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Towards a Characterization and Systematic Evaluation Framework for Theories and Models of Human, Social, Behavioral, and Cultural Processes within Agent-Based Models

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Managing Complexity: Practical Considerations in the Development and Application of ABMs to Contemporary Policy Challenges

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An article in Science magazine (Bhattacharjee, 2007) discussed how the U.S. military is interested in enlisting the help of multidisciplinary scientific experts to better understand “how local populations behave in a war zone.” The article mentioned the “Human Social Culture Behavior Modeling” (HSBC) program at U.S. Department of Defense and indicated, through a few anecdotal examples, the types of prior research emanating from multidisciplinary fields that may be considered the state of the art.

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Ganguly, A.R. et al. (2013). Towards a Characterization and Systematic Evaluation Framework for Theories and Models of Human, Social, Behavioral, and Cultural Processes within Agent-Based Models. In: Hadzikadic, M., O’Brien, S., Khouja, M. (eds) Managing Complexity: Practical Considerations in the Development and Application of ABMs to Contemporary Policy Challenges. Studies in Computational Intelligence, vol 504. Springer, Berlin, Heidelberg. https://doi.org/10.1007/978-3-642-39295-5_8

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