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Swarmfest 2013

Icon Written by Jeff on February 27, 2013 – 1:31 pm

Swarmfest is the annual agent-based modeling (ABM) conference sponsored by the Swarm Development Group. Those who traditionally attend Swarmfest traditionally have been researchers using ABM or tool-developers for ABM. These come from many disciplines including computer science, software engineering, biomedical research, ecology, economics, political science, social science, resource management, and evolutionary biology. Swarmfest provides researchers […]



Welcome

Icon Written by Jeff on April 30, 2011 – 4:20 pm

Welcome to Agent-Based Models. The goal of agents-based-models.com is to facilitate the use of agent-based modeling as a general theoretical and methodological tool for investigating behavior, and more generally, investigating agents as realized in software or hardware (e.g., robots). This site, as it develops, will become an information hub for agent-based modeling. Researchers using agent […]



Agent-Based Models as Scaffolds

Icon Written by Jeff on June 16, 2010 – 11:59 am

by Jeff Schank In its ordinary sense, a scaffold is a temporary structure used to support people and material in the construction or repair of a building or physical structure.  This ordinary sense of scaffold has been metaphorically applied to educational settings in which instructional scaffolding is a temporary educational support structure that provides resources, […]



Evolutionary Situated-Embodied Agents (ESEAs)

Icon Written by Jeff on April 13, 2010 – 1:01 pm

by Jeff Schank Agent-based models (ABMs) are often used to analyze systems that are either analytically intractable or not sufficiently understood to propose, for example, a set of differential equations to describe the spatiotemporal dynamics of the system.  The use of AMBs to investigate game-theoretical models with agents that are embodied and situated is a […]



Agent-Based Modeling

Icon Written by Jeff on March 30, 2010 – 12:13 pm

by  Jeff Schank Agent-based modeling (ABM) is a style of modeling in which individuals and their interaction with each other and their environment are explicitly represented in a program or even in another physical entity such as a robot.  Individuals modeled are, for example, people, animals, groups, or cells, but they can model entities that […]