26th EUROPEAN Conference on Modelling and Simulation

 

ECMS 2012


May 29th -  June 1st, 2012
Koblenz,
Germany
 

     

Agent-Based Simulation (ABS)


Klaus G. Troitzsch

 

Koblenz-Touristik

Koblenz-Touristik

 

Koblenz-Touristik

 


Research in the domain of multi-agent systems (MAS) is becoming more and more important because of the capacity of MAS to design and simulate complex systems, i.e. systems composed of many entities in interaction between themselves and with an external environment. MAS are used in many domains in which classical mathematical models are not available because either the dynamics are far from equilibrium, or the systems are open (creation and deletion of entities in the course of simulation), or emergent phenomena have to be explored, or the entities are heterogeneous (for example, the eco-socio-systems which combine ecological and social dynamics), or simply because they provide a more intuitive understanding. The track is intended to offer a forum for people interested in agent-based simulation to discuss methodologies, techniques and applications.

We encourage contributions which present not only case studies but also critical analysis on the pertinence of multi-agent models and their usefulness for understanding or for decision making, design and validation methodologies, comparative studies in the modeling sciences. In particular, the subjects include but are not limited to:

  • Design, implementation and validation methodologies, including participative protocols
  • Modeling languages and platforms
  • Agent architecture either for biophysical or for social simulations
  • Interaction protocols including with humans
  • Multi-level simulation and emergence of global phenomena (including norms and institutions)
  • Time and space representation including multiple scales
  • Comparison with centralized models, relationship between individual-based versus aggregative models
  • Conceptual and epistemological analysis




 


 


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