Friday , September 21 2018

Metamodelling for Agent-Based Modelling: An Application for Posted Pricing Institutions

Ruben Fuentes-FERNÁNDEZ
GRASIA-Universidad Complutense de Madrid, Departamento de Ingenieria del Software e Inteligencia Artificial, Facultad de Informatica, c/ Profesor Jose Garcia Santesmases s/n
Madrid, 28040, Spain

Jose M. GALÁN
INSISOC-Universidad de Burgos, Escuela Politecnica Superior, c/Villadiego s/n,
Burgos, 09001, Spain

Samer HASSAN
GRASIA-Universidad Complutense de Madrid, Departamento de Ingenieria del Software e Inteligencia Artificial, Facultad de Informatica, c/ Profesor Jose Garcia Santesmases s/n
Madrid, 28040, Spain

Felix A. VILLAFANEZ
INSISOC-Universidad de Valladolid, Escuela de Ingenierias Industriales,
Paseo del Cauce 59, Valladolid, 47011, Spain

Abstract: Agent-Based Modelling is gaining wider acceptance as a paradigm for social research. However, it still presents limitations in the management of the process to generate the simulations from the initial conceptual models. This makes it difficult to reuse the knowledge from available models and to adapt it to different hypotheses. This paper proposes the use of metamodels in order to define explicitly the core concepts of a problem domain and to differentiate the aspects involved in the process. A case study for posted pricing institutions shows how to define the related metamodel and use it to address alternative situations in these auctions. The case study drives the discussion on the advantages and limitations that metamodelling can bring to social simulation.

Keywords: Accessibility, usability, heuristic evaluation, municipal web sites.

>>Full text

CITE THIS PAPER AS:

Ruben Fuentes-FERNÁNDEZ, Jose M. GALÁN, Samer HASSAN, Felix A. VILLAFANEZ, Metamodelling for Agent-Based Modelling: An Application for Posted Pricing Institutions, Studies in Informatics and Control, ISSN 1220-1766, vol. 20 (1), pp. 55-66, 2011.