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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 types for determination aid. The behaviour of those platforms is dependent upon many actors, positioned in a dynamic, multi-actor, multi-objective and multi-level setting. How can such structures 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 publication offers a pragmatic advent to agent-based modelling of socio-technical platforms, in line with a strategy that has been constructed at TU Delft and which has been deployed in various case stories. The publication comprises components: the 1st provides the heritage, idea and method in addition to functional guidance and systems for development versions. within the moment half this idea is utilized to a few case reviews, the place for every version the improvement steps are provided generally, getting ready the reader for growing personal models.

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These stable interaction patterns appear as structured units which interact with similar units and serve as building blocks in larger structured interactions. For example, the inhabitants of a town interact much more frequently with each other than they do with the inhabitants of another town, so each town could be considered a system, embedded in a larger system for the region or country. But even though the towns are usefully idealised as separate systems, the residents of each town are not constrained or prevented from interacting with the other, they are just less likely to do so.

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2, complex systems display properties that cannot be understood by just looking at the properties of the individual components, but are created as a result of the structure and organised interactions between these components. For example, the price of tomatoes can not be directly determined by just looking at the costs of the facilities and resources used to grow them, nor even by looking at the total production and demand. The price of a tomato is determined by many things, not all of which are operating at the level of tomato production.

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