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Category Text Publication
Reference Category Journals
DOI 10.18564/jasss.4012
Licence creative commons licence
Title (Primary) Editorial: Meeting grand challenges in agent-based models
Author An, L.; Grimm, V.; Turner II, B.L.
Journal JASSS-The Journal of Artificial Societies and Social Simulation
Year 2020
Department OESA
Volume 23
Issue 1
Page From art. 13
Language englisch
Keywords Agent-Based Modeling, Complex Systems, System Integration, Social-Ecological Systems, Overview

This editorial paper reviews the state of the science about agent-based modeling (ABM), pointing out the strengths and weaknesses of ABM. This paper also highlights several impending tasks that warrant special attention in order to improve the science and application of ABM: Modeling human decisions, ABM transparency and reusability, validation of ABM, ABM software and big data ABM, and ABM theories. Six innovative papers that are included in the special issue are summarized, and their connections to the ABM impending tasks are brought to attention. The authors hope that this special issue will help prioritize specific resources and activities in relation to ABM advances, leading to coordinated, joint efforts and initiatives to advance the science and technology behind ABM.

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An, L., Grimm, V., Turner II, B.L. (2020):
Editorial: Meeting grand challenges in agent-based models
JASSS 23 (1), art. 13