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Proceedings of CAMUSS, the International Symposium on Cellular Automata Modeling for Urban and Spatial Systems

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Binge drinking -- Peer pressure, Drinking of alcoholic beverages -- Effect of social networks on, Cellular automata


In this project, we adopt Cellular Automata (CA) modeling as a means to focus solely on the elements of concern: individual state (binging) and local interactions (peer pressure). CA models are well suited for exploring the dynamics that occur within a population, and are useful for visualizing the clustering behaviour of communities. With this more abstract approach, it is possible to simulate large populations with reasonable computational requirements.


Originally appeared in the Proceedings of CAMUSS, Oporto, Portugal, November 8 to 10, 2012.

Note: At the time of writing, Dr. Wuschke was affiliated with Simon Fraser University.

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