An Agent-based Approach to ARGESIM Benchmark C16 ‘Restaurant Business Dynamics’ based on NetLogo

Simulation Notes Europe SNE 24(3-4), 2014, 127-130
DOI: 10.11128/sne.24.bn16.10254


In this comparison the business dynamic of restaurants is modeled. Restaurants open in an area inhabited by people, who visit those restaurants from time to time. Restaurants may close or a new restaurant may open, depending on their business performances. For this comparison, we chose an agent-based approach, using the freely available agent-based programming language and integrated modeling environment NetLogo. We will give a brief overview of the model assumptions, the reasons that led us to the decision of an agent-based approach, as well as a short introduction of NetLogo and its advantages regarding the implementation of the model. We will discuss specific aspects of the implementation itself and the results of several tasks that had to be performed.