A generic testing framework for agent-based simulation models

Gurcan O., DİKENELLİ O. , Bernon C.

JOURNAL OF SIMULATION, cilt.7, ss.183-201, 2013 (SCI İndekslerine Giren Dergi) identifier identifier

  • Cilt numarası: 7 Konu: 3
  • Basım Tarihi: 2013
  • Doi Numarası: 10.1057/jos.2012.26
  • Sayfa Sayıları: ss.183-201


Agent-based modelling and simulation (ABMS) had an increasing attention during the last decade. However, the weak Validation and verification of agent-based simulation models makes ABMS hard to trust. There is no comprehensive tool set for verification and validation of agent-based simulation models, which demonstrates that inaccuracies exist and/or reveals the existing errors in the model. Moreover, on the practical side, many ABMS frameworks are in use. In this sense, we designed and developed a generic testing framework for agent-based simulation models to conduct validation and verification of models. This paper presents our testing framework in detail and demonstrates its effectiveness by showing its applicability on a realistic agent-based simulation case study.