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Modelling and simulation of rail passengers to evaluate methods to reduce dwell times (2015)
Conference Proceeding
Perkins, A., Ryan, B., & Siebers, P. (2015). Modelling and simulation of rail passengers to evaluate methods to reduce dwell times

The paper outlines a feasibility study using modelling and simulation to reduce dwell times and increase rail network capacity. We use agent based modelling, where passengers are treated as a separate entities, basing their movements on rules from th... Read More about Modelling and simulation of rail passengers to evaluate methods to reduce dwell times.

Engineering Agent-Based Social Simulations: An Introduction (2015)
Journal Article
Siebers, P., & Davidsson, P. (2015). Engineering Agent-Based Social Simulations: An Introduction. Journal of Artificial Societies and Social Simulation, 18(3), https://doi.org/10.18564/jasss.2835

This special section on "Engineering Agent-Based Social Simulations" aims to represent the current state of the art in using Software Engineering (SE) methods in ABSS. It includes a mixture of theoretically oriented papers that describe frameworks, n... Read More about Engineering Agent-Based Social Simulations: An Introduction.

Juxtaposition of System Dynamics and Agent-Based Simulation for a Case Study in Immunosenescence (2015)
Journal Article
Figueredo, G. P., Siebers, P., Aickelin, U., Whitbrook, A., & Garibaldi, J. M. (2015). Juxtaposition of System Dynamics and Agent-Based Simulation for a Case Study in Immunosenescence. PLoS ONE, 10(3), https://doi.org/10.1371/journal.pone.0118359

Advances in healthcare and in the quality of life significantly increase human life expectancy. With the aging of populations, new un-faced challenges are brought to science. The human body is naturally selected to be well-functioning until the age o... Read More about Juxtaposition of System Dynamics and Agent-Based Simulation for a Case Study in Immunosenescence.

Towards the development of a simulator for investigating the impact of people management practices on retail performance (2014)
Book Chapter
Siebers, P., Aickelin, U., Celia, H., & Clegg, C. (2014). Towards the development of a simulator for investigating the impact of people management practices on retail performance. In S. J. Taylor (Ed.), Agent-based modeling and simulation, 97-132. Palgrave Macmillan. doi:10.1057/9781137453648_7

Often models for understanding the impact of management practices on retail performance are developed under the assumption of stability, equilibrium and linearity, whereas retail operations are considered in reality to be dynamic, non-linear and comp... Read More about Towards the development of a simulator for investigating the impact of people management practices on retail performance.

An investigation on test driven discrete event simulation (2014)
Conference Proceeding
Asta, S., Özcan, E., & Peer-Olaf, S. (2014). An investigation on test driven discrete event simulation

This paper deals with the application of modern software development tools on simulation development. Recently, Agile Software Development (ASD) methods enjoy an increasing popularity. eXtreme Programming (XP) techniques, one of the techniques which... Read More about An investigation on test driven discrete event simulation.

Comparing stochastic differential equations and agent-based modelling and simulation for early-stage cancer (2014)
Journal Article
Figueredo, G. P., Siebers, P., Owen, M. R., Reps, J., & Aickelin, U. (2014). Comparing stochastic differential equations and agent-based modelling and simulation for early-stage cancer. PLoS ONE, 9(4), doi:10.1371/journal.pone.0095150

There is great potential to be explored regarding the use of agent-based modelling and simulation as an alternative paradigm to investigate early-stage cancer interactions with the immune system. It does not suffer from some limitations of ordinary d... Read More about Comparing stochastic differential equations and agent-based modelling and simulation for early-stage cancer.

Investigating mathematical models of immuno-interactions with early-stage cancer under an agent-based modelling perspective (2013)
Journal Article
Figueredo, G. P., Siebers, P., & Aickelin, U. (2013). Investigating mathematical models of immuno-interactions with early-stage cancer under an agent-based modelling perspective. BMC Bioinformatics, 14(Spl. 6), https://doi.org/10.1186/1471-2105-14-S6-S6

Many advances in research regarding immuno-interactions with cancer were developed with the help of ordinary differential equation (ODE) models. These models, however, are not effectively capable of representing problems involving individual localisa... Read More about Investigating mathematical models of immuno-interactions with early-stage cancer under an agent-based modelling perspective.

Modelling electrical car diffusion based on agents (2012)
Journal Article
Yu, L., Zhang, T., Siebers, P., & Aickelin, U. (2012). Modelling electrical car diffusion based on agents. doi:10.4156/jdcta.vol6.issue19.52

Replacing traditional fossil fuel vehicles with innovative zero-emission vehicles for the transport in cities is one of the major tactics to achieve the UK government 2020 target of cutting emission. We are developing an agent-based simulation mode... Read More about Modelling electrical car diffusion based on agents.

Evaluating different cost-benefit analysis methods for port security operations (2012)
Book Chapter
Sherman, G., Siebers, P., Menachof, D., & Aickelin, U. (2012). Evaluating different cost-benefit analysis methods for port security operations. In A. A. Juan, J. Faulin, S. E. Grasman, & M. J. Fry (Eds.), Decision making in service industries: a practical approachCRC Press

Service industries, such as ports, are attentive to their standards, a smooth service flow and economic viability. Cost benefit analysis has proven itself as a useful tool to support this type of decision making; it has been used by businesses and go... Read More about Evaluating different cost-benefit analysis methods for port security operations.

A three-dimensional model of residential energy consumer archetypes for local energy policy design in the UK (2012)
Journal Article
Zhang, T., Siebers, P., & Aickelin, U. (2012). A three-dimensional model of residential energy consumer archetypes for local energy policy design in the UK. Energy Policy, 47, doi:10.1016/j.enpol.2012.04.027

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.

A beginner's guide to systems simulation in immunology (2012)
Book Chapter
Figueredo, G. P., Siebers, P., Aickelin, U., & Foan, S. (2012). A beginner's guide to systems simulation in immunology. In J. Greensmith, C. A. Coello Coello, N. Krasnogor, P. Liò, G. Nicosia, & M. Pavone (Eds.), Artificial immune systems: 11th International Conference, ICARIS 2012, Taormina, Italy, August 28-31, 2012: proceedingsSpringer

Some common systems modelling and simulation approaches for immune problems are Monte Carlo simulations, system dynamics, discrete-event simulation and agent-based simulation. These methods, however, are still not widely adopted in immunology researc... Read More about A beginner's guide to systems simulation in immunology.

Towards the development of a simulator for investigating the impact of people management practices on retail performance (2011)
Journal Article
Siebers, P., Aickelin, U., Celia, H., & Clegg, C. (2011). Towards the development of a simulator for investigating the impact of people management practices on retail performance. Journal of Simulation, 5(4), 242-265. doi:10.1057/jos.2010.20

Often models for understanding the impact of management practices on retail performance are developed under the assumption of stability, equilibrium and linearity, whereas retail operations are considered in reality to be dynamic, non-linear and comp... Read More about Towards the development of a simulator for investigating the impact of people management practices on retail performance.

Modelling Reactive and Proactive Behaviour in Simulation: A Case Study in a University Organisation (2011)
Conference Proceeding
Abdul Majid, M., Siebers, P., & Aickelin, U. (2011). Modelling Reactive and Proactive Behaviour in Simulation: A Case Study in a University Organisation. https://doi.org/10.2139/ssrn.2829269

Simulation is a well established what-if scenario analysis tool in Operational Research (OR). While traditionally Discrete Event Simulation (DES) and System Dynamics Simulation (SDS) are the predominant simulation techniques in OR, a new simulation t... Read More about Modelling Reactive and Proactive Behaviour in Simulation: A Case Study in a University Organisation.

Modelling electricity consumption in office buildings: an agent based approach (2011)
Journal Article
Zhang, T., Siebers, P., & Aickelin, U. (2011). Modelling electricity consumption in office buildings: an agent based approach. Energy and Buildings, 43(10), doi:10.1016/j.enbuild.2011.07.007

In this paper, we develop an agent-based model which integrates four important elements, i.e. organisational energy management policies/regulations, energy management technologies, electric appliances and equipment, and human behaviour, to simulate t... Read More about Modelling electricity consumption in office buildings: an agent based approach.

A first approach on modelling staff proactiveness in retail simulation models (2011)
Journal Article
Siebers, P., & Aickelin, U. (2011). A first approach on modelling staff proactiveness in retail simulation models. Journal of Artificial Societies and Social Simulation, 14(2),

There has been a noticeable shift in the relative composition of the industry in the developed countries in recent years; manufacturing is decreasing while the service sector is becoming more important. However, currently most simulation models for... Read More about A first approach on modelling staff proactiveness in retail simulation models.

Systems dynamics or agent-based modelling for immune simulation? (2011)
Book Chapter
Figueredo, G. P., Aickelin, U., & Siebers, P. (2011). Systems dynamics or agent-based modelling for immune simulation?. In G. Nicosia, P. Liò, & T. Stibor (Eds.), Artificial immune systems: 10th international conference, ICARIS 2011, Cambridge, UK, July 18-21, 2011: proceedingsSpringer

In immune system simulation there are two competing simulation approaches: System Dynamics Simulation (SDS) and Agent-Based Simulation (ABS). In the literature there is little guidance on how to choose the best approach for a specific immune problem.... Read More about Systems dynamics or agent-based modelling for immune simulation?.

Modelling office energy consumption: an agent based approach (2010)
Conference Proceeding
Zhang, T., Siebers, P., & Aickelin, U. (2010). Modelling office energy consumption: an agent based approach

In this paper, we develop an agent-based model which integrates four important elements, i.e. organisational energy management policies/regulations, energy management technologies, electric appliances and equipment, and human behaviour, based on a ca... Read More about Modelling office energy consumption: an agent based approach.

Simulating customer experience and word-of-mouth in retail: a case study (2010)
Journal Article
Siebers, P., Aickelin, U., Celia, H., & Clegg, C. W. (2010). Simulating customer experience and word-of-mouth in retail: a case study. SIMULATION, 86(1), doi:10.1177/0037549708101575

Agents offer a new and exciting way of understanding the world of work. In this paper we describe the development of agent-based simulation models, designed to help to understand the relationship between people management practices and retail perfor... Read More about Simulating customer experience and word-of-mouth in retail: a case study.

Scenario analysis, decision trees and simulation for cost benefit analysis of the cargo screening process (2010)
Book Chapter
Sherman, G., Siebers, P., Aickelin, U., & Menachof, D. (2010). Scenario analysis, decision trees and simulation for cost benefit analysis of the cargo screening process. In L. Landau, A. G. Bruzzone, G. G. Cunha, & S. Saetta (Eds.), The International Workshop on Applied Modelling and Simulation: WAMS, Buizos, 2010COPPE/UFRJ

In this paper we present our ideas for conducting a cost benefit analysis by using three different methods: scenario analysis, decision trees and simulation. Then we introduce our case study and examine these methods in a real world situation. We sh... Read More about Scenario analysis, decision trees and simulation for cost benefit analysis of the cargo screening process.


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