Course Details and Schedule

This multi-session course will help you learn how to design, build, test, debug, and experiment with agent-based models. Agent-based modelling (ABM) plays an important role in ecology, climate change, collective animal behaviour, economics, sociology, and many other sciences. The first part of every session will be presentations and exercises. The second part will be to support students building models of their choice. In the third session you will learn the basics of the NetLogo programming language.

See below for course schedule

Key topics
  • How to construct NetLogo programs
  • Basic concepts of agents
  • Agentsets
  • Commands
  • Reporters
  • Control structures
  • Construction of simple models
Course information
Intended audience Anyone interested in agent-based or individual-based modelling
Prior knowledge It is recommended that students take all the sessions in this series as each session builds on the knowledge gained in previous sessions.
Resources Notes and resources will be available online
Format Presentation with practical exercises
Further information See: The notes and slides are available in the ITLP Portolio (type ABM in the search box, and choose the Course Pack).
Where next? Come to the follow-on session Agent-based modelling (ABM): Designing models and model components (session 4)
Taught using:
Windows 7

Course provider: IT Learning Programme

What you will need:

Booking normally opens 30 days before the course begins.
Commences Dates Time Sessions Cost Location Status
5th week Wednesday 25 May 14:00-16:00 1 0.00 IT Services, 13 Banbury Road places available Add to basket

Can't make any of these dates? Express an interest in future dates for this course.

Frequency: This course runs once a year subject to teacher availability.