GISrUK Presentation: “Optimising an Agent-Based Model to Explore the Behaviour of Simulated Burglars”

I have recently presented some early work at the GISrUK conference on using a genetic algorithm (GA) to calibrate a complex agent-based burglary model. Slides are available here: GISrUK 2013 Presentation and the abstract is here: GISrUK 2013 Abstract. The aim of the work is to use a GA to calibrate the behaviour of virtual […]

Second Call for Papers: Agent-Based Models of Geographical Systems

Conference Details IGU Leeds (UK), Applied GIS and Spatial Modelling: 29 May – 2 June 2013. Important Dates Abstract submission: 250 – 300 words before 18th January 2013 Notification: before Feb 01 2013 Conference dates: May 29th – 2nd June 2013, Leeds, UK. Please send abstracts (250 words approx.) to Nick Malleson ( Session Details: […]

Presentations to the ECCS and ECCA conferences

I recently attended two excellent conferences: The European Conference on Complex Systems (ECCS) at the Université Libre de Bruxelles (3rd – 7th September). My talk was in the COSMIC satellite meeting which was full of interesting research (more info here). The 8th Conference of the European Social Simulation Association (ESSA) at the University of Salzburg, […]

New (free) book: Think Complexity

A colleague has just told me about a new book called “Think Complexity” by Allen B. Downey. To cut from the summary, it’s about: “complexity science, data structures and algorithms, intermediate programming in Python, and the philosophy of science“. Some of the later chapters look at fractals, cellular automata and agent-based models, which is the […]