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Distributed Simulation and Real Time Applications, IEEE/ACM International Symposium on (2012)
Dublin, Ireland Ireland
Oct. 25, 2012 to Oct. 27, 2012
ISSN: 1550-6525
ISBN: 978-1-4673-2954-5
pp: 124-131
Digital Humanities offer a new exciting domain for agent-based distributed simulation. In historical studies interpretation rarely rises above the level of unproven assertion and is rarely tested against a range of evidence. Agent-based simulation can provide an opportunity to break these cycles of academic claim and counterclaim. The MWGrid framework utilises distributed agent based simulation to study medieval military logistics. As a use-case, it has focused on the logistical analysis of the Byzantine army's march to the battle of Manzikert (AD 1071), a key event in medieval history. It integrates an agent design template, a transparent, layered mechanism to translate model-level agents' actions to time stamped events and the PDES-MAS distributed simulation kernel. The paper presents an overview of the MWGrid system and a quantitative evaluation of its performance.
Manzikert, Dostributed Simulation, Agent-based systems, historical studies, medieval military logistics, Byzantine

B. Craenen, P. Murgatroyd, G. Theodoropoulos, V. Gaffney and V. Suryanarayanan, "MWGrid: A System for Distributed Agent-Based Simulation in the Digital Humanities," Distributed Simulation and Real Time Applications, IEEE/ACM International Symposium on(DS-RT), Dublin, Ireland Ireland, 2012, pp. 124-131.
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