A further step towards participatory modelling. Fostering stakeholder involvement in designing models by using executable UML

Bommel Pierre, Dieguez Francisco, Bartaburu Danilo, Duarte Emilio, Montes Esteban, Pereira Machín Marcelo, Corral Jorge, Pereira de Lucena Carlos José, Morales Hermes. 2014. A further step towards participatory modelling. Fostering stakeholder involvement in designing models by using executable UML. Journal of Artificial Societies and Social Simulation, 17 (1), 6 p.

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Abstract : This paper focuses on the collective design and immediate execution of an agent-based model (ABM) by dynamically interpreting the activity diagrams of agent behaviours. To reach this objective, we have implemented an ABM of livestock producers facing drought conditions in Uruguay. The first step consists in implementing a standard ABM with pasture growth, herd dynamics and simple agents roughly imitating farmers' strategies. The second step is more participative since it consists in assessing the model with the real cattle farmers. As with most modelling processes, this evaluation phase requires feedback on model design. In order to make this assessment more lively and efficient, we have conceived a tool for drawing diagrams that can be immediately interpreted by the agents. Thanks to this new editor, the actors have quickly understood how the model worked and were able to criticize and modify it. Thus, this innovative modelling tool enables the involvement of stakeholders in co-designing ABM for participatory foresight studies. We hope it will facilitate the emergence of new and more efficient practices for farm management that can account for climate changes. (Résumé d'auteur)

Mots-clés Agrovoc : Élevage extensif, Conduite des herbages, Bovin, Pâturages, Modèle de simulation, système d'aide à la décision, Sécheresse, Méthodologie, Participation, Agriculteur, Apprentissage, Aéronef, Imagerie, approches participatives

Mots-clés géographiques Agrovoc : Uruguay

Mots-clés complémentaires : Système multiagents

Classification Agris : L01 - Animal husbandry
P40 - Meteorology and climatology
U30 - Research methods
L02 - Animal feeding

Champ stratégique Cirad : Axe 1 (2014-2018) - Agriculture écologiquement intensive

Auteurs et affiliations

  • Bommel Pierre, CIRAD-ES-UPR GREEN (BRA) ORCID: 0000-0002-7776-9075
  • Dieguez Francisco
  • Bartaburu Danilo
  • Duarte Emilio
  • Montes Esteban
  • Pereira Machín Marcelo
  • Corral Jorge
  • Pereira de Lucena Carlos José
  • Morales Hermes

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