What software engineering has to offer to agent-based social simulation

Siebers, Peer-Olaf and Klügl, Franziska (2017) What software engineering has to offer to agent-based social simulation. In: Simulating social complexity: a handbook - 2nd ed. Understanding complex systems . Springer, pp. 81-117.

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In simulation projects it is generally beneficial to have a toolset that allows following a more formal approach to system analysis, model design, and model implementation. Such formal approaches are developed for supporting a systematic proceeding by making different steps explicit as well as by providing a precise language to express the results of those steps, documenting not just the final model but also intermediate steps. This chapter consists of two parts: The first gives an overview of which tools developed in Software Engineering can and have been adapted to agent-based social simulation; the second part demonstrates with the help of an informative example how some of these tools can be combined into an overall structured approach to model development.

Item Type: Book Section
Keywords: Agent Based Social Simulation; Software Engineering; Model Development; Formal Approach; Unified Modelling Language; Normative Comparison; Office Environment
Schools/Departments: University of Nottingham, UK > Faculty of Science > School of Computer Science
Identification Number: https://doi.org/10.1007/978-3-319-66948-9_6
Depositing User: Siebers, Peer-olaf
Date Deposited: 04 Jan 2018 11:50
Last Modified: 02 Jul 2018 09:17
URI: http://eprints.nottingham.ac.uk/id/eprint/48923

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