Course information

Module Manager
Name E-mail I. Nikolic
Contact Hours / Week x/x/x/x
Education Period
Start Education
Exam Period
Course Language
Expected prior knowledge
SPM4530 or demonstrated basic knowledge of CAS and ABM
Course Contents
Building on Complex Adaptive Systems theory and basic Agent Based Modeling knowledge presented in SPM4530, the Advanced course will focus on the model development process. The students are expected to conceptualize, develop and verify a model during the course, individually or in a group. The modeling tasks will be, as much as possible, based on real life research problems, formulated by various research groups from within and outside the faculty.
Study Goals
The main goal of the course is to learn how to form a modeling question, perform a system decomposition, conceptualize and formalize the system elements, implement and verify the simulation and validate an Agent Based Model of a socio-technical system.
Education Method
The course will consist of a series of lectures detailing the different modeling steps, and the development of a model, using this knowledge. Models will be developed in a group setting.
Computer Use
The course will use NetLogo for Agent Based Model development.
Literature and Study Materials
The materials consists of course lecture slides and the book "Agent-based modelling of socio-technical systems" Edited by K.H. Van Dam, I. Nikolic and Z. Lukszo
The grade is determined by the model quality, the report and the presentation produced by the student group.
Permitted Materials during Tests
MSc level
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