We are very pleased to have Prof. Jaime Sichman as a keynote speaker for this 11th issue of MABS
Analysis of von Neumann Neighborhoods Parallel Simulations
Jaime Simão Sichman
Department of Computer and Digital Systems Engineering Polytechnic School, University of São Paulo
São Paulo, SP, Brazil
Abstract—Parallel computation of simulations involving multi- ple agents is a hard task to accomplish due the high dependence that is hold by the agents’ interactions. These interactions usually are determined by environmental constraints which specify rules defining how agents interacts with each other. One of these predetermined rules is called von Neumann neighborhood, which is applied, specifically, to two-dimensional lattices. This work in- tends to analyze how simulations of multiple agents that interacts based on von Neumann neighborhoods can be parallelized in a way that reduces overhead, focusing to enhance the performance of the system.