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Title: Towards an automated framework for agent-based simulation of refugee movements
Authors: Suleimenova, D
Bell, D
Groen, D
Issue Date: 8-Jan-2019
Publisher: Institute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers (IEEE)
Citation: Proceedings - Winter Simulation Conference, 2017, pp. 1240 - 1251
Abstract: © 2017 IEEE. Forced migration is a growing global problem, and the world now has a record amount of 22.5 million refugees. Models that predict refugee movements are few and far between, and constructing these models requires a substantial amount of manual effort while erupting refugee crises require a very rapid response. Here we present a vision towards establishing an automated framework, aimed to enable researchers to construct simulations of refugee movements more quickly and systematically. Our approach incorporates a diverse range of data sources, and uses the FabSim toolkit in conjunction with the Flee simulation code to quickly generate simulation workflows. In addition, we highlight a few key steps that we have already taken towards realizing this vision and discuss opportunities for wider applicability.
ISBN: 9781538634288
ISSN: 0891-7736
Appears in Collections:Dept of Computer Science Research Papers

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