agent based spatial simulation with netlogo

Agent Based Spatial Simulation With NetLogo
Author: Arnaud Banos
Publisher: Elsevier
Release Date: 2015-08-26
Pages: 278
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Available Language: English, Spanish, And French
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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. Featuring the following well-known techniques and tools: Modeling, such as UML, Simulation, such as the NetLogo platform, Exploration methods, Adaptation using participative simulation

Agent Based Spatial Simulation With NetLogo  Volume 2
Author: Arnaud Banos
Publisher: Elsevier
Release Date: 2016-11-26
Pages: 232
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Available Language: English, Spanish, And French
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Whereas Volume 1 introduced the NetLogo platform as a means of prototyping simple models, this second volume focuses on the advanced use of NetLogo to connect both data and theories, making it ideal for the majority of scientific communities. The authors focus on agent-based modeling of spatialized phenomena with a methodological and practical orientation, demonstrating how advanced agent-based spatial simulation methods and technics can be implemented. This book provides theoretical and conceptual backgrounds, as well as algorithmic and technical insights, including code and applets, so that readers can test and re-use most of its content. Illustrates advanced concepts and methods in agent-based spatial simulation Features practical examples developed, and commented on, in a unique platform Provides theoretical and conceptual backgrounds, as well as algorithmic and technical insights, including code and applets, so that readers can test and re-use most of its content

Agent Based Spatial Simulation With NetLogo
Author: Arnaud Banos
Publisher: Wiley-ISTE
Release Date: 2016-01-11
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Available Language: English, Spanish, And French
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The work presented here illustrates, using the heavily utilized free software NetLogo, the main principles of agent-based spatial simulation. It will provide theoretical and conceptual backgrounds as well as algorithmic and technical insights, including code and applets, so that readers can test and re-use most of its content.

Agent Based Modelling And Geographical Information Systems
Author: Andrew Crooks
Publisher: SAGE
Release Date: 2018-12-13
Pages: 408
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Available Language: English, Spanish, And French
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This textbook explains how to design and build Agent Based Models and how to link them to Geographical Information Systems.

Agent Based Models
Author: Nigel Gilbert
Publisher: SAGE
Release Date: 2008
Pages: 98
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Available Language: English, Spanish, And French
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Aimed at readers with minimal experience in computer programming, this brief book provides a theoretical and methodological rationale for using ABM in the social sciences. It goes on to describe some carefully chosen examples from different disciplines, illustrating different approaches to ABM. It concludes with practical advice about how to design and create ABM, a discussion of validation procedures, and some guidelines about publishing articles based on ABM.

Agent Based Modeling And Simulation In Archaeology
Author: Gabriel Wurzer
Publisher: Springer
Release Date: 2014-11-08
Pages: 269
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Available Language: English, Spanish, And French
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Archaeology has been historically reluctant to embrace the subject of agent-based simulation, since it was seen as being used to "re-enact" and "visualize" possible scenarios for a wider (generally non-scientific) audience, based on scarce and fuzzy data. Furthermore, modeling "in exact terms" and programming as a means for producing agent-based simulations were simply beyond the field of the social sciences. This situation has changed quite drastically with the advent of the internet age: Data, it seems, is now ubiquitous. Researchers have switched from simply collecting data to filtering, selecting and deriving insights in a cybernetic manner. Agent-based simulation is one of the tools used to glean information from highly complex excavation sites according to formalized models, capturing essential properties in a highly abstract and yet spatial manner. As such, the goal of this book is to present an overview of techniques used and work conducted in that field, drawing on the experience of practitioners.

Multi Agent Based Simulation XV
Author: Francisco Grimaldo
Publisher: Springer
Release Date: 2015-01-03
Pages: 253
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Available Language: English, Spanish, And French
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This book constitutes the thoroughly refereed post-conference proceedings of the 15th International Workshop on Multi-Agent-Based Simulation, MABS 2014, held in Paris, France, in May 2014. The workshop was held in conjunction with the 13th International Conference on Autonomous Agents and Multiagent Systems, AAMAS 2014. The 17 revised full papers included in this volume were carefully selected from numerous submissions. The papers are organized in topical sections on simulation methodologies, simulation of social behaviour, data and multi-agent-based simulation and applications.

Multi Agent Based Simulation VI
Author: Jaime S. Sichman
Publisher: Springer Science & Business Media
Release Date: 2006-04-18
Pages: 189
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Available Language: English, Spanish, And French
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th Thisvolumegroupstogetherthepapersacceptedforthe6 InternationalWo- th shop on Multi-Agent-Based Simulation (MABS 2005), co-located with the 4 International Joint Conference on Autonomous Agents and Multiagent Systems (AAMAS 2005), which occurred in Utrecht, The Netherlands, on July 25, 2005. MABS 2005 is the sixth workshop of a series that began at ICMAS 1998 (Paris, France), and continued successively with ICMAS 2000 (Boston, USA), AAMAS 2002 (Bologna, Italia), AAMAS 2003 (Melbourne, Australia) and AA- MAS 2004 (New York, USA). The revised version of the papers of these wo- shops appeared in Springer's Lecture Notes in Arti'cial Intelligence, in volumes 1534, 1979, 2581, 2927 and 3415. All information about the MABS Workshop ? Series can be found athttp://www.pcs.usp.br/ mabs. After some hesitations about the numbering of the volumes, we decided to set the pace right between the workshop edition and the volume name. So, this volume is called Multi-Agent-Based SimulationVI, and subsequent editions of the book series will correspond to the ordinal number of the workshop. The scienti'c focus of MABS lies in the con'uence of social sciences and multi-agent systems, with a strong applicational/empirical vein, and its emp- sis is on (i) exploratory agent-based simulation as a principled way of undert- ing scienti'c research in the social sciences and (ii) using social theories as an inspiration to new frameworks and developments in multi-agent systems.

Social Informatics
Author: Giovanni Luca Ciampaglia
Publisher: Springer
Release Date: 2017-09-02
Pages: 645
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Available Language: English, Spanish, And French
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The two-volume set LNCS 10539 and 10540 constitutes the proceedings of the 9th International Conference on Social Informatics, SocInfo 2017, held in Oxford, UK, in September 2017.The 37 full papers and 43 poster papers presented in this volume were carefully reviewed and selected from 142 submissions. The papers are organized in topical sections named: economics, science of success, and education; network science; news, misinformation, and collective sensemaking; opinions, behavior, and social media mining; proximity, location, mobility, and urban analytics; security, privacy, and trust; tools and methods; and health and behaviour.

Agent Based And Individual Based Modeling
Author: Steven F. Railsback
Publisher: Princeton University Press
Release Date: 2011-11-06
Pages: 329
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Available Language: English, Spanish, And French
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Agent-based modeling is a new technique for understanding how the dynamics of biological, social, and other complex systems arise from the characteristics and behaviors of the agents making up these systems. This innovative textbook gives students and scientists the skills to design, implement, and analyze agent-based models. It starts with the fundamentals of modeling and provides an introduction to NetLogo, an easy-to-use, free, and powerful software platform. Nine chapters then each introduce an important modeling concept and show how to implement it using NetLogo. The book goes on to present strategies for finding the right level of model complexity and developing theory for agent behavior, and for analyzing and learning from models. Agent-Based and Individual-Based Modeling features concise and accessible text, numerous examples, and exercises using small but scientific models. The emphasis throughout is on analysis--such as software testing, theory development, robustness analysis, and understanding full models--and on design issues like optimizing model structure and finding good parameter values. The first hands-on introduction to agent-based modeling, from conceptual design to computer implementation to parameterization and analysis Provides an introduction to NetLogo with nine chapters introducing an important modeling concept and showing how to implement it using NetLogo Filled with examples and exercises, with updates and supplementary materials at http://www.railsback-grimm-abm-book.com/ Designed for students and researchers across the biological and social sciences Written by leading practitioners Leading universities that have adopted this book include: Amherst College Brigham Young University Carnegie Mellon University Cornell University Miami University Northwestern University Old Dominion University Portland State University Rhodes College Susquehanna University University College, Dublin University of Arizona University of British Columbia University of Michigan University of South Florida University of Texas at Austin University of Virginia

Design Of Agent Based Models
Author: Tomáš Šalamon
Publisher: Tomáš Bruckner
Release Date: 2011
Pages: 220
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Available Language: English, Spanish, And French
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Although there are plenty of publications dealing with the theory of multi-agent systems and agent-based simulations, information about the practical development of such systems is scarce. The aim of this book is to fill this empty space and to provide knowledge about design and development of agent-based simulations in an easy and comprehensible way. The book begins with the fundamentals of multi-agent systems, agent principles and their interaction, and goes on to discuss the philosophy of agent-based programming. Agent-based models - like any other scientific method - have drawbacks and limitations, which are presented in the book as well. The main portion of the text is then devoted to a description of methodology and best practices for the design and development of agent-based simulation software. The methodology (called Agentology) guides the reader through the entire development process, from the formal definition of the problem, through conceptual modeling and the selection of the particular development platform, to the programming and debugging of the code itself and the final assessment of the model. The visual language as the means of representation of the conceptual model is included. The reader is also presented with a comparison of present multi-agent development environments and tools, which could be helpful for the selection of appropriate development instruments. Given that the theoretical foundation is presented in an accessible way and supported by many practical examples, figures, schemes and source codes, this publication is especially suitable as a textbook for introductory graduate-level courses on multi-agent systems and agent-based modeling. Besides appealing to students and the scientific community, the monograph can aid software architects and developers who are not familiar with agent principles, conveying valuable insights into this distinct computer paradigm.

Agent Based Models Of Geographical Systems
Author: Alison J. Heppenstall
Publisher: Springer Science & Business Media
Release Date: 2011-11-24
Pages: 760
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Available Language: English, Spanish, And French
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This unique book brings together a comprehensive set of papers on the background, theory, technical issues and applications of agent-based modelling (ABM) within geographical systems. This collection of papers is an invaluable reference point for the experienced agent-based modeller as well those new to the area. Specific geographical issues such as handling scale and space are dealt with as well as practical advice from leading experts about designing and creating ABMs, handling complexity, visualising and validating model outputs. With contributions from many of the world’s leading research institutions, the latest applied research (micro and macro applications) from around the globe exemplify what can be achieved in geographical context. This book is relevant to researchers, postgraduate and advanced undergraduate students, and professionals in the areas of quantitative geography, spatial analysis, spatial modelling, social simulation modelling and geographical information sciences.

Multi Agent Based Simulation X
Author: Gennaro Di Tosto
Publisher: Springer
Release Date: 2010-06-17
Pages: 158
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Available Language: English, Spanish, And French
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This volume contains a selection of the papers presented at the 10th International Workshop on Multi-Agent-Based Simulation (MABS 2009), a workshop co-located with the 8th International Conference on Autonomous Agents and Multiagent Systems (AAMAS 2009), which was held on May 10-15, 2009 in Budapest, Hungary.

Artificial Life Models In Software
Author: Maciej Komosinski
Publisher: Springer Science & Business Media
Release Date: 2009-06-13
Pages: 441
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Available Language: English, Spanish, And French
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The advent of powerful processing technologies and the advances in software development tools have drastically changed the approach and implementation of computational research in fundamental properties of living systems through simulating and synthesizing biological entities and processes in artificial media. Nowadays realistic physical and physiological simulation of natural and would-be creatures, worlds and societies becomes a low-cost task for ordinary home computers. The progress in technology has dramatically reshaped the structure of the software, the execution of a code, and visualization fundamentals. This has led to the emergence of novel breeds of artificial life software models, including three-dimensional programmable simulation environment, distributed discrete events platforms and multi-agent systems. This second edition reflects the technological and research advancements, and presents the best examples of artificial life software models developed in the World and available for users.

Computational Collective Intelligence    Technologies And Applications
Author: Dosam Hwang
Publisher: Springer
Release Date: 2014-09-04
Pages: 704
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This book constitutes the refereed proceedings of the 6th International Conference on Collective Intelligence, ICCCI 2014, held in Seoul, Korea, in September 2014. The 70 full papers presented were carefully reviewed and selected from 205 submissions. They address topics such as knowledge integration, data mining for collective processing, fuzzy, modal and collective systems, nature inspired systems, language processing systems, social networks and semantic web, agent and multi-agent systems, classification and clustering methods, multi-dimensional data processing, Web systems, intelligent decision making, methods for scheduling, image and video processing, collective intelligence in web systems, computational swarm intelligence, cooperation and collective knowledge.

Decentralized Spatial Computing
Author: Matt Duckham
Publisher: Springer Science & Business Media
Release Date: 2012-07-27
Pages: 322
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Available Language: English, Spanish, And French
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Computing increasingly happens somewhere, with that geographic location important to the computational process itself. Many new and evolving spatial technologies, such as geosensor networks and smartphones, embody this trend. Conventional approaches to spatial computing are centralized, and do not account for the inherently decentralized nature of "computing somewhere": the limited, local knowledge of individual system components, and the interaction between those components at different locations. On the other hand, despite being an established topic in distributed systems, decentralized computing is not concerned with geographical constraints to the generation and movement of information. In this context, of (centralized) spatial computing and decentralized (non-spatial) computing, the key question becomes: "What makes decentralized spatial computing special?" In Part I of the book the author covers the foundational concepts, structures, and design techniques for decentralized computing with spatial and spatiotemporal information. In Part II he applies those concepts and techniques to the development of algorithms for decentralized spatial computing, stepping through a suite of increasingly sophisticated algorithms: from algorithms with minimal spatial information about their neighborhoods; to algorithms with access to more detailed spatial information, such as direction, distance, or coordinate location; to truly spatiotemporal algorithms that monitor environments that are dynamic, even using networks that are mobile or volatile. Finally, in Part III the author shows how decentralized spatial and spatiotemporal algorithms designed using the techniques explored in Part II can be simulated and tested. In particular, he investigates empirically the important properties of a decentralized spatial algorithm: its computational efficiency and its robustness to unavoidable uncertainty. Part III concludes with a survey of the opportunities for connecting decentralized spatial computing to ongoing research and emerging hot topics in related fields, such as biologically inspired computing, geovisualization, and stream computing. The book is written for students and researchers of computer science and geographic information science. Throughout the book the author's style is characterized by a focus on the broader message, explaining the process of decentralized spatial algorithm design rather than the technical details. Each chapter ends with review questions designed to test the reader's understanding of the material and to point to further work or research. The book includes short appendices on discrete mathematics and SQL. Simulation models written in NetLogo and associated source code for all the algorithms presented in the book can be found on the author's accompanying website.

GIS  Spatial Analysis  And Modeling
Author: David J. Maguire
Publisher: Esri Press
Release Date: 2005
Pages: 480
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Available Language: English, Spanish, And French
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A guide for geographic analysts, modelers, software engineers, and GIS professionals, this book discusses agent-based modeling, dynamic feedback and simulation modeling, as well as links between models and GIS software. This collection also presents a state-of-the-art understanding of applications based on environmental, atmospheric, hydrological, urban, social, health, and economic models.

Agent Directed Simulation And Systems Engineering
Author: Levent Yilmaz
Publisher: John Wiley & Sons
Release Date: 2009-10-26
Pages: 520
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Available Language: English, Spanish, And French
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This book presents an accessible account of the contribution of systems engineering to modeling and simulation, especially to agent-directed simulation (ADS). With an emphasis on the application of ADS systems engineering to large and complex systems.

Agent Based Computational Sociology
Author: Flaminio Squazzoni
Publisher: John Wiley & Sons
Release Date: 2012-02-27
Pages: 248
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Available Language: English, Spanish, And French
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Most of the intriguing social phenomena of our time, such as international terrorism, social inequality, and urban ethnic segregation, are consequences of complex forms of agent interaction that are difficult to observe methodically and experimentally. This book looks at a new research stream that makes use of advanced computer simulation modelling techniques to spotlight agent interaction that allows us to explain the emergence of social patterns. It presents a method to pursue analytical sociology investigations that look at relevant social mechanisms in various empirical situations, such as markets, urban cities, and organisations. This book: Provides a comprehensive introduction to epistemological, theoretical and methodological features of agent-based modelling in sociology through various discussions and examples. Presents the pros and cons of using agent-based models in sociology. Explores agent-based models in combining quantitative and qualitative aspects, and micro- and macro levels of analysis. Looks at how to pose an agent-based research question, identifying the model building blocks, and how to validate simulation results. Features examples of agent-based models that look at crucial sociology issues. Supported by an accompanying website featuring data sets and code for the models included in the book. Agent-Based Computational Sociology is written in a common sociological language and features examples of models that look at all the traditional explanatory challenges of sociology. Researchers and graduate students involved in the field of agent-based modelling and computer simulation in areas such as social sciences, cognitive sciences and computer sciences will benefit from this book.

Encyclopedia Of Ecology
Author: Sven Erik Jørgensen
Publisher:
Release Date: 2008
Pages: 4122
ISBN:
Available Language: English, Spanish, And French
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The Encyclopedia of Ecology contains contributions from international experts on a diverse array of topics related to ecology. It provides current and comprehensive information on many themes, including behavioral ecology, ecological processes, ecological modeling, ecological engineering, ecological indicators, ecological informatics, ecosystems, ecotoxicology, evolutionary ecology, general ecology, global ecology, human ecology, and systems ecology. The online version includes extensive internal cross-referencing and dynamic linking to journal articles and abstract databases.