This course (20 hours) from Università di Trento provides an introduction to the concepts of agent-based modeling, a space for discussion about using this technique to investigate geographical problems and an opportunity to learn how to build and test agent-based models with the NetLogo programming language. The course will start from 12 September to 14 September, 2018. The registration has opened now, the registration deadline will be on 12 July.
In particular, the course covers the following topics:
- Agent-based modeling as a bottom-up modeling technique
- Basic concepts: emergence, learning, stochasticity, spatial and temporal scales
- Building a model from scratch: theory, practice and examples
- Analysis of geographical problems using GIS data
- Calibration and validation
- Uncertainty and sensitivity analysis
What can participants gain at the end of the course:
- Have a broad understanding of the theory of agent-based modeling
- Be familiar with some classic models
- Be able to build simple models using NetLogo
- Know how to handle georeferenced data in an agent-based modeling environment
- Know how to perform basic robustness tests on a model
- Understand how agent-based modeling fits into decision-making
The course will start from 12 September to 14 September, 2018. The registration has opened now, the registration deadline will be on 12 July.
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