Weak Interaction and Strong Interaction in Agent Based Simulations [chapter]

Fabien Michel, Abdelkader Gouaïch, Jacques Ferber
2003 Lecture Notes in Computer Science  
This paper addresses the problem of the engineering divergence phenomenon in ABS. This problem is related to the fact that a particular conceptual model may give different outputs according to its implementation. Through two experiments, the paper shows that the implementation of the agents' interaction is one of the factors that are involved in this phenomenon. The underlying idea of this paper is that this problem can be greatly diminished if the analysis of the conceptual model incorporates
more » ... ome key concepts which are crucial for the implementation. To this end, this work proposes to identify two different classes of interaction: weak interactions and strong interactions.
doi:10.1007/978-3-540-24613-8_4 fatcat:vhactzwupncujf2q3hrmt57cfm