Agent-Based Simulations Using Genetic Algorithm Calibration: A Children's Services Application

White, Luke and Basuura, Shadi and Gaber, Mohamed Medhat and Alsewari, AbdulRahman and Saeed, Faisal and Addanki, Sudhamshu Mohan (2022) Agent-Based Simulations Using Genetic Algorithm Calibration: A Children's Services Application. IEEE Access, 10. 88386 -88397. ISSN 2169-3536

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With increased pressures and tightening budgets within English Children’s Services in the UK, seeking more effective operational and financial management is becoming a more significant topic of discussion. In other sectors, complex data analysis methods provide the aforementioned management improvements through better understanding of current situations leading to better decision making. Currently, investment remains at a slow pace in English Local Authorities due to budget restrictions. In this paper, a potential opportunity is explored with existing publicly available data related to this area. With the help of industry experts, an Agent-Based Model is created to emulate basic Children’s Services operations and optimised to fit existing data using NSGA-III. With relatively close matches being achieved with sample authorities, this approach demonstrates promise in advancing analytics capabilities for Children’s Services and practical solutions are discussed. With this presented work, it is shown that further expansion and exploration into real-world applications is warranted.

Item Type: Article
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18 August 2022Accepted
18 August 2022Published Online
Uncontrolled Keywords: Data models, Local government, Analytical models, Genetic algorithms, Calibration, Predictive models, Machine learning, Agent-based modeling, Social factors, Data analysis
Subjects: CAH11 - computing > CAH11-01 - computing > CAH11-01-01 - computer science
CAH11 - computing > CAH11-01 - computing > CAH11-01-04 - software engineering
CAH11 - computing > CAH11-01 - computing > CAH11-01-05 - artificial intelligence
CAH11 - computing > CAH11-01 - computing > CAH11-01-07 - business computing
Divisions: Faculty of Computing, Engineering and the Built Environment > School of Computing and Digital Technology
Depositing User: Shadi Basurra
Date Deposited: 03 Nov 2022 13:53
Last Modified: 03 Nov 2022 14:05

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