Chapter 5 discusses decision making using system modeling. The author briefly mentions an open source software tool, EMA Workbench, that can perform EMA and ESDMA modeling. Find EMA Workbench online and go to their main website (not the GitHub download site). To prepare for the discussion board task do the following:
1) Under documentation, go to the Tutorials page.
2) Read through the Simple Model (in your chosen environment), and the Mexican Flu example.
3) Decide how you could use this software to create a model to help in developing a policy for a Smart City.
Create a new thread. As indicated above, explain how you could use the EMA Workbench software to develop a model to help create a policy for a Smart City. Explain what policy you are trying to create (i.e. traffic light placement, surveillance camera coverage, taxi licenses issued, etc.), and what key features you would use in your model. Then, explain how EMA Workbench would help you. NOTE: keep your models and features simple. You don’t really need more than 2 or 3 features to make your point here.
In order to receive full credit for the initial discussion post, you must include at least two citations (APA) from academic resources (i.e. the textbook, U of Cumberlands Library resources, etc.).
Please critique at least 2 classmates initial posts and provide comments as to why you agree or disagree with your classmates discussion regarding balancing the competing drivers.
Remember your initial post on the main topic should be posted by Wednesday 11:59 PM (EST). Your 2 following posts should be commenting on your classmates post on different days by Sunday 11:59 PM (EST). You should end the week with 3 total discussion posts posted on 3 different days.