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Investigating Patterns for the Process-Oriented Modelling and Simulation of Space in Complex Systems

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 (2008) Investigating Patterns for the Process-Oriented Modelling and Simulation of Space in Complex Systems. In: Bullock, S. and Noble, J. and Watson, R. and Bedau, Mark A., eds. Proceedings of the Eleventh International Conference on the Simulation and Synthesis of Living Systems (ALIFE XI). MIT Press, Cambridge, Massachusetts, USA, pp. 17-24. ISBN 978-0-262-75017-2.

Abstract

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.

Item Type: Book section
Uncontrolled keywords: patterns, complex systems, concurrency, occam-pi
Subjects: Q Science > QA Mathematics (inc Computing science) > QA 76 Software, computer programming,
Divisions: Faculties > Sciences > School of Computing > Systems Architecture Group
Depositing User: Mark Wheadon
Date Deposited: 29 Mar 2010 12:11 UTC
Last Modified: 17 Sep 2019 10:36 UTC
Resource URI: https://kar.kent.ac.uk/id/eprint/24033 (The current URI for this page, for reference purposes)
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