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This paper outlines the findings of ongoing research on the application of multi-agent simulations (MAS) to modelling complex locally interacting dynamic systems, in particular the petrol price market. The development of an agent based model for petrol prices is presented. Failings within this model are discussed and an alternative strategy for controlling(More)
1. Project Objectives MoSeS (Modelling and Simulation for e-Social Science) is a research node of the National Centre for e-Social Science. The aim of the project is to develop a national demographic simulation which is specified at the level of individuals and households. Such a model can form the basis for a wide range of applications in both research and(More)
Geodemographic systems can make important contributions toward more effective marketing and branch location research within financial service organizations. This article reviews the potential of geodemographics to support various activities undertaken by financial institutions and discusses the role that Geographic Information Systems (GIS) can play in(More)
In this paper it is argued that continuing advances in computing power present both a challenge and an opportunity to researchers in the social sciences. There are opportunities in at least two areas in the generation of more sophisticated theories about spatial problems: through techniques such as data mining, pattern recognition, and neural network(More)
This paper outlines the work of the UK National Centre for e-Social Science and its plans for facilitating the take-up of Grid infrastructure and tools within the social science research community. It describes the kinds of social science research challenges to which Grid technologies and tools have been applied, the contribution that NCeSS can make to(More)
  • Michael Daw, Rob Procter, Yuwei Lin, Terry Hewitt, Wei Jie, Alex Voss +12 others
  • 2007
We outline the aims and progress to date of the National Centre for e-Social Science e-Infrastructure project. We examine the challenges faced by the project, namely in ensuring outputs are appropriate to social scientists, managing the transition from research projects to service and embedding software and data within a wider infrastructural framework. We(More)
MoSeS (Modelling and Simulation for e-Social Science) is a research node of the National Centre for e-Social Science. MoSeS uses e-Science techniques to execute an events-driven model that simulates discrete demographic processes; this allows us to project the UK population 25 years into the future. This paper describes the architecture, simulation(More)