Computational Model Library

The agent-based model captures the spatio-temporal institutional dynamics of the economy over the years at the level of a Dutch province. After 1945, Noord-Brabant in the Netherlands has been subject to an active program of economic development through the stimulation of pig husbandry. This has had far-reaching effects on its economy, landscape, and environment. The agents are households. The simulation is at institutional level, with typical stakeholder groups, lobbies, and political parties playing a role in determining policies that in turn determine economic, spatial and ecological outcomes. It allows to experiment with alternative scenarios based on two political dimensions: local versus global issues, and economic versus social responsibilitypriorities. The model shows very strong sensitivity to political context. It can serve as a reference model for other cases where “artificial institutional economics” is attempted.

A model on feeding and social interaction behaviour of pigs

Iris J.M.M. Boumans | Published Thu May 4 11:46:38 2017 | Last modified Tue Feb 27 11:12:18 2018

The model simulates interaction between internal physiological factors (e.g. energy balance) and external social factors (e.g. competition level) underlying feeding and social interaction behaviour of commercially group-housed pigs.

Simulation model for compliance behaviour

Esther Van Asselt Sjoukje A Osinga | Published Fri Oct 3 06:30:12 2014 | Last modified Tue Dec 8 10:48:10 2015

This model can be used to optimize intervention strategies for inspection services.

Tail biting behaviour in pigs

Iris Jmm Boumans Iris J.M.M. Boumans | Published Fri Apr 22 11:40:25 2016 | Last modified Wed Sep 14 06:40:05 2016

The model simulates tail biting behaviour in pigs and how they can turn into a biter and/or victim. The effect of a redirected motivation, behavioural changes in victims and preference to bite a lying pig on tail biting can be tested in the model

In this model, we simulate the navigation behavior of homing pigeons. Specifically we use genetic algorithms to optimize the navigation and flocking parameters of pigeon agents.

Homing pigeon model

Gudrun Wallentin | Published Sat Oct 29 18:35:49 2016

This model represents the flight paths of a flock of homing pigeons according to their flocking-, orientation- and leadership behaviour.

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