The JAS-mine team:

Matteo Richiardi Ross Richardson 
(project leader)(software developer)


Hugo Lhuillier 
 (model developer)


JAS 1 was released in 2004 by Michele Sonnessa, as part of a grant on “Dynamic microsimulation as a tool to forecast employment rates of the elderly” awarded by the Italian Ministry of Labor and Welfare to the LABORatorio Revelli. Matteo Richiardi and Roberto Leombruni were the principal investigators and contributed to the definition of the platform architecture.

JAS 2 was released in 2013 again by Michele Sonnessa, with financial support from Piedmont Region (research grant “ICT4Law: ICT Converging on Law: Next Generation Services for Citizens, Enterprises, Public Administration and Policymakers”, and research grant: “From work to health and back: The right to a healthy working life in a changing society”) and Collegio Carlo Alberto (research grant: “Causes, Processes and Consequences of Flexsecurity Reform in the EU: Lessons from Bismarkian Countries”). Matteo Richiardi was the coordinator of the above projects and contributed to design the platform architecture, developing the sample applications and writing the documentation.

JAS-mine forked JAS version 2.1.2. All classes that have been added or modified are clearly marked, and no responsibility whatsoever for them should be attributed to Michele Sonnessa. JAS-mine 3 is the first publicly available release of JAS-mine, released in January 2016 by Ross Richardson while at the University of Oxford. JAS-mine was also a LAB2DATA outreach activity (Marie Curie Intra-European Fellowship Call: FP7-PEOPLE-2013-IEF). 


  • 2017-05: JAS-mine 3.2 released
  • 2016-03: JAS-mine 3.1 released
  • 2016-01: JAS-mine 3.0 released
  • 2014-12: JAS-mine forked from JAS
  • 2014-09: JAS 2.1 released
  • 2013-09: JAS 2.0 released
  • 2006-03: development of version 1 stops with the release of JAS 1.2.1
  • 2004-05: JAS 1.0 released

JAS-mine is free software and is released under the GNU Lesser General Public License
If you use or refer to JAS-mine in a publication, we ask that you cite the JAS-mine reference paper.