Pattern-oriented modeling of agent-based complex systems: Lessons from ecology

Volker Grimm, Eloy Revilla, Uta Berger, Florian Jeltsch, Wolf M. Mooij, Steven F. Railsback, Hans Hermann Thulke, Jacob Weiner, Thorsten Wiegand, Donald L. DeAngelis

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Abstract

Agent-based complex systems are dynamic networks of many interacting agents; examples include ecosystems, financial markets, and cities. The search for general principles underlying the internal organization of such systems often uses bottom-up simulation models such as cellular automata and agent-based models. No general framework for designing, testing, and analyzing bottom-up models has yet been established, but recent advances in ecological modeling have come together in a general strategy we call pattern-oriented modeling. This strategy provides a unifying framework for decoding the internal organization of agent-based complex systems and may lead toward unifying algorithmic theories of the relation between adaptive behavior and system complexity.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)987-991
Number of pages5
JournalScience
Volume310
Issue number5750
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StatePublished - Nov 11 2005

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Grimm, V., Revilla, E., Berger, U., Jeltsch, F., Mooij, W. M., Railsback, S. F., ... DeAngelis, D. L. (2005). Pattern-oriented modeling of agent-based complex systems: Lessons from ecology. Science, 310(5750), 987-991. https://doi.org/10.1126/science.1116681

Pattern-oriented modeling of agent-based complex systems : Lessons from ecology. / Grimm, Volker; Revilla, Eloy; Berger, Uta; Jeltsch, Florian; Mooij, Wolf M.; Railsback, Steven F.; Thulke, Hans Hermann; Weiner, Jacob; Wiegand, Thorsten; DeAngelis, Donald L.

In: Science, Vol. 310, No. 5750, 11.11.2005, p. 987-991.

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Grimm, V, Revilla, E, Berger, U, Jeltsch, F, Mooij, WM, Railsback, SF, Thulke, HH, Weiner, J, Wiegand, T & DeAngelis, DL 2005, 'Pattern-oriented modeling of agent-based complex systems: Lessons from ecology', Science, vol. 310, no. 5750, pp. 987-991. https://doi.org/10.1126/science.1116681
Grimm V, Revilla E, Berger U, Jeltsch F, Mooij WM, Railsback SF et al. Pattern-oriented modeling of agent-based complex systems: Lessons from ecology. Science. 2005 Nov 11;310(5750):987-991. https://doi.org/10.1126/science.1116681
Grimm, Volker ; Revilla, Eloy ; Berger, Uta ; Jeltsch, Florian ; Mooij, Wolf M. ; Railsback, Steven F. ; Thulke, Hans Hermann ; Weiner, Jacob ; Wiegand, Thorsten ; DeAngelis, Donald L. / Pattern-oriented modeling of agent-based complex systems : Lessons from ecology. In: Science. 2005 ; Vol. 310, No. 5750. pp. 987-991.
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