MoSeS: Modelling and Simulation for e-Social Science

@article{Townend2009MoSeSMA,
  title={MoSeS: Modelling and Simulation for e-Social Science},
  author={Paul Townend and J. Xu and Mark H. Birkin and Andrew Turner and Belinda Wu},
  journal={Philosophical Transactions of the Royal Society A: Mathematical, Physical and Engineering Sciences},
  year={2009},
  volume={367},
  pages={2781 - 2792}
}
  • P. TownendJ. Xu Belinda Wu
  • Published 13 July 2009
  • Computer Science, Sociology
  • Philosophical Transactions of the Royal Society A: Mathematical, Physical and Engineering Sciences
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 methodology and latest results obtained by MoSeS. 

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