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Proposal of a design pattern for embedding the concept of social forces in human centric simulation models

Siebers, Peer-Olaf; Deng, YuFeng; Thaler, Jonathan; Schnädelbach, Holger; Özcan, Ender

Authors

YuFeng Deng psyyd1@nottingham.ac.uk

Jonathan Thaler psxjat@nottingham.ac.uk , Jonathan.Thaler@nottingham.ac.uk

Holger Schnädelbach holger.schnadelbach@nottingham.ac.uk

Ender Özcan ender.ozcan@nottingham.ac.uk



Contributors

Anastasia Anagnostou
Editor

Masoud Fakhimi
Editor

Rudabeh Meskarian
Editor

Duncan Robertson
Editor

Abstract

There exist many papers that explain the social force model and its application for modelling pedestrian dynamics. None of these papers, however, explains how to implement the social force model in order to use it for systems simulation studies. In this paper we propose a design pattern (reusable template) that supports the implementation of the social force model within an artificial lab to run experiments for human centric systems. It allows considering not only people but also static and moveable markups. We demonstrate how to implement the design pattern in two commonly used agent-based modelling packages, Repast Simphony and AnyLogic. For this we use an illustrative example from the Adaptive Architecture domain. Both packages require a slightly different implementation strategy, due to the API constraints they provide. Overall, we found that the design pattern provides very helpful guidance when working on the individual solutions for the different packages.

Start Date Mar 19, 2018
Publication Date Mar 19, 2018
Peer Reviewed Peer Reviewed
Pages 88-97
Book Title Proceedings of the Operational Research Society Simulation Workshop 2018 (SW18)
ISBN 9780903440639
APA6 Citation Siebers, P., Deng, Y., Thaler, J., Schnädelbach, H., & Özcan, E. (2018). Proposal of a design pattern for embedding the concept of social forces in human centric simulation models. In A. Anagnostou, M. Fakhimi, R. Meskarian, & D. Robertson (Eds.), Proceedings of the Operational Research Society Simulation Workshop 2018 (SW18), 88-97
Keywords Design Pattern, Pedestrian Dynamics, Social Force Model, Agent Based Simulation, Human Centric System
Copyright Statement Copyright information regarding this work can be found at the following address: http://eprints.nottingh.../end_user_agreement.pdf
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