The construction and interrogation of actor based simulation histories

CLARK, Tony, KULKARNI, Vinay, BARN, Balbir and BARAT, Souvik (2017). The construction and interrogation of actor based simulation histories. In: CABANILLAS, Cristina, ESPAÑA, Sergio and FARSHIDI, Siamak, (eds.) Proceedings of the ER Forum 2017 and the ER 2017 Demo Track co-located with the 36th International Conference on Conceptual Modelling (ER 2017), Valencia, Spain, - November 6-9, 2017. CEUR Workshop Proceedings (1979). CEUR-WS, 334-347.

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Large socio-technical systems are complex to comprehend in their entirety because information exchanges between system compo- nents lend an emergent nature to the overall system behaviour. Although Individual system component behaviour may be known at the outset, such components may exhibit uncertainty and further exacerbate issues of a priori prediction of the overall system behaviour. Multi-agent sys- tems and the use of simulation is a possible recourse in such situations however, simulation results need to be correctly interpreted so as to nudge the overall system behaviour towards a desired objective. We pro- pose a solution wherein the system is modelled as a set of actors ex- changing messages, a simulation engine producing execution trace for an actor as its history, and a querying mechanism to identify patterns that may span across individual actor histories to ascertain property of the overall system. The proposed solution is evaluated using a representative sample from real life.

Item Type: Book Section
Additional Information: Series ISSN:1613-0073
Research Institute, Centre or Group - Does NOT include content added after October 2018: Cultural Communication and Computing Research Institute > Communication and Computing Research Centre
Page Range: 334-347
Depositing User: Tony Clark
Date Deposited: 30 Jan 2018 13:30
Last Modified: 18 Mar 2021 15:32

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