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Submit a Manuscript to the Journal
Journal of Simulation

For a Special Issue on
Agent-Based Modeling of Urban Systems: Building Trust, Improving Transparency, and Enhancing Translation

Manuscript deadline
31 December 2022

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Special Issue Editor(s)

Jason Thompson, The University of Melbourne
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Minh Kieu, The University of Auckland
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Koen van Dam, Imperial College, London
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Alison Heppenstall, University of Glasgow
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Nicholas Malleson, University of Leeds
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Jaiqui Ge, University of Leeds
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Agent-Based Modeling of Urban Systems: Building Trust, Improving Transparency, and Enhancing Translation

We invite submissions from researchers and practitioners who use agent-based models and agent systems to understand, explore, and manage cities and urban infrastructure and socio-technical systems. The overarching theme for thic CFP is model Trust, Transparency and Translation. Authors are asked to describe how their models are creating a bridge between synthetic and real worlds, and making their way into real-world policy and decision-making. We invite papers that describe how researchers construct their models, demonstrate results, work with policy and decision-makers, and how these processes either facilitate or hinder the process of urban and socio-technical systems model building from the modellers' perspective. We invite authors to discuss challenges associated with model development, data interoperability, consistent representation of space and time, as well as developments in interfaces and stakeholder engagement including participatory design and co-design processes.

Topics may include:

  • Large scale urban simulation applications
  • Urban policy modelling simulation
  • Spatially explicit micro-simulation modelling
  • Agent-based modelling of urban transport, land-use, housing, energy, health systems, etc.
  • Simulation of household behaviour and technology adoption
  • Localized population synthesis
  • Multi-scale urban systems (temporal and spatial)
  • Social simulation of demographic transitions
  • Model development and co-development processes and protocols
  • Data structures for simulating urban environments
  • (Multi-)agent systems to provide decision support in e.g. transport, energy and air quality
  • Connection of simulation models to social and geographical theory
  • Government and industry engagement in model development and uptake
  • Processes of model co-development to enhance decision-making in urban systems
  • Development in model interfaces and engagement that enhance model uptake
  • Internet of Things (IoT), open data and data interoperability for modelling

Submission Instructions

  • Peer review of manuscripts submitted to the special issue is conducted according to agreed and ethical peer review standards (http://journalauthors.tandf.co.uk/preparation/ethics.asp) for the publication of articles, so as to ensure the integrity of peer review and assure the quality of published articles.
  • All authors, peer reviewers, and referees comply with the Publisher's guidelines on the ethics of journal publishing (http://journalauthors.tandf.co.uk/preparation/ethics.asp) and respect the confidentiality of the review process, and that material under review shall be held to be the contributing author's intellectual property unless and until otherwise assigned.
  • Please indicate that your article is for a special issue during the submission process; both in your cover letter and also when asked by the ScholarOne system. You should be able to select the special issue title from a drop-down menu, which will help the Editorial Office and the Editors to correctly allocate your paper for peer review.

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