SSP Group Meeting
Thursday, 22nd February, 11am-12pm
Division of Informatics, 80 South Bridge, Room E17a


Electronic Institutions for the Simulation of Supply Networks

David Roberston and Wamberto Vasconcelos

Supply networks are interconnections of entities for the purpose of supply of goods and services required by end consumers. Its importance arises from its direct applicability to business-to-business scenarios which are now commonplace in e-commerce. As part of our SLIE grant, we are carrying out a comparative study between equation-based models (i.e. systems dynamics) and agent-based models using supply networks. In this talk we shall present two implementation proposals for agent-based models. Common to these proposals is the concept of an electronic institution, a high-level graph-based specification of the acceptable behaviours of agents.