Citing this article

A standard form of citation of this article is:

Merlone, Ugo, Sonnessa, Michele and Terna, Pietro (2008). 'Horizontal and Vertical Multiple Implementations in a Model of Industrial Districts'. Journal of Artificial Societies and Social Simulation 11(2)5 <http://jasss.soc.surrey.ac.uk/11/2/5.html>.

The following can be copied and pasted into a Bibtex bibliography file, for use with the LaTeX text processor:

@article{merlone2008,
title = {Horizontal and Vertical Multiple Implementations in a Model of Industrial Districts},
author = {Merlone, Ugo and Sonnessa, Michele and Terna, Pietro},
journal = {Journal of Artificial Societies and Social Simulation},
ISSN = {1460-7425},
volume = {11},
number = {2},
pages = {5},
year = {2008},
URL = {http://jasss.soc.surrey.ac.uk/11/2/5.html},
keywords = {Replication of Models; Model Validation; Agent-Based Simulation},
abstract = {In this paper we discuss strategies concerning the implementation of an agent-based simulation of complex phenomena. The model we consider accounts for population decomposition and interaction in industrial districts. The approach we follow is twofold: on one hand, we implement progressively more complex models using different approaches (vertical multiple implementations); on the other hand, we replicate the agent-based simulation with different implementations using jESOF, JAS and plain C++ (horizontal multiple implementations). By using both different implementation approaches and a multiple implementation strategy, we highlight the benefits that arise when the same model is implemented on radically different simulation environments, comparing the advantages of multiple modeling implementations. Our findings provide some important suggestions in terms of model validation, showing how models of complex systems tend to be extremely sensitive to implementation details. Finally we point out how statistical techniques may be necessary when comparing different platform implementations of a single model.},
}

The following can be copied and pasted into a text file, which can then be imported into a reference database that supports imports using the RIS format, such as Reference Manager and EndNote.


TY - JOUR
TI - Horizontal and Vertical Multiple Implementations in a Model of Industrial Districts
AU - Merlone, Ugo
AU - Sonnessa, Michele
AU - Terna, Pietro
Y1 - 2008/03/31
JO - Journal of Artificial Societies and Social Simulation
SN - 1460-7425
VL - 11
IS - 2
SP - 5
UR - http://jasss.soc.surrey.ac.uk/11/2/5.html
KW - Replication of Models; Model Validation; Agent-Based Simulation
N2 - In this paper we discuss strategies concerning the implementation of an agent-based simulation of complex phenomena. The model we consider accounts for population decomposition and interaction in industrial districts. The approach we follow is twofold: on one hand, we implement progressively more complex models using different approaches (vertical multiple implementations); on the other hand, we replicate the agent-based simulation with different implementations using jESOF, JAS and plain C++ (horizontal multiple implementations). By using both different implementation approaches and a multiple implementation strategy, we highlight the benefits that arise when the same model is implemented on radically different simulation environments, comparing the advantages of multiple modeling implementations. Our findings provide some important suggestions in terms of model validation, showing how models of complex systems tend to be extremely sensitive to implementation details. Finally we point out how statistical techniques may be necessary when comparing different platform implementations of a single model.
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