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 fifth session you will learn how to design and document a model. Techniques for incorporating data and geographical information into models will also be discussed.
|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: http://modelling4all.org. 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): Experimenting, debugging, verifying and validating (session 6)|
Frequency: This course runs once a year subject to teacher availability. Express an interest in future dates for this course.