Computational Model Library

MERCURY extension: population

Tom Brughmans | Published Thu May 23 06:28:44 2019

This model is an extended version of the original MERCURY model (https://www.comses.net/codebases/4347/releases/1.1.0/ ) . It allows for experiments to be performed in which empirically informed population sizes of sites are included, that allow for the scaling of the number of tableware traders with the population of settlements, and for hypothesised production centres of four tablewares to be used in experiments.

Experiments performed with this population extension and substantive interpretations derived from them are published in:

Hanson, J.W. & T. Brughmans. In press. Settlement scale and economic networks in the Roman Empire, in T. Brughmans & A.I. Wilson (ed.) Simulating Roman Economies. Theories, Methods and Computational Models. Oxford: Oxford University Press.

This model combines decision making models of individual farmers with a model of the spatial spread between farms of blue tongue virus.

Infantry Company Engagement Model with Command and Control

Woo-Seop Yun | Published Mon Oct 6 08:20:49 2014 | Last modified Mon Apr 8 20:39:37 2019

Infantry Company Engagement model including command and control functions for the scenario of an offensive operation of the blue force

More frequently protests are accompanied by an opposing group performing a counter protest. This phenomenon can increase tension such that police must try to keep the two groups separated. However, what is the best strategy for police? This paper uses a simple agent-based model to determine the best strategy for keeping the two groups separated. The ‘thin blue line’ varies in density (number of police), width and the keenness of police to approach protesters. Three different groups of protesters are modelled to mimic peaceful, average and volatile protests. In most cases, a few police forming a single-file ‘thin blue line’ separating the groups is very effective. However, when the protests are more volatile, it is more effective to have many police occupying a wide ‘thin blue line’, and police being keen to approach protesters. To the authors knowledge, this is the first paper to model protests and counter-protests.

In-group favoritism due to friend selection strategies based on fixed tag and within-group reputation

Yutaka Nakai | Published Fri Mar 28 12:34:55 2014 | Last modified Fri Mar 28 12:41:40 2014

An agent-based model simulates emergence of in-group favoritism. Agents adopt friend selection strategies using an invariable tag and reputations meaning how cooperative others are to a group. The reputation can be seen as a kind of public opinion.

Peer reviewed Axelrod_Cultural_Dissemination

Arezky Rodríguez | Published Wed Mar 27 15:36:22 2013 | Last modified Sun May 5 04:24:30 2013

The Axelrod’s model of cultural dissemination is an agent-model designed to investigate the dissemination of culture among interacting agents on a society.

Frotembo

Christophe Le Page Kadiri Serge Bobo | Published Thu Oct 16 17:23:30 2014

A stylized scale model to codesign with villagers an agent-based model of bushmeat hunting in the periphery of Korup National Park (Cameroon)

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