Phase 4

Formal policy model generation (phase 4): Based on the CCD model, policy modelling experts derive the agent-based formal policy model (phase 4), on which the simulation runs. In OCOPOMO, agent-based modeling is used. Hence, formal policy models have to cover actor descriptions, their social relationships, individual behaviour, beliefs and actions as well as rules and conditional dependencies among actions of actors. The actor network in the CCD is of particular importance for the development of the formal policy model, as it presents relevant information in regards to interdependencies of actors (e.g. an actor only sets an action based on the behaviour or impact on another agent). The policy models accommodate in sum the relationships between the individual actions on the micro-level and the collective effects on the macro level to help understand interrelation and interdependencies and thereby making the system manageable.


Maria A. Wimmer, Karol Furdik, Melanie Bicking, Marian Mach, Tomas Sabol, and Peter Butka. Open Collaboration in Policy Development: Concept and Architecture to integrate scenario development and formal policy modelling. In Yannis Charalabidis and Sotiris Koussouris, editors, Empowering Open and Collaborative Governance. Springer Berlin / Heidelberg, 2012.

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