Sampson, A.T. and Welch, P.H. and Warren, D.N. and Andrews, Paul S. and Bjørndalen, John Markus and Stepney, S. and Timmis, J.
Investigating Patterns for the Process-Oriented Modelling and Simulation of Space in Complex Systems.
In: Artificial Life XI: Proceedings of the Eleventh International Conference on the Simulation and Synthesis of Living Systems.
Complex systems modelling and simulation is becoming increasingly important to numerous disciplines. The CoSMoS project aims to produce a unified infrastructure for modelling and simulating all sorts of complex systems, making use of design patterns and the process-oriented programming model. We provide a description of CoSMoS and present a case study into the modelling of space in complex systems. We describe how two models - absolute geometric space and relational network space - can be captured using process-oriented techniques, and how our models can be refactored to allow efficient, distributed simulation. We identify a number of design, implementation and refactoring patterns that can be applied to future complex systems modelling problems.
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