Multi-Agent Systems and Agent-Based Simulation

First International Workshop, MABS ’98, Paris, France, July 4-6, 1998. Proceedings

  • Jaime Simão Sichman
  • Rosaria Conte
  • Nigel Gilbert
Conference proceedings MABS 1998

DOI: 10.1007/b71639

Part of the Lecture Notes in Computer Science book series (LNCS, volume 1534)

Table of contents (16 papers)

  1. Front Matter
  2. MAS and Social Simulation: A Suitable Commitment
    Rosaria Conte, Nigel Gilbert, Jaime Simão Sichman
    Pages 1-9
  3. Agent-Based Modeling vs. Equation-Based Modeling: A Case Study and Users’ Guide
    H. Van Dyke Parunak, Robert Savit, Rick L. Riolo
    Pages 10-25
  4. Economic Theory of Renewable Resource Management: A Multi-agent System Approach
    M. Antona, F. Bousquet, C. LePage, J. Weber, A. Karsenty, P. Guizol
    Pages 61-78
  5. Formalising the Link between Worker and Society in Honey Bee Colonies
    David J. T. Sumpter, D. S. Broomhead
    Pages 95-110
  6. Finding the Best Partner: The PART-NET System
    R. Conte, R. Pedone
    Pages 156-168
  7. Dependence Relations Between Roles in a Multi-Agent System
    Mahdi Hannoun, Jaime Simão Sichman, Olivier Boissier, Claudette Sayettat
    Pages 169-182
  8. When Agents Emerge from Agents: Introducing Multi-scale Viewpoints in Multi-agent Simulations
    David Servat, Edith Perrier, Jean-Pierre Treuil, Alexis Drogoul
    Pages 183-198
  9. Towards Modeling Other Agents: A Simulation-Based Study
    Leonardo Garrido, Ramón Brena, Katia Sycara
    Pages 210-225
  10. Multi-agent Architecture Integrating Heterogeneous Models of Dynamical Processes: The Representation of Time
    Edem Fianyo, Jean-Pierre Treuil, Edith Perrier, Yves Demazeau
    Pages 226-236
  11. Back Matter

About these proceedings


Fifteen papers were presented at the first workshop on Multi-Agent Systems and Agent-Based Simulation held as part of the Agents World conference in Paris, July 4-- 6, 1998. The workshop was designed to bring together two developing communities: the multi-agent systems researchers who were the core participants at Agents World, and social scientists interested in using MAS as a research tool. Most of the social sciences were represented, with contributions touching on sociology, management science, economics, psychology, environmental science, ecology, and linguistics. The workshop was organised in association with SimSoc, an informal group of social scientists who have arranged an irregular series of influential workshops on using simulation in the social sciences beginning in 1992. While the papers were quite heterogeneous in substantive domain and in their disciplinary origins, there were several themes which recurred during the workshop. One of these was considered in more depth in a round table discussion led by Jim Doran at the end of the workshop on 'Representing cognition for social simulation', which addressed the issue of whether and how cognition should be modelled. Quite divergent views were expressed, with some participants denying that individual cognition needed to be modelled at all, and others arguing that cognition must be at the centre of social simulation.


Multi-agent system Multi-agent systems agent-based model agent-based modelling agent-based simulation cognitive emergence evolution modeling service-oriented computing simulation social simulation

Editors and affiliations

  • Jaime Simão Sichman
    • 1
  • Rosaria Conte
    • 2
  • Nigel Gilbert
    • 3
  1. 1.Laboratório de Técnicas Inteligentes (LTI) Escola Politécnica (EP)Universidade de São Paulo (USP) 
  2. 2.Institute for Cognitive Science and TechnologyRomeItaly
  3. 3.  

Bibliographic information

  • Copyright Information Springer-Verlag Berlin Heidelberg 1998
  • Publisher Name Springer, Berlin, Heidelberg
  • eBook Packages Springer Book Archive
  • Print ISBN 978-3-540-65476-6
  • Online ISBN 978-3-540-49246-7
  • Series Print ISSN 0302-9743
  • Series Online ISSN 1611-3349