Running agent-based simulations. Unternehmensmodell / Computersimulation.

David Meyer, Alexandros Karatzoglou, Christian Buchta, Friedrich Leisch, Kurt Hornik

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Abstract

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.
Original languageEnglish
Place of PublicationVienna
PublisherSFB Adaptive Information Systems and Modelling in Economics and Management Science, WU Vienna University of Economics and Business
Publication statusPublished - 2001

Publication series

NameWorking Papers SFB "Adaptive Information Systems and Modelling in Economics and Management Science"
No.80

WU Working Paper Series

  • Working Papers SFB \Adaptive Information Systems and Modelling in Economics and Management Science\

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