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NETCS: A New Simulator of Population Protocols and Network Constructors [article]

Dimitrios Amaxilatis, Marios Logaras, Othon Michail, Paul G. Spirakis
2015 arXiv   pre-print
In this work we present NETCS, a simulator designed to evaluate the performance of various network constructors and population protocols under different schedulers and network configurations.  ...  Network Constructors are an extension of the standard population protocol model in which finite-state agents interact in pairs under the control of an adversary scheduler.  ...  NETCS is a cloud service designed for simulating network constructors protocols and storing experimental results from the simulations executed.  ... 
arXiv:1508.06731v1 fatcat:efxw3v6egndyng62wsew3tfh6a

How many cooks spoil the soup?

Othon Michail, Paul G. Spirakis
2017 Distributed computing  
We choose to initiate this study in population protocols, a very simple model that not only allows for a straightforward definition of what a role is, but also encloses the challenge of isolating the properties  ...  A preliminary version of the results in this paper has appeared in [33]. schedulers that in every step may select a whole collection of pairs of nodes (up to a perfect matching) to interact and not just  ...  Acknowledgements We would like to thank Dimitrios Amaxilatis for setting up and running, in the NETCS simulator of population protocols and network constructors [7] , the experiments for the evaluation  ... 
doi:10.1007/s00446-017-0317-z fatcat:j7z56u3rr5aydkhgqadiozm4nu