What Are Models for?

  title={What Are Models for?},
  author={Peter McBurney},
In this paper I discuss some of the purposes and functions of building models, particularly agent-based models, and present a comprehensive list of these purposes and functions. Careful thought and attention is needed when modeling domains containing intelligent entities, which is usually the case for agent modeling. Reflection on the challenges involved in such domains leads me to propose the construction of meta-models, which are models of the relationship between an intended model of the… CONTINUE READING