Agent-Based Modelling, by Nigel Gilbert
and Edmund Chattoe-Brown (University of Leicester, UK)
In this session, we
introduce agent-based modelling as one style of social
simulation. In the first lecture, we describe some exemplar
models and outline their common characteristics, in order to
derive a definition of an agent-based model. In the second
lecture, we offer a quick overview of the methodology of
agent-based modelling (a topic covered in more detail the next
day). In the third lecture, we shall consider approaches to
building ABM, including a review of toolkits and frameworks, and
discuss validation and verification. The fourth hour will be
used for small group discussion of research questions suitable
for agent-based modelling.
Agent-based social simulation:
dealing with complexity, by Nigel Gilbert
Emergent properties of Balinese
Water Temple Networks, by Stephen Lansing and James Kremer
From factors to actors,
by Michael Macy and Robert Willer
Gilbert, N. (2007). Agent-based
models. Quantitative Applications in the Social Sciences.
Sage Publications Inc.