Structural description method of the sustainable society scenarios for scenario design

Yuji Mizuno, Yusuke Kishita, Yasuhiro Yamasaki, Shinichi Fukushige, Yasushi Umeda

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Abstract

Today, many scenarios are described for envisioning sustainable society such as the IPCC's Emissions Scenarios. These scenarios often employ simulators to provide a basis for their descriptions. However, existing scenarios do not explicitly describe the relationship between scenario document and simulators, e.g. its simulation conditions. This spoils reusability of scenarios. We propose a scenario design methodology to describe sustainable society scenario efficiently and effectively. We are developing Sustainable Society Scenario (3S) Simulator to support scenario design process. This paper proposes a method for making new scenario variants efficiently by reusing existing scenarios and simulators. In order to realize proposed method, we define a structural description method of scenarios for connecting scenarios with their simulators dynamically and we develop a data managing tools as components of 3S Simulator to modify scenarios by using proposed method. In a case study, scenario structure including simulator is clearly represented and we succeeded in describing new sub scenario easily by reusing existing scenario and simulator.

Original languageEnglish
Title of host publicationDS 58-2
Subtitle of host publicationProceedings of ICED 09, the 17th International Conference on Engineering Design
Pages475-486
Number of pages12
Publication statusPublished - 2009
Externally publishedYes
Event17th International Conference on Engineering Design, ICED 09 - Palo Alto, CA, United States
Duration: 2009 Aug 242009 Aug 27

Publication series

NameDS 58-2: Proceedings of ICED 09, the 17th International Conference on Engineering Design
Volume2

Conference

Conference17th International Conference on Engineering Design, ICED 09
CountryUnited States
CityPalo Alto, CA
Period09/8/2409/8/27

Keywords

  • Scenario
  • Simulator
  • Structural description
  • Sustainable society

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Engineering (miscellaneous)
  • Modelling and Simulation

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    Mizuno, Y., Kishita, Y., Yamasaki, Y., Fukushige, S., & Umeda, Y. (2009). Structural description method of the sustainable society scenarios for scenario design. In DS 58-2: Proceedings of ICED 09, the 17th International Conference on Engineering Design (pp. 475-486). (DS 58-2: Proceedings of ICED 09, the 17th International Conference on Engineering Design; Vol. 2).