VizScript: Visualizing Complex Interactions in Multi-Agent Systems

Jing Jin, Rajiv T. Maheswaran, Romeo Sanchez, Pedro Szekely

We address the problem of users creating visualizations to debug and understand multi-agent systems. To expedite the process of creating visualizations, we have developed VizScript, a collection of tools, which combines a generic application instrumentation, a knowledge base, and simple scene definition primitives with a reasoning system . Using VizScript we were able to recreate the visualizations for a complex multiagent system with an order-of-magnitude less effort than was required in a Java implementation.

Subjects: 6.3 User Interfaces; 7.1 Multi-Agent Systems

Submitted: Jan 26, 2007


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