Agent-based simulation tutorial - Simulation of emergent behavior and differences between agent-based simulation and discrete-event simulation

Wai Kin Victor Chan, Young-Jun Son, Charles M. Macal

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Abstract

This tutorial demonstrates the use of agent-based simulation (ABS) in modeling emergent behaviors. We first introduce key concepts of ABS by using two simple examples: the Game of Life and the Boids models. We illustrate agent-based modeling issues and simulation of emergent behaviors by using examples in social networks, auction-type markets, emergency evacuation, crowd behavior under normal situations, biology, material science, chemistry, and archaeology. Finally, we discuss the relationship between ABS and other simulation methodologies and outline some research challenges in ABS.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Title of host publicationProceedings - Winter Simulation Conference
Pages135-150
Number of pages16
DOIs
StatePublished - 2010
Event2010 43rd Winter Simulation Conference, WSC'10 - Baltimore, MD, United States
Duration: Dec 5 2010Dec 8 2010

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Other2010 43rd Winter Simulation Conference, WSC'10
CountryUnited States
CityBaltimore, MD
Period12/5/1012/8/10

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Emergent Behavior
Agent-based Simulation
Discrete event simulation
Discrete Event Simulation
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Game of Life
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Agent-based Modeling
Materials Science
Evacuation
Auctions
Materials science
Emergency
Social Networks
Chemistry
Biology
Modeling and Simulation
Methodology
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  • Modeling and Simulation
  • Computer Science Applications

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Agent-based simulation tutorial - Simulation of emergent behavior and differences between agent-based simulation and discrete-event simulation. / Chan, Wai Kin Victor; Son, Young-Jun; Macal, Charles M.

Proceedings - Winter Simulation Conference. 2010. p. 135-150 5679168.

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Chan, WKV, Son, Y-J & Macal, CM 2010, Agent-based simulation tutorial - Simulation of emergent behavior and differences between agent-based simulation and discrete-event simulation. in Proceedings - Winter Simulation Conference., 5679168, pp. 135-150, 2010 43rd Winter Simulation Conference, WSC'10, Baltimore, MD, United States, 12/5/10. https://doi.org/10.1109/WSC.2010.5679168
Chan, Wai Kin Victor ; Son, Young-Jun ; Macal, Charles M. / Agent-based simulation tutorial - Simulation of emergent behavior and differences between agent-based simulation and discrete-event simulation. Proceedings - Winter Simulation Conference. 2010. pp. 135-150
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