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Robots as embedded agents: Highlight Thesis 2018

The Master Thesis of Veronika Priesner on robots as embedded agents was selected to be the Master-Thesis Highlight 2018 of the Applied Geoinformatics MSc study program in Salzburg. Quoting the upcoming Z_GIS Annual Report 2018 that will be published soon: "Robots quickly infiltrate our daily lives. Examples are vacuum cleaners and mowing robots as well [...]

By |2019-04-08T17:42:00+02:00April 8th, 2019|Standard|0 Comments

Impressive PhD Defense: Congrats Dr. Francis Oloo!

Integrating sensor-streams into agent-based models (ABM) is like trying to fit circles into a triangular hole. However, it is becoming ever more relevant in today's technical realities of data streams that are embedded virtually everywhere. Some of the wicked problems that Francis had to tackle were: How to utilise the inceasing wealth of data in [...]

By |2019-02-07T18:40:32+02:00February 7th, 2019|Standard|0 Comments

Purpose-Game Equilibrium

The purpose game EQUILIBRIUM is now ready to play and can be download from: https://bit.ly/2PLYWi4 EQUILIBRIUM introduces to a fictitious story about civilization collapse. The game objective is to explore the environment and to find out what went wrong. The game is part of an ongoing study. Your anonymous participation is very welcome! In case [...]

By |2018-11-12T10:37:30+02:00November 12th, 2018|Standard|0 Comments

Ecological Modelling Global Conference – ISEM 2019

Salzburg, 1. – 5. Oct. 2019. The department of Geoinformatics - Z_GIS at the University of Salzburg is proud to host the biennual, Global Conference on Ecological Modelling ISEM 2019! Under the motto eco:model:spaces, spatially explicit modelling will be a spotlight topic of the conference. We are currently looking for Symposia (deadline 22. February 2019) [...]

By |2018-10-19T10:35:18+02:00October 19th, 2018|Standard|0 Comments

Winter School 2019 “Spatial Simulation Modelling”

13. – 22. February 2019, Salzburg You have complex problems to solve, but have not yet worked with spatial simulation modelling? In this winter school, you will get hands-on experience with the concepts and methods of spatially-explicit agent-based modelling to explore complex systems. Models will target and integrate a range of domains and application areas [...]

By |2018-09-21T14:09:41+02:00September 21st, 2018|Standard|0 Comments

Simulations predict the break-down of Central European lynx populations

We congratulate co-author Jonas Schultze-Naumburg, member of the Spatial Simulation research group, on his brand-new paper in the journal Biological Conservation! By the means of a spatially explicit simulation model the paper helps to understand the drivers behind the observed, stagnating lynx population dynamics in Central Europe. Sadly, the share of poached animals is shown to [...]

By |2018-09-05T12:51:05+02:00June 27th, 2018|Standard|0 Comments

Research retreat: Spatial Simulation goes GitHub

Last Friday, the Z_GIS Spatial Simulation group had its first research retreat. The iDEAS:lab was a perfect location to achieve the goal of the day: to set aside our daily tasks and fully concentrate on the long-term group objectives. We started off with exploring GitHub as our new central collaboration and outreach platform: https://github.com/ZGIS/spatial-simulation. Over [...]

By |2018-04-25T17:55:52+02:00April 23rd, 2018|Standard|0 Comments

Outstanding reviewer award 2017

Outstanding Reviewer Award 2017 - Ecological Modelling Just learned about my "outstanding reviewer" recognition by Elsevier for my reviews in the journal Ecological Modelling last year. A nice reward for one's anonymous contribution to the scientific community. Especially, thanks to the authors for interesting and well prepared manuscripts: this makes the reviewing job [...]

By |2018-04-24T16:25:46+02:00March 19th, 2018|Standard|0 Comments

Documenting agent-based models with BPMN

Agent-based models (ABM) are often documented with the ODD-protocol, which gives a suitable framework. This framework lacks a formal documentation of the model itself, which is normally written in a simulation environment like e.g. NetLogo, GAMA, REPAST or another modelling language. These days, the de facto standard for documenting business processes is the Business Process [...]

By |2017-10-06T21:34:31+02:00October 6th, 2017|Standard|0 Comments