A generic testing framework for agent-based simulation models

Abstract : Agent-based modelling and simulation (ABMS) had an increasing attention during the last decade. However, the weak validation and verification of agent-based simulation models makes ABMS hard to trust. There is no comprehensive tool set for verification and validation of agent-based simulation models, which demonstrates that inaccuracies exist and/or reveals the existing errors in the model. Moreover, on the practical side, many ABMS frameworks are in use. In this sense, we designed and developed a generic testing framework for agent-based simulation models to conduct validation and verification of models. This paper presents our testing framework in detail and demonstrates its effectiveness by showing its applicability on a realistic agent-based simulation case study.
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Önder Gürcan, Oguz Dikenelli, Carole Bernon. A generic testing framework for agent-based simulation models. Journal of Simulation, Palgrave Macmillan, 2013, vol. 7, pp. 183-201. ⟨10.1057/jos.2012.26⟩. ⟨hal-01128680⟩

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