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Proceedings of the IEEE

Issue 2 • Date Feb 2001

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  • Special issue on agents in modeling and simulation: exploiting the metaphor

    Publication Year: 2001 , Page(s): 127 - 129
    Cited by:  Papers (3)
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  • Scanning our past from London. Using yesterday's engineering tomorrow: Eric Laithwaite

    Publication Year: 2001 , Page(s): 214 - 216
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    Old ideas can sometimes gain a new lease on life. Ideas that have once been tried and then discarded as impractical can be re-introduced when changed circumstances or new materials make it possible to do things that were impossible in earlier years. A good example of this re-application of earlier technology is the linear motor and the work of Eric Laithwaite (1921-1997), who applied these devices... View full abstract»

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  • Planning agents in JAMES

    Publication Year: 2001 , Page(s): 158 - 173
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    Testing is an obligatory step in developing multiagent systems. For testing multiagent systems in virtual, dynamic environments, simulation systems are required that support a modular, declarative construction of experimental frames, that facilitate the embedding of a variety of agent architectures and that allow an efficient parallel, distributed execution. We introduce the system JAMES (a Java b... View full abstract»

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  • A layered modeling and simulation architecture for agent-based system development

    Publication Year: 2001 , Page(s): 201 - 213
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    The paper proposes a layered architectural framework to support agent based system development in a collaborative, multidisciplinary engineering setting. This architecture is viewed from two distinct perspectives. First, the environment must enable agent based modeling and simulation. Second, it should support concurrent (team oriented) engineering. The main focus is on the proposed layered archit... View full abstract»

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  • Simulation with learning agents

    Publication Year: 2001 , Page(s): 148 - 157
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    We propose that learning agents (LAs) be incorporated into simulation environments in order to model the adaptive behavior of humans. These LAs adapt to specific circumstances and events during the simulation run. They would select tasks to be accomplished among a given set of tasks as the simulation progresses, or synthesize tasks for themselves based on their observations of the environment and ... View full abstract»

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  • The distributed simulation of multiagent systems

    Publication Year: 2001 , Page(s): 174 - 185
    Cited by:  Papers (37)  |  Patents (1)
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    Agent based systems are increasingly being applied in a wide range of areas including telecommunications, business process modeling, computer games, control of mobile robots, and military simulations. Such systems are typically extremely complex and it is often useful to be able to simulate an agent based system to learn more about its behavior or investigate the implications of alternative archit... View full abstract»

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  • A three-dimensional human agent metaphor for modeling and simulation

    Publication Year: 2001 , Page(s): 131 - 147
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    The use of metaphor can be a potential aid to the novice modeler in several ways. Metaphor can imbue abstract ideas with concrete properties, thereby making the abstract ideas more accessible. The analogies suggested by metaphor might also aid reasoning about modeling and implementation problems. Another potential benefit of metaphor in modeling is the improvement of mental retention of model arch... View full abstract»

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  • A framework for linking distributed simulations using software agents

    Publication Year: 2001 , Page(s): 186 - 200
    Cited by:  Papers (5)  |  Patents (1)
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    The paper presents the basic ideas behind the use of software agent technology for distributed simulation and data assimilation. A software agent is an autonomous computer program that operates on behalf of someone or something. A mobile agent has the ability to migrate during execution from machine to machine in a heterogeneous network, while a stationary agent executes only on the system on whic... View full abstract»

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