OR Essentials

Agent-based Modeling and Simulation

Editors: Taylor, S. (Ed.)

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Operational Research (OR) deals with the use of advanced analytical methods to support better decision-making. It is multidisciplinary with strong links to management science, decision science, computer science and many application areas such as engineering, manufacturing, commerce and healthcare. In the study of emergent behaviour in complex adaptive systems, Agent-based Modelling & Simulation (ABMS) is being used in many different domains such as healthcare, energy, evacuation, commerce, manufacturing and defense. This collection of articles presents a convenient introduction to ABMS with papers ranging from contemporary views to representative case studies. The OR Essentials series presents a unique cross-section of high quality research work fundamental to understanding contemporary issues and research across a range of Operational Research (OR) topics. It brings together some of the best research papers from the esteemed Operational Research Society and its associated journals, also published by Palgrave Macmillan.

About the authors

Dr Simon J E Taylor is Reader in the Department of Computer Science at Brunel University, UK. He founded the COTS Simulation Package Interoperability Standards Group under the Simulation Interoperability Standards Organization and co-founded the Journal of Simulation. He is a member of the ACM SIGSIM Steering Committee. He has published many simulation-related articles and is changing the practice of simulation in industry with advanced computing techniques such as Cloud Computing. He is also working with African scientists to develop ICT-based research infrastructures.

Table of contents (14 chapters)

  • Introducing agent-based modeling and simulation

    Taylor, Simon J. E.

    Pages 1-10

  • Tutorial on agent-based modeling and simulation

    Macal, C. M. (et al.)

    Pages 11-31

  • Some insights into the emergence of agent-based modeling

    Heath, B. L. (et al.)

    Pages 32-44

  • An application of agent-based simulation to the management of hospital-acquired infection

    Meng, Y. (et al.)

    Pages 45-60

  • An agent-based simulation approach for the new product diffusion of a novel biomass fuel

    Günther, M. (et al.)

    Pages 61-77

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Bibliographic Information

Bibliographic Information
Book Title
Agent-based Modeling and Simulation
Editors
  • S. Taylor
Series Title
OR Essentials
Copyright
2014
Publisher
Palgrave Macmillan UK
Copyright Holder
Palgrave Macmillan, a division of Macmillan Publishers Limited
eBook ISBN
978-1-137-45364-8
DOI
10.1057/9781137453648
Hardcover ISBN
978-1-137-45362-4
Softcover ISBN
978-1-349-49773-7
Edition Number
1
Number of Pages
XIII, 314
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