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The study of complex phenomena, such as the interplay between human and natural systems, requires models. To allow for an orderly study of the effects of individual actions the model must comprise different scales of granularity, individuals and aggregates. In a joint research project between IIASA (Austria), DSV (Sweden) and the Hungarian Academy of(More)
The Hungarian government is experiencing escalating costs for flood mit-igation measures and for economical compensation to victims. In a joint research project between the International Institute of Applied System Analysis (IIASA) in Austria, Computer and System Science Department (DSV) in Sweden, and the Hungarian Academy of Science, the flooding problem(More)
A simulation model called VirSim was developed to aid policy making in Sweden. The model simulates the spread of pandemic influenza, using real population data on a national and regional level. Swedish authorities wanted a model that was both quick to run and to implement as a complement to the existing model MicroSim. The possibility to interactively(More)
234 x 156 mm 344 pages ebook PDF 978-1-4094-6932-2 £95.00 + VAT Includes 82 b&w illustrations Microsimulation as a modelling tool in social sciences has increased in importance over the last few decades. Once restricted to a handful of universities and government departments, as a scientific field it has achieved a new dynamism during the last decade. As(More)