Organization as a Multi-level Design Pattern for Agent-based Simulation of Complex Systems

Vianney Sicard, Mathieu Andraud, Sébastien Picault

Abstract

This paper describes a generic design pattern to introduce organizational mechanisms into multi-level agent-based simulation architectures, to help the modelling of highly structured complex systems. This pattern makes it possible to specify how to couple any three levels of agents in a multi-level simulation architecture, through their relationships to environments, taking into account organizational constraints. As a proof of concept, we applied this pattern to the fine-grained modelling of batch management in pig farms, and illustrate how the pattern can be instantiated and composed at several agent levels to accurately handle a complex organization in time and space. We thus demonstrate the benefits of combining organizational concepts and multi-level patterns to represent and simulate complex dynamic systems.

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in Harvard Style

Sicard V., Andraud M. and Picault S. (2021). Organization as a Multi-level Design Pattern for Agent-based Simulation of Complex Systems.In Proceedings of the 13th International Conference on Agents and Artificial Intelligence - Volume 1: ICAART, ISBN 978-989-758-484-8, pages 232-241. DOI: 10.5220/0010223202320241


in Bibtex Style

@conference{icaart21,
author={Vianney Sicard and Mathieu Andraud and Sébastien Picault},
title={Organization as a Multi-level Design Pattern for Agent-based Simulation of Complex Systems},
booktitle={Proceedings of the 13th International Conference on Agents and Artificial Intelligence - Volume 1: ICAART,},
year={2021},
pages={232-241},
publisher={SciTePress},
organization={INSTICC},
doi={10.5220/0010223202320241},
isbn={978-989-758-484-8},
}


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TY - CONF

JO - Proceedings of the 13th International Conference on Agents and Artificial Intelligence - Volume 1: ICAART,
TI - Organization as a Multi-level Design Pattern for Agent-based Simulation of Complex Systems
SN - 978-989-758-484-8
AU - Sicard V.
AU - Andraud M.
AU - Picault S.
PY - 2021
SP - 232
EP - 241
DO - 10.5220/0010223202320241