This special section on "Engineering Agent-Based Social Simulations" aims to represent the current state of the art in using Software Engineering (SE) methods in ABSS. It includes a mixture of theoretically oriented papers that describe frameworks, notations and methods adapted from SE and practice-oriented papers that demonstrate the application of SE methods in real world ABSS projects.
Siebers, P., & Davidsson, P. (2015). Engineering Agent-Based Social Simulations: An Introduction. Journal of Artificial Societies and Social Simulation, 18(3), https://doi.org/10.18564/jasss.2835