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Agent-Based Simulation for Software Development Processes [chapter]

Tobias Ahlbrecht, Jürgen Dix, Niklas Fiekas, Jens Grabowski, Verena Herbold, Daniel Honsel, Stephan Waack, Marlon Welter
2017 Lecture Notes in Computer Science  
The main idea is to view the software process as agent-based simulation in a multiagent system (MAS).  ...  the simulation on a dedicated and scalable multiagent platform. agents, simulation, software/management processes, software evolution, mining software repositories, conditional random fields  ...  Acknowledgment The authors thank the SWZ Clausthal-Göttingen 11 that partially funded our work (both the former projects "Simulation-based Quality Assurance for Software Systems" and "DeSim", and the recent  ... 
doi:10.1007/978-3-319-59294-7_28 fatcat:7eadto7sdfdcxhd7rwndhev5z4

PASSIM: a simulation-based process for the development of multi-agent systems

Massimo Cossentino, Giancarlo Fortino, Alfredo Garro, Samuele Mascillaro, Wilma Russo
2008 International Journal of Agent-Oriented Software Engineering  
This paper presents the Process for Agent Specification, Simulation and Implementation (PASSIM), a simulation-based development process for Multi-agent Systems (MASs), which was obtained by integrating  ...  PASSIM can be effectively used as an experimental tool in the context of Agent-Oriented Software Engineering (AOSE) for evaluating the benefits of using simulation for MAS development.  ...  A process for agent specification, simulation and implementation PASSIM is an agent-oriented software development process that uses simulation for prototyping the MAS being developed and validating requirements  ... 
doi:10.1504/ijaose.2008.017313 fatcat:2tft23i7efhzreotmbicweecyi

Experience with software process simulation and modeling

Walt Scacchi
1999 Journal of Systems and Software  
Processes for both software development and use have been investigated. The focus of this paper is organized around three topics for software process simulation and modeling.  ...  First, I describe an approach and examples of software simulation and modeling as investigated with knowledge-based process engineering environment developed at USC.  ...  In particular, Peiwei Mi and John Noll played major roles in developing and evolving the software technologies described here. Pankaj K. Garg, M.J.  ... 
doi:10.1016/s0164-1212(99)00011-4 fatcat:rcifolwytrce7fejmfnwzt3ngy

Agent-based simulation of the software development process: A case study at AVL

Bojan Spasic, Bhakti S. S. Onggo
2012 Proceedings Title: Proceedings of the 2012 Winter Simulation Conference (WSC)  
Research into software process simulation modeling (SPSM) shows the dominance of discrete-event simulation and system dynamics. This paper supports the use of ABS in SPSM.  ...  This paper focuses on the construction phase of a tailored Rational Unified Process used in a geographically distributed software development department at AVL.  ...  Michael Paulweber, for his kind support and sponsorship of this work.  ... 
doi:10.1109/wsc.2012.6465117 dblp:conf/wsc/SpasicO12 fatcat:6yxhfhnbwnbztfigmrp5mqu2ia

Engineering Agent-Based Social Simulations: An Introduction

Peer-Olaf Siebers, Paul Davidsson
2015 Journal of Artificial Societies and Social Simulation  
This special section on "Engineering Agent-Based Social Simulations" aims to represent the current state of the art in using Software Engineering (SE) methods in ABSS.  ...  Acknowledgements We would like to thank the numerous (very patient) reviewers for their valuable support.  ...  1.1 Engineering methods are still not commonly used when developing Agent-Based Social Simulations (ABSS).  ... 
doi:10.18564/jasss.2835 fatcat:glfkkeigb5bphdgnvsw4yxkfhi

Agent-Based Simulation of Hardware-Intensive Design Teams Using the Function–Behavior–Structure Framework

Mitch Bott, Bryan Mesmer
2019 Systems  
Agile processes have been used in software development, with many case studies indicating positive changes in productivity when these processes are used.  ...  The research in this article applies a modeling and simulation-based approach which uses the function–behavior–structure framework to evaluate the effectiveness of waterfall and Agile processes.  ...  Software Development Simulation Results Analysis The software development simulation yielded results for using a waterfall and an Agile development process.  ... 
doi:10.3390/systems7030037 fatcat:44kmyyv53zc2bfjl2fzq3zecda

Agent-directed simulation - challenges to meet defense and civilian requirements

T.I. Oren, S.K. Numrich, A.M. Uhrmacher, L.F. Wilson, E. Gelenbe
2000 2000 Winter Simulation Conference Proceedings (Cat. No.00CH37165)  
He stresses that, among other methodological advance possibilities, the three categories of agent-directed simulation have to be properly developed and/or tailored for defense applications.  ...  Ören bases his arguments on the NATO Modelling and Simulation Master Plan.  ...  A Challenge for the Simulationist Testing is an obligatory step of each software engineering process and becomes even more important if the development of a software system must be considered as experimental  ... 
doi:10.1109/wsc.2000.899166 dblp:conf/wsc/OrenNUWG00 fatcat:slb6tk6xljfjtlfruit43tw74i

A HLA-Enabling Method in Collaborative Simulation Environment for Complex Product Development

Miao Miao Fan, Yu Shun Fan
2009 Applied Mechanics and Materials  
HLA-based collaborative simulation is an effective way to integrate different disciplinary models together for the design and development of complex product.  ...  Next, a prototype system for forging manipulator system based on such HLA-enabling method is developed accordingly, where an approach of developing ABAQUS engine agent is proposed, which solves the difficulty  ...  ABAQUS is one of the most advanced general nonlinear FEA software. As a result, it is preferred to work on the techniques for developing ABAQUS simulation engine agent.  ... 
doi:10.4028/ fatcat:jcpfyothobbebfrinzwhqffeee

Simulation Platform For Multi Agent Based Manufacturing Control System Based On The Hybrid Agent

Ali Vatankhah Barenji, Amir Shaygan, Reza Vatankhah Barenji
2015 Zenodo  
This paper presents the design and implementation of a userfriendly simulation platform for multi agent based manufacturing control systems by considering the shop floor level.  ...  A simulation environment that would allow independent development and testing of the services and business processes of the related manufacturing hardware is needed.  ...  This means that simulating the behavior of agent based manufacturing systems for newly developed systems needs significant effort.  ... 
doi:10.5281/zenodo.48255 fatcat:ropfsacw5ba57brjfebnl526bm

Brief Guide for Agent-Based Modelling

2014 Acta Electrotechnica et Informatica  
This paper is devoted to agent-based modelling as a form of simulation process. It provides a brief introduction to agent-based modelling process.  ...  Various agent-based modelling software platforms have been developed in recent period. Many of them are aimed at particular activities.  ...  The first component includes tools to manage the agent-based software development process, to analyze the agent operations, to design and to develop agent communication networks, to define behaviour of  ... 
doi:10.15546/aeei-2014-0013 fatcat:xojmtnkquffgvi47idn5a2ilmu

Software Development Process Simulation: Multi Agent-Based Simulation versus System Dynamics [chapter]

Redha Cherif, Paul Davidsson
2010 Lecture Notes in Computer Science  
We present one of the first actual applications of Multi Agent-Based Simulation (MABS) to the field of software process simulation modelling (SPSM).  ...  Our model of the software development process integrates individual-level performance, cognition and artefact quality models in a common simulation framework.  ...  Finally, Wickenberg and Davidsson [19] , build the case for applying multi agent-based simulation (MABS) to software development process simulation.  ... 
doi:10.1007/978-3-642-13553-8_7 fatcat:hgv3m7ioajgchazdxp6ieeshse

From Simulated to Real Environments: How to Use SeSAm for Software Development [chapter]

Franziska Klügl, Rainer Herrler, Christoph Oechslein
2003 Lecture Notes in Computer Science  
Therefore we present the integrated environment SeSAm and recent extensions, that allow creating simulated environments for agent based software as well as actually developing and deploying software agents  ...  In this paper we want to show the possibilities to use agentbased modeling and simulation for software development.  ...  The authors would like to thank Alexander Huber and his students from the TU Erlangen for their implementation of the database interface.  ... 
doi:10.1007/978-3-540-39869-1_2 fatcat:zk6o7yayprgqpghl3xhfbeieye

Application prototype development, test and integration of shop-floor management applications [chapter]

A. Martins, J. J. Pinto Ferreira, J. M. Mendonça
1996 IFIP Advances in Information and Communication Technology  
The authors describe the use of a combined agent oriented/structured analysis approach to build the software system agent hierarchy and behaviour, which are further modelled as SDL process classes through  ...  IncreasingRequirements advise that rapid prototyping of shop-floor software applications is fostered by the use of powerful modelling tools.  ...  Shop-floor Software Application Prototype Development Agent based analysis Special care must taken in the development of manufacturing management applications, specially those running at the shop-floor  ... 
doi:10.1007/978-0-387-35065-3_26 fatcat:rhtshyioy5br3d5l3irz6tzlia

A heterogeneous model integration and interoperation approach in distributed collaborative simulation environment

Miaomiao Fan, Jianliang Zhang, Yushun Fan
2010 International Journal of Internet Manufacturing and Services  
First, the HLA-enabling method based on HLA agent model is proposed to make models created through commercial software conforming to HLA standard.  ...  The integration and interoperation among heterogeneous distributed models is an important technique to realise distributed collaborative simulation for complex product development.  ...  Simulation engine agent Simulation engine agent is relevant to specific simulation software and its implemention needs the secondary development interfaces provided by simulation software, in this section  ... 
doi:10.1504/ijims.2010.033939 fatcat:ai4hqqxugvdjne5tjhtedfz5r4

Simulating the Structural Evolution of Software [chapter]

Benjamin Stopford, Steve Counsell
2006 Lecture Notes in Computer Science  
This paper tackles these problems by providing a framework for simulating the structural evolution of software.  ...  These effects are then combined to form a multi-faceted simulation that evolves a fictitious code base approximating real world behavior.  ...  Agents (simulated developers) then evolve this code base through the addition and processing of requirements.  ... 
doi:10.1007/11754305_32 fatcat:7gbltii3fbcvdojxepqhnokrbe
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