Modelling and Simulation


The objective of the course is to familiarise students with the subject, the terminology and the principal methodologies of modelling and simulation. The course surveys the fundamental modelling approaches that are based on continuous or discrete mathematical models, as well as the newer graphical, network-based, computational and agent-based approaches that adopt an algorithmic view. The course also surveys the simulation approaches of discrete or continuous time and space, the discrete event approach and the stochastic approaches. All examples are drawn from the economic and social systems field and a comparative study of the various approaches is attempted, for example the comparative application of mathematical populational and behavioural methods to the study of investor behaviour in a stock market or to a demographical problem. The course also briefly presents some methodological and theoretical concepts that refer to modelling and simulation, such as validation.


	Elpida Tzafestas
	Associate Professor
	Cognitive Science Laboratory
	Department of History and Philosophy of Science (M.I.Th.E.)
	National and Kapodistrian University of Athens
	University Campus, Ano Ilisia 15771 Athens
	Tel. (+30) 210-727 5522,
	     (+30) 210-727 5506
	Fax. (+30) 210-727 5530


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