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Multi-Agent-Based Simulation III : 4th International Workshop, MABS 2003, Melbourne, Australia, July 14th, 2003, Revised Papers - David Hales

Multi-Agent-Based Simulation III

4th International Workshop, MABS 2003, Melbourne, Australia, July 14th, 2003, Revised Papers

By: David Hales (Editor), Bruce Edmonds (Editor), Emma Norling (Editor), Juliette Rouchier (Editor)

Paperback Published: 9th December 2003
ISBN: 9783540207368
Number Of Pages: 208

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This volume presents revised versions of the papers presented at the 4th International Workshop on Multi-agent Based Simulation (MABS 2003), a workshop federated with the2ndInternationalJointConferenceonAutonomousAgentsandMulti-agentSystems (AAMAS 2003), which was held in Melbourne, Australia, in July 2003. In addition to the papers presented at the workshop, three additional papers have been included in this volume (Robertson, Noto et al., and Marietto et al.). Multiagent Based Simulation (MABS) is a vibrant interdisciplinary area which brings together researchers active within the agent-based social simulation community (ABSS) and the multiagent systems community (MAS). These two communities have different, indeed somewhat divergent, goals. The focus of ABSS is on simulating and synthesizing social behaviors in order to understand observed social systems (human, animal and even electronic) via the development and testing of new models and c- cepts. MAS focuses instead on the solution of hard engineering problems related to the construction, deployment and ef?cient operation of multiagent-based systems.

Engineering Emergent Behaviour: A Visionp. 1
Employment Decisions Supporting Organizations of Autonomous Agentsp. 8
Towards Verification and Validation in Multiagent-Based Systems and Simulations: Analyzing Different Learning Bargaining Agentsp. 26
Weak Interaction and Strong Interaction in Agent Based Simulationsp. 43
Using Qualitative Exchange Values to Improve the Modelling of Social Interactionsp. 57
Bilateral Tradings with and without Strategic Thinkingp. 73
Monetary Policy and Banks' Loan Supply Rules to Harness Asset Bubbles and Crashesp. 89
Social Change: Exploring Design Influencep. 106
Social Prejudice: Cognitive Modelling and Simulation Findingsp. 120
A Methodology for Eliciting and Modelling Stakeholders' Representations with Agent Based Modellingp. 131
Modelling a European Decision Making Process with Heterogeneous Public Opinion and Lobbying: The Case of the Authorization Procedure for Placing Genetically Modified Organisms on the Marketp. 149
Evaluation of Usability of Dial-a-Ride Systems by Social Simulationp. 167
The Strategy Hypercube: Exploring Strategy Space Using Agent-Based Modelsp. 182
A Classification of Paradigmatic Models for Agent-Based Social Simulationp. 193
Author Indexp. 209
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ISBN: 9783540207368
ISBN-10: 3540207368
Series: Lecture Notes in Artificial Intelligence
Audience: General
Format: Paperback
Language: English
Number Of Pages: 208
Published: 9th December 2003
Publisher: Springer-Verlag Berlin and Heidelberg Gmbh & Co. Kg
Country of Publication: DE
Dimensions (cm): 23.39 x 15.6  x 1.19
Weight (kg): 0.32