Three new models in the simpop family

posted Jan 11, 2014, 6:02 AM by paul chapron   [ updated Jan 11, 2014, 6:04 AM ]


the new models currently being developed in the Simpop project : MARIUS, SimpopNet and the China-India model, have been added.

MARIUS deals with sytem of cities in Russia, SimpopNEt deals with co-evolution between transportation networks and the hierarchy system of cities.

China-India Model is pretty self-eplanatory. 

Further description soon !

Urban Systems Modeling: advances from GeoDiverCity and MECHANICITY ERC programmes (Satellite of ECCS 2013)

posted Jan 11, 2014, 4:00 AM by paul chapron

On the September 19th, 2013 was held a satellite meeting during the European Conference on Complex System (ECCS, ) in Barcelona.

This meeting was set up for two research teams wanting to compare their experiences, GeoDiverCity and MECHANICITY, two projects founded by an advanced ERC Grant. Both are about spatial modelling of urban systems with a specific interest in complex systems approaches.

Covered topics included : Urban systems as complex systems, scaling methods, simulation models of urban systems, validation methods for multi-agents models, development of simulation platforms, spatio-temporal modeling of social systems.

The full program of the satellite can be accessed here.

ECTQG 2013 Dourdan

posted Jan 11, 2014, 3:40 AM by paul chapron   [ updated Jan 11, 2014, 4:14 AM ]

The 18th European Colloquium on Theoretical and Quantitative Geography (ECTQG) was held in Dourdan, from the 5th to the 9th of September. 

Various materials (program, abstracts and presentations) can be found here.

The event featured several communication by the members of the team including :
  • The calibration of complex system models with OpenMOLE, Matthieu Leclaire and Romain Reuillon
  • Simprocess, a method and platform for building geographical simulation models: application to SimpopLocal, Sebastien Rey-Coyrehourcq & Clara Schmitt
  • "Step-wise Modeling". An incremental method for  modeling cities trajectories  in the post-Soviet urban system, Clémentine Cottineau & Paul Chapron

Simpop at the 2012 AAG annual meeting in New York

posted Sep 16, 2011, 8:20 AM by Thomas Louail   [ updated Sep 18, 2011, 5:28 AM ]

We are happy to announce that we will part of the "Agent-Based Models and Geographical Systems" session organized by Alison Heppenstall, Andrew Crooks and their colleagues. Communications in relation with Simpop will include :
  • A simulation tool for assessing the specificity of the evolutionary path of Russian cities, by Clémentine Cottineau
  • From an evolutionary urban theory to a computable and agent-based geographical ontology, by Denise Pumain
  • Simulating the evolution of urban systems in developing countries: the Indian case, by Elfie Swerts
  • Guided and automated exploration for the calibration of an agent-based model, by Sébastien Rey Coyrehourcq and Clara Schmitt
  • Consequences of accessibility and streets networks patterns on cities' spatial organization : a computational study, by Thomas Louail
You can take a look at the abstracts (see attachments below), and we hope to meet you in New York !

Back from ECTQG 2011 (download slides)

posted Sep 15, 2011, 8:50 AM by Thomas Louail

We were proud to present our current research on Simpop at the bi-annual European Colloquium of Theoretical and Quantitative Geography in Athens, Greece. You can download the slides of these two communications (see attachments below) :
  • The Simpop family: from an evolutionary urban theory to a computable, agent-based geographical ontology, by Denise Pumain ;
  • Exploring geographical agent based models : a new protocol using automated procedures, by Sébastien Rey-Coyrehourcq and Clara Schmitt.

Simpop at ECTQG 2011 in Athens, Greece

posted Aug 23, 2011, 10:01 AM by Thomas Louail   [ updated Aug 30, 2011, 11:26 AM ]

We'll be at the 2011 edition of the ECTQG ! 2 communications related to the Simpop models are part of the "Spatial simulation in geography session" scheduled on Monday september 5th.

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