Using model replication to improve the reliability of agent-based models

Wei Zhong, Yushim Kim

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Abstract

The basic presupposition of model replication activities for a computational model such as an agent-based model (ABM) is that, as a robust and reliable tool, it must be replicable in other computing settings. This assumption has recently gained attention in the community of artificial society and simulation due to the challenges of model verification and validation. Illustrating the replication of an ABM representing fraudulent behavior in a public service delivery system originally developed in the Java-based MASON toolkit for NetLogo by a different author, this paper exemplifies how model replication exercises provide unique opportunities for model verification and validation process. At the same time, it helps accumulate best practices and patterns of model replication and contributes to the agenda of developing a standard methodological protocol for agent-based social simulation.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Title of host publicationAdvances in Social Computing - Third International Conference on Social Computing, Behavioral Modeling, and Prediction, SBP 2010, Proceedings
Pages118-127
Number of pages10
DOIs
StatePublished - Dec 24 2010
Event3rd International Conference on Social Computing, Behavioral Modeling, and Prediction, SBP 2010 - Bethesda, MD, United States
Duration: Mar 30 2010Mar 31 2010

Publication series

NameLecture Notes in Computer Science (including subseries Lecture Notes in Artificial Intelligence and Lecture Notes in Bioinformatics)
Volume6007 LNCS
ISSN (Print)0302-9743
ISSN (Electronic)1611-3349

Other

Other3rd International Conference on Social Computing, Behavioral Modeling, and Prediction, SBP 2010
CountryUnited States
CityBethesda, MD
Period3/30/103/31/10

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Keywords

  • Agent-based model
  • Model replication
  • Validation
  • Verification

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Theoretical Computer Science
  • Computer Science(all)

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Zhong, W., & Kim, Y. (2010). Using model replication to improve the reliability of agent-based models. In Advances in Social Computing - Third International Conference on Social Computing, Behavioral Modeling, and Prediction, SBP 2010, Proceedings (pp. 118-127). (Lecture Notes in Computer Science (including subseries Lecture Notes in Artificial Intelligence and Lecture Notes in Bioinformatics); Vol. 6007 LNCS). https://doi.org/10.1007/978-3-642-12079-4_17