Multi-Agent-Based Simulation VI
th Thisvolumegroupstogetherthepapersacceptedforthe6 InternationalWo- th shop on Multi-Agent-Based Simulation (MABS 2005), co-located with the 4 International Joint Conference on Autonomous Agents and Multiagent Systems (AAMAS 2005), which occurred in Utrecht, The Netherlands, on July 25, 2005. MABS 2005 is the sixth workshop of a series that began at ICMAS 1998 (Paris, France), and continued successively with ICMAS 2000 (Boston, USA), AAMAS 2002 (Bologna, Italia), AAMAS 2003 (Melbourne, Australia) and AA- MAS 2004 (New York, USA). The revised version of the papers of these wo- shops appeared in Springer’s Lecture Notes in Arti?cial Intelligence, in volumes 1534, 1979, 2581, 2927 and 3415. All information about the MABS Workshop ? Series can be found athttp://www.pcs.usp.br/ mabs. After some hesitations about the numbering of the volumes, we decided to set the pace right between the workshop edition and the volume name. So, this volume is called Multi-Agent-Based SimulationVI, and subsequent editions of the book series will correspond to the ordinal number of the workshop. The scienti?c focus of MABS lies in the con?uence of social sciences and multi-agent systems, with a strong applicational/empirical vein, and its emp- sis is on (i) exploratory agent-based simulation as a principled way of undert- ing scienti?c research in the social sciences and (ii) using social theories as an inspiration to new frameworks and developments in multi-agent systems.
Thoroughly refereed post-proceedings of the 6th International Workshop on Multi-Agent-Based Simulation, MABS 2005Includes 12 revised full papers presented together with 1 invited talkTopics include coalition emergence, theories and models, applications, and environments