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Software development kit for modeling of multi-agent complex systems

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K.V. Knyazkov – Junior Research Scientist, National Research University of Information Technologies, Mechanics and Optics. E-mail: constantinvk@gmail.com


This paper announces the software framework for development of distributed multiagent simulation (MAS) environments in different domains. General principles of multiagent modeling were used as a basis for the generic framework. Multiagent environment allows to represent such general entities of MAS as: an agent, a map and a virtual world (an environment for agents). The requirements to the framework are presented in the article. One of the main requirements is the capability to represent the five scenarios from different domains: “city traffic flow modeling”, “bus stop”, “infection spreading in public transport”, “evacuation from building”, “evacuation from ship”. The framework was developed according to these requirements and principles. Structure of the framework is presented in the work. In order to test the framework the scenario “city traffic flow modeling” was implemented. Efficiency of the software solution was tested in the experiment. Scalability test showed that the speedup graph is close to linear when number of agents is more than 50000. Results of approbation and testing have shown that the framework can be used for development of multiagent environments.
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