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Sturley, Charlotte, Andy Newing and Alison Heppenstall (2017) Evaluating the potential of agent-based modelling to capture consumer grocery retail store choice behaviours. The International Review of Retail, Distribution and Consumer Research. Online first: doi.org/10.1080/09593969.2017.1397046. Evolving consumer behaviours with regards to store and channel choice, shopping frequency, shopping mission and spending...

Authors: Andrew Smith, Robin Lovelace and Mark Birkin. Published in the Journal of Artificial Societies and Social Simulation 20 (4) 14 Established methods for synthesising a population from geographically aggregated data are robust and well understood. However, most rely on the potentially detrimental process of integerisation if a whole individual...

Mustafa, Ahmed, Alison Heppenstall, Hichem Omrani, Ismaïl Saadi, Mario Cools, Jacques Teller (2017) Modelling built-up expansion and densification with multinomial logistic regression, cellular automata and genetic algorithm. Computers, Environment and Urban Systems 67 147–156 http://www.sciencedirect.com/science/article/pii/S0198971517302405 This paper presents a model to simulate built-up expansion and densification based on a combination...

Author: Professor Alison Heppenstall. I attended the International Congress on Agent Computing at George Mason University (US) last month.  It was organised to mark the 20th anniversary of the publication of Robert Axtell and Joshua Epstein‘s landmark work,  Growing Artificial Societies and as such was both a celebration and a reflection on how far the discipline has...

Alison Heppenstall, Andrew Crooks, and I have just had a nice paper published in Systems. I usually write empirical papers based on some analysis, so it was interesting to write a position paper instead. I found it much harder to know what to say; empirical papers are much easier to...