Methodology for developing agent based simulation in multi discilinary teams

A long term project is to develop a methodology and supporting tools to assist planners, policy makers, and social scientists assisting them, in using agent based simulation technology to better understand the complex systems they are working with.  We plan to extend and modify the internationally used methodology we have developed for software engineers, in building autonomous agent systems, to be applicable to building agent based simulations, where design models are built primarily by social scientists and domain experts. In order to support the development of this methodology we are developing a number of different applications, with different stakeholders.

Start By 1 January 2010
Completed By ongoing
Funding This project is partially supported by an ARC Discovery Grant.
Researcher(s) Sarah Hickmott, Lin Padgham, David Scerri, Dhirendra Singh
Program Urban Decision-Making and Complex Systems