Cormas sofware

For several years now, generic softwares have been available to user groups (including ecologists and sociologists) to facilitate the construction of agent-based models and the design, monitoring and analysing of agent-based simulation scenarios.

Focusing on models for natural renewable resource management, the agent-based simulation software that we have developed, Cormas, is oriented towards the representation of interactions between stakeholders about the use of natural renewable resources.

Cormas is a simulation platform based on the VisualWorks programming environment which allows the development of applications in the object-oriented programming language SmallTalk. Cormas pre-defined entities are SmallTalk generic classes from which, by specialization and refining, users can create specific entities for their own model.

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To compare it with other popular agent-based simulation packages (NetLogo, MASON, Repast, Swarm), have a look to the Cormas implementation of "StupidModel", a benchmark proposed in 2006 by Steven Railsback, Steven Lytinen and Stephen Jackson (Agent-based simulation platforms: review and development recommendations. Simulation, 82(9):609-623).

Our team is also working on a new generation of meta-modelling and simulation platform, Mimosa, that will provide the means to specify any kind of modelling and simulation formalisms and to compose and run any models written in these formalisms.

(This page has been translated in russian by Vlad Brown)

Last update : June 07, 2007

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