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A method for validating and discovering associations between multi-level emergent behaviours in agent-based simulations

Chen, CC; Nagl, SB; Clack, CD; (2008) A method for validating and discovering associations between multi-level emergent behaviours in agent-based simulations. In: KES International Symposium on Agent and Multi-Agent Systems: Technologies and Applications KES-AMSTA 2008: Agent and Multi-Agent Systems: Technologies and Applications. (pp. pp. 1-10). Springer, Berlin, Heidelberg Green open access

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Abstract

Agent-based models (ABM) and their simulations have been used to study complex systems with interacting entities and to model multi-agent systems. Simulations are used to explore the dynamic consequences of these models. In many cases, the behaviours that are of interest are emergent ones that arise as a result of interactions between agents rather than the actions of any individual agent. In this paper, we propose a formalism for describing emergent behaviours at any level of abstraction based on the idea that event types can be defined that characterise sets of behavioural 'motifs'. This provides the basis for a method for studying the associations between multi-level behaviours in simulations. There are two categories of hypotheses that we seek to address with respect to an ABM and its simulations: Hypotheses concerned with associations between emergent behaviours defined at various levels of abstraction. Hypotheses concerned with the links between parameter sensitivity / initial conditions and emergent behaviours e.g. the ABM is sensitive to a parameter x because x predisposes the system or part of the system to exhibit a particular (emergent) behaviour. © 2008 Springer-Verlag Berlin Heidelberg.

Type: Proceedings paper
Title: A method for validating and discovering associations between multi-level emergent behaviours in agent-based simulations
Event: KES International Symposium on Agent and Multi-Agent Systems: Technologies and Applications KES-AMSTA 2008
Open access status: An open access version is available from UCL Discovery
DOI: 10.1007/978-3-540-78582-8_1
Publisher version: https://doi.org/10.1007/978-3-540-78582-8_1
Language: English
Additional information: This version is the author accepted manuscript. For information on re-use, please refer to the publisher’s terms and conditions.
UCL classification: UCL
UCL > Provost and Vice Provost Offices > School of Life and Medical Sciences
UCL > Provost and Vice Provost Offices > School of Life and Medical Sciences > Faculty of Life Sciences
UCL > Provost and Vice Provost Offices > UCL BEAMS
UCL > Provost and Vice Provost Offices > UCL BEAMS > Faculty of Engineering Science
UCL > Provost and Vice Provost Offices > UCL BEAMS > Faculty of Engineering Science > Dept of Computer Science
URI: https://discovery.ucl.ac.uk/id/eprint/10087492
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