By Amparo Alonso-Betanzos, Noelia Sánchez-Maroño, Oscar Fontenla-Romero, J. Gary Polhill, Tony Craig, Javier Bajo, Juan Manuel Corchado
Using the O.D.D. (Overview, layout recommendations, aspect) protocol, this name explores the function of agent-based modeling in predicting the feasibility of assorted methods to sustainability. The chapters included during this quantity include genuine case stories to demonstrate the software of agent-based modeling and complexity concept in studying a route to extra effective and sustainable life. the subjects lined inside of comprise: families' attitudes towards recycling, designing choice timber for representing sustainable behaviors, negotiation-based parking allocation, auction-based site visitors sign keep watch over, and others.
This collection of papers may be of curiosity to social scientists who desire to study extra approximately agent-based modeling in addition to specialists within the box of agent-based modeling.
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By showing how social dynamics are generated with dynamics on the psychological level and how the social context influences individual decision-making, we integrate psychological and sociological perspectives. Both present examples of how psychologically plausible agent models provide explanations on the psychological level that enable the development of social policies on the individual level. In case of the Consumat approach we saw how the consideration of different decision strategies is able to explain dynamics in sustainable behavior.
The adaptation of the algorithm used here imposes the further constraint on the prospective connection that the absolute difference in level between the pair of agents must be less than or equal to 1. The selection of the nearest agents in line 9 of the manager network construction algorithm is intended to ensure that this constraint during the construction of the co-worker network is affected as little as possible by the construction of the manager network. 6 Input Data There are no time series input data for this model.
Agent-Based Modeling of Sustainable Behaviors by Amparo Alonso-Betanzos, Noelia Sánchez-Maroño, Oscar Fontenla-Romero, J. Gary Polhill, Tony Craig, Javier Bajo, Juan Manuel Corchado