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Simulating Dynamic Vehicle Routing Problems with Athos

Conference Proceeding
Hoffman, B., Guckert, M., Chalmers, K., & Urquhart, N. (2019)
Simulating Dynamic Vehicle Routing Problems with Athos. In Proceedings of the 33rd International ECMS Conference on Modelling and Simulation ECMS 2019, (296-302). https://doi.org/10.7148/2019-0296
Complex routing problems, such as vehicle routing problems with additional constraints, are both hard to solve and hard to express in a form that is accessible to the human ex...

Athos - A Model Driven Approach to Describe and Solve Optimisation Problems

Conference Proceeding
Hoffman, B., Chalmers, K., Urquhart, N., & Guckert, M. (2019)
Athos - A Model Driven Approach to Describe and Solve Optimisation Problems. https://doi.org/10.1145/3300111.3300114
Implementing solutions for optimisation problems with general purpose high-level programming languages is a time consuming task that can only be carried out by professional so...

A Transparent Thread and Fiber Framework in C++CSP

Conference Proceeding
Chalmers, K. (2018)
A Transparent Thread and Fiber Framework in C++CSP
There are multiple low-level concurrency primitives supported today, but these often require the programmer to be explicit in their implementation decisions at design time. Th...

Towards reducing complexity of multi-agent simulations by applying model-driven techniques

Conference Proceeding
Hoffman, B., Chalmers, K., Urquhart, N., Farrenkopf, T., & Guckert, M. (2018)
Towards reducing complexity of multi-agent simulations by applying model-driven techniques. In Y. Demazeau, B. An, J. Bajo, & A. Fernández-Caballero (Eds.), Advances in Practical Applications of Agents, Multi-Agent Systems, and Complexity: The PAAMS Collection. PAAMS 2018, 187-199. https://doi.org/10.1007/978-3-319-94580-4_15
Creating multi-agent simulations is a challenging task often requiring programming skills at the professional software developer level. Model driven methods of software develo...

Using a task classification in the visualisation design process for task understanding and abstraction: an empirical study

Conference Proceeding
Kerracher, N., Kennedy, J., & Chalmers, K. (2018)
Using a task classification in the visualisation design process for task understanding and abstraction: an empirical study. In J. Johansson, F. Sadlo, & T. Schreck (Eds.), Proceedings of the 2018 Eurographics Conference on Visualization (EuroVis 2018) - Short Papers, 79-83. https://doi.org/10.2312/eurovisshort.20181082
Task classifications are widely purported to be useful in the design process, with various suggestions having been made for their use at the different stages. However, little ...

A Domain-Specific Language For Routing Problems

Conference Proceeding
Hoffmann, B., Hoffman, B., Guckert, M., Farrenkopf, T., Chalmers, K., & Urquhart, N. (2018)
A Domain-Specific Language For Routing Problems. In L. Nolle, A. Burger, C. Tholen, J. Werner, & J. Wellhausen (Eds.), Proceedings of the 32nd EUROPEAN CONFERENCE ON MODELLING AND SIMULATIONhttps://doi.org/10.7148/2018-0262
Vehicle Routing Problems (VRPs) are commonly used as benchmark optimisation problems and they also have many applications in industry. Using agent-based approaches to solve VR...

Building a C++CSP Channel Using C++ Atomics

Conference Proceeding
Chalmers, K. (in press)
Building a C++CSP Channel Using C++ Atomics. https://doi.org/10.3233/978-1-61499-949-2-19
Mutex-based implementations of synchronous channels are slow. This work investigates atomic operations as a technique to improve communication efficiency between two threads v...

What are Communicating Process Architectures? Towards a Framework for Evaluating Message-passing Concurrency Languages

Conference Proceeding
Chalmers, K. (in press)
What are Communicating Process Architectures? Towards a Framework for Evaluating Message-passing Concurrency Languages. https://doi.org/10.3233/978-1-61499-949-2-227
What does it mean to be a message-passing concurrent language? This work attempts to build a framework for classifying such languages by judging four in regards to features an...

Communicating Connected Components: Extending Plug-and-Play to Support Skeletons

Conference Proceeding
Chalmers, K., Kerridge, J., & Pedersen, J. B. (2017)
Communicating Connected Components: Extending Plug-and-Play to Support Skeletons. In Communicating Process Architectures 2016
For a number of years, the Communicating Process Architecture (CPA) community have developed languages and runtimes supporting message passing concurrency. For these we always...

The Design and Evaluation of a Modern C++ Library

Conference Proceeding
Chalmers, K. (2016)
The Design and Evaluation of a Modern C++ Library. In Communicating Process Architectures 2016
Although many CSP inspired libraries exist, none yet have targeted modern C++ (C++11 onwards). The work presented has a main objective of providing a new C++ CSP library which...

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