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Watson, D. (author)
This thesis contains the research of the development of an agent-based model (ABM) for the City logistics domain in the Java-based Repast Simphony modeling platform. It was part of the City logistics research at the TU Delft faculty TPM section Transport, logistics and Organization. City logistics is the research domain concerned with the study...
master thesis 2012
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Van Os, M. (author)
Agent-based modelling is a popular and suitable tool for exploring the possible states of so-called socio-technical systems. These systems consist of both technical artefacts (the physical infrastructure, e.g. pipelines), and many social artefacts (relevant actors and institutions, e.g. end-users and governments), which are intertwined with each...
master thesis 2012
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De Blécourt, M.J. (author)
The electricity demand of households in the Netherlands has been growing rapidly for the last decades and will continue to grow in the near future. This is specifically the case during peak periods. High peak loads could exceed the available capacity, resulting in overloaded network components (assets) which lead to an excessive reduction in...
master thesis 2012
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Ertsen, M.W. (author)
Human activity is key in understanding ancient irrigation systems. Results of short term actions build up over time, affecting civilizations on larger temporal and spatial scales. Irrigation systems, with their many entities, social and physical, their many interactions within a changing environment and emergent properties, are typical examples...
conference paper 2011
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Schroijen, M.J.T. (author)
Anthropogenic environmental impact is growing despite large technical efforts to reduce it. Its dependency on technology induced human behaviour makes designing for environmental impact reduction particularly difficult. Despite the fact that the sustainable conundrum is characterized as a “no technical solution problem”, a framework is proposed...
doctoral thesis 2011
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Veneman, J.G. (author)
Technical, social and environmental developments are driving energy system stakeholders to reexamine how their energy needs are met. The conventional method of building large centralized generators to meet a community's energy needs is being questioned as smaller energy sources become more efficient and economical. These smaller sources,...
master thesis 2011
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Mobini Dehkordi, Z. (author)
Order acceptance decisions have a significant influence on the short- and long-term performance of a firm. Firms, therefore, should make complex order acceptance decisions with regard to their organizational goals in an effective way. Models are called for to provide insight for decision-makers in developing proper strategies for order...
master thesis 2010
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Ligtvoet, A. (author), Chappin, E.J.L. (author), Stikkelman, R.M. (author)
This paper describes the translation of concepts of cooperation into an agent-based model of an industrial network. It first addresses the concept of cooperation and how this could be captured as heuristical rules within agents. Then it describes tests using these heuristics in an abstract model of an industrial network. The discussion addresses...
conference paper 2010
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Backhaus, E. (author)
In many cases, congestion is a recurrent problem that exists in electricity lines since the demand, in general, steadily increases whereas lines capacity cannot increase in small increments but only in multiple units of line capacity. Congestion in electricity lines hampers the interconnection of local markets because the interconnection line...
master thesis 2010
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Van den Berg, W. (author)
Julia Kasmire is writing her PhD dissertation on technology transitions in the Westland greenhouse area. She is looking whether Universal Darwinism (UD) can explain these processes and could lead to could policy recommendations. As a prelude to her research this report focuses on, the less ground braking, technology diffusion in the Westland...
bachelor thesis 2010
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Gonzalez, R.A. (author)
Crisis response efforts often require coordinating a previously unknown adhocracy of agencies under time pressure. While current technologies that support coordination are successful for well-defined static process descriptions, they may fall short in the face of more complex and unpredictable scenarios, such as a crisis or emergency. Using...
doctoral thesis 2010
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Goosens, F.J. (author)
The thesis research was conducted at the section E&I (energy and industry) of the faculty of Technology, Policy and Management. The world around us is complex and this complexity is only expected to increase as technological development spurs on. This complexity arises from social and technical parts that interact with each other and co?evolve...
master thesis 2010
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Van Dam, K.H. (author), Chappin, E.J.L. (author)
In this paper two agent-based models of energy markets are considered: one modelling the market for natural gas and the other of the electricity market incorporating a CO2 market. Because the energy systems are highly interrelated it is interesting to study how they were conceptualised and to explore possibilities to connect the two models,...
conference paper 2010
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Keirstead, J. (author), Van Dam, K.H. (author)
Conceptualisations formalised in ontologies are useful to provide an interface between people (e.g. between modellers and stakeholders), people and computers (e.g. data entry), and to ensure interoperability between software elements (e.g. communication between agents). As such, ontologies are useful for modelling purposes: with a formal...
conference paper 2010
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Nikolic, I. (author), Dijkema, G.P.J. (author)
Infrastructure systems for energy, water, transport, information etc. are large scale socio-technical systems that are critical for achieving a sustainable world. They were not created at the current global scale at once, but have slowly evolved from simple local systems, through many social and technical decisions. If we are to understand them...
journal article 2010
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Ligtvoet, A. (author)
Future price developments and availability of energy resources are uncertain. Therefore, developers of energy infrastructures will have to consider different scenarios in their planning. Moreover, the implementation of large infrastructures requires the cooperation of several actors, which adds to the uncertainty. In this paper we describe the...
conference paper 2010
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Afman, M.R. (author)
Consumers largely use outdated and inefficient lighting technology. If 40% of the electricity consumed in residential lighting could be saved, a 320 MW power plant could be taken off the grid. The European Union has acknowledged this problem. Its `ban on bulbs'--regulation tries to force consumers to switch to more efficient lighting (such as...
master thesis 2010
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Nikolic, I. (author)
Exactly predicting the future of an evolving large scale socio-technical system is impossible. Yet, if we are to sustainably manage the industrial and infrastructure systems our society depends on, we must understand how the actions we take today will affect the evolution of these systems. Simulating how the social and technical networks co...
doctoral thesis 2009
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Van Dam, K.H. (author)
What is a suitable modelling approach for socio-technical systems? The answer to this question is of great importance to decision makers in large scale interconnected network systems. The behaviour of these systems is determined by many actors, situated in a dynamic, multi-actor, multi-objective and multi-level jungle. Models to support such an...
doctoral thesis 2009
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Van Dam, K.H. (author), Adhitya, A. (author), Srinivasan, R. (author), Lukszo, Z. (author)
Contemporary problems in process systems engineering often require model-based decision support tool. Among the various modelling paradigms, equation-based models and agent-based models are widely used to develop dynamic models of systems. Which is the most appropriate modelling paradigm for a supply chain? In this paper, we seek to address this...
journal article 2009
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