Constructing and interrogating actor histories

Tony Clark*, Vinay Kulkarni, Souvik Barat, Balbir Barn

*Corresponding author for this work

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Complex systems, such as organizations, can be represented as executable simulation models using actor-based languages. Decision-making can be supported by system simulation so that different configurations provide a basis for what-if analysis. Actor-based models are expressed in terms of large numbers of concurrent actors that communicate using asynchronous messages leading to complex non-deterministic behaviour. This chapter addresses the problem of analyzing the results of model executions and proposes a general approach that can be added to any actor-based system. The approach uses a logic programming language with temporal extensions to query execution traces. The approach has been implemented and is shown to support a representative system model.

Original languageEnglish
Title of host publicationStudies in Computational Intelligence
Number of pages21
ISBN (Electronic)978-3-319-74002-7
ISBN (Print)978-3-319-74001-0
Publication statusE-pub ahead of print - 8 Feb 2018

Publication series

NameStudies in Computational Intelligence
ISSN (Print)1860-949X


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