Eric Kameni ; Theo Van Der Weide ; W. T. De Groot - From conceptual model to implementation model Piloting a multi-level case study in Cameroon.

arima:3822 - Revue Africaine de Recherche en Informatique et Mathématiques Appliquées, October 1, 2019, Volume 32 - 2019 - 2021 -
From conceptual model to implementation model Piloting a multi-level case study in Cameroon.Article

Authors: Eric Kameni ORCID; Theo Van Der Weide ; W. T. De Groot

    This paper presents the application of a Multi-Level Agent Based Model technology through a Natural Model based Design in Context (NMDC) to describe and model a class of environ-mental problems. NMDC allow training domain expert to design a conceptual model for a concrete environmental problem. This model describes the underlying application domain in terms of environmental concepts and neither requires specific technical skills nor involves implementation details. We show how the associated TiC (Tool-in-Context) develop through NMDC can help the domain expert to describe in semi-natural (specific) language the environmental problem. This description is the basis for TiC to generate a simulation tool. On the base of this, we transform the specific language to NetLogo agent based code, thereby facilitating an early prototype application to be used by the domain expert. Finally, we applied this approach to explain and analyze the process of deforestation around the Laf Forest Reserve and discuss the prototype resulting from our approach.

    Volume: Volume 32 - 2019 - 2021
    Published on: October 1, 2019
    Accepted on: January 14, 2019
    Submitted on: July 31, 2017
    Keywords: Environmental Problems,Specific Language,Multi-Level,Agent Based Model,Modèle à Base d’agent,Multi-Echelle,Langage Specifique,Problèmes environnementaux,[INFO.INFO-MO]Computer Science [cs]/Modeling and Simulation,[SDE.IE]Environmental Sciences/Environmental Engineering

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