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Agent-Based Social Systems

Agent-Based Modelling of Socio-Technical Systems

Editors: van Dam, Koen H., Nikolic, Igor, Lukszo, Zofia (Eds.)

  • Gives a practical introduction to agent-based modelling of socio-technical systems, such as infrastructures
  • Includes practical suggestions and procedures based on years of modelling experience
  • Provides numerous examples in various (infrastructure) domains which take the reader through the development process and can inspire new applications
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Decision makers in large scale interconnected network systems require simulation models for decision support. The behaviour of these systems is determined by many actors, situated in a dynamic, multi-actor, multi-objective and multi-level environment. How can such systems be modelled and how can the socio-technical complexity be captured? Agent-based modelling is a proven approach to handle this challenge. This book provides a practical introduction to agent-based modelling of socio-technical systems, based on a methodology that has been developed at TU Delft and which has been deployed in a large number of case studies. The book consists of two parts: the first presents the background, theory and methodology as well as practical guidelines and procedures for building models. In the second part this theory is applied to a number of case studies, where for each model the development steps are presented extensively, preparing the reader for creating own models.

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“Six case studies are presented using the methodology. This is ideal, especially for students to see the process applied to different models in a coherent manner. Graduate students would be able to begin designing a model after reading. … this is a very useful book for those developing (and teaching) agent-based modelling of socio-technical systems and is a step towards developing more useful models for decision-makers.” (Nicole Ronald, Journal of Artificial Societies and Social Simulation, April, 2013)


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Hardcover £89.50
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  • Usually dispatched within 3 to 5 business days.
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  • ISBN 978-94-017-8268-5
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Bibliographic Information

Bibliographic Information
Book Title
Agent-Based Modelling of Socio-Technical Systems
Editors
  • Koen H. van Dam
  • Igor Nikolic
  • Zofia Lukszo
Series Title
Agent-Based Social Systems
Series Volume
9
Copyright
2013
Publisher
Springer Netherlands
Copyright Holder
Springer Science+Business Media Dordrecht
eBook ISBN
978-94-007-4933-7
DOI
10.1007/978-94-007-4933-7
Hardcover ISBN
978-94-007-4932-0
Softcover ISBN
978-94-017-8268-5
Series ISSN
1861-0803
Edition Number
1
Number of Pages
XXVIII, 268
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