Agent-Based Simulation for Complex Social Systems: Support for the Developer

Part of the Springer Proceedings in Complexity book series (SPCOM)


The successful implementation of policies in complex social environments, require a deep understanding of interdependencies between many actors with different perspectives. In order to understand, analyse and design such complex systems, advanced modelling tools are required. In this paper, we describe the MAIA modeling tool, based on the IAD framework. MAIA supports the development of agent-based models for policy making by providing (1) a methodology that provides guidelines on how to produce executable code from a conceptualized model, (2) a web-based application that supports the conceptualization process, and (3) a (semi) automatic transformation to generate executable simulations.

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© Springer International Publishing Switzerland 2013

Authors and Affiliations

  1. 1.Faculty of Technology, Policy and ManagementDelft University of TechnologyDelftThe Netherlands

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