Center for Activity Systems Analysis
An Agent-Based Activity Microsimulation Kernel Using a Negotiation Metaphor
- Author(s): Rindt, Craig R.
- Marca, James E.
- McNally, Michael G.
- et al.
This paper describes the development and implementation of an agent-based activity microsimulation kernel based upon the concept that human activity is the negotiated interaction of socially and physically situated individuals and organizations. The kernel uses a modification of the contract-net protocol from the distributed artificial intelligence literature to represent the "physics" of interaction in human activity settings. The details of the kernel design and implementation are discussed.