From KISS to KIDS - An 'Anti-simplistic' Modelling Approach

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From KISS to KIDS - An 'Anti-simplistic' Modelling Approach
A new approach is suggested under the slogan “Keep it Descriptive Stupid” (KIDS) that encapsulates a trend in increasingly descriptive agentbased social simulation. The KIDS approach entails one starts with the simulation model that relates to the target phenomena in the most straightforward way possible, taking into account the widest possible range of evidence, including anecdotal accounts and expert opinion. Simplification is only applied if and when the model and evidence justify this. This contrasts sharply with the KISS approach where one starts with the simplest possible model and only moves to a more complex one if forced to. An example multiagent simulation of domestic water demand and social influence is described.
Bruce Edmonds, Scott Moss
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Updated 02 Jul 2010
Type Conference
Year 2004
Where MABS
Authors Bruce Edmonds, Scott Moss
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