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Understanding Retail Productivity by Simulating Management Practices (2007)
Conference Proceeding
Siebers, P., Aickelin, U., Celia, H., & Clegg, C. (2007). Understanding Retail Productivity by Simulating Management Practices

Intelligent agents offer a new and exciting way of understanding the world of work. In this paper we apply agent-based modeling and simulation to investigate a set of problems in a retail context. Specifically, we are working to understand the relati... Read More about Understanding Retail Productivity by Simulating Management Practices.

Modelling reactive and proactive behaviour in simulation
Conference Proceeding
Majid, M. A., Siebers, P., & Aickelin, U. Modelling reactive and proactive behaviour in simulation

This research investigated the simulation model behaviour of a traditional and combined discrete event as well as agent based simulation models when modelling human reactive and proactive behaviour in human centric complex systems. A departmental st... Read More about Modelling reactive and proactive behaviour in simulation.

Using Intelligent Agents to Understand Management Practices and Retail Productivity
Conference Proceeding
Siebers, P., Aickelin, U., Celia, H., & Clegg, C. Using Intelligent Agents to Understand Management Practices and Retail Productivity

Intelligent agents offer a new and exciting way of understanding the world of work. In this paper we apply agent-based modeling and simulation to investigate a set of problems in a retail context. Specifically, we are working to understand the relati... Read More about Using Intelligent Agents to Understand Management Practices and Retail Productivity.

A Multi-Agent Simulation of Retail Management Practices
Conference Proceeding
Siebers, P., Aickelin, U., Celia, H., & Clegg, C. A Multi-Agent Simulation of Retail Management Practices

We apply Agent-Based Modeling and Simulation (ABMS) to investigate a set of problems in a retail context. Specifically, we are working to understand the relationship between human resource management practices and retail productivity. Despite the fac... Read More about A Multi-Agent Simulation of Retail Management Practices.

Human Behavious Modelling for Discrete Event and Agent Based Simulation: A Case Study
Conference Proceeding
Majid, M., Aickelin, U., & Siebers, P. Human Behavious Modelling for Discrete Event and Agent Based Simulation: A Case Study

This study is about the comparison of simulation techniques between Discrete Event Simulation (DES) and Agent Based Simulation (ABS). DES is one of the best-known types of simulation techniques in Operational Research. Recently, there has been an e... Read More about Human Behavious Modelling for Discrete Event and Agent Based Simulation: A Case Study.

Understanding the Impact of Management Practices and Other Factors on Productivity in the UK Retail Sector
Conference Proceeding
Celia, H., Clegg, C., Siebers, P., & Aickelin, U. Understanding the Impact of Management Practices and Other Factors on Productivity in the UK Retail Sector

Insights into how management practices and other factors impact upon company productivity in the UK retail sector. Creating a sound base of applied knowledge and understanding to inform other components of our project.

Using intelligent agents to understand organisational behaviour
Conference Proceeding
Celia, H., Clegg, C., Robinson, M., Siebers, P., Aickelin, U., & Sprigg, C. Using intelligent agents to understand organisational behaviour

This paper introduces two ongoing research projects which seek to apply computer modelling techniques in order to simulate human behaviour within organisations. Previous research in other disciplines has suggested that complex social behaviours are g... Read More about Using intelligent agents to understand organisational behaviour.

Agent based simulation as a novel decision support tool for retail managers
Conference Proceeding
Siebers, P., Aickelin, U., Celia, H., & Clegg, C. Agent based simulation as a novel decision support tool for retail managers

Intelligent agents offer a new and exciting way of understanding the world of work. We apply agent-based simulation to investigate a set of problems in a retail context. Specifically, we are working to understand the relationship between human reso... Read More about Agent based simulation as a novel decision support tool for retail managers.

Modelling and analysing human behaviour in a department store using discrete event and agent based simulation
Conference Proceeding
Majid, M. A., Aickelin, U., & Siebers, P. Modelling and analysing human behaviour in a department store using discrete event and agent based simulation. In Annual Operational Research Conference 50 (OR 50)

Discrete Event Simulation (DES) is a very popular simulation technique in Operational Research. Recently, there has been the emergence of another technique, namely Agent Based Simulation (ABS). Although there is a lot of literature relating to DES an... Read More about Modelling and analysing human behaviour in a department store using discrete event and agent based simulation.

Development of a cargo screening process simulator: a first approach
Conference Proceeding
Siebers, P., Sherman, G., & Aickelin, U. Development of a cargo screening process simulator: a first approach

The efficiency of current cargo screening processes at sea and air ports is largely unknown as few benchmarks exists against which they could be measured. Some manufacturers provide benchmarks for individual sensors but we found no benchmarks that ta... Read More about Development of a cargo screening process simulator: a first approach.

Modelling and analysing cargo screening processes: a project outline
Conference Proceeding
Siebers, P., Aickelin, U., Menachof, D., & Sherman, G. Modelling and analysing cargo screening processes: a project outline

The efficiency of current cargo screening processes at sea and air ports is unknown as no benchmarks exists against which they could be measured. Some manufacturer benchmarks exist for individual sensors but we have not found any benchmarks that tak... Read More about Modelling and analysing cargo screening processes: a project outline.

A three-dimensional model of residential energy consumer archetypes for local energy policy design in the UK
Conference Proceeding
Zhang, T., Siebers, P., & Aickelin, U. A three-dimensional model of residential energy consumer archetypes for local energy policy design in the UK

This paper reviews major studies in three traditional lines of research in residential energy consumption in the UK, i.e. economic/infrastructure, behaviour, and load profiling. Based on the review the paper proposes a three-dimensional model for arc... Read More about A three-dimensional model of residential energy consumer archetypes for local energy policy design in the UK.

Comparing decision support tools for cargo screening processes
Conference Proceeding
Siebers, P., Sherman, G., Aickelin, U., & Menachof, D. Comparing decision support tools for cargo screening processes. Manuscript submitted for publication

When planning to change operations at ports there are two key stake holders with very different interests involved in the decision making processes. Port operators are attentive to their standards, a smooth service flow and economic viability while b... Read More about Comparing decision support tools for cargo screening processes.

Modelling the effects of user learning on forced innovation diffusion
Conference Proceeding
Zhang, T., Siebers, P., & Aickelin, U. Modelling the effects of user learning on forced innovation diffusion

Technology adoption theories assume that users’ acceptance of an innovative technology is on a voluntary basis. However, sometimes users are force to accept an innovation. In this case users have to learn what it is useful for and how to use it. This... Read More about Modelling the effects of user learning on forced innovation diffusion.


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