Eurosim 2016


Die Eurosim 2016 in Oulu, Finnland wurde von 12. bis 16. September von einigen unserer Kollegen besucht. Die alle drei Jahre stattfindende Konferenz ist Gelegenheit für wissenschaftlichen Austausch und Diskurs. Martin Bichers Vortrag über 'Mean-Field Approximation of a Microscopic Population Model for Austria' stieß hierbei auf großes Interesse.


Verification and validation of large agent bases models is a complicated process to check for full functionality, the simulation has to be executed various times, which takes both time and computational resources. In this paper we present an approach that could generally improve this process, applied on an agent-based population model for Austria. A so-called mean-field model in this case a partial differential equation (PDE) is used for this aim. Execution of the PDE simulation only takes a very short time, hence the mean-field model can provide a fast prospect on results, behaviour and sensitivity of the agent based model.