Virtual Grounding for Agent-Based Modeling in Incomplete Data Situation

  • Shingo TakahashiEmail author
Part of the Agent-Based Social Systems book series (ABSS, volume 12)


When modeling social systems, grounding of the model with regard to the real-world aspects that are the target for modeling allows for the determination of model parameters, as well as consideration of the consistency between the behavior of the overall system and real data. Hence, grounding is a part of conventional methods for obtaining external validation of a model (Schreiber C, Carley KM (2007) Agent interactions in construct: an empirical validation using calibrated grounding. In Proceedings of the Behavior Representation in Modeling and Simulation Conference (BRIMS)). Real-world grounding is essential to scenario analysis of specific management conditions, and when performing grounding, actual data serve as the connection between the model and the real world.


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Authors and Affiliations

  1. 1.Waseda UniversityTokyoJapan

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