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A Chemical Inspired Simulation Framework for Pervasive Services Ecosystems

Danilo Pianini, Sara Montagna, Mirko Viroli
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. 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. The simulator is tested on a crowd steering scenario where the navigation of groups is guided towards the preferential destination by showing the direction on public or private screens.
Proceedings of the Federated Conference on Computer Science and Information Systems (FedCSIS 2011), pages 667--674, 18-21 September 2011.
Maria Ganzha, Leszek Maciaszek, Marcin Paprzycki (eds.), IEEE Computer Society Press, Szczecin, Poland
@inproceedings{pianini-mass2011,
	booktitle = {Proceedings of the Federated Conference on Computer Science and Information Systems (FedCSIS 2011)},
	publisher = {IEEE Computer Society Press},
	author = {Pianini, Danilo and  Montagna, Sara and Viroli, Mirko },
	title = {A Chemical Inspired Simulation Framework for Pervasive Services Ecosystems},
	isbn = {978-83-60810-22-4},
	year = 2011,
	status = {Published},
	pages = {667--674},
	venue = {MASS},
	editor = {Ganzha, Maria and Maciaszek, Leszek and Paprzycki, Marcin},
	address = {Szczecin, Poland},
	month = {18-21 September}}