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Using agent-based modelling to simulate social-ecological systems across scales

Agent-based modelling (ABM) simulates Social-Ecological-Systems (SESs) based on the decision-making and actions of individual actors or actor groups, their interactions with each other, and with ecosystems. Many ABM studies have focused at the …


An overlapping Voronoi diagram-based system for multi-criteria optimal location queries

This paper presents a novel Multi-criteria Optimal Location Query (MOLQ), which can be applied to a wide range of applications. After providing a formal definition of the novel query type, we propose an Overlapping Voronoi Diagram (OVD) model that …

07.01.2019 Open Access

Crossing the chasm: a ‘tube-map’ for agent-based social simulation of policy scenarios in spatially-distributed systems

Agent based models (ABMs) simulate actions and interactions of autonomous agents/groups and their effect on systems as a whole, accounting for learning without assuming perfect rationality or complete knowledge. ABMs are an increasingly popular …


Query rewriting for semantic query optimization in spatial databases

Query processing is an important challenge for spatial databases due to the use of complex data types that represent spatial attributes. In particular, due to the cost of spatial joins, several optimization algorithms based on indexing structures …


Building, composing and experimenting complex spatial models with the GAMA platform

The agent-based modeling approach is now used in many domains such as geography, ecology, or economy, and more generally to study (spatially explicit) socio-environmental systems where the heterogeneity of the actors and the numerous feedback …

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Located at the confluence of two rapidly advancing domains, GeoInformatica provides an effective forum for disseminating original and fundamental research and experience in the expanding uses of computer science for spatial studies.
Contemporary Earth studies require more and more sophisticated computing tools, and computer processing of Earth observations through Geographic Information Systems (GIS) currently attracts a great deal of attention from governmental, industrial and research worlds.
The journal covers spatial modeling and databases; human-computer interfaces for GIS; digital cartography; space imagery; parallelism, distribution and communication through GIS; spatio-temporal reasoning and more.

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Systemische Notwendigkeit zur Weiterentwicklung von Hybridnetzen

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