Itzhak Benenson

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Urban simulation has undergone somewhat of a transformation in recent years. The field has emerged from an ‘‘evolutionary’’ phase, which has spanned the last two decades. A ‘‘new wave’’ of urban models have begun to take center stage, influenced by technologies such as cellular automata (CA) and multi-agent systems (MAS) (Batty, Couclelis, & Eichen, 1997;(More)
A novel approach to automata-based modeling for spatial systems is described: geographic automata and Geographic Automata Systems. We detail a framework that takes advantage of the formalism of automata theory and GI Science to unite cellular automata and multi-agent systems techniques, and provides a spatial approach to bottom-up modeling of complex(More)
PURPOSE The purpose of the study is to identify the anatomic abnormalities associated with an absolute scotoma and the location and stability of fixation in patients with subfoveal neovascularization in age-related macular degeneration, presumed ocular histoplasmosis syndrome, and other disorders. METHODS Scanning laser ophthalmoscope microperimetry was(More)
Geographic simulation is concerned with automata-based methodologies for simulating discrete, dynamic, and action-oriented spatial systems, combining cellular automata and multi-agent systems in a spatial context. In this paper, we propose a paradigm for integrating GIS and geosimulation into what we term Geographic Automata Systems (GAS), the latter fusing(More)
Modern, or rather postmodem, cities are characterized by spatial, social and cultural pluralism: the city can be described as a spatial mosaic of coexisting culttwal and social groups, some of which are the product of "old' ethnic groups who emicn'ated to the city as already established cultm~ groups, while others, and this is the more recent phenomenon,(More)
The data on traffic accidents clearly points to "Black Spots" that continually cause a high rate of accidents. However, road safety research is still far from understanding why this particular place on a road is risky. The reason is the deficit of knowledge of how pedestrians and drivers interact when facing a potentially dangerous traffic situation, and in(More)