The JBotSim Library

JBotSim is a simulation library for distributed algorithms in dynamic networks. The style of programming is mainly event-driven: your code can react to various events (pulse of a clock, appearance/disappearance of a link, arrival of a message, movement of the node, etc.). Node movements can be controlled by program (e.g. mobile robots or mobility models), or by means of mouse-based interactions during the execution. Beyond its features, the main asset of JBotSim is its simplicity of use.

JBotSim 1.2.0 was just released! (CHANGELOG).

Note: JBotSim requires Java ≥ 8.

We are on Maven!

Declaring your JBotSim dependency with Gradle:


Declaring your JBotSim dependency with Maven:


Quick start

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How to cite JBotSim

If you use JBotSim in your research, please cite this paper:

Arnaud Casteigts, Remi Laplace. JBotSim: a Tool for Fast Prototyping of Distributed Algorithms in Dynamic Networks. In Proc of SIMUTools 2015.

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