJ  
>>> evolutionary computation library and MASON multiagent  simulation  
>>> toolkit.  Both systems have seen major improvements  and revisions  
>>> since the last release approximately eight months  ago.  The two  
>>> systems are also being re-licensed under the  Academic Free License  
>>> version 3.0.
>>> ECJ is being released in two versions: a backward-compatable  
>>> version  (14) and a non-backward-compatible version (15) with  
>>> significant  framework revisions.  The dual release will  (hopefully) 
>>> give people  some extra time to convert to the new  version.  ECJ 
>>> 14/15 also has  numerous bug-fixes, speed  improvements, and a new 
>>> package (spatial  embedding).
>>> ECJ can be found here:
>>> ECJ CVS access is also available at SourceForge, but  
>>>  has experienced a major hardware failure this  past 
>>> week and CVS  access is not expected for several days at the  earliest.
>>> MASON 11 is a major revision of our multiagent simulator.  It  
>>> sports  a new charting and tracking facility, several new problem  
>>> domains,  and a very large number of bug fixes and improvements.
>>> MASON can be found here:
>>> Sean Luke