Constructing and interrogating actor histories

CLARK, Tony, KULKARNI, Vinay, BARAT, Souvik and BARN, Balbir (2017). Constructing and interrogating actor histories. In: VALENCIA-GARCÍA, Rafael, PAREDES-VALVERDE, Mario Andrés, DEL PILAR SALAS- ZÁRATE, María and ALOR-HERNÁNDEZ, Giner, (eds.) Exploring intelligent decision support systems: Current state and new trends. Studies in Computational Intelligence (764). Springer. (In Press)

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Abstract

Complex systems, such as organizations, can be represented as execut- able simulation models using actor-based languages. Decision-making can be sup- ported by system simulation so that different configurations provide a basis for what-if analysis. Actor-based models are expressed in terms of large numbers of concurrent actors that communicate using asynchronous messages leading to complex non-deterministic behaviour. This chapter addresses the problem of ana- lyzing the results of model executions and proposes a general approach that can be added to any actor-based system. The approach uses a logic programming lan- guage with temporal extensions to query execution traces. The approach has been implemented and is shown to support a representative system model.

Item Type: Book Section
Additional Information: Book series ISSN: 1860-949X
Research Institute, Centre or Group: Cultural Communication and Computing Research Institute > Communication and Computing Research Centre
Departments: Faculty of Science, Technology and Arts > Computing
Depositing User: Tony Clark
Date Deposited: 20 Dec 2017 12:03
Last Modified: 27 Jan 2018 20:17
URI: http://shura.shu.ac.uk/id/eprint/17355

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