Running agent-based simulations. Unternehmensmodell / Computersimulation.

Meyer, David and Karatzoglou, Alexandros and Buchta, Christian and Leisch, Friedrich and Hornik, Kurt ORCID: (2001) Running agent-based simulations. Unternehmensmodell / Computersimulation. Working Papers SFB "Adaptive Information Systems and Modelling in Economics and Management Science", 80. SFB Adaptive Information Systems and Modelling in Economics and Management Science, WU Vienna University of Economics and Business, Vienna.


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When running agent-based simulations using ready-made components, one usually faces heterogenity problems both for the agents' implementation and for the underlying platform. To circumvent these kind of hindrances, we introduce a wrapper technique for mapping the functionality of agents living in an interpreter-based environment to a standardized CORBA interface, thus facilitating the task for any control mechanism (like a simulation manager) which just will need to handle one set of commands for all agents involved. This mapping is made by an XML-based definition file. We also have built a generic simulation manager which makes use of agents with homogeneous interfaces, and which can be used to run simple simulations. In a sample session, we illustrate how wrapper and simulation manager do inter-act. Finally, we describe the database interface representing the global Artificial Economy environment in which agents operate. In the Appendix, we give a brief overview of the current installation of the SFB reference computer platform.

Item Type: Paper
Additional Information: This piece of research was supported by the Austrian Science Foundation (FWF) under grant SFB#010 ("Adaptive Information Systems and Modelling in Economics and Management Science").
Divisions: Departments > Finance, Accounting and Statistics > Statistics and Mathematics
Departments > Informationsverarbeitung u Prozessmanag. > Informationswirtschaft
Departments > Informationsverarbeitung u Prozessmanag. > Produktionsmanagement > Taudes
Departments > Marketing > Service Marketing und Tourismus
Depositing User: Repository Administrator
Date Deposited: 11 Feb 2002 10:05
Last Modified: 24 Oct 2019 13:41


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