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A user interface for large-scale demographic simulation

A user interface for large-scale demographic simulation
A user interface for large-scale demographic simulation

Agent-based modeling is one of the promising modeling tools that can be used in the study of population dynamics. Two of the main obstacles hindering the use of agent-based simulation in practice are its scalability when the analysis requires large-scale models as in policy research, and its ease-of-use especially for users with no programming experience. While there has been a significant work on the scalability issue, ease-of-use aspect has not been addressed in the same intensity. This paper presents a graphical user interface designed for a simulation tool which allows modelers with no programming background to specify agent-based demographic models and run them on parallel environments. The interface eases the definition of models to describe individual and group dynamics processes with both qualitative and quantitative data. The main advantage is to allow users to transparently run the models on high performance computing infrastructures.

Agent-based modeling, Demographic simulation, Parallel simulation
2330-2194
723-726
Montanola-Sales, Cristina
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Casanovas-Garcia, Josep
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Onggo, Bhakti S.S.
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Li, Zengxiang
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Montanola-Sales, Cristina
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Montanola-Sales, Cristina, Casanovas-Garcia, Josep, Onggo, Bhakti S.S. and Li, Zengxiang (2015) A user interface for large-scale demographic simulation. In 2014 IEEE 6th International Conference on Cloud Computing Technology and Science. vol. 2015-February, pp. 723-726 . (doi:10.1109/CloudCom.2014.46).

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Abstract

Agent-based modeling is one of the promising modeling tools that can be used in the study of population dynamics. Two of the main obstacles hindering the use of agent-based simulation in practice are its scalability when the analysis requires large-scale models as in policy research, and its ease-of-use especially for users with no programming experience. While there has been a significant work on the scalability issue, ease-of-use aspect has not been addressed in the same intensity. This paper presents a graphical user interface designed for a simulation tool which allows modelers with no programming background to specify agent-based demographic models and run them on parallel environments. The interface eases the definition of models to describe individual and group dynamics processes with both qualitative and quantitative data. The main advantage is to allow users to transparently run the models on high performance computing infrastructures.

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e-pub ahead of print date: December 2014
Published date: 12 February 2015
Venue - Dates: 2014 6th IEEE International Conference on Cloud Computing Technology and Science, CloudCom 2014, , Singapore, Singapore, 2014-12-15 - 2014-12-18
Keywords: Agent-based modeling, Demographic simulation, Parallel simulation

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Local EPrints ID: 433736
URI: http://eprints.soton.ac.uk/id/eprint/433736
ISSN: 2330-2194
PURE UUID: 469f1c38-ca4e-4eb6-9bb3-e33074b2d640
ORCID for Bhakti S.S. Onggo: ORCID iD orcid.org/0000-0001-5899-304X

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Date deposited: 03 Sep 2019 16:30
Last modified: 09 Jan 2022 04:06

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Author: Cristina Montanola-Sales
Author: Josep Casanovas-Garcia
Author: Zengxiang Li

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