Designing and Building an Agent-Based Model



This chapter discusses the process of designing and building an ­agent-based model, and suggests a set of steps to follow when using agent-based modelling as a research method. It starts with defining agent-based modelling and discusses its main concepts, and then it discusses how to design agents using different architectures. The chapter also suggests a standardized process consisting of a sequence of steps to develop agent-based models for social science research, and provides examples to illustrate this process.

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© Springer Science+Business Media B.V. 2012

Authors and Affiliations

  1. 1.Department of Social Science Computing, Faculty of Economics and Political ScienceCairo UniversityCairoEgypt
  2. 2.CRESS, Department of SociologyUniversity of SurreyGuildfordUK

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