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Model comparison


Models change over time, as does the modeler's understanding or "mental model". This page is dedicated to our research on the representation and comparison of mental models of dynamic systems.

This is mainly a collaboration with Stefan Groesser from Sakt Gallen University.

Previous publications:

Schaffernicht, M., Detecting and monitoring change in models, System Dyamics Review 22(1):73-88, 2006

Schaffernicht, M. and Groesser, S., What’s in a mental model of a dynamic system? On the conceptual structure and approaches to model comparison.  Proceedings of the 27th International Conference of the System Dynamics Society, Albuquerque, USA., July 2009

Groesser, S and Schaffernicht, M., “Mental Models of Dynamical Systems: Taking Stock and Looking Ahead” (junto con Stefan Groesser de la U. Sankt Gallen en Suiza); Proceedings of the 28th International Conference of the System Dynamics Society, Seoul, South Corea, July 2010.

Schaffernicht, M. and Groesser, S.,“Automating the comparison of mental models of dynamical systems” (junto con Stefan Groesser de la U. Sankt Gallen en Suiza); Proceedings of the 28th International Conference of the System Dynamics Society, Seoul, South Corea, July 2010.

Software

We are currently developing a software that automates our model comparison method, which will be freely downloadable from this page.



Updated: July 21, 2010