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Features of Agent-based Models

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posted on 17.01.2018, 10:10 by Reiko Heckel, Alexander Kurz, Edmund Chattoe-Brown
The design of agent-based models (ABMs) is often ad-hoc when it comes to defining their scope. In order for the inclusion of features such as network structure, location, or dynamic change to be justified, their role in a model should be systematically analysed. We propose a mechanism to compare and assess the impact of such features. In particular we are using techniques from software engineering and semantics to support the development and assessment of ABMs, such as graph transformations as semantic representations for agent-based models, feature diagrams to identify ingredients under consideration, and extension relations between graph transformation systems to represent model fragments expressing features.

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Electronic Proceedings in Theoretical Computer Science, 2017, Proceedings Third Workshop on Graphs as Models (GaM 2017), 263, pp. 31-37.

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/Organisation/COLLEGE OF SOCIAL SCIENCES, ARTS AND HUMANITIES/Department of Media, Communication and Sociology

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Third Workshop on Graphs as Models (GaM 2017), Uppsala, Sweden

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Electronic Proceedings in Theoretical Computer Science

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Open Publishing Association

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2075-2180

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2017

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17/01/2018

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http://eptcs.web.cse.unsw.edu.au/paper.cgi?GaM2017.3

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In Proceedings GaM 2017, arXiv:1712.08345

Temporal coverage: start date

23/04/2017

Temporal coverage: end date

23/04/2017

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en

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