An agent-based framework for linking distributed simulations


Simulations often operate on static datasets and data sources, but many simulations would benefit from access to dynamic data. This paper describes our work developing a software agent-based framework for dynamically linking distributed simulations and other remote data resources. The framework allows independently-designed simulations to communicate seemlessly with no <i>a priori</i> knowledge of the details of other simulations and data sources. In this paper, we discuss our architecture and current implementation developed using the D'Agents mobile agent system. To demonstrate the feasibility of our system, we present a prototype for a hypothetical search and rescue mission.

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@inproceedings{Wilson2000AnAF, title={An agent-based framework for linking distributed simulations}, author={Linda F. Wilson and Daniel Burroughs and Jeanne Sucharitaves and Anush Kumar}, booktitle={Winter Simulation Conference}, year={2000} }