Sampson, Adam T. and Welch, Peter H. and Warren, Douglas N. and Andrews, Paul S. and Bjørndalen, John Markus and Stepney, Susan and Timmis, Jon
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.
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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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