Extending the Gillespie's Stochastic Simulation Algorithm for Integrating Discrete-Event and Multi-Agent Based Simulation


Sara Montagna, Andrea Omicini, Danilo Pianini

Benoit Gaudou, Jaime Simão Sichman (eds.)
“13th International Workshop on Multi-Agent-Based Simulation (MABS 2015)”, pages 25-36
May 2015

Whereas Multi-Agent Based Simulation (MABS) is emerging as a reference approach for complex system simulation, the event-driven approach of Discrete-Event Simulation (DES) is the most used approach in the simulation mainstream. In this paper, we elaborate on two intuitions: (i) event-based systems and multi-agent systems are amenable of a coherent interpretation within a unique conceptual framework; (ii) integrating MABS and DES can lead to a more expressive and powerful simulation framework. Accordingly, we propose a computational model integrating DES and MABS based on an extension of the Gillespie’s stochastic simulation algorithm. Then we discuss a case of a simulation platform (ALCHEMIST) specifically targeted at such a kind of complex models, and show an example of urban crowd steering simulation.

(keywords) multi-agent based simulation; discrete-event simulation; stochastic simulation; Gillespie algorithm; ALCHEMIST


  • 13th International Workshop on Multi-Agent-Based Simulation (MABS 2015) — 05/05/2015

Tags: Alchemist


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Benoit Gaudou, Jaime Simão Sichman

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paper in proceedings

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May 2015

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13th International Workshop on Multi-Agent-Based Simulation (MABS 2015)

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Istanbul, Turkey






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