Multi-Agent-Based Simulation VII
This volume groups together the papers accepted for the Seventh International Workshop on Multi-Agent-Based Simulation (MABS 2006), co-located with the Fifth International Joint Conference on Autonomous Agents and Multiagent Systems (AAMAS 2006), which occurred in Hakodate, Japan on May 8, 2006. MABS 2006 was the seventh workshopof 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), AAMAS 2004 (New York, USA) and AAMAS 2005 (Utrecht, The Netherlands). The revised version of the papers of these workshops appeared in Springer’s L- ture Notes in Arti?cial Intelligence, in volumes 1534, 1979, 2581, 2927, 3415 and 3891. All information on the MABS Workshop Series can be found at ? http://www.pcs.usp.br/ mabs. Multi-agent-based simulation is an inter-disciplinary area which brings - gether researchers active within the agent-based social simulation (ABSS) c- munity and the multi-agent systems (MAS) community. The scienti?c focus of MABS lies in the con?uence of the ABSS and MAS communities, with a strong empirical/applicational vein, and its emphasis is on (a) exploring agent-based simulation as a principled way of undertaking scienti?c research in the social sciences and (b) using social theories as an inspiration to new frameworks and developments in multi-agent systems.