An ontologic agent-based model of recreational polydrug use: SimUse

Francois Lamy, Terence Bossomaier, Pascal Perez

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SimUse is an ontology-based social simulation model aiming at reproducing trajectories of recreational poly-drug users. To describe and capture the complexity of this phenomenon, we bring together empirical evidence from ethnography with theoretical constructs from sociology and neuroscience into an agent-based model. After reviewing the context of recreational poly-substance use and justifying our approach, this paper describes the multi-layered structure of the simulation and details some of the key aspects of SimUse. We illustrate the capacity of SimUse to reproduce neurophysiological reactions to substance use and to explore what-if? scenarios related to drug use.
Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)207-222
Number of pages16
JournalInternational Journal of Simulation and Process Modelling
Issue number3
Publication statusPublished - 2015


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