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A Simulation Framework for Pervasive Services Ecosystems

Danilo Pianini, Mirko Viroli, Sara Montagna
This paper grounds on the SAPERE project (Self-Aware PERvasive Service Ecosystems), which aims at proposing a multi-agent framework for pervasive computing, based on the idea of making each agent (service, device, human) manifest its existence in the ecosystem by a Live Semantic Annotation (LSA), and of coordinating agent activities by a small and fixed set of so-called eco-laws--sort of chemical-like reactions over patterns of LSAs. System dynamics in SAPERE is complex because of opennes and due to the self-* requirements imposed by the pervasive computing setting: a simulation framework is hence needed for what-if analysis prior to deployment. In this paper we present a prototype simulator we are developing, tested on a crowd steering scenario. Due to the role of chemical-like dynamics, this is based on a variation of an existing SSA (Stochastic Simulation Algorithm), suitable tailored to the specific features of SAPERE, including dynamicity of network topology, pattern-based application of eco-laws, and temporal triggers.
WOA 2011 - XII Workshop Nazionale “Dagli Oggetti agli Agenti”, CEUR Workshop Proceedings 741, pages 150-157, 4-6 July 2011.
Giancarlo Fortino, Alfredo Garro, Luigi Palopoli, Wilma Russo, Giandomenico Spezzano (eds.), Sun SITE Central Europe, RWTH Aachen University, Rende, Italy
@inproceedings{pianini-woa2011,
	Address = {Rende, Italy},
	Author = {Pianini, Danilo and Viroli, Mirko and Montagna, Sara},
	Booktitle = {WOA 2011 -- XII Workshop Nazionale "Dagli Oggetti agli Agenti"},
	Editor = {Fortino, Giancarlo and Garro, Alfredo and Palopoli, Luigi and Russo, Wilma and Spezzano, Giandomenico},
	Issn = {1613-0073},
	Month = {4-6~} # jul,
	Pages = {150--157},
	Publisher = {Sun SITE Central Europe, RWTH Aachen University},
	Series = {CEUR Workshop Proceedings},
	Title = {A Simulation Framework for Pervasive Services Ecosystems},
	Url = {http://ceur-ws.org/Vol-741/ID15_PianiniViroliMontagna.pdf},
	Volume = 741,
	Year = 2011}