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The "can you trust it?" problem of simulation science in the design of socio-technical systems

Johnson, Jeffrey (2001). The "can you trust it?" problem of simulation science in the design of socio-technical systems. Complexity, 6(2) pp. 34–40.

DOI (Digital Object Identifier) Link: http://dx.doi.org/10.1002/cplx.1017
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Abstract

We need a science of complex systems that can underpin attempts to design, plan, engineer and manage systems for "desirable" outcomes. A great problem is that conventional scientific approcaches cannot be applied to many of the pressing problems faced by politicians, planners and social administrators. Even when there is agreement on the goals, there may be disagreement on how to achieve them.

Item Type: Journal Article
ISSN: 1076-2787
Keywords: computer simulation; simulation; socio-technical systems; complex systems
Academic Unit/Department: Mathematics, Computing and Technology > Engineering & Innovation
Item ID: 5082
Depositing User: Jeffrey Johnson
Date Deposited: 24 Jul 2006
Last Modified: 02 Dec 2010 19:53
URI: http://oro.open.ac.uk/id/eprint/5082
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