Agent-Based Spatial Simulation with NetLogo Volume 1 - 1st Edition - ISBN: 9781785480553, 9780081007235

Agent-Based Spatial Simulation with NetLogo Volume 1

1st Edition

eBook ISBN: 9780081007235
Hardcover ISBN: 9781785480553
Imprint: ISTE Press - Elsevier
Published Date: 19th August 2015
Page Count: 278
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Agent-based modeling is a flexible and intuitive approach that is close to both data and theories, which gives it a special position in the majority of scientific communities. Agent models are as much tools of understanding, exploration and adaptation as they are media for interdisciplinary exchange. It is in this kind of framework that this book is situated, beginning with agent-based modeling of spatialized phenomena with a methodological and practical orientation.

Through a governing example, taking inspiration from a real problem in epidemiology, this book proposes, with pedagogy and economy, a guide to good practices of agent modeling. The reader will thus be able to understand and put the modeling into practice and acquire a certain amount of autonomy.

Key Features

  • Featuring the following well-known techniques and tools: Modeling, such as UML, Simulation, such as the NetLogo platform, Exploration methods, Adaptation using participative simulation


Advanced practitioners from industry and academia, and graduate students in the field of multi-agent systems

Table of Contents

  • 1. Introduction to the Agent Approach
    • 1.1 Introduction
    • 1.2 Two different MAS shown through examples
    • 1.3 Agents and the major trends within spatial modeling
    • 1.4 The agent paradigm
    • 1.5 Observing a phenomenon through agents
    • 1.6 Summary
  • 2. Description Formalisms in Agent Models
    • 2.1 Introduction
    • 2.2 Recurrent example
    • 2.3 Formalization of agent models
    • 2.4 Description and documentation of agent models
    • 2.5 Discussion on documentation
  • 3. Introduction to NetLogo
    • 3.1 Introduction
    • 3.2 Metamodel of NetLogo
    • 3.3 The NetLogo software interface
    • 3.4 Step-by-step creation of a simple model
    • 3.5 Agent–agent and agent–environment interactions
    • 3.6 Introduction to NetLogo’s additional functionalities
    • 3.7 Conclusion
  • 4. Agent-Based Model Exploration
    • 4.1 Introduction
    • 4.2 Exploring a simulation
    • 4.3 Exploring several simulations
    • 4.4 Conclusion
  • 5. Dynamical Systems with NetLogo
    • 5.1 Introduction
    • 5.2 Aggregate model versus agent-based model
    • 5.3 Aggregate representation of the spread of panic
    • 5.4 Agent-based panic propagation model
    • 5.5 Dynamic system version of our running example model
  • 6. How to Involve Stakeholders in the Modeling Process
    • 6.1 Introduction
    • 6.2 Diversity of multiagent approaches in modeling
    • 6.3 Simulating stakeholder games and learning about others: NetLogo's HubNet system
    • 6.4 Exchanging and questioning knowledge: the PAMS collaborative portal
    • 6.5 The issues to which multiagent models may provide answers
  • Bibliography
  • List of Authors
  • Index


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