GUI for agent based modeling

Tadashi Kurata, Hiroshi Deguchi, Manabu Ichikawa

Research output: Chapter in Book/Report/Conference proceedingChapter


In this paper, we discuss how to build a model by SOARS VisualShell intuitively and explain its architecture. SOARS (Agent based simulation modeling language) SOARS Project (, Tanuma et al. (Post-proceedings of AESCS04. Springer, Japan, pp 49–56, 2004) and Tanuma and Deguchi (Inst Electron Inf Commun Eng D J90-D(9):2415–2422, 2007) is a programming language to model social phenomena by agent-based simulation. We aim to make SOARS a simulation description language by which a domain expert can simulate social interactions occurred in the real world by ones conceptual model intuitively. Therefore, a support tool for realizing and achieving specialized concepts is necessary for a domain expert to build and run a simulation model based on his/her only domain knowledge without possessing complex programming skill, and SOARS VisualShell is an application to support such intuitive modeling by SOARS.

Original languageEnglish
Title of host publicationSpringer Proceedings in Complexity
Number of pages12
Publication statusPublished - 2015
Externally publishedYes

Publication series

NameSpringer Proceedings in Complexity
ISSN (Print)2213-8684
ISSN (Electronic)2213-8692


  • Domain expert
  • Domain specific language
  • Model frame
  • Programming skill
  • Text editor

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Applied Mathematics
  • Modelling and Simulation
  • Computer Science Applications


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