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 of the 2010 Winter Simulation Conference, WSC'10
Pages135-150
Number of pages16
DOIs
StatePublished - Dec 1 2010
Event2010 43rd Winter Simulation Conference, WSC'10 - Baltimore, MD, United States
Duration: Dec 5 2010Dec 8 2010

Publication series

NameProceedings - Winter Simulation Conference
ISSN (Print)0891-7736

Other

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

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Software
  • Modeling and Simulation
  • Computer Science Applications

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    Chan, W. K. V., Son, Y. J., & Macal, C. M. (2010). Agent-based simulation tutorial - Simulation of emergent behavior and differences between agent-based simulation and discrete-event simulation. In Proceedings of the 2010 Winter Simulation Conference, WSC'10 (pp. 135-150). [5679168] (Proceedings - Winter Simulation Conference). https://doi.org/10.1109/WSC.2010.5679168