Multiagent simulation

Toru Ishida*, Hiromitsu Hattori, Yuu Nakajima

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How can we predict ICT-driven innovations that will emerge in society and daily life? Multiagent simulations can be used to predict the changes in society and daily life caused by human interaction with new technologies. Multiagent simulations have become increasingly popular as a type of micro-simulation that can represent diversity and heterogeneity of human behaviors. In contrast to traditional micro-simulations, multiagent simulations can represent individual decision-making in detail, so they can reproduce the complex phenomena that arise from the outcome of interactions between different agents. In this chapter, we introduce three cases where multiagent simulations are used to reproduce and analyze complex collective behavior; evacuation simulation, traffic simulation, and economic simulation. Furthermore, we discuss the participatory approach for realizing practical and reliable multiagent simulations.

Original languageEnglish
Title of host publicationField Informatics
Subtitle of host publicationKyoto University Field Informatics Research Group
PublisherSpringer Berlin Heidelberg
Number of pages17
ISBN (Electronic)9783642290060
ISBN (Print)9783642290053
Publication statusPublished - 2012 Jan 1
Externally publishedYes

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Computer Science(all)


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