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Using simulation to assist recruitment in seasonally dependant contact centers (2015)
Conference Proceeding
May, L., & Siebers, P. (2015). Using simulation to assist recruitment in seasonally dependant contact centers. In 2015 Winter Simulation Conference (WSC)doi:10.1109/WSC.2015.7408278

The weather is unpredictable and can have a large impact on the profitability of seasonal businesses, particularly if staffing requirements are highly temperature-dependent. In this paper we describe our efforts in developing a what-if analysis tool... Read More about Using simulation to assist recruitment in seasonally dependant contact centers.

Modelling the Effect of Individual Differences in Punishment Sensitivity on Behaviour in a Public Goods Game (2015)
Conference Proceeding
Manh Vu, T., Siebers, P., Skatova, A., & Turocy, T. (2015). Modelling the Effect of Individual Differences in Punishment Sensitivity on Behaviour in a Public Goods Game. In Proceedings of the International Conference on Modeling and Applied Simulation 2015

Previous research on social dilemmas demonstrated that various forms of punishment for free-riding can increase contribution levels in public goods games. The way individual group members react to the possibility of punishment can be also affected by... Read More about Modelling the Effect of Individual Differences in Punishment Sensitivity on Behaviour in a Public Goods Game.

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.