Polack, F and Zschaler, S (2020) A family of languages for trustworthy agent-based simulation. Proceedings of the International Conference on Computer Systems and Technologies 2020, CompSysTech 2020, Ruse, Bulgaria, June 19-20, 2020. pp. 16-21.

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Simulation is a key tool for researching complex system behaviour. Agent-based simulation has been applied across domains, such as biology, health, economics and urban sciences. However, engineering robust, efficient, maintainable, and reliable agent-based simulations is challenging. We present a vision for engineering agent simulations comprising a family of domain-specific modelling languages (DSMLs) that integrates core software engineering, validation and simulation experimentation. We relate the vision to examples of principled simulation , to show how the DSMLs would improve robustness, efficiency, and maintainability o simulations. Focusing on how to demonstrate the fitness for purpose of
a simulator, the envisaged approach supports bi-directional transparency and traceability between the original domain understanding to the implementation, interpretation of results and evaluation of hypotheses.

Item Type: Article
Additional Information: All information regarding this publication, and all conference information can be found online at; https://dl.acm.org/doi/10.1145/3426425.3426929 http://www.sle2020.eu/
Uncontrolled Keywords: agent-based simulation, domain-specific modelling languages, CoSMoS
Subjects: Q Science > QA Mathematics > QA75 Electronic computers. Computer science
Q Science > QA Mathematics > QA76 Computer software
Divisions: Faculty of Natural Sciences > School of Computing and Mathematics
Depositing User: Symplectic
Date Deposited: 12 Oct 2020 17:50
Last Modified: 16 Mar 2021 12:08
URI: https://eprints.keele.ac.uk/id/eprint/8737

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