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Warwick Empirical Modelling Bulletin (WEB-EM)


The Warwick Electronic Bulletin on Empirical Modelling forms part of the assessment of the undergraduate module An Introduction to Empirical Modelling. Students are required to submit papers responding to the following call for papers. This web site contains a selection of papers from 2004-5, 2005-6, 2006-7, 2007-8, 2008-9, 2009-10, 2010-11, 2011-12, 2012-13 and 2013-14.

View the abstracts of WEB-EM-1 (2004-5) View the abstracts of WEB-EM-2 (2005-6) View the abstracts of WEB-EM-3 (2006-7)
View the abstracts of WEB-EM-4 (2007-8) View the abstracts of WEB-EM-5 (2008-9) View the abstracts of WEB-EM-6 (2009-10)
View the abstracts of WEB-EM-7 (2010-11) View the abstracts of WEB-EM-8 (2011-12) View the abstracts of WEB-EM-9 (2012-13)
  View the abstracts of WEB-EM-10 (2013-14)  

Call for Papers

The editorial board of the Warwick Electronic Bulletin on Empirical Modelling request original and high quality papers relating to Empirical Modelling and its applications supported by a relevant documented modelling study. The principal areas of application to be featured in the Bulletin are:

Interactive Graphics and Design Concurrent Systems Modelling Concurrent Engineering Human Computing
Artificial Intelligence Educational Technology Software Development

Humanities Computing


Applications outside the scope of these eight areas may be considered, subject to the agreement of the editors-in-chief.

Your contribution to the WEB-EM should comprise a paper of prescribed length and format together with accompanying documentation of your modelling study to be presented in such a way and in sufficient detail for its inclusion in the archive of EM models. Precise guidelines for these submissions will be issued at a later stage. In evaluating your written/modelling contribution, the editorial committee will consider issues such as quality of analysis and insight, originality, scholarship, technical accomplishment, organisation and presentation of ideas. Your paper should have a theme to be set out in a brief abstract of not more than 300 words and illustrated with reference to your modelling study. Discussion of your modelling study in your paper should focus on the key features that are relevant to your theme and give the reader a high-level understanding of how far you have achieved your objectives whether or not they are familiar with your modelling activity in detail. You should assume that readers are familiar with EM principles and concepts, so that a detailed introduction to EM is not necessary.

By way of illustration, suitable themes for your contribution might include:

  • the discussion of an original model to illustrate how EM might be used in an application
  • a comparison of how EM principles and conventional approaches address a particular application
  • an analysis of how EM tools could be improved with reference to a particular area of application
  • a detailed evaluation of how well an existing EM model is adapted to its application
  • a critical assessment of the advantages claimed for EM in application in previous EM publications
  • a study of what is entailed in extending and/or combining existing models, and the implications