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Author(s): João P. C. Lopes
Henrique Lopes Cardoso
Title: From simulation to development in MAS a JADE-based approach
Issue Date: 2015
Abstract: Multi-agent systems (MAS) present an effective approach to the efficient development of modular systems composed of interacting agents. Several frameworks exist that aid the development of MAS, but they are often not very appropriate for some kind of uses, such as for Multi-Agent-based Simulation (MABS). Other frameworks exist for running simulations, sharing little with the former. While open agent-based applications benefit from adopting development and interaction standards, such as those proposed by FIPA, most MABS frameworks do not support them. In this paper we propose an approach to bridge the gap between the development and simulation of MAS, by putting forward two complementary tools. The Simple API for JADE-based Simulations (SAJaS) enhances MABS frameworks with JADE-based features, and the MAS Simulation to Development (MASSim2Dev) tool allows the automatic conversion of a SAJaS-based simulation into a JADE MAS, and vice-versa. Repast Simphony was used as the base MABS framework. Our proposal provides increased simulation performance while enabling JADE programmers to quickly develop their simulation models using familiar concepts. Validation tests demonstrate the significant performance gain in using SAJaS with Repast Simphony when compared with JADE and show that using MASSim2Dev preserves the original functionality of the system.
Subject: Engenharia de computadores, Engenharia electrotécnica, electrónica e informática
Computer engineering, Electrical engineering, Electronic engineering, Information engineering
Scientific areas: Ciências da engenharia e tecnologias::Engenharia electrotécnica, electrónica e informática
Engineering and technology::Electrical engineering, Electronic engineering, Information engineering
Source: 7th International Conference on Agents and Artificial Intelligence (ICAART 2015)
Document Type: Artigo em Livro de Atas de Conferência Internacional
Rights: openAccess
Appears in Collections:FEUP - Artigo em Livro de Atas de Conferência Internacional

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