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The Art of Iterating: Update-Strategies in Agent-Based Simulation (2017)
Conference Proceeding
Thaler, J., & Siebers, P. (2017). The Art of Iterating: Update-Strategies in Agent-Based Simulation

When developing a model for an Agent-Based Simulation (ABS) it is very important to select the updatestrategy which reflects the semantics of the model as simulation results can vary vastly across different update-strategies. This awareness, we claim... Read More about The Art of Iterating: Update-Strategies in Agent-Based Simulation.

A Novel Modal Shift Modelling Framework for Transport Systems (2017)
Presentation / Conference
Faboya, O. T., Siebers, P., Ryan, B., & Figueredo, G. P. (2017, September). A Novel Modal Shift Modelling Framework for Transport Systems. Paper presented at Social Simulation Conference 2017 (SSC2017)

The challenges from transport modes on human environments, health and economy, have called for investigations into how behavioural changes can be achieved for better resource utilisation. Trip makers' travel demands have been identified, and they inc... Read More about A Novel Modal Shift Modelling Framework for Transport Systems.

Towards generalized co-simulation of urban energy systems (2017)
Journal Article
Wang, K., Siebers, P., & Robinson, D. (2017). Towards generalized co-simulation of urban energy systems. Procedia Engineering, 198, 366-374. doi:10.1016/j.proeng.2017.07.092

Maximizing energy conservation, improving energy efficiency and integration and control of renewable energy sources are critical in order to achieve a low carbon future. An integrated modelling system is needed to evaluate and improve energy perfor... Read More about Towards generalized co-simulation of urban energy systems.

Multi-agent stochastic simulation of occupants for building simulation (2017)
Conference Proceeding
Chapman, J., Siebers, P., & Robinson, D. (2017). Multi-agent stochastic simulation of occupants for building simulation

This paper introduces a new general platform for the simulation of occupants' presence and behaviours. Called No-MASS (Nottingham Multi-Agent Stochastic Simulation platform) the platform takes a selection of well validated stochastic models to genera... Read More about Multi-agent stochastic simulation of occupants for building simulation.

Simulating user learning in authoritative technology adoption: an agent based model for council-led smart meter deployment planning in the UK (2016)
Journal Article
Zhang, T., Siebers, P., & Aickelin, U. (2016). Simulating user learning in authoritative technology adoption: an agent based model for council-led smart meter deployment planning in the UK. Technological Forecasting and Social Change, 106, doi:10.1016/j.techfore.2016.02.009

How do technology users effectively transit from having zero knowledge about a technology to making the best use of it after an authoritative technology adoption? This post-adoption user learning has received little research attention in technology m... Read More about Simulating user learning in authoritative technology adoption: an agent based model for council-led smart meter deployment planning in the UK.

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.

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), doi: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), doi: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.