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Human Behaviour Modelling for Discrete Event and Agent Based Simulation: A Case Study

Mazlina Abdul Majid, Uwe Aickelin, Peer-Olaf Siebers

Proceedings of the Annual Operational Research Conference 49, | Operational Research Society | Published : 2007

Abstract

This study is about the comparison of simulation techniques between Discrete Event Simulation (DES) and Agent Based Simulation (ABS). DES is one of the best-known types of simulation techniques in Operational Research. Recently, there has been an emergence of another technique, namely ABS. One of the qualities of ABS is that it helps to gain a better understanding of complex systems that involve the interaction of people with their environment as it allows to model concepts like autonomy and proactiveness which are important attributes to consider. Although there is a lot of literature relating to DES and ABS, we have found none that focuses on exploring the capability of both in tackling th..

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