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System dynamics modelling to support policy analysis for sustainable health care
System dynamics (SD) is an established simulation methodology used to explore the behaviour of social systems over time. The field has addressed challenging sustainability problems in fisheries, urban planning and environmental ...
Co-evolutionary analysis: a policy exploration method for system dynamics models
(System Dynamics Society / Wiley, 2012-10-22)
In system dynamics (SD), complex nonlinear systems can generate a wide range of possible behaviours that frequently require search and optimization algorithms in order to explore optimal policies. Within the SD literature, ...
The influence of random interactions and decision heuristics on norm evolution in social networks
In this paper we explore the effect that random social interactions have on the emergence and evolution of social norms in a simulated population of agents. In our model agents observe the behaviour of others and update ...
Observations on the shortest independent loop set algorithm
(System Dynamics Society / Wiley, 2012-07-31)
The shortest independent loop set (SILS) algorithm is a widely adopted loop selection method in eigenvalue elasticity analysis to identify dominant loops. However, we find that, in an individual-based model, the SILS cannot ...
Applying reinforcement learning towards automating resource allocation and application scalability in the cloud
Public Infrastructure as a Service (IaaS) clouds such as Amazon, GoGrid and Rackspace deliver computational resources by means of virtualisation technologies. These technologies allow multiple independent virtual machines ...