Requirements Analysis of Agent-Based Simulation Platforms: State of the Art and New Prospects

  • Maria Bruno Marietto
  • Nuno David
  • Jaime Simão Sichman
  • Helder Coelho
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Part of the Lecture Notes in Computer Science book series (LNCS, volume 2581)


In this paper we propose a preliminary reference model for the requirements specification of agent-based simulation platforms. We give the following contributions: (i) aid the identification of general principles to develop platforms; (ii) advance the analysis and prospection of technical-operational and high-level requirements; (iii) promote the identification of shared requirements, addressing them to the development of an integrated work. We present our reference model and make a comparative analysis between three well-known platforms, resulting in an unambiguous and schematic characterisation of computational systems for agent-based simulation.


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Authors and Affiliations

  • Maria Bruno Marietto
    • 1
  • Nuno David
    • 1
    • 2
  • Jaime Simão Sichman
    • 1
  • Helder Coelho
    • 3
  1. 1.Intelligent Techniques LaboratoryUniversity of São PauloBrazil
  2. 2.Department of Information Science and TechnologyISCTE/DCTILisbonPortugal
  3. 3.Department of InformaticsUniversity of LisbonPortugal

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