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Accession Number ADA582065
Title Cultural Geography Modeling and Analysis in Helmand Province.
Publication Date Oct 2010
Media Count 23p
Personal Author D. Hudak F. Baez
Abstract This paper provides an overview of the application of an agent-based model called Cultural Geography to represent the civilian populace. This project uses a multi-agent system consisting of an environment, agents, objects (things), operations that can be performed by the agents and laws governing operations in the environment. The environment for this particular application consists of six districts within Helmand Province, Afghanistan. Covered in this document is the study plan development to define the scope, objectives, and analytic approach of the project. Data development techniques to find the relevant information pertaining to the socio-demographic dimensions of the populace, influencing groups, and services available are defined. Particular attention will be given to the population data that includes narrative identity, values, beliefs, interests, and social networks of the various groups. Social theories resident in the model will be addressed, as well as their instantiation within the scenarios. Finally, analysis results from the fractional factoria design of experiment will be presented.
Keywords Afghanistan
Alternatives
Cg(Cultural geography)
Civilian population
Computerized simulation
Counterinsurgency
Culture
Data acquisition
Demography
Geography
Governance
Government(Foreign)
Helmand province(Afghanistan)
Infrastructure
Military forces(United states)
Security
Tribes


 
Source Agency Non Paid ADAS
NTIS Subject Category 92 - Behavior & Society
92C - Social Concerns
48 - Natural Resources & Earth Sciences
Corporate Author Army TRADOC Analysis Center, Monterey, CA.
Document Type Technical report
Title Note N/A
NTIS Issue Number 1326
Contract Number N/A

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