It is oriented towards a participatory use of models and simulation and participants will be asked to work in small groups. During the first week, the principles, methods and technics of the design, implementation and exploration stages will be collectively taught. Groups, and story lines of the models will be designed. The second week will be devoted simulation modelling practice and theory pdf personal applications: the trainers will support the groups in designing, implementing and fine-tuning their own agent-based model.
During this second week, Specific points will be addressed according to the expectations and demands of the participants and example of models will be presented. Participants will get a chance to get a hand on each platform and then they will have to choose one to develop their model. I am a research engineer in a research unit about water management. In a team where we study and support the implementation of public policies on water management at various scales, I develop and support the development of models to foster communication and viewpoint exchanges among scientists and stakeholders. My background is in physics and engineering and I have been developing agent-based models with Cormas and then with Netlogo for more than 10 years.
These last years I have been focusing on developing tools and methodologies to bring stakeholders into modeling and exploring their issues with haptic role-playing games. With my colleague Nils Ferrand, we have issued a kit called Wat-A-Game for making role-playing games about water management using mainly paper and pebbles. My research interest lies essentially on formalisms and tools to develop and explore models with stakeholders. I am also a member of the Companion Modeling network.
Nicolas Becu is a modeling scientist from CNRS. He develops and uses multi-agent simulations to investigate the links between social interactions and environmental management in various case studies and is carrying companion modeling approaches to bring together scientists, civil society and decision-makers. I am a modeller scientist at CIRAD. I contribute to promote the Companion Modelling approach.