Modeling Mobile Agents

Uhrmacher, Adelinde M. and Tyschler, Petra and Tyschler, Dirk (1998) Modeling Mobile Agents. In: 1998 International Conference on Web-Based Modeling and Simulation, January 11-14, San Diego, CA, USA. Proceedings,, pp. 15-20.

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Agent-oriented software implies the realization of software components, which are mobile, autonomous, and solve problems by creating new software components during run-time, moving between locations, initiating or joining groups of other software components. Modeling and simulating those multiagent systems requires specific mechanisms for variable structure modeling. JAMES, a Java-Based Agent Modeling Environment for Simulation, realizes variable-structure models including mobility from the perspective of single autonomous agents. JAMES itself is based on parallel DEVS and adopts its abstract simulator model. Simulation takes place as a sending of messages between concurrently active and distributed entities which reflect the model's current structure. Thus, modeling and simulation are coined equally by an agent-based perspective.

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