Standard formats for describing and analyzing agent-based models
Volker Grimm, Ph.D.
Helmholtz Centre for Environmental Research
In my presentation I will briefly summarize the scope and rationale of agent-based modelling. Then, after listing the main challenges of the agent-based approach, I will focus on how to make make agent-based more transparent and rigorous. I will introduce to ODD, a standard format for describing ABMs, TRACE, a standard format for documenting the evaluation and validation of ABMs, and Robustness Analysis, a generic strategy for identifying robust theories.