## Modeling and Analysis of the Collective Dynamics of Large-Scale Multi-Agent Systems: A Cellular and Network Automata based Approach (2006)

### BibTeX

@MISC{Tosić06modelingand,

author = {Predrag T. Tosić},

title = {Modeling and Analysis of the Collective Dynamics of Large-Scale Multi-Agent Systems: A Cellular and Network Automata based Approach },

year = {2006}

}

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### Abstract

This technical report addresses a particular approach to modeling and analysis of the behavior of large-scale multi-agent systems. A broad variety of multi-agent systems are modeled as appropriate variants of cellular and network automata. Several fundamental properties of the collective dynamics of those cellular and network automata are then formally analyzed. Various loosely coupled large-scale distributed information systems are of an increasing interest in a variety of areas of computer science and its applications – areas as diverse as team robotics, intelligent transportation systems, open distributed software environments, disaster response management, distributed databases and information retrieval, and computational theories of language evolution. A popular paradigm for abstracting such distributed infrastructures is that of multi-agent systems (MAS) made of typically a large number of autonomous agents that locally interact with each other. This report is an attempt at a cellular and network automata based mathematical and computational theory of such MAS. The