Publications & Presentations

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Edited volume
S.J. Alam and H.V.D. Parunak (Eds.) (2014) Multi-Agent-Based-Simulation XIV, MABS 2013, St. Paul, MN, USA. Revised Selected Papers, Lecture Notes in Artificial Intelligence vol. 8235, Springer [Springer]

Under review
Y.A.M. van der Knaapa, M.M. Bakker, S.J. Alam, J-P M. Witte, R. Aertsa, R. van Eke, P.M. van Bodegom. Vegetation changes are amplified by the combination of climate change, socio-economic changes and hydrological climate adaptation measures. Land Use Policy.
 
Journals
P. Reidsma, M Bakker, A. Kanellopoulos, S.J. Alam, W. PaasJ. Kros, W. de Vries (2015) Sustainable agricultural development in a rural area in the Netherlands? Assessing impacts of climate and socio-economic change at farm and landscape level, Agricultural Systems, vol. 141, pp.160–173 [Elsevier]

H. Kros, M. Bakker,P. ReidsmaA. Kanellopoulos,S.J. Alam and W. de Vries (2015) Impacts of climate and land-use change on nitrogen emissions to air and water and their impacts on ecological networks, Landscape Ecology, vol. 30, no. 5, pp. 871-885 [Springer]

M. BakkerS.J. Alam, T. Spek, J. van Dijk,M. Rounsevell and A. van den Brink  (2015) The feasibility of implementing an ecological network in The Netherlands under conditions of global changeLandscape Ecology, vol. 30, no. 5, pp. 791-804 [Springer]

M. BakkerS.J. AlamJ. van Dijk and M. Rounsevell (2015) Land-use change as the result of rural land exchange: an agent-based simulation model, Landscape Ecology, vol. 30, no. 2,  pp. 273-286 [Springer]

C. BrownD. Murray-RustJ. van VlietS.J. AlamPeter H. Verburg and Mark Rounsevell (2014) Experiments in globalisation, food security and land use decision making, Plos One, vol. 9, no. 12, e114213 [Plos One]

D. Murray-RustC. BrownJ. van VlietS.J. AlamDerek RobinsonPeter H. Verburg and Mark Rounsevell (2014) Combining Agent Functional Types, capitals and services to model land use dynamics,  Environmental Modelling & Software, vol. 59, pp. 187-201 [Elsevier]

E.O. Romero-Severson, S.J. Alam, E.M. Volz and J.S. Koopman (2013) Acute-Stage Transmission of HIV: Effect of Volatile Contact Rates, Epidemiology, vol. 24, no. 4, pp. 516-521 [Wolters Kluwer] [PMC version]

S.J. Alam, X. Zhang, E.O. Romero-Severson C.J. Henry, L. Zhong, E.M. Volz, B.G. Brenner and J.S. Koopman (2013) Detectable Signals of Episodic Risk Effects on Acute HIV Transmission: Strategies for Analysing Transmission Systems Using Genetic Data, Epidemics, vol. 5, no.1, pp. 44-55 [Elsevier] [PMC version]

E.O. Romero-Severson, S.J. AlamE.M. Volz and J.S. Koopman (2012) Heterogeneity in Number and Type of Sexual Contacts in a Gay Urban Cohort, Statistical Communications in Infectious Diseases, vol. 4, no. 1 [De Gruyter] [PMC version]

X. Zhang, L. Zhong, 
E.O. Romero-Severson, S.J AlamC.J. HenryE.M. Volz and J.S. Koopman (2012) Episodic HIV Risk Behavior Can Greatly Amplify HIV Prevalence and the Fraction of Transmissions from Acute HIV Infection, Statistical Communications in Infectious Diseases, vol. 4, no. 1 [De Gruyter[PMC version]

S.J. AlamE.O. Romero-Severson, J. Kim, G. Emond and J.S. Koopman (2010) Dynamic sex roles among men who have sex with men and transmissions from primary HIV infection, Epidemiology, vol. 21, no. 5, pp. 669-675  [Wolters Kluwer] [PMC version]

S.J. Alam, A. GellerR. Meyer and B. Werth (2010) Modelling Contextualized Reasoning in Complex Societies with “Endorsements”, Journal of Artificial Societies and Social Simulation, vol. 13, no. 4 <http://jasss.soc.surrey.ac.uk/13/4/6.html> [JASSS]

A. Geller and S.J. Alam (2010) A Socio-Political and –Cultural Model of the War in Afghanistan, International Studies Review, vol. 12, no. 1, pp. 8-30 [Wiley-Blackwell]

S.J. Alam and B. Werth (2008) Studying emergence of clusters in a bus passengers' seating preference model, Transportation Research Part C: Emerging Technologies, vol. 16, no. 5, pp. 593-614 [Elsevier] 

S.J. Alam, R. Meyer, G. Ziervogel and S. Moss (2007) The Impact of HIV/AIDS in the Context of Socioeconomic Stressors: an Evidence-Driven Approach, Journal of Artificial Societies and Social Simulation, vol. 10, no. 4 <
http://jasss.soc.surrey.ac.uk/10/4/7.html> [JASSS]

S.J. Alam, F. Hillebrandt and M. Schillo (2005) Sociological Implications of Gift Exchange in Multiagent Systems, Journal of Artificial Societies and Social Simulation, vol. 8, no. 3 <
http://jasss.soc.surrey.ac.uk/8/3/5.html> [JASSS]

S.A. Kamal, S. Firdous and S.J. Alam (2004) An Investigation of Growth Profiles of the Pakistani Children, International Journal of Biology and Biotechnology, vol. 1, no. 4, pp. 709-717 [FAO] 

Book chapters and refereed conference papers
C. BrownD. Murray-RustJ. van VlietS.J. AlamP.H. Verburg and M. Rounsevell (2014) Globalisation, regionalisation and behavioural responses of land use agents, in Multi-Agent-Based Simulation XIV, Springer pp. 101-114 [Springer]

S.J. AlamM. BakkerE. KaraliJ. van Dijk and M. Rounsevell (2014) Simulating the Expansion of Large-sized Farms in Rural Netherlands: A Land Exchange Model, in Multi-Agent-Based Simulation XIV, Springer pp. 115-128 [Springer]

S.M.A. AbbasS.J. Alam and B. Edmonds (2014) Towards Validating Social Network Simulations, in K. Bogumił and G. Koloch (Eds.) Advances in Social Simulation, vol. 229, Springer pp. 1-12 [Springer] - Part A

S.J. AlamS.M.A. Abbas and B. Edmonds(2014) Validating Simulated Networks: Some Lessons Learned, in Multi-Agent-Based Simulation XIV, Springer pp. 71-82 [Springer] Part B

L. Hoffer and S.J. Alam (2013) "Copping" in Heroin Markets: The Hidden Information Costs of Indirect Sales and Why They Matter, in A.M. Greenberg, W.G. Kennedy and N.D. Bos (Eds.) Social Computing, Behavioral-Cultural Modeling and Prediction, LNCS 7812, Springer pp. 83-92 [Springer]

S.J. Alam and A. Geller (2012) Networks in Agent-Based Social Simulation, in A.J. Heppenstall, A.T. Crooks, L.M. See and M. Batty (Eds.) Agent-based Models of Geographical Systems, Springer pp.199-216 [Springer]

S. Alvi and S.J. Alam (2012) Understanding social interaction dynamics in Second Life: An agent-based simulation approach, in M. Safar and K. Mahdi (Eds.) Social Networking and Community Behavior Modeling: Qualitative and Quantitative Measures, IGI Pub. pp. 85-102 [IGI Pub.]

A. Geller, S.J. Alam and S.M.M. Rizi (2011) Article entry for 'Afghanistan' in G.A. Barnett (Ed.) Encyclopedia of Social Networks, SAGE Pub. pp. 9-11 [SAGE]

S.J. Alam and 
R. Meyer (2010) Comparing Two Sexual Mixing Schemes for Modelling the Spread of HIV/AIDS, in K. Takadama, G. Deffuant and C. Cioffi-Rivella (Eds.) Simulating Interacting Agents and Social Phenomena, Agent-based Social Systems Series vol. 7, Springer pp. 63-74 [Springer]

S.J. AlamR. Meyer and E. Norling (2009) A Model for HIV Spread in a South African Village, in N. David and J.S. Sichman (Eds.) Multi-Agent-Based Simulation IX, LNAI 5269, Springer pp. 33-45 [Springer]

S.J. AlamB. Edmonds and R. Meyer (2009) Identifying Structural Changes in Networks Generated from Agent-based Social Simulation Models, in A. Ghose, G. Governatori and R. Sadananda (Eds.) Agent Computing and Multi-Agent Systems, LNAI 5044, Springer pp. 298-307 [Springer]

S.J. AlamA. GellerR. Meyer and B. Werth (2009) Social Connectedness in Tzintzuntzan: Notes on Contextualized Reasoning in Complex Systems, in B. Edmonds and N. Gilbert (Eds.) Proceedings of the Sixth European Social Simulation Association Conference (ESSA’09), Surrey, UK (Electronic Proceedings ISBN: 1844690172) 

S.J. Alam (2009) Exploring the Role of State Grants and Pensions in Rural South Africa: An Agent-based Model, in Proceedings of the Twentieth IASTED International Conference on Modelling and Simulation (MS’09), Banff, Canada, Acta Press pp. 308-313 [Acta Press]

S.J. Alam and Ruth Meyer (2008) Structural Changes in Agent-based Simulations: Representing HIV/AIDS Impact on Social Networks, in T.N. Friemel (Ed.) Why Context Matters: Applications of Social Network Analysis, VS Verlag für Sozialwissenschaften pp. 175-191 [Springer]

S.J. Alam and B. Werth (2007) A Bus Passengers’ Seating Preference Model, in Papers from the AAAI Fall Symposium: Emergent Agents and Socialities: Social and Organizational Aspects of Intelligence, Fairfax VA, USA, AAAI Technical Report: FS-07-04, AAAI Press pp.3-10 [CPM Link]

S.J. AlamR. Meyer and E. Norling (2007) Agent-based Model of Impact of Socioeconomic Stressors: A Dynamic Network Perspective, in Proceedings of the Sixth International Joint Conference on Autonomous Agents and Multiagent Systems (AAMAS’07), Hawaii, USA, IFAAMAS pp. 1079-1081 [IFAAMAS]

S.J. AlamR. Meyer and G. Ziervogel (2006) Modelling Socio-Economic Impact of HIV/AIDS in a South African Village, in Proceedings of the First World Congress on Social Simulation (WCSS'06), Kyoto, Japan, vol. 2, pp. 281-288 [CPM Link]

S.J. Alam (2002) Evaluating Teachers’ Performance Using Transformation, in Proceedings of the IEEE International Conference on Systems, Man and Cybernetics, Tunis, vol. 2, IEEE Press pp. 416-421 [IEEE Xplore]

S.J. Alam (2002) Teachers’ Evaluation with Transformation, in Proceedings of the IEEE Students Conference, ISCON 2002 on Emerging Technologies (Cat. No.02EX581), OPSTech Lahore, vol. 1, IEEE Xplore pp. 8-11 [IEEE Xplore]

Refereed (extended) abstracts and posters

Reidsma, P., Bakker, M., Kanellopoulos, A., Alam S.J., Paas, W., Kros, J., de Vries, W. (2015) Impacts of climate and socio-economic change at farm and landscape level in the Netherlands: climate smart agriculture?, 3rd Global Science Conference on Climate-Smart Agriculture (CSA 2015), Montpellier, France [Abstract]

M. Bakker, J. van Dijk and S.J. Alam (2013) Simulating Land-Use Change using an Agent-Based Land Transaction Model, American Geophysical Union Fall Meeting, San Francisco, CA,  (Abstract no. GC41D-03) [Abstract]

C. Brown, J. van Vliet, D. Murray-Rust, S.J. Alam, P.H. Verburg and M.D. Rounsevell (2014) Incorporating human decision-making, institutions and ecosystem services in a model of European land use change, Second GLP Open Science Meeting, Berlin, Germany (Abstract no. 00382) [Abstract]

D. Murray-Rust, C. Brown, S.J. Alam, J. van Vliet, P.H. Verburg and M. Rounsevell (2013) An agent-based model of European land use dynamics, Ninth European Social Simulation Association Conference (ESSA 2013), Warsaw, Poland, September 16-20, 2013

L. Hoffer and S.J. Alam (2013) Modeling an Economic Inequality Countermeasure in the Heroin Market & its Consequences on Trading Partnerships, Annual Meeting of the Society of Economic Anthropology (SEA 2013)April 11-14, 2013, St. Louis, MO

J.S. Koopman, E.M. Volz, S.J. Alam, E.O. Romero-Severson, B.G. Brenner and M.A. Wainberg (2011) Needed steps for choosing pre-exposure ARV use policies, Sixth International AIDS Society Conference on Pathogenesis and Treatment, Rome, Italy (Abstract No. CDC123) [Abstract]

J.S. Koopman, S.J. Alam, B.G. Brenner, E.O. Romero-Severson, X. Zhang and L. Zhong (2011) Detectable signals of episodic risk effects on acute HIV transmissions, Third International Conference on Infectious Disease Dynamics (Epidemics3), Boston, MA [Link]

S. Alvi and S.J. Alam (2011) A prototype agent-based model of mobilization in sociopolitical movements, poster at the Fourth Annual Political Networks Conference, Ann Arbor, MI [Link]

E.M. Volz, E.O. Romero-Severson, S.J. Alam, D. Stephens, B. Brenner, M. Wainberg, M. Roger and J.S. Koopman (2010) Phylodynamic modeling of the HIV epidemic among MSM in Montreal and implications for intervention and control, XVIII International AIDS Conference, Vienna, Austria (Abstract No. THAA0204[Abstract]

G. Emond, S.J. Alam, J.S. Koopman, E.O. Romero-Severson and J-H Kim (2010) Les rôles versatiles comme facteur potentiel de propagation primaire du VIH entre HARSAH (The versatile roles as potential source of spread of HIV among primary MSM), poster at the Fifth French Conference on HIV/AIDS, Casablanca, Morocco, March 2010

E.M. Volz, E.O. Romero-Severson, S.J. Alam, D.A. Stephens, B.G. Brenner, M.A. Wainberg, M. Roger and J.S. Koopman (2009) Complex epidemiological dynamics generate phylogenetic clustering of HIV in Montreal, in Second International Conference on Infectious Disease Dynamics (Epidemics2), Athens, Greece [Link]

E.O. Romero-Severson, E. Volz, S.J. Alam, D.A. Stephens, B.G. Brenner, M.A. Wainberg, D. Castor, M. Roger and J.S. Koopman (2009) Comparative phylodynamics and episodic high-risk sex in Montreal and New York City, in Second International Conference on Infectious Disease Dynamics (Epidemics2), Athens, Greece

A. Geller and S.J. Alam (2009) Modeling the Conflict in Afghanistan, paper at the International Studies Association’s 50th Convention: Exploring the Past Anticipating the Future, New York, USA [Link]

S.J. Alam and R. Meyer (2007) Analyzing Network Evolution in Agent-based Models using Subgraph Characteristics, in Proceedings of the Third UK Social Networks Conference, London, United Kingdom, pp. 86-88. [CPM Link]

S.J. Alam and R. Meyer (2006) Finding Suitable Analysis Techniques for Social Networks Generated from Social Processes, in Social Network Analysis: Second Forum on Advances and Empirical Applications, Leeds, United Kingdom [CPM Link]

S.J. Alam (2006) Complex Networks and Agent-based Social Networks, 9th Doctoral Symposium Proceedings, MMU Business School, March 2006, Manchester, UK, pp. 1-21. Earlier draft accessible as Centre for Policy Modelling Discussion Papers Series, CPM Report 06-168, MMU

S.J. Alam (2005) Gift Exchange (Social Delegation) in a Market-based Multiagent System, poster presentation at the ACM SRC, co-located at the SIGCSE 2005, St. Louis, USA

S.J. Alam and F. Hillebrandt (2004) Studying Gift Exchange in a Multiagent System, poster presentation at Jahrestreffen des DFG-Schwerpunktprogramms "Sozionik", Seeon, Germany

S.A. Kamal, S.J. Alam and S. Firdous (2002) The NGDS Pilot Project: Dealing with a complex system, poster at  International Conference on Complexity Sciences and Health Care, The Aga Khan University, Karachi, Pakistan

S.A. Kamal, S.J. Alam and S. Firdous (2002) An Influence Graph for the Physical Examination of Children, poster at the International Conference on Complexity Sciences and Health Care, The Aga Khan University, Karachi, Pakistan

S.A. Kamal, S.J. Alam and S. Firdous (2002) The NGDS Pilot Project: A software to analyze growth of a child, in the National Telemedicine Conference, Ministry of Science & Technology (MOST), Islamabad, Pakistan

S.A. Kamal, S.J. Alam and S. Firdous (2002) A Precedence Graph for the Physical Examination of Children, in  the National Telemedicine Conference, Ministry of Science & Technology (MOST), Islamabad, Pakistan

S.A. Kamal, S.J. Alam and S. Firdous (2002) The NGDS Pilot Project: Aiming at the Future of Pakistan, the Aga Khan University National Sciences Research Symposium: Early Childhood Care and Development, Karachi, Pakistan, abstract # 13, p. 26 (presentation CD compiled by the organizers)

Theses
Shah Jamal Alam (2008) Understanding Social Complexity in the Context of HIV/AIDS: A Case Study in Rural South Africa, Doctoral Thesis, Centre for Policy Modelling, Manchester Metropolitan University Business School, Manchester, United Kingdom [CPM Link] [PDF]

Shah Jamal Alam (2004) Ramification of Gift-Exchange Mechanism in a Multiagent System Environment, Master Thesis (Computer Science), Fachrichtung Infromatik, Universität des Saarlandes, Saarbrücken, Germany

Shah Jamal Alam (2001) Teachers’ Evaluation using Genetic Algorithms, BS Thesis (Computer Science), Department of Computer Science, University of Karachi, Karachi, Pakistan

Some miscellaneous papers/work in progress
Shah Jamal Alam (work in progress) Understanding Marriage Preferences in the Pakistani Urban Middle-Class and its Sociological Implications [abstract]

T. Gulden, J. Cressman, W. Kennedy, A. Geller, S.J. Alam and M. Tsvetovat (2009) IVAMAC: Interdisciplinary Validation of Agent-based Models of Asymmetric Conflict to Achieve Relevance, Reliability and Transparency, Technical Proposal, Center for Social Complexity, George Mason University, Fairfax VA, USA

Scott Moss et al. (2008) CAVES (Complexity, Agents, Volatility, Evidence and Scale) Final Project Report [PDF]

Emma Norling, Bruce Edmonds and Shah Jamal Alam (2006) Complexity in Socially-Inspired Simulation, poster presentation at the EPSRC NANIA Project Summer Meeting, Ambleside - Lake District, UK [Poster

Shah Jamal Alam (2006) Complex Networks and Agent-based Social Networks, 9th Doctoral Symposium Proceedings, MMU Business School, March 2006, Manchester, UK, pp. 1-21. Earlier draft accessible as Centre for Policy Modelling Discussion Papers Series, CPM Report 06-168, MMU 

Shah Jamal Alam (2006) Towards better socioeconomic policies in the Sub-Saharan region, poster presentation at the ESRC Research Methods Festival, Oxford, UK 

Shah Jamal Alam (2005) Understanding the Complexity of an Eastern Family Network, article in Journal of Independent Studies and Research: Management and Social Sciences & Economics, vol. 3, no. 2, SZABIST, Karachi pp. 31-37 [JISR] 

Mareike Florax, Shah Jamal Alam and Joaquim Silva (2005) The Contiguity Effect / The Split-Attention Principle, Workshop at the Seminar: Current Cognitive Approaches to Media-Based Learning, VDU Kaleidoscope, Tübingen, Germany