Satellite: Computational Transparency in Modeling Complex Systems

Wednesday, September 30, 2015
8:30 am – 5:00 pm
Fiesta Ballroom I

Satellite Organizers

Marco Janssen, Arizona State University, USA
Michael Barton, Arizona State University, USA

Abstract

Complex systems are increasingly being studied by the use of computational models. In recent years there has been an growing concern about the lack of transparency in computational studies, both in scientific computing in general and with specific respect to models of complex systems, including the key domains of social and socio-ecological systems (SESs). In many cases both within SES and in other fields, model code and model descriptions are typically not made available with publications or during the peer review process. In this daylong satellite session we aim to bring scholars from SES and other complex systems sciences together with a wider scientific community to discuss the broader issues of transparency that are ongoing challenges across all domains of scientific computing. This session is sponsored by the Computational Modeling for Socio-Ecological Science (CoMSES) Network, which will support the attendance of the invited speakers.

Speakers

Current Archiving Practices with Agent-Based Models
Marco Janssen, Arizona State University, USA
Allen Lee, Arizona State University, USA

Sharing Specifications
Christian Collberg, University of Arizona, USA

Ordnung! Standards That Facilitate Model Communication and Formulation
Steven Railsback, Lang Railsback & Associates

Modular ABM in NRM for Improved Dissemination and Training
Andrew Bell, New York University, USA
Derek Robinson, University of Waterloo, Canada

Life Cycles of Scientific Simulation Models: From Transparency and Reproducibiliy to Longevity and Theory
John Murphy, Argonne National Laboratory, USA

Cyberinfrastructure for Visualizing Model Outputs
Dawn Parker, University of Waterloo, Canada
Michael Barton, Arizona State University, USA
Terrance Dawson, University of Dundee, UK
Tatiana Filatova, University of Twente, Netherlands
Xiongbing Jin, University of Waterloo, Canada
Allen Lee, Arizona State University, USA
Ju-Sung Lee, University of Twente, Netherlands
Lorenzo Milazzo, The James Hutton Institute, UK
Calvin Pritchard, University of Waterloo, Canada
Gary Polhill, The James Hutton Institute, UK
Kirsten Robinson, University of Waterloo, Canada
Alexey Voinov, University of Twente, Netherlands

Multi-platform Training Sessions to Teach Agent-Based Simulation
Christophe Le Page, CIRAD, France
Géraldine Abrami, IRSTEA, France
Nicolas Becu, CNRS, France
Pierre Bommel, CIRAD, France
Bruno Bonté, IRSTEA, France
François Bousquet, CIRAD, France
Benoît Gaudou, Toulouse University, France
Jean-Pierre Müller, CIRAD, France
Patrick Taillandier, Rouen University, France

Big Data and Agent-Based Modeling
William Rand, University of Maryland, USA

Lessons Learned from Communicating Modelling Efforts in Big SES Projects
Sui Phang, The Ohio State University, USA
Sarah Laborde, The Ohio State University, USA
Ahmadou Mouzamou, The University of Maroua, Cameroon
Michael Durand, The Ohio State University, USA
Alfonso Fernandez, The Ohio State University, USA
Ian Hamilton, The Ohio State University, USA
Bryan Mark, The Ohio State University, USA
Ningchuan Xiao, The Ohio State University, USA
Roland Ziebe, The University of Maroua, Cameroon
Mark Moritz, The Ohio State University, USA

The Issues of Model Portability on Multiple Hardwares and Where Cloud Can Help
Mariam Kiran, University of Bradford, UK