Agent-based modeling and simulation is widely used in the area of computational demography. Although existing agent-based approaches allow modeling linked lives in a rather ﬂexible manner, the resulting models, due to typically being implemented in a general-purpose programming language, often lack the compactness required to easily access the model. With ML3 (Modeling Language for Linked Lives) we present a compact and expressive domain speciﬁc modeling language for continuous-time agent-based models in computational demography. The language combines elements from guarded commands, process algebras, and rule-based approaches. We discuss and present the individual features of the language and illuminate the compactness of the approach by presenting the speciﬁcation of an entire agent-based model from recent literature.
|Title of host publication||Proceedings of the 2015 Winter Simulation Conference|
|Editors||Levent Yilmaz, Il-Chul Moon, Wai Kin Chan, Theresa Roeder, Charles Mascal, Manuel Rossetti|
|Place of Publication||New York|
|Publisher||Institute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers (IEEE)|
|Publication status||Published - 2015|