You can find it here. Sadly the article is behind a paywall, at least for the moment, but if you require a pre-print version please get in touch.
My colleague Jakub Bijak and I recently put together a book review on Daniel Courgeau’s 2012 book for Springer ‘Probability and Social Science‘. Jakub is a demographer and I’m an agent-based modeller with interests in social systems, so we decided to put our heads together and do an interdisciplinary book review for Daniel’s volume. Spoiler alert: it’s a very good book.
Our review is in the journal Population Studies and will be available online soon — we just received information on how to make it open-access today 🙂
Yesterday my colleagues Jakub Bijak, Jason Hilton, Viet Cao and I submitted another paper, this one to the journal Demographic Research. This one is also related to Francesco Billari’s model of partnership formation, but in this case we performed a replication and extension of the original model with a substantial focus on in-depth investigation of the mechanisms underlying the resulting population dynamics.
This kind of paper is fairly unusual in a demography journal, in that agent-based modelling techniques remain largely outside of standard methodology in that field. Our hope is that we can build on Billari’s attempts to bring new methodologies into demography, and perhaps encourage some enthusiasm for the approach.
Demographic Research is free and open access, just like JASSS, so if our paper gets accepted you’ll soon see the link on this very page.
I’m pleased to say I’ll be presenting a paper at the 4th World Congress on Social Simulation, to be held in Taipei, Taiwan from 4-7 September 2012. My paper is a multidisciplinary simulation effort incorporating substantial demographic expertise from my colleagues Jakub Bijak and Jason Hilton.
View/print the paper from my Google Docs repository here: Semi-Artificial Models of Population: Connecting Demography with Agent-Based Modelling