Agent-Based Modeling and Simulation

  • Simon J. E. Taylor

Part of the The OR Essentials series book series (ORESS)

Table of contents

  1. Front Matter
    Pages i-xiii
  2. Simon J. E. Taylor
    Pages 1-10
  3. C. M. Macal, M. J. North
    Pages 11-31
  4. B. L. Heath, R. R. Hill
    Pages 32-44
  5. M. Günther, C. Stummer, L. M. Wakolbinger, M. Wildpaner
    Pages 61-77
  6. G. Jetly, C. L. Rossetti, R. Handfield
    Pages 133-154
  7. M. Merdan, T. Moser, W. Sunindyo, S. Biffl, P. Vrba
    Pages 155-184
  8. Ö Gürcan, O. Dikenelli, C. Bernon
    Pages 231-270
  9. C. M. Macal, M. J. North
    Pages 271-290
  10. Back Matter
    Pages 307-314

About this book


Operational Research (OR) deals with the use of advanced analytical methods to support better decision-making. It is multidisciplinary with strong links to management science, decision science, computer science and many application areas such as engineering, manufacturing, commerce and healthcare. In the study of emergent behaviour in complex adaptive systems, Agent-based Modelling & Simulation (ABMS) is being used in many different domains such as healthcare, energy, evacuation, commerce, manufacturing and defense. This collection of articles presents a convenient introduction to ABMS with papers ranging from contemporary views to representative case studies. The OR Essentials series presents a unique cross-section of high quality research work fundamental to understanding contemporary issues and research across a range of Operational Research (OR) topics. It brings together some of the best research papers from the esteemed Operational Research Society and its associated journals, also published by Palgrave Macmillan.


Operational Research Operations Management Modeling Modelling Simulation OR analystics OR society Diffusion management modeling scheduling simulation

Editors and affiliations

  • Simon J. E. Taylor
    • 1
  1. 1.Brunel UniversityUK

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