Table 1. Characteristics of agents in Evoland compared to a comprehensive list modified from a table by Benenson and Torrens (2004:156). The temporal distribution of agent decisions in Evoland approximates a Poisson process with user-specified mean frequency (10 yr for the case study).

Property Meaning Evoland
Reactive Responds to environment Yes
Autonomous Controls own actions Yes
Flexible Actions not scripted Yes
Goal-oriented More than responsive to environment Yes
Temporally continuous Agent behavior continuous No (Poisson)
Interactive physically Individual decisions affect other actors Yes
Interactive socially Interact as groups of actors to affect others No
Communicative Communicates with other agents No
Mobile Can transport self to other locations No
Learning Changes based on experience No
Character Believable personality or emotions No