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Modeling using Multi-agent frameworks



PhDs involved: Pedro Campos (coord.), Pavel Brazdil.


  • Modeling Organizational Dynamics: We have used a Multi-Agent Based System to simulate a representative set of firms for a specific type of industries and geographical locations and observed the interaction among them, with special attention to their cooperation and survival. We defined a variant of the density dependence model to set up the dynamics of the firms in the simulation. The parameters of the model were adjusted, using a GA-like approach, to approximate the behaviour as closely as possible to the given data. One Ph.D. is in progress on this topic (by Pedro Campos).

  • Modeling Banks and Clients for Credit Allocation: A Multi-Agent system was developed that enables to simulate banks and their clients for the purpose of studying the effects of altering certain parameters (e.g. margin). One M.Sc. was completed on this topic and the work documented in the form of a workshop paper (Gomes, Brazdil, 2004).


  • A. Dias, P. Campos and P. Garrido, (2014) An Agent Based Propagation Model of Bank Failures, Artificial Economics, Barcelona, To appear
  • P. Campos, P. Brazdil, I. Mota, Comparing Strategies of Collaborative Networks for R&D: An Agent-Based Study.  in Computational Economics (2013).
  • P. Alves, P. Campos, Modeling the Trustworthiness of a Supplier Agent in a B2B Relationship.  in Collaborative Networks in the Internet (2012).
  • Leite, D., Campos, P., Mota, I., (2011), Computational Results of Membership in R&D Cooperation Networks: To Be or Not To Be in a Research Joint Venture, in Luis M. Camarinha-Matos, Alexandra A. Pereira Klen, Hamideh Afsarmanesh (Eds.): Adaptation and Value Creating Collaborative Networks, IFIP Publications 362, Springer 2011, 507-516.
  • P. Brazdil, F. Teixeira, Microeconomic Model Based on MAS Framework: Modeling an Adaptive Producer.  in Dynamics, Games and Science I (2011).
  • C. Silva, W. Pereira, J. Knotek, P. Campos, Evolutionary Dynamics of the Spatial Prisoner’s Dilemma with Single and Multi-Behaviors: A Multi-Agent Application in Dynamics, Games and Science II (2011)
  • Campos, P., Brazdil, P., (2006): Organizational Survival in Cooperation Networks: The Case of Automobile Manufacturing, in Network-Centric Collaboration and Supporting Frameworks, L.Camarinha-Matos et al. (eds.), Springer.
  • Campos, P., Brazdil, P., (2005), A Multi-Agent Approach to Technological Imitation and Collective Memory, in Proc. of Workshop on Cooperative Multi-Agent Learning, 16th European Conference on Machine Learning – 9th European Conference on Principles and Practice of Knowledge Discovery in Databases, October, 3-7, Porto, Portugal

  • Campos, P., Brazdil, P., (2005), Simulating the Carrying Capacity within the Organizational Survival, Conceptual Modeling and Simulation Conference - CMS 2005, Marseilles, France, October 20-22, 2005

  • Gomes, F., Brazdil, P.: SMAGeB: Multi-agent System for Analysis of Strategies for Concessoin of Credit, in Proceedings of Workshop W4 on Data Mining and Adaptive Modelling Methods for Economics and Management - IWAMEM-04, associated with ECML/PKDD-04, Pisa, Italy.

  • P.Brazdil et al. (organizers), 2nd International Workshop on Data Mining and Adaptive Modeling Methods for Economics and Management (IWAMEM-04)

Ph.D. Completed:

  • Pedro Campos: Evolutionary data analysis using simulation and effects decomposition (2007).