A user interface for large-scale demographic simulation

Cristina Montanola-Sales, Josep Casanovas-Garcia, Bhakti S.S. Onggo, Zengxiang Li

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Abstract

Agent-based modeling is one of the promising modeling tools that can be used in the study of population dynamics. Two of the main obstacles hindering the use of agent-based simulation in practice are its scalability when the analysis requires large-scale models as in policy research, and its ease-of-use especially for users with no programming experience. While there has been a significant work on the scalability issue, ease-of-use aspect has not been addressed in the same intensity. This paper presents a graphical user interface designed for a simulation tool which allows modelers with no programming background to specify agent-based demographic models and run them on parallel environments. The interface eases the definition of models to describe individual and group dynamics processes with both qualitative and quantitative data. The main advantage is to allow users to transparently run the models on high performance computing infrastructures.

Original languageEnglish
Title of host publicationProceedings - 2014 IEEE 6th International Conference on Cloud Computing Technology and Science, CloudCom 2014
PublisherIEEE Computer Society
Pages723-726
Number of pages4
EditionFebruary
ISBN (Electronic)9781479940936
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - 9 Feb 2015
Externally publishedYes
Event2014 6th IEEE International Conference on Cloud Computing Technology and Science, CloudCom 2014 - Singapore, Singapore
Duration: 15 Dec 201418 Dec 2014

Publication series

NameProceedings of the International Conference on Cloud Computing Technology and Science, CloudCom
NumberFebruary
Volume2015-February
ISSN (Print)2330-2194
ISSN (Electronic)2330-2186

Conference

Conference2014 6th IEEE International Conference on Cloud Computing Technology and Science, CloudCom 2014
Country/TerritorySingapore
CitySingapore
Period15/12/1418/12/14

Keywords

  • Agent-based modeling
  • Demographic simulation
  • Parallel simulation

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