FACET: A simulation software framework for modeling complex societal processes and interactions

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FACET, the Framework for Addressing Cooperative Extended Transactions, was developed at Argonne National Laboratory to address the need for a simulation software architecture in the style of an agent-based approach, but with sufficient robustness, expressiveness, and flexibility to be able to deal with the levels of complexity seen in real-world social situations. FACET is an object-oriented software framework for building models of complex, cooperative behaviors of agents. It can be used to implement simulation models of societal processes such as the complex interplay of participating individuals and organizations engaged in multiple concurrent transactions in pursuit of their various goals. These ... continued below

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Christiansen, J. H. June 2, 2000.

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FACET, the Framework for Addressing Cooperative Extended Transactions, was developed at Argonne National Laboratory to address the need for a simulation software architecture in the style of an agent-based approach, but with sufficient robustness, expressiveness, and flexibility to be able to deal with the levels of complexity seen in real-world social situations. FACET is an object-oriented software framework for building models of complex, cooperative behaviors of agents. It can be used to implement simulation models of societal processes such as the complex interplay of participating individuals and organizations engaged in multiple concurrent transactions in pursuit of their various goals. These transactions can be patterned on, for example, clinical guidelines and procedures, business practices, government and corporate policies, etc. FACET can also address other complex behaviors such as biological life cycles or manufacturing processes. To date, for example, FACET has been applied to such areas as land management, health care delivery, avian social behavior, and interactions between natural and social processes in ancient Mesopotamia.

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OSTI as DE00757542

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  • 2000 Summer Computer Simulation Conference, Vancouver, British Columbia (CA), 07/16/2000--07/20/2000

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  • Report No.: ANL/DIS/CP-102062
  • Grant Number: W-31109-ENG-38
  • Office of Scientific & Technical Information Report Number: 757542
  • Archival Resource Key: ark:/67531/metadc708530

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Christiansen, J. H. FACET: A simulation software framework for modeling complex societal processes and interactions, article, June 2, 2000; Illinois. (digital.library.unt.edu/ark:/67531/metadc708530/: accessed October 17, 2018), University of North Texas Libraries, Digital Library, digital.library.unt.edu; crediting UNT Libraries Government Documents Department.