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A Markov chain approach to ABM calibration / Fabretti, Annalisa (University of Rome "Tor Vergata")
Agent based model are nowadays widely used, however the lack of general methods and rules for their calibration still prevent to exploit completely their potentiality. Rarely such a kind of models can be studied analytically, more often they are studied by using simulation. [...]
2014
Social Simulation Conference. Bellaterra, Cerdanyola del Valles, : 2014  
2015-01-27
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Strategic decision support for marketing communication : an agentbased simulation of consumer attitudes to smart home appliances / van Dam, Koen H. (Imperial College, London) ; van der Sanden, Maarten C.A. (Delft University of Technology) ; Stragier, Jeroen (Ghent University)
Marketing and communication professionals are responsible for building long term relationships with customers and managing the information exchange. The roll-out of smart energy meters to households presents a particular challenge as network and energy companies would benefit from the smart grid while the advantages for households are less visible. [...]
2014
Social Simulation Conference. Bellaterra, Cerdanyola del Valles, : 2014  
2015-01-27
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Triadic balance and closure as drivers of the evolution of cooperation / Righi, Simone (Hungarian Academy of Sciences) ; Takacs, Karoly (Hungarian Academy of Sciences)
The prevalence of human cooperation continues to be one of the biggest puzzles for scientists. Structured interactions and clustering of cooperators are recognized mechanisms that help the dissemination of cooperative behavior. [...]
2014
Social Simulation Conference. Bellaterra, Cerdanyola del Valles, : 2014  
2015-01-27
12:29

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Organizational routines: an agent based model replication / Jonas Hauke (Hamburg University of Technology)
this extended abstract focuses on organizational routines as an emergent phenomenon of individual behavior within collectives. Micro foundations related to dynamics of performing and remembering organizational routines are based on psychological constructs such as procedural, declarative and transactive memory. [...]
2014
Social Simulation Conference. Bellaterra, Cerdanyola del Valles, : 2014  
2015-01-27
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Sensitivity analysis for agent-based models : a low complexity test-case / ten Broeke, Guus u Wageningen University ; van Voorn, George (Wageningen University) ; Ligtenberg, Arend (Wageningen University)
Methodologies for sensitivity analysis are considered to be of great importance for analyzing agent-based models (ABMs), even more because calibration and validation of ABMs often prove problematic. Different methodologies for sensitivity analysis may help to understand ABM dynamics and (thus) aid in the calibration and validation of ABMs. [...]
2014
Social Simulation Conference. Bellaterra, Cerdanyola del Valles, : 2014  
2015-01-27
12:22

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Party competition and voter decision-making / Reinermann, Holger (University of Cologne)
This paper combines two important findings from research on how voters and parties interact: Firstly, it acknowledges that voters possess different decision making mechanisms: Instead of weighing the parties’ policy promises, they might also vote based on past performance or the personal qualities of party leaders. [...]
2014
Social Simulation Conference. Bellaterra, Cerdanyola del Valles, : 2014  
2015-01-27
12:20

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On infrastructure network design with agent-based modelling / Chappin, Émile J. L. (Delft University of Technology) ; Heijnen, Petra W. (Delft University of Technology)
We have developed an agent-based model to optimize green-field network design in an industrial area. We aim to capture some of the deep uncertainties surrounding infrastructure design by modelling it developing specific ant colony optimizations. [...]
2014
Social Simulation Conference. Bellaterra, Cerdanyola del Valles, : 2014  
2015-01-27
12:17

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Age-dependent mortality, fecundity, mobility effects on the neolithic transition / Perez-Losada, Joaquim (Universitat de Girona)
We present a model that makes it possible to analyze the effect of the age dependences of mortality, fertility and dispersal persistence on the speed of propagating fronts in two spatial dimensions. Speeds derived analytically agree very well with those obtained from numerical simulations. [...]
2014
Social Simulation Conference. Bellaterra, Cerdanyola del Valles, : 2014  
2015-01-27
12:13

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Social simulation of commercial and financial behaviour for fraud detection research / Lopez-Rojas, Edgar Alonso (Blekinge Institute of Technology) ; Axelsson, Stefan (Blekinge Institute of Technology)
We present a social simulation model that covers three main financial services: Banks, Retail Stores, and Payments systems. Our aim is to address the problem of a lack of public data sets for fraud detection research in each of these domains, and provide a variety of fraud scenarios such as money laundering, sales fraud (based on refunds and discounts), and credit card fraud. [...]
2014
Social Simulation Conference. Bellaterra, Cerdanyola del Valles, : 2014  
2015-01-27
12:09

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From evidence to criminal agents / Neumann, Martin (University of Koblenz) ; Lotzmann, Ulf (University of Koblenz)
2014
Social Simulation Conference. Bellaterra, Cerdanyola del Valles, : 2014