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CAPS 2017, April 12-14

Complexity-Based Analytics and Policies for Social Good

Organizer: The Journal for Policy and Complex Systems

Host: The Center for Complexity in Business, Robert H. Smith School of Business, UMD

Wednesday, April 12th

Session 1: 12:30 pm – 1:30 pm (Chair: Mirsad Hadzikadic)

  • Asim Zia and Chris Koliba: Agent Based Modeling of Intergovernmental Networks: Harnessing Experimental Simulations for Transportation Policy Informatics Presentation
  • Liz Johnson and Maury Seldin: Plato’s Cave May Unite Americans and Save Democracy but Not Without Analytics Presentation

Session 3: 4:00 pm – 5:00 pm (Chair: Mirsad Hadzikadic)

Keynote: Chris Barrett, Biocomplexity Institute, Virginia Tech

Thursday, April 13th

Session 4: 8:30 am – 10:00 am (Chair: Ted Carmichael)

  • Pratik Mital, Roxanne Moore, and Donna Llewellyn: Education System Intervention Modeling Framework Presentation
  • James Thompson, Trevor Caskey, Alison Dingwall, and Zoe Henscheid: Citizen-centric Government Ecosystem: An Agent-Based Approach to the Theory of Planned Behavior Presentation
  • John Hanley and Donna Rizzo: A Novel Evolutionary Algorithm to Mine Noisy Survey Datasets with an Application Towards Combating Chagas Disease Presentation

 Session 5: 10:15 am – 11:45 am (Chair: N. Gizem Bacaksizlar)

  • Gizem Bacaksizlar and Mirsad Hadzikadic: Modeling Social Media Effect on Civil Revolutions Presentation
  • Jeremy Throne: Censorship as/and Social Good: Modeling the Publication of Mark Twain’s Autobiography Presentation

 Session 7: 2:00 pm – 3:00 pm (Chair: Mirsad Hadzikadic)

Keynote: Rob Axtell, Department of Computational Social Science, George Mason University Presentation

Session 8: 3:30 pm – 5:00 pm (Chair: William Rand)

  • Martin Schmidt: Historic Innovation and Technological Change: Effects on Legal Citation Behavior Presentation
  • Fred Wulczyn and John Halloran: Modeling Complexity in Human-Built Systems: New Approaches, New Findings in Foster Care Presentation
  • Chen Wang, Mankad Shawn, and William Rand: How Social Media Can Improve Donation Campaigns Presentation

Friday, April 14th

Session 9: 9:00 am – 10:30 am (Chair: Dave Dixon)

  • Miron Kaufman, Sanda Kaufman, and Hung The Diep: Scenarios of Social Conflict Dynamics on Duplex Networks Presentation
  • Peter Davis and Roy Lay-Yee: New Zealand as a “Social Laboratory:” A Discrete-Time Dynamic Micro-Simulation Model Presentation
  • Shang Wu, Asim Zia, Mengyuan Ren, and Kent Messer: Simulating Heterogeneous Farmers under Different Policy Schemes: Integrating Economic Experiment and Agent-Based Modeling Presentation

Session 10: 11:00 am – 12:30 pm (Chair: Elizabeth von Briesen)

  • Cale Reeves: A Method for Deriving Social Networks from Route Analysis Using Open Data: an Application for Agent-Based Modeling Presentation
  • Elizabeth von Briesen, N. Gizem Bacaksizlar, and Mirsad Hadzikadic: Modeling Genocide at the System and Agent Levels Presentation