Publication Type

Conference Proceeding Article

Publication Date

1-2014

Abstract

One of the approaches gaining ground in policy design is the implementation of combinations of policy measures as policy packages with the aim of increasing efficiency and effectiveness of the designed policies. In this paper, we describe the recent advancements in the developments of a virtual environment for the exploration and analysis of policy packages. The virtual environment uses an agent-based modelling approach for the generation of different configurations of policy measures in the policy packages. The benefit of using the approach is the proactive and flexible generation of policy packages as the agents can react to the changes that occur and create packages that are more robust. The system allows faster examination of more alternatives, further exploration of the design space, and testing the effects of changes and uncertainties while formulating policies. The results demonstrate the benefit of using agent-based modelling approaches in the design of complex policies. © 2014 IEEE.

Keywords

Transportation, Packaging, Virtual environments, Libraries, Analytical models, Graphical user interfaces, Atmospheric measurements, transport policy, Agent-based modelling, policy packaging, active transportation, decision support systems, virtual environments, policy design, policy formulation

Discipline

Political Science | Public Affairs, Public Policy and Public Administration | Transportation

Research Areas

Political Science

Publication

Proceedings of the 47th Annual Hawaii International Conference on System Sciences: 6-9 January 2014, Waikoloa, Hawaii

First Page

895

Last Page

904

ISBN

9781479925049

Identifier

10.1109/HICSS.2014.118

Publisher

IEEE Computer Society

City or Country

Los Alamitos, CA

Creative Commons License

Creative Commons Attribution-Noncommercial-No Derivative Works 4.0 License
This work is licensed under a Creative Commons Attribution-Noncommercial-No Derivative Works 4.0 License.

Additional URL

http://doi.ieeecomputersociety.org/10.1109/HICSS.2014.118

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