This glossary defines a number of terms commonly used across the documentation. For the definitions of framework components consult the API docs.

  • AEA (Autonomous Economic Agent): An AEA is "an intelligent agent acting on an owner's behalf, with limited or no interference, and whose goal is to generate economic value to its owner". AEAs are a special type of agent. [more]

  • Software Agent: a software agent is a computer program that acts on behalf of an entity (e.g. individual, organisation, business). [more]

  • sOEF (Simple Open Economic Framework): The simple-OEF, or sOEF, is a search and discovery service for autonomous economic agents. [more]

  • ACN (Agent Communication Network): The ACN is a peer-to-peer communication network for autonomous economic agents. [more]