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Proceedings of Building Simulation 2011: 12th Conference of IBPSA


Multi Agent Simulation Of Occupants’ Presence And Behaviour

Darren Robinson, Urs Wilke, Frédéric Haldi

Abstract: To better understand how we can improve urban sustainability we need to focus our predictive efforts at the grassroots level of individual inhabitants. To this end we propose a multi agent simulation platform. In describing each element of this platform we review research advances in modelling occupants’ presence, activities, behaviours, comfort and investments; suggesting also where further research is required. Our motive here is not to be prescriptive, but simply to start a debate and the process of achieving consensus so that research and development efforts are targeted in a common direction.
Pages: 2110 - 2117