Multi-Agent-Based Simulation II

Third International Workshop, MABS 2002 Bologna, Italy, July 15–16, 2002 Revised Papers

  • Jaime Simão Sichman
  • Françcois Bousquet
  • Paul Davidsson
Conference proceedings MABS 2002

DOI: 10.1007/3-540-36483-8

Part of the Lecture Notes in Computer Science book series (LNCS, volume 2581)

Table of contents (13 papers)

  1. Front Matter
    Pages I-X
  2. Invited Paper

    1. Multi-agent Based Simulation: Where Are the Agents?
      Alexis Drogoul, Diane Vanbergue, Thomas Meurisse
      Pages 1-15
  3. Emergence,Alliances,and Groups

    1. BVG Choice in Axelrod’s Tribute Model
      Luis Antunes, Leonel Nóbrega, Helder Coelho
      Pages 16-25
    2. The Need for and Development of Behaviourally Realistic Agents
      Wander Jager, Marco Janssen
      Pages 36-49
    3. Relating Structure and Dynamics in Organisation Models
      Catholijn M. Jonker, Jan Treur
      Pages 50-69
  4. MABS Platforms and Languages

    1. The MOCA Platform
      Matthieu Amiguet, Jean-Pierre Müller, José-A. Baez-Barranco, Adina Nagy
      Pages 70-88
    2. Towards an Emergence-Driven Software Process for Agent-Based Simulation
      Nuno David, Jaime Simão Sichman, Helder Coelho
      Pages 89-104
    3. Towards an Ideal Social Simulation Language
      Bruce Edmonds
      Pages 105-124
    4. Requirements Analysis of Agent-Based Simulation Platforms: State of the Art and New Prospects
      Maria Bruno Marietto, Nuno David, Jaime Simão Sichman, Helder Coelho
      Pages 125-141
  5. MABS Applications

  6. Back Matter
    Pages 195-195

About these proceedings


This volume presents extended and revised versions of the papers presented at the Third International Workshop on Multi-Agent Based Simulation (MABS 2002), a workshop federated with the First International Joint Conference on Autonomous Agents and Multi-Agent Systems (AAMAS 2002), which was held in Bologna, Italy, in July, 2002. This workshop was the third in the MABS series. The earlier two were - ganized as workshops of the two most recent ICMAS conferences (ICMAS 1998, Paris, France and ICMAS 2000, Boston, USA). Revised versions of the papers presented at these workshops were published as volumes 1534 and 1979 in the Lecture Notes in Arti?cial Intelligence series. One aim of the workshop was to develop stronger links between those wo- ing in the social sciences and those involved with multi-agent systems. We are pleased to note that many important conferences in various disciplines such as geography, economics, ecology, sociology, and physics have hosted workshops on MABS-related topics and that many respected journals publish papers that - clude elements of MABS. But although MABS is gradually acquiring legitimacy in many disciplinary ?elds, much remains to be done to clarify the potential use of MABS in these disciplines. Researchers from these disciplines have di?erent points of view on issues such as time-frame, space, geographical scales, or- nizational levels, etc. Moreover, the interest in MABS goes beyond the scienti?c community, as MABS models have been developed and used interactively with other communities as well.


Agent Communities Agent Cooperation Agent Coordination Agent Societies Agent Systems Agent-Based Simulation Interaction Protocols MAS Multi-Agent Systems Simulation Simulation Platforms architecture model optimization organization

Editors and affiliations

  • Jaime Simão Sichman
    • 1
  • Françcois Bousquet
    • 2
  • Paul Davidsson
    • 3
  1. 1.Polytechnical School Computer Engineering Department Intelligent Techniques LaboratoryUniversity of São PauloSão PauloBrazil
  2. 2.IRRI-CiradBangkokThailand
  3. 3.Department of Software Engineering and Computer ScienceBlekinge Institute of TechnologyRonnebySweden

Bibliographic information

  • Copyright Information Springer-Verlag Berlin Heidelberg 2003
  • Publisher Name Springer, Berlin, Heidelberg
  • eBook Packages Springer Book Archive
  • Print ISBN 978-3-540-00607-7
  • Online ISBN 978-3-540-36483-2
  • Series Print ISSN 0302-9743