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Engineering - Computational Intelligence and Complexity | Managing Complexity: Practical Considerations in the Development and Application of ABMs to Contemporary Policy Challenges

Managing Complexity: Practical Considerations in the Development and Application of ABMs to Contemporary Policy Challenges

Hadzikadic, Mirsad, O’Brien, Sean, Khouja, Moutaz (Eds.)

2013, VIII, 173 p. 47 illus., 36 illus. in color.

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This book emerged out of a project initiated and funded by the Defense Advanced Research Projects Agency (DARPA) that sought to build on efforts to transform agent-based models into platforms for predicting and evaluating policy responses to real world challenges around the world.  It began with the observation that social science theories of human behavior are often used to estimate the consequences of alternative policy responses to important issues and challenges.  However, alternative theories that remain subject to contradictory claims are ill suited to inform policy.

The vision behind the DARPA project was to mine the social sciences literature for alternative theories of human behavior, and then formalize, instantiate, and integrate them within the context of an agent-based modeling system.  The research team developed an experimental platform to evaluate the conditions under which alternative theories and groups of theories applied.  The end result was a proof of concept—developed from the ground up—of social knowledge that could be used as an informative guide for policy analysis. This book describes in detail the process of designing and implementing a pilot system that helped DARPA assess the feasibility of a computational social science project on a large scale. 

Content Level » Research

Keywords » Agent-Based Modeling - Computational Intelligence - Problem Solving

Related subjects » Artificial Intelligence - Computational Intelligence and Complexity

Table of contents 

Addressing Complex Challenges in an Interconnected World.- Complexity: Where Does It Come from?.- An Overview of Agent Based Models.- Running the System: Prediction and Intervention.- The ACSES Model of Afghanistan: Introduction and Social Theories.- The ACSES Model of Afghanistan: The Model Operation, Synthetic Population, Calibration, and Surprises.- Implementation Influences.- Towards a Characterization and Systematic Evaluation Framework for Theories and Models of Human, Social, Behavioral, and Cultural Processes Within Agent-Based Models.- Lessons Learned from the ACSES Model.- Advancing Social Science through Agent-Based Modeling.- Additional Problems.

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