Open Simulation Software - Development and Application

Warnke, Tom and Krüger, Frank and Uhrmacher, Adelinde M. (2018) Open Simulation Software - Development and Application. In: ASIM 2018 - 24. Symposium Simulationstechnik, 4-5 Oct 2018, Hamburg, Germany. Proceedings, published by ARGESIM Verlag Wien, pp. 307-312.

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Developing and applying software for simulation-based research in open science must satisfy two opposing requirements. On the one hand, simulation software needs to evolve continuously to adapt to technical advances and changing requirements. On the other hand, fixed versions of specific software artifacts must be made available persistently to make simulation results reproducible. These requirements are especially challenging for complex software with many constraints, such as the build environment or dependencies on other software. In this article we show how existing technologies and concepts can be leveraged to tackle these challenges. In particular, we discuss how open source software, build tools, automatic dependency management, and persistent artifact storage contribute to effective and credible simulation-based research.

Item Type: Conference or Workshop Item (Paper)
Additional Information: DOI:10.11128/arep.56 ISBN print: 978-3-901608-12-4 ISBN eBook: 978-3-901608-17-9
Projects: LaCE