WS8 First steps in agent-based modelling with Netlogo

Iza Romanowska, Tom Brughmans, Benjamin Davies

Following the success of the simulation workshops at CAA2012 in Perth and CAA2013 in Paris we would like to continue the beginner course in NetLogo – a platform for building agent-based models. The user-friendly interface, simple coding language and a vast library of model examples makes it the perfect tool for anyone who wants to give simulation a try. The first part of the workshop will be devoted to demonstrating the basics of modelling with NetLogo. It should give each participant enough skills and confidence to tackle the next task, i.e. building an archaeologically inspired simulation in a small group. Finally, the last two hours will consist of a ‘drop-in’ clinic for anyone who would like to discuss their idea for a simulation, needs help with a half developed model or is not sure what resources for modellers are out there.

No prior knowledge of coding is required but we will ask the participants to bring their own laptop and install NetLogo beforehand.

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