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Towards a living earth simulator

Paolucci, M; Kossman, D; Conte, R; Lukowicz, P; Argyrakis, P; Blandford, A; ... Helbing, D; + view all (2012) Towards a living earth simulator. The European Physical Journal Special Topics , 214 (1) 77 - 108. 10.1140/epjst/e2012-01689-8. Green and gold open access

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Abstract

The Living Earth Simulator (LES) is one of the core components of the FuturICT architecture. It will work as a federation of methods, tools, techniques and facilities supporting all of the FuturICT simulation-related activities to allow and encourage interactive exploration and understanding of societal issues. Society-relevant problems will be targeted by leaning on approaches based on complex systems theories and data science in tight interaction with the other components of FuturICT. The LES will evaluate and provide answers to real-world questions by taking into account multiple scenarios. It will build on present approaches such as agent-based simulation and modeling, multiscale modelling, statistical inference, and data mining, moving beyond disciplinary borders to achieve a new perspective on complex social systems.

Type:Article
Title:Towards a living earth simulator
Open access status:An open access publication. A version is also available from UCL Discovery.
DOI:10.1140/epjst/e2012-01689-8
Publisher version:http://dx.doi.org/10.1140/epjst/e2012-01689-8
Language:English
Additional information:© The Author(s) 2012. This article is published with open access at Springerlink.com. DOI: 10.1140/epjst/e2012-01689-8. The Springer Open Access licence permits unrestricted use, distribution, and reproduction in any medium, provided the original work is properly cited. Copyright is retained by the author(s).
UCL classification:UCL > School of BEAMS > Faculty of Engineering Science > Computer Science

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