Foundation for Intelligent Physical Agents
The Foundation for Intelligent Physical Agents (FIPA) is chartered by the IEEE Computer Society Standards Activities Board to promote agent-based technology and the interoperability of its standards with other technologies.
FIPA was originally formed as a Swiss based organization in 1996 to produce software standards specifications for heterogeneous and interacting agents and agent based systems. Since its foundations, FIPA has played a crucial role in the development of agents standards and has promoted a number of initiatives and events that contributed to the development and uptake of agent technology. Furthermore, many of the ideas originated and developed in FIPA are now coming into sharp focus in new generations of Web/Internet technology and related specifications.