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VizScript: Visualizing Complex Interactions in Multi-Agent Systems

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VizScript: Visualizing Complex Interactions in Multi-Agent Systems
We address the problem of users creating visualizations to debug and understand multi-agent systems. The key challenges are that (1) needs arise dynamically, i.e., it is difficult to know a priori what visualizations one wants, (2) extensive expertise on the system, the algorithms and visualization tools are often needed for implementation, and (3) agents can be running in a distributed environment. We have developed VizScript, a collection of tools to expedite the process of creating visualizations. VizScript combines a generic application instrumentation, a knowledge base, and simple scene definition primitives with a reasoning system, to produce an easy to use visualization system. Using VizScript we were able to recreate the visualizations for a complex multi-agent system with an order-of-magnitude less effort than was required in a Java implementation. ACM Classification: H5.2 [Information interfaces and presentation]: General terms: Algorithms, Measurement, Performance, Design...
Jing Jin, Rajiv T. Maheswaran, Romeo Sanchez, Pedr
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Type Conference
Year 2007
Where ICIA
Authors Jing Jin, Rajiv T. Maheswaran, Romeo Sanchez, Pedro A. Szekely
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