SimUse: Modeling recreational polydrug use through an agent-based model

Francois Lamy, Terence Bossomaier, Pascal Perez

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This on-going project aims to build an ontological model concerning recreational poly-drug use and to use an agent-based simulation, SimUse, to test and verify related public policies. We consider drug-use (and even more so poly-drug use) to be a complex adaptive system that needs to be studied via a methodology able to describe such a dynamic and complex social phenomenon. To contextualize the complexity of poly-drug use and highlight the necessity of a multidisciplinary approach to study this practice we will pay particular attention to justify our theoretical assertions and computational constructions by qualitative researches, statistical surveys and/or theoretical concepts. The description of the different levels composing the structure of drug use and the dynamics between these levels leads us to consider an ontological approach as the best way to capture and encapsulate poly-drug use. We will describe the global structure of our simulation via an UML diagram as well as the way we want to model the decision process concerning drug consumption. We finish with an illustration of tests that can be run with SimUse: this example presents results of different law enforcement policies and their consequences for decision-makers.
Original languageEnglish
Title of host publicationProceedings of the 12th International Conference on Modeling and Applied Simulation
Subtitle of host publicationMAS 2013
EditorsMichael Affenzeller, Agostino G. Bruzzone, Fabio De Felice, David Del Rio Vilas, Claudia Frydman, Marina Massei, Yuri Merkuryev
Place of PublicationItaly
PublisherCAL-TEK S.r.l.
Pages61-68
Number of pages8
ISBN (Print)9781629934907
Publication statusPublished - 2013
Event12th International Conference on Modeling and Applied Simulation: MAS 2013 - Royal Olympic Hotel, Athens, Greece
Duration: 25 Sep 201327 Sep 2013
http://www.msc-les.org/conf/mas2013/ (Conference website)

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Conference12th International Conference on Modeling and Applied Simulation
CountryGreece
CityAthens
Period25/09/1327/09/13
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Lamy, F., Bossomaier, T., & Perez, P. (2013). SimUse: Modeling recreational polydrug use through an agent-based model. In M. Affenzeller, A. G. Bruzzone, F. De Felice, D. Del Rio Vilas, C. Frydman, M. Massei, & Y. Merkuryev (Eds.), Proceedings of the 12th International Conference on Modeling and Applied Simulation: MAS 2013 (pp. 61-68). Italy: CAL-TEK S.r.l..
Lamy, Francois ; Bossomaier, Terence ; Perez, Pascal. / SimUse : Modeling recreational polydrug use through an agent-based model. Proceedings of the 12th International Conference on Modeling and Applied Simulation: MAS 2013. editor / Michael Affenzeller ; Agostino G. Bruzzone ; Fabio De Felice ; David Del Rio Vilas ; Claudia Frydman ; Marina Massei ; Yuri Merkuryev. Italy : CAL-TEK S.r.l., 2013. pp. 61-68
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Lamy, F, Bossomaier, T & Perez, P 2013, SimUse: Modeling recreational polydrug use through an agent-based model. in M Affenzeller, AG Bruzzone, F De Felice, D Del Rio Vilas, C Frydman, M Massei & Y Merkuryev (eds), Proceedings of the 12th International Conference on Modeling and Applied Simulation: MAS 2013. CAL-TEK S.r.l., Italy, pp. 61-68, 12th International Conference on Modeling and Applied Simulation, Athens, Greece, 25/09/13.

SimUse : Modeling recreational polydrug use through an agent-based model. / Lamy, Francois; Bossomaier, Terence; Perez, Pascal.

Proceedings of the 12th International Conference on Modeling and Applied Simulation: MAS 2013. ed. / Michael Affenzeller; Agostino G. Bruzzone; Fabio De Felice; David Del Rio Vilas; Claudia Frydman; Marina Massei; Yuri Merkuryev. Italy : CAL-TEK S.r.l., 2013. p. 61-68.

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Lamy F, Bossomaier T, Perez P. SimUse: Modeling recreational polydrug use through an agent-based model. In Affenzeller M, Bruzzone AG, De Felice F, Del Rio Vilas D, Frydman C, Massei M, Merkuryev Y, editors, Proceedings of the 12th International Conference on Modeling and Applied Simulation: MAS 2013. Italy: CAL-TEK S.r.l. 2013. p. 61-68