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Using the ODD Protocol for Describing Three Agent-Based Social Simulation Models of Land-Use Change

J. Gareth Polhill (), Dawn Parker, Daniel Brown () and Volker Grimm ()
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Journal of Artificial Societies and Social Simulation, 2008, vol. 11, issue 2, 3

Abstract: This article describes three agent-based social simulation models in the area of land-use change using a model documentation protocol, ODD, from the ecological literature. Our goal is to evaluate how well fitted it is to social simulations and how successful it might be in increasing communication between individual- and agent-based modellers. Such shared protocols can facilitate model review, comparison, and replication. We initially conclude that the framework holds promise as a standard communication mechanism, although some refinements may be needed.

Keywords: Model Communication; Model Documentation; ODD; LUCC (search for similar items in EconPapers)
Date: 2008-03-31
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