Ligtvoet, Andreas; Amineh Ghorbani and Emile Chappin: A Methodology for Agent-Based Modelling using Institutional Analysis - Applied to Consumer Lighting, Agent Technologies for Energy Systems. In: Proceedings of the Tenth international conference on Autonomous Agents and Multi Agent Systems (AAMAS), 2nd May (2011). Taipei, Taiwan.
In many (agent-based) simulations the programmers purport to model elements of human society. These models are often based on the researchers' understanding of and focus on spe- cic elements of this society. We suggest that using a frame- work that is used in social and political science (the Insti- tutional Analysis and Development framework) will greatly improve the design, comparison and validation of articial societies. We apply this approach dubbed MAIA to a pre- existing model of consumer lighting.