Computational Science Technical Note CSTN-198

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Multiple Species Effects and Transitions in Schelling Segregation Agent-Based Model Simulations

K. A. Hawick

Archived: 2013

Abstract

Multiple species effects in agent-based models can resolve standoffs and obstacles to model systems evolving towards a long term static or dynamic equilibrium. The Schelling model of segregation is simulated using a range of different individual agent species. The agents are found to form complex spatial structures as they self organise to maximise their segregation. We implement a custom simulation code to explore a large range of numbers of agent species. We describe various measures of complexity that can be use to locate the phase transition in the number of species for various geometric configuratyions of the model.

Keywords: Schelling segregation; agent-based model;neighbourhood effects; multiple species; agent simulation

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@TECHREPORT{CSTN-198,
        author = {K. A. Hawick},
        title = {Multiple Species Effects and Transitions in Schelling Segregation
                Agent-Based Model Simulations},
        institution = {Computer Science, Massey University, Auckland, New Zealand},
        year = {2013},
        number = {CSTN-198},
        month = {June},
        keywords = {Schelling segregation; agent-based model;neighbourhood effects; multiple
                species; agent simulation},
        owner = {kahawick},
        timestamp = {2013.06.10}
}


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