In order to support the information flows between niches (the components of the ecosystem) MOSES provides a set of languages for the description of experiments.
Specifically, MOSES provides two languages for which it provides an concrete XML-syntax as an XML-schemas. The abstract systax of the languages described as an UML meta-model is shown in a tech-report availabel at the ISA web portal.
- SEDL (Scientific Experiment Description language): This language is aimed at enabling the descriptio of the basic elements of any scientific description language. It allows the description of the hypothesis, design, configuration and experimental setting, of the experiments. Moreover, it supports describing the results obtained by the runs of the experiments and its analysis. XML schemas of SEDL
- MOEDL (Metaheuristic Optimization Experiments Description Languages): This language is based on SEDL, and provides elements to describe typical metaheuristic optimization experiments (such as techniques comparison, or sensivity studies/parametrization experiments). XML schemas of MOEDL
You can find the description of experiments using those languages in the following pages: