Computational Modeling of Complex Socio-Technical Systems

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Week 2: Agent Based Models

M 1/23

Assignment #1, parts 3&4 due before class

W 1/25

Agent Based Modeling

SSS – ch 8 (Multi-agent Models)


SSS – ch 9 (Developing Multi-Agent Systems)


Tesfatsion; Agent-Based Computational Economics (ACE)


P. Langley and J. Laird, 2002, Cognitive Architectures: Research Issues and Challenges.


J. Boyd (1987) A discourse on winning and losing. Air University, Maxwell Air Force Base


M. Macy and R. Willer, 2001, From Factors to Actors: Computational Sociology and Agent Based Modeling.


Kauffman S. 1995. At home in the Universe, Oxford and New York. Oxford University Press, pages 232-264


D. Dixon and W. Reynolds, The BASP Agent Based Modeling Framework: Applications, Scenarios and Lessons Learned.


C. Hemelrijk and H. Kunz (2003), Introduction to Special Issue on Collective Effects of Human Behavior, Vol. 9, No. 4, pp. 339-341.


M. Janssen and W. Jager (2003), Simulating market dynamics: Interactions between consumer psychology and social networks, Artificial Life, Vol. 9, No. 4, pp. 343-356.


Y. Louzoun, S. Solomon, J. Goldenberg and D. Mazursky (2003), World-size global markets lead to economic instability, Artificial Life, Vol. 9, No. 4, pp. 357-370.


K. Smith, S. Kirby and H. Brighton (2003), Iterated learning: A framework for the emergence of language, Artificial Life, Vol. 9, No. 4, pp. 371-386.


W. Zuidema and G. Weatermann (2003), Evolution of an optical lexicon under constraints from embodiment, Artificial Life, Vol. 9, No. 4, pp. 387-402.


G. Gumerman, A. Swedlund, J. Dean and J. Epstein (2003), The evolution of social behavior in the prehistoric American southwest, Artificial Life, Vol. 9, No. 4, pp. 435-444.


Toolkits and Meta Languages

Laird, J.E., Newell, A., and P.S. Rosenbloom, 1987. ``Soar: An architecture for general intelligence.'' Artificial Intelligence, 33:(1): 1-64.

Soar Cognitive Architecture -

Nelson Minar, Roger Burkhart, Chris Langton, Manor Askenazi, 1996,
β€œThe Swarm Simulation System: A Toolkit for Building Multi-Agent Simulations." Santa Fe Institute Working Paper No. 96-06-042.

Marcus Daniels, 1999. "Integrating Simulation Technologies With Swarm," Agent Simulation: Applications, Models, and Tools Conference, University of Chicago and Argonne National Laboratory, Chicago IL, October 15-16, 1999.


RePast -

Sugarscape -

Ascape –


Other toolkits -

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