Agent Based Simulation (2004-)
Agent Based Simulation (ABS) uses many autonomous rule-based "agents" interacting via co-operation and competition to simulate a real-world system; a particular challenge is to understand those interactions that lead to emergent and adaptive behaviours. The work undertaken by Clack with his colleagues has provided novel and effective solutions to research challenges in two areas:
- The use of ABS techniques in hypothesis formulation for complex behaviour in biological systems;
- The development of ABS theoretical techniques to model, detect and analyse emergent behaviour in dynamic environments.