12 February 2007

Agent Based and Cellular Automata

Agent-based modeling (ABM) and cellular automata (CA) holds potential for modeling urban phenomena. However, there are some significant inter-operability problems preventing it going beyond theoretical or isolated applications. A real link needs to be made between these models and a GIS. One of the basic problems is that GIS is static and these techniques are dynamic. While ABM and CA can model complex and chaotic phenomena, a spatial data interface is necessary so that these modeling methods can go beyond theoretical to application.

I would appreciate any comments on this topic.

10 February 2007

Accepting Manuscripts for Spring 2007 Volume of Urbana

We are now accepting papers for the Spring 2007 volume of Urbana. Papers concerning any aspect of urbanism are welcome. The submission guidelines are listed at: http://www.tamuk.edu/geo/Urbana/ . Please submit your manuscripts to either Dr. Jesus Trevino at: jtrevino41@hotmail.com or Dr. Michael A. McAdams at mcadams@fatih.edu.tr