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Author Jaffry, S. Waqar ♦ Treur, Jan
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Language English
Subject Domain (in DDC) Computer science, information & general works ♦ Data processing & computer science
Subject Keyword Latter Approach ♦ Population-based Simulation ♦ Comparative Case Study ♦ Silent Assumption ♦ Agent-based Modelling ♦ Large Number ♦ Classical Approach ♦ Agent-based Simulation ♦ Predator-prey Modelling ♦ Different Number ♦ Comparative Evaluation ♦ Detailed Comparative Case Study ♦ Computational Advantage
Description Proc. of the 22th European Conference on Modelling and Simulation, ECMS'08. European Council on Modeling and Simulation, 2008
This paper reports a comparative evaluation of population-based simulation in comparison to agent-based simulation for different numbers of agents. Population-based simulation, such as for example in the classical approaches to predator-prey modelling and modelling of epidemics, has computational advantages over agent-based modelling with large numbers of agents. Therefore the latter approaches can be considered useful only when the results are expected to deviate from the results of population-based simulation, and are considered more realistic. However, there is sometimes also a silent assumption that for larger numbers of agents, agent-based simulations approximate population-based simulations, which would indicate that agent-based simulation just can be replaced by population-based simulation. The paper evaluates this assumption by a detailed comparative case study in epidemics.
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