A methodology for simulating synthetic populations for the analysis of socio-technical infrastructures

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Title: A methodology for simulating synthetic populations for the analysis of socio-technical infrastructures
Authors: Van Dam, KH
Bustos-Turu, G
Shah, N
Item Type: Conference Paper
Abstract: Modelling socio-technical systems in which a population of heterogeneous agents generates demand for infrastructure services requires a synthetic population of agents consistent with aggregate characteristics and distributions. A synthetic population can be created by generating individual agents with properties and rules based on a scenario definition. Simulation results fine-tune this process by comparing system level behaviour with external data, after which the emergent behaviour can be used for analysis and optimisation of planning and operation. An example of electricity demand profiles is used to illustrate the approach.
Issue Date: 17-Mar-2017
Date of Acceptance: 14-Sep-2015
URI: http://hdl.handle.net/10044/1/53551
DOI: https://dx.doi.org/10.1007/978-3-319-47253-9_39
ISBN: 9783319472522
ISSN: 2194-5357
Publisher: Springer
Start Page: 429
End Page: 434
Journal / Book Title: Advances in Intelligent Systems and Computing
Volume: 528
Copyright Statement: © Springer International Publishing AG 2017. The final publication is available at Springer via https://link.springer.com/chapter/10.1007%2F978-3-319-47253-9_39
Sponsor/Funder: Engineering & Physical Science Research Council (EPSRC)
Funder's Grant Number: EP/I038837/1
Conference Name: Social Simulation 2015 conference
Publication Status: Published
Start Date: 2015-09-14
Finish Date: 2015-09-18
Conference Place: Groningen, The Netherlands
Appears in Collections:Faculty of Engineering
Centre for Environmental Policy
Chemical Engineering
Faculty of Natural Sciences

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