Learn More
This short comment on Epstein's (2008) paper and on the response by Thompson and Derr (2008) argues that the symmetry between explanation and prediction cannot satisfactorily be discussed without making clear what prediction means—depending on which connotations the authors have with 'prediction' their arguments can or cannot be accepted. this issue of(More)
This paper deals with EMIL-S, a software tool box which was designed during the EMIL project for the simulation of processes during which norms emerged in an agent society. This tool box implements the cognitive architecture of normative agents which was designed during the EMIL project which is also discussed in other papers in this issue. This(More)
This paper describes three fundamental pitfalls or caveats of empirical modeling of land-use decision making in agent-based models for land-use/cover change. A case study in the villages of Jambi Province (Sumatra), Indonesia, is presented to demonstrate the construction of empirical decision-making models using utility functions while taking into account(More)