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A Semantic Grid Service for Experimentation with an Agent-Based Model of Land-Use Change

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    Agent-based models, perhaps more than other models, feature large numbers of parameters and potentially generate vast quantities of results data. This paper shows through the FEARLUS-G project (an ESRC e-Social Science Initiative Pilot Demonstrator Project) how deploying an agent-based model on the Semantic Grid facilitates international collaboration on investigations using such a model, and contributes to establishing rigorous working practices with agent-based models as part of good science in social simulation. The experimental workflow is described explicitly using an ontology, and a Semantic Grid service with a web interface implements the workflow. Users are able to compare their parameter settings and results, and relate their work with the model to wider scientific debate.

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    Article provided by Journal of Artificial Societies and Social Simulation in its journal Journal of Artificial Societies and Social Simulation.

    Volume (Year): 10 (2007)
    Issue (Month): 2 ()
    Pages: 2

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    Handle: RePEc:jas:jasssj:2006-61-2

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    Keywords: Agent-Based Social Simulation; Experiments; Ontologies; Replication; Semantic Grid;

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