A Simulation Framework for Pervasive Services Ecosystems


Danilo Pianini, Mirko Viroli, Sara Montagna

WOA 2011 – XII Workshop Nazionale “Dagli Oggetti agli Agenti”, pp. 150-157
CEUR Workshop Proceedings 741, 4-6 July 2011
Sun SITE Central Europe, RWTH Aachen University, Rende, Italy
Giancarlo Fortino, Alfredo Garro, Luigi Palopoli, Wilma Russo, Giandomenico Spezzano (a cura di)

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.

 @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

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