Repast: A Free and Open Source Java Agent-Based Modeling Toolkit

Michael J. North

Tuesday July 13th 2004 at 7:00pm
College of DuPage, SRC 1450a


The University of Chicago and Argonne National Laboratory's Repast is the leading free and open source agent-based modeling tool. Repast is a pure Java software framework for creating agent-based simulations. It provides a library of classes for creating, running, displaying and collecting data from agent-based simulations. The development of Repast is currently managed by the Repast Organization for Architecture and Design (ROAD). The talk will introduce agent-based modeling in the context of the Repast system, will discuss Repast and will provide examples of Repast's use.

Speaker Bio

Michael J. North is the Deputy Director of the Center for Complex Adaptive Agent Systems Simulation (CCAASS) within the Decision and Information Sciences Division of Argonne National Laboratory. He is an internationally recognized leader and speaker in the agent-based modeling community. Argonne is operated by the University of Chicago for the United States Department of Energy. Mr. North has fifteen years of experience developing advanced modeling and simulation applications for various branches of the federal government and several international agencies. In addition, Mr. North has published more than twenty-five papers in refereed journals and international conferences. Michael North is one of the lead Repast Java developers and is a member of the ROAD Board of Directors. Mr. North holds an M.S. in Computer Systems Engineering from the Illinois Institute of Technology as well as degrees in Computer Science, Mathematics, Physics, Chemistry, Biology, Engineering Science and an MBA. More information on Mr. North's work can be found at

Getting to the meeting

The next meeting of UniForum Chicago Java SIG will be from 7:00 pm to 9:00 PM on Tuesday, July 13th, 2004 at the College of DuPage. The address of the meeting facility is:
        College of DuPage
        Building SRC, Rm 1450a
        22nd and Lambert
        Glen Ellyn, IL 60137-6599
Take 355 to Butterfield Rd (Rt 56).
Take Butterfield West to Lambert Rd, then Lambert Rd North to Circle Drive.
Turn right and look for Lot P (aka Lot 8) or the Faculty/Staff parking lot (just north of Lot P).
Walk to the SRC building, and enter through the south entryway.
Room 1450 is on the first floor, accessable through the cafeteria by walking through to the north end.

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