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Designing Co-simulation with Multi-agent Tools: A Case Study with NetLogo

  • Thomas Paris
  • Laurent Ciarletta
  • Vincent Chevrier
Conference paper
Part of the Lecture Notes in Computer Science book series (LNCS, volume 10767)

Abstract

Multi-agent approach has demonstrated its benefits for complex system modeling and simulation. This article focuses on how to represent and simulate a system as a set of several interacting simulators, with a focus on the case of multi-agent simulators. This raises a major challenge: multi-agent simulators are not conceived (in general) to be used with other simulators.

This article presents a preliminary study about the rigorous integration of multi-agent simulators into a co-simulation platform. The work is grounded on the NetLogo simulator and the co-simulation platform mecsyco.

Keywords

Complex system Multi-agent system Co-simulation mecsyco NetLogo 

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Authors and Affiliations

  • Thomas Paris
    • 1
  • Laurent Ciarletta
    • 1
  • Vincent Chevrier
    • 1
  1. 1.Université de Lorraine, LORIA, INRIA-Lorraine BP 506Vandoeuvre-lès-NancyFrance

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