Agent-Based Simulation Platform Evaluation in the Context of Human Behavior Modeling

  • Michal Laclavík
  • Štefan Dlugolinský
  • Martin Šeleng
  • Marcel Kvassay
  • Bernhard Schneider
  • Holger Bracker
  • Michał Wrzeszcz
  • Jacek Kitowski
  • Ladislav Hluchý
Part of the Lecture Notes in Computer Science book series (LNCS, volume 7068)

Abstract

In this paper we provide a brief survey of agent based simulation (ABS) platforms and evaluate two of them – NetLogo and MASON – by implementing an exemplary scenario in the context of human behavior modeling. We define twelve evaluation points, which we discuss for both of the evaluated systems. The purpose of our evaluation is to identify the best ABS platform for parametric studies (data farming) of human behavior, but we intend to use the system also for training purposes. That is why we also discuss one of serious game platform representatives – VBS2.

Keywords

agent-based simulation human behavior modeling 

Preview

Unable to display preview. Download preview PDF.

Unable to display preview. Download preview PDF.

References

  1. 1.
    Macal, C., North, M.: Tutorial on agent-based modelling and simulation. Journal of Simulation 4(3), 151–162 (2010)CrossRefGoogle Scholar
  2. 2.
    EUSAS Consortium, Technical report, D2.5 Deliverable, Evaluation of existing simulation frameworks (2010)Google Scholar
  3. 3.
    EUSAS Consortium, White Paper on Agent Modelling, Annex to D3.2 Deliverable: Documentation of the modelling requirements Behaviour Patterns (2010)Google Scholar
  4. 4.
    Bakshy, E., Wilensky, U.: Turtle Histories and Alternate Universes; Exploratory Modeling with NetLogo and Mathematica. In: North, M.J., Macal, C.M., Sallach, D.L. (eds.) Proceedings of the Agent 2007 Conference on Complex Interaction and Social Emergence, pp. 147–158 (2007)Google Scholar
  5. 5.
    Gilbert, N., Bankes, S.: Platforms and methods for agent-based modelling. PNAS 99(suppl. 3), 7197–7198 (2002), doi:10.1073/pnas.072079499CrossRefGoogle Scholar
  6. 6.
    Allan, R.: Survey of agent based modelling and simulation tools, Technical Report, DL-TR-2010-007, Science and Technology Facilities Council (2010) ISSN 1362-0207Google Scholar
  7. 7.
    Railsback, S.F., Lytinen, S.L., Jackson, S.K.: Agent Based Simulation Platforms: Review and Development Recommendations. Simulation 8(9), 609–623 (2005), http://www.humboldt.edu/ecomodel/documents/ABMPlatformReview.pdf Google Scholar
  8. 8.
    Standish, R.K.: Going Stupid with EcoLab. Simulation 84(12), 611–618 (2008), doi:10.1177/0037549708097146CrossRefGoogle Scholar
  9. 9.
    Luke, S., Cioffi-Revilla, C., Panait, L., Sullivan, K.: MASON: A new multi-agent simulation toolkit. In: Proceedings of the 2004 SwarmFest Workshop (2004)Google Scholar
  10. 10.
    Cañamero, D.: Modeling Motivations and Emotions as a Basis for Intelligent Behaviour. In: Proceedings of the First International Symposium on Autonomous Agents (Agents 1997), Marina del Rey, pp. 148–155. The ACM Press, New York (1997)CrossRefGoogle Scholar
  11. 11.
    Dörner, D.: Bauplan für eine Seele. Rowohlt Verlag, Reinbek bei Hamburg (1999)Google Scholar

Copyright information

© Springer-Verlag Berlin Heidelberg 2012

Authors and Affiliations

  • Michal Laclavík
    • 1
  • Štefan Dlugolinský
    • 1
  • Martin Šeleng
    • 1
  • Marcel Kvassay
    • 1
  • Bernhard Schneider
    • 2
  • Holger Bracker
    • 2
  • Michał Wrzeszcz
    • 3
  • Jacek Kitowski
    • 3
  • Ladislav Hluchý
    • 1
  1. 1.Institute of InformaticsSlovak Academy of SciencesBratislavaSlovakia
  2. 2.EADS Deutschland GmbHUnterschleißheimGermany
  3. 3.Computer Centre CYFRONETUniversity of Science and TechnologyCracowPoland

Personalised recommendations