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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?
At the World Café activity in the 2018 Winter Simulation Conference, we discussed about Agent-Based Simulation (ABS) credibility. The topic is important since a credible ABS leads to impact to society in which ABS is used by users and they can benefit from it. This paper presents the perspective from three academic panelists and a practitioner on credibility in ABS. The discussion reveals that the increasing use of ABS models to explain social phenomena or a system that exhibits emergent behavior creates a challenge for model credibility. Several points and suggestions are raised by the panelists including evaluating ABS model credibility from its explanatory power, the multi-dimensionality of credibility and the role of software engineering approaches.
ACM
Onggo, Bhakti Stephan
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Yilmaz, Levent
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Terano, Takao
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Macal, Charles
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Onggo, Bhakti Stephan, Yilmaz, Levent, Klügl, Franziska, Terano, Takao and Macal, Charles (2019) Credible agent-based simulation - an illusion or only a step away? In Proceedings of the 2019 Winter Simulation Conference. ACM. 10 pp . (In Press)

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At the World Café activity in the 2018 Winter Simulation Conference, we discussed about Agent-Based Simulation (ABS) credibility. The topic is important since a credible ABS leads to impact to society in which ABS is used by users and they can benefit from it. This paper presents the perspective from three academic panelists and a practitioner on credibility in ABS. The discussion reveals that the increasing use of ABS models to explain social phenomena or a system that exhibits emergent behavior creates a challenge for model credibility. Several points and suggestions are raised by the panelists including evaluating ABS model credibility from 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

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Local EPrints ID: 433679
URI: https://eprints.soton.ac.uk/id/eprint/433679
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: 31 Aug 2019 00:21

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

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