The BehaviorSearch software has been introduced and/or discussed in the following academic papers. While the operation of the BehaviorSearch software is not discussed in great detail, these papers may still be useful in providing examples of some of the things that can be done with it. Additionally, they place this software in the context of extending ABM methodology.
Stonedahl, F. Doctoral Thesis. Genetic Algorithms for the Exploration of Parameter Spaces in Agent Based Models. Northwestern University.
(Note especially chapters 1, 3, & )
Stonedahl, F. & Wilensky, U. (2010). Finding Forms of Flocking: Evolutionary Search in ABM Parameter-Spaces. Proceedings of the MABS workshop at the Ninth International Conference on Autonomous Agents and Multi-Agent Systems. Toronto, Canada.
Stonedahl, F. & Rand, W., & Wilensky, U. (2010). Evolving Viral Marketing Strategies. Proceedings of the 12th Annual Conference on Genetic and Evolutionary Computation. Portland, OR.
Stonedahl, F. & Wilensky, U. (2010). Evolutionary Robustness Checking in the Artificial Anasazi Model. Proceedings of the AAAI Fall Symposium on Complex Adaptive Systems: Resilience, Robustness, and Evolvability. November 11-13, 2010. Arlington, VA.
Outside references using BehaviorSearch:
In the future, as BehaviorSearch becomes adopted by ABM practitioners, we would like to include a list of papers or research projects that used BehaviorSearch. Thus, if you found BehaviorSearch useful, we would love to hear from you and/or add your work to this list. Contact us!
Other relevant or inspirational references:
- Miller, J. H. (1998) Active nonlinear tests (ANTs) of complex simulation models. Management Science 44, 6, 820-830.
- Calvez, B., & Hutzler, G. (2005) Automatic tuning of agent-based models using genetic algorithms. In MABS 2005: Proceedings of the 6th International Workshop on Multi-Agent-Based Simulation.
- Miner, D. & desJardins, M. (2009) Predicting and Controlling System-Level Parameters of Multi-Agent Systems. AAAI Fall Symposium on Complex Adaptive Systems and the Threshold Effect. Arlington, VA.
Stonedahl, F. & Stonedahl, S. (2010). Heuristics for Sampling Repetitions in Noisy Landscapes with Fitness Caching. Proceedings of the 12th Annual Conference on Genetic and Evolutionary Computation. Portland, OR.