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Overview

The ODD ((Overview, Design concepts, and Details) protocol for describing agent-based or individual-based models was proposed by Grimm et al. (2006) because: 

"Simulation models that describe autonomous individual organisms (individual based models, IBM) or agents (agent-based models, ABM) have become a widely used tool, not only in ecology, but also in many other disciplines dealing with complex systems made up of autonomous entities. However, there is no standard protocol for describing such simulation models, which can make them difficult to understand and to duplicate. "

This group's purposes are to:

  1. Disseminate the ODD protocol, templates, revisions, and best practices.

  2. Solicit feedback about how to improve the protocol from the scientific community.