Agent-based models, perhaps more than other models, feature large numbers of parameters and potentially generate vast quantities of results data. This paper shows through the FEARLUS-G project (an ESRC e-Social Science Initiative Pilot Demonstrator Project) how deploying an agent-based model on the Semantic Grid facilitates international collaboration on investigations using such a model, and contributes to establishing rigorous working practices with agent-based models as part of good science in social simulation. The experimental workflow is described explicitly using an ontology, and a Semantic Grid service with a web interface implements the workflow. Users are able to compare their parameter settings and results, and relate their work with the model to wider scientific debate.
|Journal||Journal of Artificial Societies and Social Simulation|
|Publication status||Published - 2007|
- agent-based social simulation
- semantic grid
Polhill, J. G., Pignotti, E., Gotts, N. M., Edwards, P., & Preece, A. D. (2007). A Semantic Grid Service for Experimentation with an Agent-Based Model of Land-Use Change. Journal of Artificial Societies and Social Simulation, 10(2). http://jasss.soc.surrey.ac.uk/10/2/2.html