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Tools and Techniques for Optimisation of Microscopic Artificial Life Simulation Models

C. J. Scogings, K. A. Hawick and H. A. James

Archived April 2006

Abstract

We have developed a sophisticated microscopic model for studying emergent spatial patterns in a predator-prey based artificial life scenario. In this paper we describe some of the simulation optimisation tools and techniques that are necessary to support many long model runs over different parameters and starting conditions. We discuss how these optimisation techniques may be of general value to developers of other simulation codes.

Keywords: simulation; optimisation; simulation tools; simulation visualisation.

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@INPROCEEDINGS{CSTN-033,
  author = {C. J. Scogings and K. A. Hawick and H. A. James},
  title = {Tools and Techniques for Optimisation of Microscopic Artificial Life
	Simulation Models},
  booktitle = {Proceedings of the Sixth IASTED International Conference on Modelling,
	Simulation, and Optimization},
  year = {2006},
  editor = {H. Nyongesa},
  pages = {90-95},
  address = {Gabarone, Botswana},
  month = {11-13 September},
  publisher = {IASTED}
}


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