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Nicolas Cointe

Postdoc scholar in Artificial Intelligence

Delft University of Technology
Faculty of Technology, Policy and Management,
Department of Engineering Systems and Services,
Transport Policy and Logistics (TLO) section
Member of the BEHAVE project

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Ethical Market Simulator


To install this simulator you need the following softs :

Then you can clone or directly download the project on the git repository on


They are two files .jcm in the exp folder : ethicalHFT.jcm and ethicalHFTX.jcm. The second one offers a graphical user interface to see the evolution of the simulation during the experiment. The first one only put the result in a set of files.

If you use eclipse IDE, you only have to import the project in a jacamo workspace and right clic on the .jcm file and then select "run jacamo application".

Otherwise, you can type in a terminal the following instruction :

java -classpath [path to the jacamo.jar]:.jacamo-0.6/lib/jason.jar jacamo.infra.RunJaCaMoProject ./exp/ethicalHFTX.jcm


The parameters of the experiments are both in the .jcm file (quantity and types of agents, initial beliefs and so on), and a description of the scenario in the XML file located in exp/data/scenario.xml. This file describes the marketplaces, the assets and the agent's portfolios.

Plot results

Finally, to plot the results of the experiment, you can use the two gnuplot scripts to draw the evolution of a portfolio or the evolution of a quoted asset.