Proposal of a design pattern for embedding the concept of social forces in human centric simulation models

Siebers, Peer-Olaf and Deng, YuFeng and Thaler, Jonathan and Schnädelbach, Holger and Özcan, Ender (2018) Proposal of a design pattern for embedding the concept of social forces in human centric simulation models. In: Operational Research Society Simulation Workshop 2018 (SW18 ), 19-21 March 2018, Stratford, Worcestershire. (In Press)

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Abstract

There exist many papers that explain the social force model and its application for modelling pedestrian dynamics. None of these papers, however, explains how to implement the social force model in order to use it for systems simulation studies. In this paper we propose a design pattern (reusable template) that supports the implementation of the social force model within an artificial lab to run experiments for human centric systems. It allows considering not only people but also static and moveable markups. We demonstrate how to implement the design pattern in two commonly used agent-based modelling packages, Repast Simphony and AnyLogic. For this we use an illustrative example from the Adaptive Architecture domain. Both packages require a slightly different implementation strategy, due to the API constraints they provide. Overall, we found that the design pattern provides very helpful guidance when working on the individual solutions for the different packages.

Item Type: Conference or Workshop Item (Paper)
Keywords: Design Pattern, Pedestrian Dynamics, Social Force Model, Agent Based Simulation, Human Centric System
Schools/Departments: University of Nottingham, UK > Faculty of Science > School of Computer Science
Depositing User: Siebers, Peer-olaf
Date Deposited: 27 Feb 2018 10:37
Last Modified: 20 Mar 2018 09:54
URI: http://eprints.nottingham.ac.uk/id/eprint/50030

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