Lab course on microanalytical simulation


by further notice

  • MA 120

First Sessions

  • 26/07/2004
  • 20/08/2004, 10:30
  • at some time in the week starting with 06/09/2004
  • 11/10/2004, 10:00


  • Klaus G. Troitzsch
  • Michael Möhring

Intended Audience

Computer Science: 3rd or 4th year


Group resentation, report on implementation, user manual

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With this lab course we want to have a new microsimulation designed and implemented which allows to initialise and run large simulation models with empirical data on persons, households and kinship networks on a national level and to parameterise them with transition probabilities and other behavioural rules, using modern techniques of discrete event and agent-based simulation. The scope should be comparabel to the scope of UMDBS (compare the teaching material used with the lecture course on simulation). Appropriate JAVA libraries should be analysed for their applicability, and they should be used wherever possible. Users of the tool should be able to design simulation models by refining agent classes and adding approriate methods to them (unlike UMDBS, no simulation language needs to be designed and implemented).

First meeting: 26/07/2004

Participants are expected to participate also in

Prospective deadline: April 2005

The results of the project are likely to be used in an international research project.

Basic Reading

Nigel Gilbert and Klaus G. Troitzsch: Simulation for the Social Scientist 1999. Open University Press. London.