AGENT BASED MODELLINGAND
SIMULATION OF SOCIAL PROCESSES
Armano Srbljinović1 and Ognjen Škunca21Croatian Ministry of Defence’s Institute for R&D of Defence Systems
Received: 26 May, 2003. Accepted: 17 June, 2003.
The paper provides an introduction to agent-based modelling and simulation of social processes. Reader is introduced to the worldview underlying agent-based models, some basic terminology, basic properties of agent-based models, as well as to what one can and what cannot expect from such models, particularly when they are applied to social-scientific investigation. Special attention is given to the issues of validation.
agent-based models, social simulation, complexity, complex adaptive systems
ACM Categories and
J.4 [Computer Applications];
Social and behavioral sciences – Sociology
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