ESM 2004, 18th European Simulation Multiconference
June 13th-16th, 2004
Research in the domain of multi-agent systems (MAS) is becoming more and more important because of the capacity of MAS to design and simulate complex systems, i.e. systems composed of many entities in interaction between themselves and with an external environment. MAS are used in many domains in which classical mathematical models are not available because either the dynamics are far from equilibrium, or the systems are open (creation and deletion of entities in the course of simulation), or emergent phenomena have to be explored, or the entities are heterogeneous (for example, the eco-socio-systems which combine ecological and social dynamics), or simply because they provide a more intuitive understanding. The workshop is intended to offer a forum for people interested in agent-based simulation to discuss methodologies, techniques and applications.
We encourage contributions which present not only case studies but also critical analysis on the pertinence of multi-agent models and their usefulness for understanding or for decision making, design and validation methodologies, comparative studies in the modelling sciences. In particular, the subjects include but are not limited to: