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dc.contributor.authorMontañola Sales, Cristina
dc.contributor.authorCasanovas Garcia, Josep
dc.contributor.authorOnggo, B.S.S.
dc.contributor.authorLi, Zengxiang
dc.contributor.otherUniversitat Politècnica de Catalunya. Departament d'Estadística i Investigació Operativa
dc.identifier.citationMontañola-Sales, C., Casanovas, J., Onggo, B., Li, Z. A user interface for large-scale demographic simulation. A: IEEE International Conference on Cloud Computing Technology and Science. "2014 IEEE 6th International Conference on Cloud Computing Technology and Science (CloudCom)". 2014, p. 723-726.
dc.description.abstractAgent-based modeling is one of the promising modeling tools that can be used in the study of population dynamics. Two of the main obstacles hindering the use of agent-based simulation in practice are its scalability when the analysis requires large-scale models as in policy research, and its ease-of-use especially for users with no programming experience. While there has been a significant work on the scalability issue, ease-of-use aspect has not been addressed in the same intensity. This paper presents a graphical user interface designed for a simulation tool which allows modelers with no programming background to specify agent-based demographic models and run them on parallel environments. The interface eases the definition of models to describe individual and group dynamics processes with both qualitative and quantitative data. The main advantage is to allow users to transparently run the models on high performance computing infrastructures.
dc.format.extent4 p.
dc.subjectÀrees temàtiques de la UPC::Informàtica::Sistemes d'informació::Interacció home-màquina
dc.subjectÀrees temàtiques de la UPC::Informàtica::Aplicacions de la informàtica
dc.subject.lcshGraphical users interfaces (Computer systems)
dc.subject.lcshDemography -- Computer simulation
dc.subject.lcshParallel processing (Electronic computers)
dc.subject.otherAgent-based modeling
dc.subject.otherSocial simulation
dc.subject.otherCloud computing
dc.titleA user interface for large-scale demographic simulation
dc.typeConference lecture
dc.subject.lemacInterfícies gràfiques d'usuari (Informàtica)
dc.subject.lemacDemografia -- Simulació per ordinador
dc.subject.lemacProcessament en paral·lel (Ordinadors)
dc.contributor.groupUniversitat Politècnica de Catalunya. IMP - Information Modeling and Processing
dc.description.peerreviewedPeer Reviewed
dc.rights.accessOpen Access
dc.description.versionPostprint (author's final draft)
dc.relation.projectidinfo:eu-repo/grantAgreement/Royal Society UK/SCALABLE PARALLEL SIMULATION FOR POLICY ANALYSIS
upcommons.citation.authorMontañola-Sales, C., Casanovas, J., Onggo, B., Li, Z.
upcommons.citation.contributorIEEE International Conference on Cloud Computing Technology and Science
upcommons.citation.publicationName2014 IEEE 6th International Conference on Cloud Computing Technology and Science (CloudCom)

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