Simulation Model

A simulation model is an in some way formalised model of a real world system (the target). It describes relevant aspects of the target e.g. by mathematical equations, logical statements or computer programs, in order to allow the observation of changes within the model behaviour over the lapse of time (Gilbert and Troitzsch, 2005).
In OCOPOMO, simulation model refers to agent-based computer programs (consisting of a number Java classes and declarative code for the rule engine DRAMS), created on base of conceptual models (CCD ) for several policy cases.


N. Gilbert and K.G. Troitzsch (2005): Simulation for the Social Scientist, 2nd edition. Open University Press, McGraw-Hill, Maidenhead.


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