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Module INF-74-60-M-6

Agent Based Simulations of Complex Systems (M, 4.0 LP)

Module Identification

Module Number Module Name CP (Effort)
INF-74-60-M-6 Agent Based Simulations of Complex Systems 4.0 CP (120 h)


CP, Effort 4.0 CP = 120 h
Position of the semester 1 Sem. in SuSe
Level [6] Master (General)
Language [EN] English
Module Manager
Area of study [INF-KI] Intelligent Systems
Reference course of study [INF-88.79-SG] M.Sc. Computer Science
Livecycle-State [NORM] Active


Block course


Type/SWS Course Number Title Choice in
Presence-Time /
SL SL is
required for exa.
PL CP Sem.
2V+1U INF-74-60-K-6
Agent Based Simulations of Complex Systems
P 42 h 78 h
ja PL1 4.0 SuSe
  • About [INF-74-60-K-6]: Title: "Agent Based Simulations of Complex Systems"; Presence-Time: 42 h; Self-Study: 78 h
  • About [INF-74-60-K-6]: The study achievement "[U-Schein] proof of successful participation in the exercise classes (ungraded)" must be obtained.
    • It is a prerequisite for the examination for PL1.

Examination achievement PL1

  • Form of examination: written exam (Klausur) (60-180 Min.)
  • Examination Frequency: each summer semester
  • Examination number: 67460 ("Agent Based Simulations of Complex Systems")

Evaluation of grades

The grade of the module examination is also the module grade.


  • Concepts and history of agent based simulations (ABM)
  • Classical models and results
  • Dealing with simulation tools: NetLogo, Repast, Fables
  • Analysis in R, 'Executable Papers'
  • Design and implementation of an individual ABM project

Competencies / intended learning achievements

Upon successful completion of the module, students will be able to
  • explain basic concepts and methods of agent-based simulation
  • select suitable software to perform agent-based simulations,
  • compare algorithmic procedures of agent-based simulations in relation to each other,
  • design agent-based simulations.


Will be announced in the lecture.

Requirements for attendance of the module (informal)


Requirements for attendance of the module (formal)


References to Module / Module Number [INF-74-60-M-6]

Course of Study Section Choice/Obligation
[INF-88.79-SG] M.Sc. Computer Science [Specialisation] Specialization 1 [WP] Compulsory Elective