TOWARDS AN AGENT BASED FRAMEWORK FOR
MODELLING SMART SELF-SUSTAINABLE SYSTEMS
Igor Tomičić and Markus SchattenArtificial Intelligence Laboratory, Faculty of Organization and Informatics - University of Zagreb
|INDECS 13(1), 57-70, 2015
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Received: 3 January 2015.
Self-sustainability is a property of a system; a system is considered to be self-sustainable if it
can sustain itself without external support in an observed period of time. If this property is mapped to a human settlement in
context of resources (water, energy, food, etc.), it would describe a human settlement which is independent of external resources
(like the national electrical grid or a central water distribution system), where such external resources are either not available,
or not desirable.
This article contributes to presenting the state-of-the-art overview of self-sustainability-related research. While self-sustainability as in the above described form was not a direct subject of research, there are several fields which are either related to, or could be of significant value to the self-sustainability research in this context. The extensive literature overview also showed no frameworks for modeling self sustainable systems in the context of human settlements. Herein a motivation for using agent-based modeling and simulation techniques will be given.
self-sustainability, sustainable development, multi-agent systems, agent-based modelling
ACM: I.2.11, J.2
JEL: Q20, Q29