Multi-Agent-Based Simulation

Second International Workshop, MABS 2000 Boston, MA, USA, July Revised and Additional Papers

  • Scott Moss
  • Paul Davidsson
Conference proceedings MABS 2000

Part of the Lecture Notes in Computer Science book series (LNCS, volume 1979)

Also part of the Lecture Notes in Artificial Intelligence book sub series (LNAI, volume 1979)

Table of contents

  1. Front Matter
    Pages I-VIII
  2. Editorial Introduction

  3. Model Design Issues

  4. Applications

    1. Foster McGeary, Keith Decker
      Pages 68-81
    2. Laurent Breton, Jean-Daniel Zucker, Eric Clément
      Pages 108-118
    3. Eleanna Kafeza, Kamalakar Karlapalem
      Pages 119-132
  5. Simulating Social Relations and Processes

    1. Michael Schillo, Klaus Fischer, Christof T. Klein
      Pages 133-148
    2. Roberto Pedone, Rosaria Conte
      Pages 149-156
    3. Juliette Rouchier, Francois Bousquet, Olivier Barreteau, Christophe Le Page, Jean-Luc Bonnefoy
      Pages 181-197
    4. Thomas E. Downing, Scott Moss, Claudia Pahl-Wostl
      Pages 198-213
  6. Formal Approaches

    1. Emma Norling, Liz Sonenberg, Ralph Rönnquist
      Pages 214-228
    2. Oswaldo Terán, Bruce Edmonds, Steve Wallis
      Pages 229-243
    3. Nuno David, Jaime Simão Sichman, Helder Coelho
      Pages 244-265
  7. Back Matter
    Pages 267-267

About these proceedings


This volume is based on papers accepted for the Second International Workshop on Multi-agent-based Simulation (MABS-2000)federated with the Fourth Int- national Conference on Multi Agent Systems (ICMAS-2000)held in Boston in July 2000. The purpose of MABS-2000 was to investigate and develop the synergy - tween software engineering for multi-agent systems and agent-based social s- ulation. The papers included in the MABS-2000 workshop were selected either because they explore how agent interaction can be used to build multi-agent s- tems or they o?er examples of problem-oriented (rather than technique-oriented) systems. No paper was selected if it speci?ed a model or an issue to make it ?t a previously chosen technique. All of the papers in the volume have been reviewed and in many cases revised since the workshop. Two papers (by Edmonds and by Hales)as well as the editorial introduction have been added to those accepted for the workshop. As editors and workshop organisers, we are very grateful to the participants who engaged enthusiastically in the discussions about both individual papers and the issues facing the MABS community. Issues raised and positions taken in those discussions are reported in the editorial introduction. We are also grateful to the authors for their punctuality and the grace with which they received and responded to editorial comments and requests. Klaus Fischer, the ICMAS-2000 workshops chair, was exceptionally patient and diplomatic in reconciling our demands with the resources available.


Multi-agent system Multi-agent systems agent communities agent cooperation agent coordination agent-based simulation agent-based social simulation agent-based software engineering artificial societies design model mulit-agent systems engineering simulation software engineering structured analysis

Editors and affiliations

  • Scott Moss
    • 1
  • Paul Davidsson
    • 2
  1. 1.Centre for Policy ModellingManchester Metropolitan UniversityManchesterUK
  2. 2.Department of Software Engineering and Computer ScienceUniversity of Karlskrona/RonnebyRonnebySweden

Bibliographic information

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  • Copyright Information Springer-Verlag Berlin Heidelberg 2001
  • Publisher Name Springer, Berlin, Heidelberg
  • eBook Packages Springer Book Archive
  • Print ISBN 978-3-540-41522-0
  • Online ISBN 978-3-540-44561-6
  • Series Print ISSN 0302-9743
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