Agent-Based Computational Modelling

Applications in Demography, Social, Economic and Environmental Sciences

ISBN: 978-3-7908-1640-2 (Print) 978-3-7908-1721-8 (Online)

Table of contents (11 chapters)

  1. Front Matter

    Pages I-X

  2. Microsimulation of household cycles

    1. Chapter

      Pages 1-16

      Agent-Based Computational Modelling: An Introduction

  3. Socio-Economics

    1. Chapter

      Pages 17-35

      Agent-Based Modelling — A Methodology for the Analysis of Qualitative Development Processes

    2. Chapter

      Pages 37-59

      On the Analysis of Asymmetric Directed Communication Structures in Electronic Election Markets

  4. Population and Demography

    1. Chapter

      Pages 61-84

      The Role of Assortative Mating on Population Growth in Contemporary Developed Societies

    2. Chapter

      Pages 85-116

      An Agent-Based Simulation Model of Age-at-Marriage Norms

    3. Chapter

      Pages 117-137

      The Strength of Social Interactions and Obesity among Women

  5. Ecology and Environment

    1. Chapter

      Pages 139-152

      Agent-Based Models in Ecology: Patterns and Alternative Theories of Adaptive Behaviour

    2. Chapter

      Pages 153-172

      Agent-Based Modelling of Self-Organisation Processes to Support Adaptive Forest Management

    3. Chapter

      Pages 173-194

      Vampire Bats & The Micro-Macro Link

  6. General Aspects

    1. Chapter

      Pages 195-214

      How Are Physical and Social Spaces Related? — Cognitive Agents as the Necessary “Glue”

    2. Chapter

      Pages 215-223

      Agent Design for Agent-Based Modelling

  7. Back Matter

    Pages 225-226