Designing Agent Behaviour in Agent-Based Simulation through Participatory Method

  • Patrick Taillandier
  • Elodie Buard
Part of the Lecture Notes in Computer Science book series (LNCS, volume 5925)


Agent-based simulation has demonstrated its usefulness for the modelling of complex systems. However, the simulation widely depends on the agent behaviour designing. In order to facilitate the definition of such behaviour, we propose an approach based on a participatory method: a domain expert directly enters his knowledge about entities in a specific environment. In this paper, we propose to formalise the agent behaviour by using a combination of production rules and of a multi-criteria decision making method. An experiment, carried out in the domain of ecological simulation, is presented. This first experiment shows promising results for our approach.


multi-agent simulation agent behaviour design participatory method multi-criteria decision making ecological simulation 


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Authors and Affiliations

  • Patrick Taillandier
    • 1
    • 2
  • Elodie Buard
    • 3
    • 4
  1. 1.IRD, UMI UMMISCO 209BondyFrance
  2. 2.IFI, MSI, UMI 209Ha NoiViet Nam
  3. 3.COGIT IGNSaint-MandéFrance
  4. 4.UMR Géographie CitésParisFrance

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