Multi-Agent Modeling and Simulation of Economic Systems
Papers from the AAAI Workshop
Koichi Kurumatani, Shu-Heng Chen, and Azuma Ohuchi, Cochairs
The workshop focuses on multi-agent modeling framework and simulation method of economic systems. By economic system, we mean a weakly connected multi-agent system where chain of exchange exists, i.e., goods, currency, credit and information is continuously exchanged in the system. The target system under analysis is not limited only to financial market or whole economy system, but also to systems where the chain of exchange exists, such as shopping system consisting of customers and shop keepers, market mechanism for environment protection (recycling, greenhouse gas emissions), human or vehicle flow where exchange of physical status and information occurs, and so on. The primary purpose of the workshop is to reveal the mechanisms of phenomena emerging from the chain of exchange. For the purpose, we think that computational methods for modeling and simulating economic systems as multi-agent systems are indispensable. More precisely, we intend to compare the computational methods for research goals.