Using Provenance to Analyse Agent-based Simulations

Edoardo Pignotti, Gary Polhill, Peter Edwards

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In this paper we investigate the role of provenance in agent-based simulation and discuss typical queries we need to perform over a provenance record. Using examples based on a simulation environment using OWL ontologies to represent the state and structure of the simulation, we discuss some of the challenges posed by the large volume of fine-grained provenance associated with the execution of simulation models.

Original languageEnglish
Title of host publicationProceedings of the Joint EDBT/ICDT 2013 Workshops (EDBT 2013)
EditorsGiovanna Guerrini
PublisherAssociation for Computing Machinery (ACM)
Number of pages4
ISBN (Print)9781450315999
Publication statusPublished - 18 Mar 2013
EventJoint EDBT/ICDT 2013 Workshops - Genoa, Italy
Duration: 18 Mar 201322 Mar 2013

Publication series

NameInternational Conference Proceeding Series
PublisherAssociation for Computing Machinery (ACM)


ConferenceJoint EDBT/ICDT 2013 Workshops


  • agent-based models
  • PROV-O
  • simulation provenance
  • social simulation

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