Agent-Based Modelling of Socio-Technical Systems by G. P. J. Dijkema, Z. Lukszo, M. P. C. Weijnen (auth.), Koen

By G. P. J. Dijkema, Z. Lukszo, M. P. C. Weijnen (auth.), Koen H. van Dam, Igor Nikolic, Zofia Lukszo (eds.)

Decision makers in huge scale interconnected community platforms require simulation versions for choice help. The behaviour of those platforms depends on many actors, positioned in a dynamic, multi-actor, multi-objective and multi-level atmosphere. How can such platforms be modelled and the way can the socio-technical complexity be captured? Agent-based modelling is a confirmed method of deal with this problem. This e-book offers a realistic advent to agent-based modelling of socio-technical structures, in response to a strategy that has been constructed at TU Delft and which has been deployed in quite a few case reviews. The booklet contains components: the 1st offers the heritage, conception and technique in addition to useful guidance and methods for development versions. within the moment half this thought is utilized to a couple of case reviews, the place for every version the improvement steps are offered largely, getting ready the reader for developing personal models.

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They allow us to develop models and simulations that allow ex-ante exploration of the consequences of decisions, explicitly recognising that real-world systems are made up of a complex myriad of autonomous but interconnected elements. Agent-based models help us to understand a system’s complexity. 5 A Book in Two Parts Agent-based models have already successfully been designed and implemented for various socio-technical systems, including energy and industrial networks, as demonstrated in this book.

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Berlin: Springer. Snelder, M. (2010). Designing robust road networks: a general design method applied to the Netherlands. PhD thesis, Delft University of Technology, the Netherlands. van Dam, K. H. (2009). Capturing socio-technical systems with agent-based modelling. PhD thesis, Delft University of Technology, Delft, the Netherlands. Part I Theory and Practice Chapter 2 Theory I. Nikolic and J. Kasmire Abstract This chapter introduces and explains the main concepts that provide the theoretical background on how to model the ubiquitous socio-technical systems that are so important to modern life.

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