Modelling a Society of Simple Agents: From Conceptual Specification to Experimentation

F.M. Brazier, P.A.T. van Eck, J. Treur

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In this paper, the compositional multi-agent modelling framework DESIRE is not only successfully used to develop a conceptual specification of the simple agents discussed in (Cesta et al. 1996), but also to simulate the behaviour in a dynamic environment. In the DESIRE framework, a conceptual specification, which provides a high-level view of an agent, has enough detail for automatic prototype generation. The prototype implementation of the conceptual specification of the simple agents has been used to replicate and extend one of the experiments reported in (Cesta et al. 1996).
Original languageEnglish
Title of host publicationProceedings of the International Conference on Computer Simulations and Social Sciences, ICCS&SS'97
Number of pages7
ISBN (Electronic)978-3-662-03366-1
ISBN (Print)978-3-540-63329-7
Publication statusPublished - 1997

Publication series

NameLecture Notes in Economics and Mathematical Systems

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