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Standardised and transparent model descriptions for agent-based models: Current status and prospects

Birgit Müller, Stefano Balbi, Carsten M. Buchmann, Luís de Sousa, Gunnar Dressler, Jürgen Groeneveld, Christian J. Klassert, Quang Bao Le, James D.A. Millington, Henning Nolzen, Dawn C. Parker, J. Gary Polhill (+6 others)
2014 Environmental Modelling & Software  
Keywords: Agent-based modelling Domain specific languages Graphical representations Model communication Model comparison Model development Model design Model replication Standardised protocols a b s t  ...  However, model assessment, model comparison and replication are hampered to a large extent by a lack of transparency and comprehensibility in model descriptions.  ...  Acknowledgements We thank all participants of the workshop "Human decisions in agent-based models (ABM) for natural resource use -need for protocols" at the 6th International Congress on Environmental  ... 
doi:10.1016/j.envsoft.2014.01.029 fatcat:62ylftam3fd5ffycum6t6fgydq

Food irradiation: current status and future prospects [chapter]

P. Loaharanu
1995 New Methods of Food Preservation  
sources, provides a transparent description of the model -it is mulitilinear regression QSAR based on 44 structural descriptors.  ...  > 5; • Sum of O and N hydrogen bond donors > 10; • ClogP > 5 7.7 Current status of in silico models for key ADME properties Human intestinal absorption models The majority of published models for human  ...  The current status of QSAR methods is reviewed not only for toxicological endpoints relevant to dietary risk assessment, but also for Absorption, Distribution, Metabolism and Excretion (ADME) properties  ... 
doi:10.1007/978-1-4615-2105-1_5 fatcat:7jsivrenbrfhjk2parum6vwlam

Alternative (non-animal) methods for cosmetics testing: current status and future prospects—2010

Sarah Adler, David Basketter, Stuart Creton, Olavi Pelkonen, Jan van Benthem, Valérie Zuang, Klaus Ejner Andersen, Alexandre Angers-Loustau, Aynur Aptula, Anna Bal-Price, Emilio Benfenati, Ulrike Bernauer (+43 others)
2011 Archives of Toxicology  
The selected experts were asked to analyse the status and prospects of alternative methods and to provide a scientifically sound estimate of the time necessary to achieve full replacement of animal testing  ...  scientific experts in five toxicological areas, i.e. toxicokinetics, repeated dose toxicity, carcinogenicity, skin sensitisation, and reproductive toxicity for which the Directive foresees that the 2013  ...  In this context, in 2010 the Commission decided to conduct a similar exercise as in 2005 on the current status of development of alternative methods and future prospects for evaluating repeated dose toxicity  ... 
doi:10.1007/s00204-011-0693-2 pmid:21533817 fatcat:7wqut2zliraqjfoxrrdjryei5e

Choosing the choice: Reflections on modelling decisions and behaviour in demographic agent-based models

Jonathan Gray, Jason Hilton, Jakub Bijak
2017 Population Studies  
This section stresses the axiomatic status of the current models of choice in agent-based simulation, and discusses the numerous interfaces between choice and context at which modelling decisions must  ...  The latter are more problematic, and the 'state of the art' is for now, just that -an art.  ...  and Physical Sciences Research Council; the ESRC Centre for Population Change (ES/K007394/1), funded by the Economic and Social Research Council; and Bayesian Agent-Based Population Studies (ERC-CoG-2016  ... 
doi:10.1080/00324728.2017.1350280 pmid:29061095 fatcat:4b7c4ig6qrh4zbb2ybdvcjnhfe

Agent-Based Modelling of Social-Ecological Systems: Achievements, Challenges, and a Way Forward

Jule Schulze, Birgit Müller, Jürgen Groeneveld, Volker Grimm
2017 Journal of Artificial Societies and Social Simulation  
It is time to critically reflect upon the current state-of-the-art to evaluate to what degree the potential of agent-based modelling for gaining general insights and supporting specific decision-making  ...  Agent-based models (ABMs) (in ecology also referred to as individual-based models) are a natural and promising tool for improving understanding and increasing our ability to predict and successfully manage  ...  Acknowledgements We thank Flaminio Squazzoni for the invitation to this special issue.  ... 
doi:10.18564/jasss.3423 fatcat:bds2dbp2yjgujishk6leskadae

Bridging behavioural factors and standard bio‐economic modelling in an agent‐based modelling framework

Robert Huber, Hang Xiong, Kevin Keller, Robert Finger
2021 Journal of Agricultural Economics  
Agent-based models are important tools for simulating farmers' behaviour in response to changing environmental, economic or institutional conditions and policies.  ...  Bridging behavioural factors and standard bio-economic modelling in an agent-based modelling framework. J Agric Econ. 2021;00:1-29. https://doi.  ...  | Model uncertainty One of the great challenges in agent-based models is their transparent presentation .  ... 
doi:10.1111/1477-9552.12447 fatcat:ju3ogxe73vhatdlzl6wyaxira4

Definition of data models and APIs

Karl Presser, Mark Roe, Agnieszka Matuszczak, Paul Finglas
2021 Zenodo  
Data models (entities and attributes) for each data area are based on existing data standards and models that are considered most applicable for FNS-Cloud.  ...  This deliverable reviews andprovides a map of food data areas relevant to FNS-Cloud and, for each data area, recommends a data exchange model, thesauri, and APIs.  ...  Based on these existing data standards, a data model (entities and attributes) is provided for each data area.  ... 
doi:10.5281/zenodo.6965954 fatcat:texctyfywzbhhc7thk4zfwshg4

Understanding, modelling and managing longevity risk: key issues and main challenges

Pauline Barrieu, Harry Bensusan, Nicole El Karoui, Caroline Hillairet, Stéphane Loisel, Claudia Ravanelli, Yahia Salhi
2012 Scandinavian Actuarial Journal  
This article investigates the latest developments in longevity risk modelling, and explores the key risk management challenges for both the financial and insurance industries.  ...  most relevant modelling and pricing practices in the banking industry.  ...  The counterparty risk for such a swap is important given the long term maturity of the transaction, and the number of agents involved. A standardised transaction: Lucida.  ... 
doi:10.1080/03461238.2010.511034 fatcat:4wteyte5xjddzfyhymvktrtiou

The EU Bee Partnership (EUBP) Prototype Platform: data model description

Noa Simón Delso, Gregor Sušanj, Andrés Salazar Abello
2021 EFSA Supporting Publications  
The EU Bee Partnership Prototype Platform aims at collecting and exchanging standardised data on pollinator health and other relevant data based on the Bee Hub Proof of concept initially led by BeeLife  ...  This new stage of development responds to the main conclusions of the EU Bee Partnership: the need for data standardisation and communication for the benefit of stakeholders and EFSA.  ...  Contract title: EU Bee Partnership Prototype Platform for collecting and exchanging standardised data on bee health and beekeeping based on the Bee Hub Proof of concept.  ... 
doi:10.2903/sp.efsa.2021.en-6694 fatcat:xwuh4zvxvrdwpm6k54ra4rodie

The impact of scaling up cervical cancer screening and treatment services among women living with HIV in Kenya: a modelling study

Pablo Noel Perez-Guzman, Michael Hoonbae Chung, Hugo De Vuyst, Shona Dalal, Kennedy K Mutai, Karanja Muthoni, Bartilol Kigen, Nduku Kilonzo, Timothy B Hallett, Mikaela Smit
2020 BMJ Global Health  
Outcomes measured were annual number of CC cases, deaths, screening and treatment interventions, and engaged in care (numbers screened, treated and cured) and five yearly age-standardised incidence.ResultsAll  ...  IntroductionWe aimed to quantify health outcomes and programmatic implications of scaling up cervical cancer (CC) screening and treatment options for women living with HIV in care aged 18–65 in Kenya.MethodsMathematical  ...  Acknowledgements The authors thank the funders for supporting this work  ... 
doi:10.1136/bmjgh-2019-001886 pmid:32337077 pmcid:PMC7170464 fatcat:55mdlx3junepllc7z5k5xsnsjq

Agent Models and Different User Ontologies for an Electronic Market Place

Marcel Albers, Catholijn M. Jonker, Mehrzad Karami, Jan Treur
2004 Knowledge and Information Systems  
Agent models are used as a high-level design structure for the architecture.  ...  It is shown how this combination of agent models, ontologies and knowledge provides an adequate approach to the distributed and knowledge-intensive character of the application.  ...  The system has a transparent compositional structure based on a generic broker agent model and is flexible for maintenance in changing circumstances.  ... 
doi:10.1007/s10115-002-0092-3 fatcat:yvtgryg3wngute6jw3xghglscu

Towards Interoperable and Reusable Learning Environments [chapter]

Luis Anido, Martin Llamas, Mancel J. Fernández
2002 Networking the Learner  
Leaming technology standardisation is one of the key activities in the field of computer-based education. Eventually, this standan:lisation process will support resource sharing and interoperability.  ...  The architecture discussed can be implemented using traditional CORBA objects or CORBA Component Model (CCM) components. 1. D. Watson et al. (eds.), Networking the Learner  ...  ADL's CSF is derived from the AICC (AICC 2001) file-based content model for course structures, properties, and objectives.  ... 
doi:10.1007/978-0-387-35596-2_13 fatcat:lijwnz3iyrgmlg53ibcpdlkcye

Understanding Privacy-Control Arrangements Based on a Theory of Interactive Computation in B2C Service Models

Patricia Morizio
2016 2016 49th Hawaii International Conference on System Sciences (HICSS)  
By re-addressing the dominant model based on one-off "encounters" to consider another that is based on ongoing interactions, we can begin to envision the possibility for, and consequences of, new pro-consumer  ...  The impact of surveillance and social control, the dangers of big data, and other highly relevant topics have recently come to the forefront of current digital privacy discussions.  ...  From an ontological and philosophical point of view, Wegner argues that algorithmic models are based in rationalism, while interactive models are based in empiricism.  ... 
doi:10.1109/hicss.2016.660 dblp:conf/hicss/Morizio16 fatcat:wvn5lmrjcfdcjihz6ofe64z3zq

Business Models and Sustainability for Materials Modelling Software

Gerhard Goldbeck, Alexandra Simperler
2019 Zenodo  
Successful software for materials modelling has an expected lifetime of many decades.  ...  The findings are based on a workshop and surveys carried out by the EMMC during 2018.  ...  Based on the above background analysis, the status of materials modelling software is presented with respect to different sustainment attributes (Users and Communities, Product Management, Software development  ... 
doi:10.5281/zenodo.2541723 fatcat:y3g5hy674bfs5fpgbaghuvs6fe

Enabling Responsible Online Gambling by Real-time Persuasive Technologies

George Drosatos, Fotis Nalbadis, Emily Arden-Close, Victoria Baines, Elvira Bolat, Laura Vuillier, Theodoros Kostoulas, Marcin Budka, Sonia Wasowska, Maris Bonello, Jamie Brown, Tessa Corner (+3 others)
2018 Complex Systems Informatics and Modeling Quarterly  
We also explain the potential impact of corporate social responsibility and data protection prospects.  ...  We report on our experience in this field and make the argument that the available data for persuasive marketing and usability should, under certain usage conditions, also be made available for responsible  ...  We also thank The Gambling Therapy for sharing its practical experience in the field of problem gambling and providing feedback on this work.  ... 
doi:10.7250/csimq.2018-17.03 fatcat:7rn66cbehzgthjck47jq7tridq
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