The elements of a computational infrastructure for social simulation

Birkin, M. et al. (2010) The elements of a computational infrastructure for social simulation. Philosophical Transactions of the Royal Society A: Mathematical, Physical and Engineering Sciences, 368(1925), pp. 3797-3812. (doi:10.1098/rsta.2010.0145)

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Abstract

Applications of simulation modelling in social science domains are varied and increasingly widespread. The effective deployment of simulation models depends on access to diverse datasets, the use of analysis capabilities, the ability to visualize model outcomes and to capture, share and re-use simulations as evidence in research and policy-making. We describe three applications of e-social science that promote social simulation modelling, data management and visualization. An example is outlined in which the three components are brought together in a transport planning context. We discuss opportunities and benefits for the combination of these and other components into an e-infrastructure for social simulation and review recent progress towards the establishment of such an infrastructure.

Item Type:Articles
Status:Published
Refereed:Yes
Glasgow Author(s) Enlighten ID:Sinnott, Professor Richard
Authors: Birkin, M., Allan, R., Beckhofer, S., Buchan, I., Finch, J., Goble, C., Hudson-Smith, A., Lambert, P., Procter, R., de Roure, D., and Sinnott, R.O.
Subjects:Q Science > QA Mathematics > QA75 Electronic computers. Computer science
College/School:University Services > IT Services > Computing Service
Journal Name:Philosophical Transactions of the Royal Society A: Mathematical, Physical and Engineering Sciences
Publisher:Royal Society
ISSN:1364-503X
ISSN (Online):1471-2962
Copyright Holders:Copyright © 2010 The Royal Society
First Published:First published in Royal Society of London Philosophical Transactions A: Mathematical, Physical and Engineering Sciences 368(1925):3797-3812
Publisher Policy:Reproduced in accordance with the copyright policy of the publisher

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