Agent-Based Modeling

Welcome to the Introduction to Agent-Based Modeling 1-day workshop (April 30, 2014) at the UNC Odum Institute for Research in the Social Sciences!

Here you will find the Syllabus for the course: Syllabus

Master presentation with links embedded: UNC 2014 Intro Agent-Based Modeling

Gabriel Wurzer MathMod2012 NetLogo tutorial (modified for this workshop): NetLogo Tutorial

Rene Doursat 2005 ULV-Reno NetLogo Tutorial: NetLogo Tutorial 2

Full NetLogo tutorial on NetLogo website: NetLogo Tutorial 3

Additional resources:

New and incredibly useful text for Agent-Based Modeling using NetLogo (Also an excellent resource for learning more about NetLogo): Railsback, S.F. and Grimm, V., 2012. Agent-Based and Individual-Based Modeling: A Practical Introduction.  Princeton University Press: Princeton, NJ.

A classic text on the evolution of cooperation in societies: Axelrod, R., 1997. The Complexity of Cooperation: Agent-Based Models of Competition and Collaboration.  Princeton University Press: Princeton, NJ.

Bonabeau, E., 2002. Agent-based modeling: Methods and techniques for simulating human systems. Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences of the United States of America, 99 (Suppl 3):7280-7287.

Parunak, H.V.D., Savit, R. and Riolo, R., 1998. Agent-Based Modeling vs. Equation-Based Modeling: A Case Study and Users’ Guide In: J. Sichman, R. Conte and N. Gilbert (Editor), Multi-Agent Systems and Agent-Based SimulationSpringer Berlin / Heidelberg, 277-283.

Billari, F.C., Fent, T., Prskawetz, A. and Scheffran, J., 2006. Agent-Based Computational Modelling: An Introduction. In: F.C. Billari, T. Fent, A. Prskawetz and J. Scheffran (Editor), Agent-Based Computational Modelling. New York, NY: Physica-Verlag HD, 1-16.

Janssen, M.A. and Ostrom, E., 2006. Empirically Based, Agent-based models. Ecology and Society, 11 (2):37.

Grimm, V., Revilla, E., Berger, U., Jeltsch, F., Mooij, W.M., Railsback, S.F., Thulke, H.-H., Weiner, J., Wiegand, T. and DeAngelis, D.L., 2005. Pattern-Oriented Modeling of Agent-Based Complex Systems: Lessons from Ecology. Science, 310 (5750):987-991.

Tesfatsion, L., 2003. Agent-based computational economics: modeling economies as complex adaptive systems. Information Sciences, 149 (4):262-268.

Health Applications

Applications of Agent-Based Modeling and Simulation to Healthcare Operations Management

Use of an Agent-Based Model to Understand Clinical Systems

Agent-Based Models and Systems Science Approaches to Public Health

Simulating Health Behavior – A Guide to Solving Complex Health System Problems with Agent-Based Simulation Modeling