Pre-AGILE joint workshop MECHANICITY VS GEODIVERCITY (ERC)

On Tuesday April 24th 2012, the ERC programs MECHANICITY and GEODIVERCITY met at a pre-AGILE workshop in Avignon.

First part: joint session with Workshop “Complexity modelling for urban structure and dynamics” organised by Bin Jiang  and Itzhak Benenson

Mike Batty and Robin Morphet, “Spatial complexity”

Denise Pumain, “Organizing a variety of agent-based models for solving theoretical problems”

Itzhak Benenson
, “Equations or geosimulation? To understand the phenomenon you need both!”

Bin Jiang
, “Head/tail breaks: A new classification scheme for data with a heavy-tailed distribution”

Second part: MECHANICITY and GEODIVERCITY

Urban Growth, Chair: Denise Pumain

Elsa Arcaute (MECHANICITY), “Looking for scaling in UK Cities”

Clémentine Cottineau (GEODIVERCITY), “A tool for assessing the specificity of the evolutionary path of Russian cities”

 

Urban Boundaries, Chair: Mike Batty

Erez Hatna (MECHANICITY), “Redefining urban boundaries towards scaling”

Elfie Swerts (GEODIVERCITY), “A multi-level analysis of urban growth in the Indian urban system”

Simulating cities, Chair: Arnaud Banos

Mathieu Leclaire and Romain Reuillon (GEODIVERCITY), “Openmole, a generic platform for model experimentation using distributed computing”

Clara Schmitt and Sebastien Rey-Coyrehourcq (GEODIVERCITY), “Simpoplocal, a simulation model for early urban settlements : automated calibration with genetic algorithm”

Erez Hatna (MECHANICITY), “The Schelling model of Segregation: the effect of agents with distributed tolerance thresholds”

Thomas Louail (GEODIVERCITY), “SimpopNano, a model for exploring the effect of networks on urban dynamics”

Conclusion of the day, discussion and perspectives of collaboration