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Maarten Sierhuis Gives Brahms Tutorial at Summer Computer Simulation Conference
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Maarten Sierhuis Gives Brahms Tutorial at Summer Computer Simulation Conference

On July 16, 2009, Maarten Sierhuis delivered the tutorial Introduction to Brahms: Modeling, Simulation and Development of Multi-Agent System at the Summer Computer Simulation Conference in Istanbul, Turkey.

Brahms is an agent-based modeling and simulation environment a) for developing simulations of people, organizations, objects such as tools, documents and systems and b) for designing, simulating and implementing multi-agent software systems. The Brahms environment includes an agent-oriented language, compiler, and virtual machine, as well as a development environment and a post-execution viewer of agent execution, communication, and interaction. Brahms can be used to design and implement software agents that incorporate models of people’s work practice. Brahms enables the creation of multi-agent models that include aspects of reasoning found in cognitive models and task execution, as well as the impact of geography, such as agent movement and physical changes in the environment.

The 2009 Summer Computer Simulation Conference (SCSC’09), a premier international forum and annual conference sponsored by The Society for Modeling and Simulation International, covers state-of-the-art developments in computer simulation methodologies and technologies, as well as scientific, industrial, and business applications. SCSC’09 featured a comprehensive program ranging from introductory tutorials to state-of-the-art research and practice.

BACKGROUND: Dr. Maarten Sierhuis is senior scientist at NASA Ames Research Center (ARC) and adjunct professor at Carnegie Mellon University’s Silicon Valley campus. He is also a visiting professor in the Man-Machine Interaction group at Delft University of Technology. Dr. Sierhuis is co-principal investigator of the Brahms agent-oriented language and simulation environment, in the Work Systems Design Evaluation group in the Collaborative and Assistant Systems area within the Intelligent Systems Division at NASA ARC. He holds a PhD in social science informatics from the University of Amsterdam, in which he developed a theory for modeling and simulating work practice using Brahms.



Contact: Maarten Sierhuis


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