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overview Context and motivation Charter and membership Military needs, status, and challenges in individual/organizational/societal (IOS) modeling & simulation (M&S) State-of-the-art in the broader IOS M&S community General pitfalls and common challenges Recommendations going forward overview Context and motivation Charter and membership Military needs,(More)
By means of evidence-driven and declaratively implemented social simulation, we grow qawm — solidarity networks in Afghanistan. The study of qawm lends insight into the structural and processual dynamics of Afghan society. In particular, we concentrate on the evolution of power structures. An agent-based computational model is presented whose ontology(More)
By means of evidence-based and declarative social simulation we grow qawms. Qawms denote solidarity networks in Afghanistan. They are dynamic social modules that contribute to the establishment of social structure. The study of qawms lends insight into the structural and processual dynamics of Afghan society. In particular we concentrate on the evolution of(More)
Links between licit and illicit economies fuel processes of conflict in countries mired in irregular warfare. However, it is often infeasible to gather demographic and economic data in the war zone that illuminate such links. Combining remote sensing data with local surveys offers an alternative to direct data collection. We present and validate an(More)
In many computational social simulation models only cursory reference to the foundations of the agent cognition used is made and computational expenses let many modellers chose simplistic agent cognition architectures. Both choices run counter to expectations framed by scholars active in the domain of rich cognitive modelling that see agent reasoning as(More)