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A semantic grid service for experimentation with an agent-based model of land-use change

Polhill, J. G., Pignotti, E., Gotts, N. M., Edwards, P. and Preece, Alun David ORCID: 2007. A semantic grid service for experimentation with an agent-based model of land-use change. JASSS - The Journal of Artificial Societies and Social Simulation 10 (2) , 2.

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Agent-based models, perhaps more than other models, feature large numbers of parameters and potentially generate vast quantities of results data. This paper shows through the FEARLUS-G project (an ESRC e-Social Science Initiative Pilot Demonstrator Project) how deploying an agent-based model on the Semantic Grid facilitates international collaboration on investigations using such a model, and contributes to establishing rigorous working practices with agent-based models as part of good science in social simulation. The experimental workflow is described explicitly using an ontology, and a Semantic Grid service with a web interface implements the workflow. Users are able to compare their parameter settings and results, and relate their work with the model to wider scientific debate.

Item Type: Article
Date Type: Publication
Status: Published
Schools: Computer Science & Informatics
Subjects: Q Science > QA Mathematics > QA75 Electronic computers. Computer science
Uncontrolled Keywords: Agent-Based Social Simulation, Experiments, Ontologies, Replication, Semantic Grid
Publisher: JASSS
ISSN: 1460-7425
Last Modified: 24 Oct 2022 10:04

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