Agent-Based Modelling of Socio-Technical Systems

  • Koen H. van Dam
  • Igor Nikolic
  • Zofia Lukszo

Part of the Agent-Based Social Systems book series (ABSS, volume 9)

Table of contents

  1. Front Matter
    Pages I-XXVII
  2. Theory and Practice

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 9-9
    2. G. P. J. Dijkema, Z. Lukszo, M. P. C. Weijnen
      Pages 1-8
    3. I. Nikolic, J. Kasmire
      Pages 11-71
    4. I. Nikolic, K. H. van Dam, J. Kasmire
      Pages 73-137
  3. Case Studies

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 139-139
    2. K. H. van Dam, I. Nikolic, Z. Lukszo
      Pages 141-149
    3. B. Behdani, K. H. van Dam, Z. Lukszo
      Pages 151-180
    4. E. J. L. Chappin, M. R. Afman
      Pages 181-200
    5. E. J. L. Chappin, G. P. J. Dijkema
      Pages 201-219
    6. L. A. Bollinger, C. B. Davis, I. Nikolic
      Pages 221-243
    7. A. Chmieliauskas, C. B. Davis, L. A. Bollinger
      Pages 245-263
  4. Back Matter
    Pages 265-267

About this book


Decision makers in large scale interconnected network systems require simulation models for decision support. The behaviour of these systems is determined by many actors, situated in a dynamic, multi-actor, multi-objective and multi-level environment. How can such systems be modelled and how can the socio-technical complexity be captured? Agent-based modelling is a proven approach to handle this challenge.

This book provides a practical introduction to agent-based modelling of socio-technical systems, based on a methodology that has been developed at Delft University of Technology and which has been deployed in a large number of case studies. The book consists of two parts: the first presents the background, theory and methodology as well as practical guidelines and procedures for building models. In the second part this theory is applied to a number of case studies, where for each model the development steps are presented extensively, preparing the reader for creating own models.


agent-based modelling decision support infrastructures decision support ontology socio-technical system

Editors and affiliations

  • Koen H. van Dam
    • 1
  • Igor Nikolic
    • 2
  • Zofia Lukszo
    • 3
  1. 1.Faculty Technology, Policy & ManagementDelft University of TechnologyDelftNetherlands
  2. 2.Faculty Technology, Policy & ManagementDelft University of TechnologyDelftNetherlands
  3. 3.Faculty Technology, Policy & ManagementDelft University of TechnologyDelftNetherlands

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