Simulating Societies using Distributed Artificial Intelligence

  • Jim Doran
Conference paper


Computer based simulation of societies is again a growing research area [Gilbert and Doran 1994; Gilbert and Conte 1995], with the use of distributed AI techniques a particularly promising and exciting recent development. However, given the convergence of research traditions involved, it is not easy to achieve a clear overview of the potential pitfalls and prospects. In what follows I shall attempt such an overview, making brief illustrative reference to ongoing work at the University of Essex.


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Authors and Affiliations

  • Jim Doran
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  1. 1.Dept. of Computer ScienceUniversity of EssexColchesterGreat Britain

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