Understanding Complex Infrastructure Systems: the Case of SimPort-MV2
2009 (English)In: 2009 Second International Conference on Infrastructure Systems and Services: Developing 21st Century Infrastructure Networks, (INFRA) / [ed] E Subrahmanian & J Schueler, IEEE conference proceedings, 2009, 1-6 p.Conference paper (Refereed)
Planning and design of infrastructures is a complicated process, which is caused by the complexity of the subject matter. The theory of Complex Adaptive Systems offers insights that can be of use in the design process. However, translating theory into practice is difficult. Gaming is proposed as a tool to bridge this gap by simulating complex adaptive systems. The objective of the paper is to analyze whether gaming can simulate the behavior of a complex adaptive system. We use the game SimPort-MV2 as a case study. Based on this example, we conclude that games can simulate complex adaptive systems. However, we raise specific concerns about the validity of the outcome and use of the game.
Place, publisher, year, edition, pages
IEEE conference proceedings, 2009. 1-6 p.
Engineering and Technology Economics and Business
Research subject SRA - Transport
IdentifiersURN: urn:nbn:se:kth:diva-79646DOI: 10.1109/INFRA.2009.5397875ISBN: 978-1-4244-5599-7OAI: oai:DiVA.org:kth-79646DiVA: diva2:495658
2009 2nd International Conference on Infrastructure Systems and Services: Developing 21st Century Infrastructure Networks, INFRA 2009; SSN Nagar; 9 December 2009 through 11 December 2009
FunderTrenOp, Transport Research Environment with Novel Perspectives
QC 201202162012-02-092012-02-092012-02-16Bibliographically approved