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An ontology for experimentation with a social simulation of land use change

Polhill, Gary, Pignotto, Edoardo, Gotts, Nick, Edwards, Peter and Preece, Alun David 2005. An ontology for experimentation with a social simulation of land use change. Presented at: ESSA 2005: The third annual conference of the European Social Simulation Association, Koblenz, Germany, 5-9 September 2005.

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Abstract

In the FEARLUS (Framework for the Evaluation and Assessment of Regional Land Use Scenarios) project, we have developed a methodology for experimenting with our agent-based model of land use change. In a collaboration with the University of Aberdeen (one of the ESRC’s e-Social Science Initiative Pilot Demonstrator Projects), we have developed an ontology for this methodology, and enabled access to it via the Semantic Grid (Pignotti et al., 2005). Here, we present the ontology, showing how it enhances the rigour of reported outputs from agent-based models with stochastic elements, and briefly describe how the ontology and its realisation on the Grid contributes further to developing good science (Moss, 2004; Moss & Edmonds, 2004) in the area of Agent-Based Social Simulation.

Item Type: Conference or Workshop Item (Paper)
Date Type: Completion
Status: Unpublished
Schools: Computer Science & Informatics
Subjects: Q Science > QA Mathematics > QA76 Computer software
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Last Modified: 15 Nov 2013 10:51
URI: http://orca.cf.ac.uk/id/eprint/44661

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