FIRST GENERATION MULTI-AGENT MODELS
AND THEIR UPGRADES
Presented at CSNSS'03.
Multi-agent systems consist of interactive and independent agents of different kinds in a "world" of the computers. The key issue of multi-agent modelling is its ability to produce emergent phenomena at macro level from "micro-behaviour". For now this approach became a widely used methodology in socio-economics and ecology. This paper presents three famous first generation models and then drafts some of their upgrades, especially the agent-based computational economics, the spatial planning approach and the ecological models. Finally some conceptual developments are presented and discussed.
simulation, early multi-agent models
|ACM Categories and|
|I.2.11 [Computer Applications]; Distributed Artificial Intelligence, Multiagent systems|
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