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Credible agent-based simulation - an illusion or only a step away?

Credible agent-based simulation - an illusion or only a step away?
Credible agent-based simulation - an illusion or only a step away?
During the World Café activity at the 2018 Winter Simulation Conference, we discussed Agent-based Simulation (ABS) credibility. The topic is important since credible ABS leads to an impact on society whereby ABS is implemented by users and they can benefit from it. This paper presents the perspective of three academic panelists and a practitioner on the credibility of ABS. The discussion reveals that the increasing use of ABS models to explain social phenomena or systems that exhibit emergent behavior pose a challenge for model credibility. Several points and suggestions are raised by the panelists, including evaluating ABS model credibility via its explanatory power, the multi-dimensionality of credibility and the role of software engineering approaches.
0891-7736
273-284
IEEE
Onggo, Bhakti Stephan
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Terano, Takao
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Macal, Charles M.
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Onggo, Bhakti Stephan, Yilmaz, Levent, Klügl, Franziska, Terano, Takao and Macal, Charles M. (2019) Credible agent-based simulation - an illusion or only a step away? In 2019 Winter Simulation Conference (WSC). vol. 2019-December, IEEE. pp. 273-284 . (doi:10.1109/WSC40007.2019.9004716).

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During the World Café activity at the 2018 Winter Simulation Conference, we discussed Agent-based Simulation (ABS) credibility. The topic is important since credible ABS leads to an impact on society whereby ABS is implemented by users and they can benefit from it. This paper presents the perspective of three academic panelists and a practitioner on the credibility of ABS. The discussion reveals that the increasing use of ABS models to explain social phenomena or systems that exhibit emergent behavior pose a challenge for model credibility. Several points and suggestions are raised by the panelists, including evaluating ABS model credibility via its explanatory power, the multi-dimensionality of credibility and the role of software engineering approaches.

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Accepted/In Press date: 20 June 2019
Published date: December 2019
Venue - Dates: 2019 Winter Simulation Conference, WSC 2019, , National Harbor, United States, 2019-12-08 - 2019-12-11

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Local EPrints ID: 433679
URI: http://eprints.soton.ac.uk/id/eprint/433679
ISSN: 0891-7736
PURE UUID: ed5c2eb4-2e32-4aff-8737-ccf49c5a2640
ORCID for Bhakti Stephan Onggo: ORCID iD orcid.org/0000-0001-5899-304X

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Date deposited: 30 Aug 2019 16:30
Last modified: 25 Oct 2023 02:01

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Author: Levent Yilmaz
Author: Franziska Klügl
Author: Takao Terano
Author: Charles M. Macal

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