Applying agent-based modeling to the evolution of eco-industrial systems

  title={Applying agent-based modeling to the evolution of eco-industrial systems},
  author={Kai Cao and Xiao Feng and H. Wan},
  journal={Ecological Economics},
  • Kai Cao, Xiao Feng, H. Wan
  • Published 2009
  • Computer Science
  • Ecological Economics
  • Agent-based modeling is simply a modeling technique for describing complex adaptive systems in a form that can be solved by computers. In this paper, agent-based modeling is applied to eco-industrial systems to gain new insights into their behavior. The factory in the eco-industrial systems is taken as an agent, and the objects, attributes and behaviors are determined. Some important interaction mechanisms between agents are also designed. Besides, the sustainability evolution is also studied… CONTINUE READING
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