Modelling Environments for Distributed Simulation

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Modelling Environments for Distributed Simulation
Abstract. Decentralised, event-driven distributed simulation is particularly suitable for modelling systems with inherent asynchronous parallelism, such as agentbased systems. However the efficient simulation of multi-agent systems presents particular challenges which are not addressed by standard parallel discrete event simulation (PDES) models and techniques. PDES approaches based on the logical process paradigm assume a fixed decomposition into processes, each of which maintains its own portion of the state of the simulation. The interaction between the processes is fixed in advance and does not change during the simulation. In contrast, simulations of MAS typically have a large shared state, the agents' environment, which is only loosely associated with any particular process. In this paper, we present a model of the shared state of a distributed MAS simulation of situated agents. We consider the problems of efficient sensing, parallel actions and action conflicts, and present...
Michael Lees, Brian Logan, Rob Minson, Ton Oguara,
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Type Conference
Year 2004
Where E4MAS
Authors Michael Lees, Brian Logan, Rob Minson, Ton Oguara, Georgios K. Theodoropoulos
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