To address challenges in Computer modelling and simulation and dealing with the main issues of “sustainability” and “effective impacts achievement”, the scope of this special issue includes the following topics:
understanding and representing dynamic complexity and interdependencies;
promoting the understanding of short, medium and long term consequences of the policies carried out;
performing scenario analyses;
exploiting the growing amount of available data (so-called big data), that present significant problems of interpretation and management for policy-makers, in simulation;
combining the nowadays many available modelling tools and techniques so capture the sometime intrinsic multidisciplinary nature of problems (i.e.: combining ABM to describe agents behavior with SD, to describe the behavior of strategic level variables in a certain multilayered system), so to be also able share and exploit the knowledge of different domain specialists;
building and using simulation models and games for decision support under uncertainty and to support long-term policy analyses;
developing advanced simulation tools for testing the resilience of business and governance systems.
managing unpredictability and uncertainty;
performing evaluation of outcomes that are difficult to measure;
achieving effective impacts through organizational resilience and sustainable governance;
supporting sustainable development through policy-modelling and simulation.
The SI is open to practical contributions as well as theoretical papers covering the list of aforementioned topics. Papers reporting and presenting methodological and technological advances related to the application of simulation modelling-related theory and/or practice will be particularly welcome.
Papers must be unpublished and must not be submitted for publication elsewhere. Papers should follow the Guidelines for authors.
Guest Editor: Stefano Armenia, Link Campus University, Roma, Italy (email@example.com)
Guest Editor: Federico Barnabè, University of Siena, Siena, Italy (firstname.lastname@example.org)
Guest Editor: Davide Secchi, University of Southern Denmark, Slagelse, Denmark (email@example.com)