|dc.contributor.author||Lucas, Thomas W.||
|dc.contributor.author||Sanchez, Susan M.||
|dc.description||Proceedings of the 2002 Winter Simulation Conference
E. Yücesan, C.-H. Chen, J. L. Snowdon, and J. M. Charnes, eds.||en_US
|dc.description.abstract||Agent-based simulations are models where multiple entities
sense and stochastically respond to conditions in their local
environments, mimicking complex large-scale system behavior.
We provide an overview of some important issues in
the modeling and analysis of agent-based systems. Examples
are drawn from a range of fields: biological modeling,
sociological modeling, and industrial applications, though
we focus on recent results for a variety of military applications.
Based on our experiences with various agent-based
models, we describe issues that simulation analysts should
be aware of when embarking on agent-based model development.
We also describe a number of tools (both graphical
and analytical) that we have found particularly useful for
analyzing these types of simulation models. We conclude
with a discussion of areas in need of further investigation.||en_US
|dc.rights||defined in Title 17, United States Code, Section 101. Copyright protection is not available for this work in the United States.||en_US
|dc.title||Exploring the World of Agent-based Simulations: Simple Models, Complex Analyses||en_US
|dc.contributor.department||Operations Research (OR)||
|dc.contributor.department||Graduate School of Business & Public Policy (GSBPP)||