Visiting Speaker: Prof Peter Campbell

Application of the Dynamic Information Architecture System (DIAS) to the simulation of several complex adaptive systems using agents.

Speaker: Prof Peter Campbell, Argonne National Laboratory, US

Time: 10am Tuesday 23 Nov 2004

Venue: Room 78-420, General Purpose South, UQ St Lucia

Abstract:
The Dynamic Information Architecture System (DIAS) is a flexible,
extensible, object-based framework for developing and maintaining complex
multidisciplinary simulations.  The DIAS infrastructure makes it feasible
to build and manipulate complex simulation scenarios in which many
thousands of objects can interact via dozens to hundreds of concurrent
dynamic processes.

The flexibility and extensibility of the DIAS software infrastructure stem
mainly from (1) the abstraction of object behaviours, (2) the encapsulation
and formalization of model functionality, and (3) the mutability of domain
object contents.  DIAS simulation objects are inherently capable of highly
flexible and heterogeneous spatial realizations. Geospatial graphical
representation of DIAS simulation objects is addressed via the JeoViewer,
an object-based GIS toolkit application developed at Argonne National
Laboratory.

DIAS simulation capabilities have been extended by inclusion of societal
process models generated by the Framework for Addressing Cooperative
Extended Transactions (FACET), another object-based framework developed at
Argonne National Laboratory. By using FACET models to implement societal
behaviours of individuals and organizations within larger DIAS-based
natural systems simulations, it has become possible to conveniently address
a broad range of issues involving interaction and feedback among natural
and societal processes.

See http://www.dis.anl.gov/projects/dias.html for more information.

Bio:
Peter Campbell is an expat Australian working at Argonne National
Laboratory, and currently visiting the University of South Australia and
the CSIRO Complex Systems Science group.

Host: Peter Lindsay, 07 3365 2005




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