The workshop suggests to use these open source models as reference examples in preparing own submissions:
- Fostering green energy generation through peer-to-peer energy trading: Today’s electricity grid must undergo substantial changes in order to keep pace with the rising demand for energy. One way to meet the rising demand, is through fostering small-scale generation at consumers premises (e.g., via solar PVs or community hydrostations, etc.). This exemplar shows one solution of an excess energy trading over flock-free ledger and invites improvements to the presented suggestions as well as extensions to it. An agent-based simulation model for such trading is implemented in this exemplar. The model and all its accompanying materials area available form Anylogic Cloud. The model description is given here.
- Flood risk assessment and prediction: Natural Flood Management (NFM) is proposed as a way of mitigating the damages of significant floods by distributed land management and storage of water in upstream catchment areas so as to reduce peak flows in areas at risk of flooding. This implies some decisions about investment in NFM measures, with assessment of resulting benefits (and potential dis-benefits). This represents a specific example of Modelling for sustainable for an environmental problem.
- Minimizing waste in industrial processes: A chemical production factory changes its production several times during a day from one product to the next. As products are changed, there is a period of producing something which is not a proper product, i.e., a waste. This exemplar focuses on how to reduce such waste, as detailed here: https://models4sustainability.blogs.bristol.ac.uk/industrial-production-reducing-waste/
- Farming system modeling and analysis: rapid changes in the agricultural context driven by continuously arising challenges (climate change,
environmental issues, food self sufficiency. . . ) require complex models that take into account different elements: crop, farm organisation, environment, biodiversity, etc.
This example focuses on integration of components from across various sciences thorough a dedicated modelling language, as detailed here: https://github.com/gemoc/farmingmodeling .